When smartphone manufacturers push the envelope, they don't always get it right. Here are five recent smartphone fads that fell flat.
The sure-thing tech trends that flopped big time.
Final Fantasy VII figurines designed by a fan and 3D-printed by marketplace Shapeways enthralled FFVII freaks everywhere. So much so that copyright owner Square Enix nixed the operation.
Successors to the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 in-between screen could be called the Samsung Galaxy Mega range, but are 'phablets' a fad?
The Collins English Dictionary held a hotly contested vote for a geeky new-fangled word that would earn a spot in the book. We have a winner.
Nintendo's hot to cash in on the appeal of action figurines that come to life in a game, and Marvel Comics won't be far behind. But does the fad have staying power?
The Wheel of Fortune host spins some Twitterites giddy with his considered opinion on climate change.
Is the Samsung Galaxy Camera the tipping point for a new market, or just a fad waiting to pass?
Google Trends adds email subscriptions so that you can stay on top of changing search patterns and topics. Does it signal the end of Google Alerts?
Vine users everywhere are breaching the surface and singing whale songs to feed the weird new #whaling movement.