Top tech flops

Exploding toilets and a startup that actually called itself VaporTech. When 400 surfers are dumb enough to click on an ad offering to infect their PCs, what's left for us to do?

365 Main
365 Main
Fate's here to see you, and she brought her wire cutters
On July 24, San Francisco data-center operator 365 Main issues a press release touting its 24/7 reliability: "In the unlikely event of a cut to a primary power feed, the state-of-the-art electrical system instantly switches to live backup generators, keeping the data center continuously running." That day a power outage hits and three of its backup generators fail, taking down high-profile customers including RedEnvelope, Technorati, and Craigslist.
Last updated December 20 2007: 10:06 AM ET

High-tech toilets

Electronic voting machines

Cartoon Network

Google

John Mackey

The European Union

Apple

Research in Motion

John Griffin

Sony

Sony Part 2

Verizon Wireless

Google

365 Main

One Laptop Per Child

WikiScanner

Blogger

Intel
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