As we say farewell to 2017, we must also bid adieu to the tech that left our lives this year. Some of these gadgets and services shaped our world for the better, leading to new innovations that eventually took their place in the great circle of upgrades.
Apple pulled the plug on a . AOL slammed the door on its .met their .
And then there's junk like thethat just needed to die. Good riddance.
Watch our eulogy video below, or poke through the gallery in memoriam:
For all we lost, there were even a few technologies that returned from the dead:. . .
Can someone at least bring back the away message?
reading•Goodbye to the tech that died this year
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