A stroll through 2018's tech graveyard

It's that time of year when we look back at the failures of 2018, the surprising comebacks and the potential losers for 2019.

Lori Grunin Senior Editor / Advice
I've been reviewing hardware and software, devising testing methodology and handed out buying advice for what seems like forever; I'm currently absorbed by computers and gaming hardware, but previously spent many years concentrating on cameras. I've also volunteered with a cat rescue for over 15 years doing adoptions, designing marketing materials, managing volunteers and, of course, photographing cats.
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Lori Grunin

Our annual retrospective of the implosions, revivals and at-risk products and technologies for 2018 and 2019 turned up a longer list than ever before, with a list of 62 winnowed down to 43 highlights.

Watch this: Goodbye to tech that died in 2018

They include high-profile flameouts like Cambridge Analytica's, under-the-radar crowdfunding debacles, sad goodbyes to iconic products (VW Beetle, sniff) and a welcome back to some old favorites we thought were gone forever.

And this doesn't even count the big fumbles -- there were enough of those to earn a story of their own -- though a few of the facepalm-worthy episodes ended up killing the company and landed here. 

Tech that died in 2018

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