RIP: Tech that died in 2016
1:58

RIP: Tech that died in 2016

Culture
[MUSIC] Friends, followers, Snapchatters. We're gathered here today to pay our respects and last tributes to all the technology that died in 2016. We start with the tragically short, one day life of Microsoft's AI chatbot teenager Tay To teach her how to speak like a millennial. Microsoft set K Free on Twitter on March 23. But the Internet is a horrible place. And it was only a matter of hours before people corrupted her and taught her to say racist things. Microsoft took Tay offline later that same day. Another piece of Microsoft's tech went up in smoke on 4 20, the company announced it would stop making the XBox 360 game system. It had a good 10 year run, before facing it's final boss And succumbing to the ultimate red ring of death. On May tenth, gamers faced another tragic loss. Disney announced they would discontinue the Disney Infinity game. No amount of pixie dust and clapping could bring back this Skylander Cell game and more than 100 figurines. Which toy store will still grab a selfie, for a 15.99 a pop. Social media, last to hear started a lie, broadcast a video on phone screen. Meerkat, paved the way for Paris scope and Facebook live in 2015, but, it was crashed by the competitions and removed from App store in September. Before Meerkat had its 15 minutes of fame, Vine was giving everyone their 6 seconds of fame. In October, Twitter announced that it would kill off the mobile app for the short looping video clips. The news hit us like a [INAUDIBLE] Hell of a duck army. But, if it's wasn't for buying, we wouldn't know about eyebrows on flick. Of course, the most gruesome of all gadget this year was the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 which was recalled to replace and recalled again after the company realized they could not save phone that was prone to spontaneously catching Fire. Ashes to ashes, dust to dust. We've seen that, I'm Bridget Curry.

Up Next

Facebook Accused of Blocking News in Australia, Plants Can Grow in Lunar Soil
facebook.png

Up Next

Facebook Accused of Blocking News in Australia, Plants Can Grow in Lunar Soil

Black Hole Image Revealed, Meta's Next Headset Teased
tt-051322-00-00-20-12-still020

Black Hole Image Revealed, Meta's Next Headset Teased

Google I/O Announces Android 13, Pixel 6A and Pixel Watch; Amazon Fires Employees at Unionized Warehouse
tt-120522-thumbnail

Google I/O Announces Android 13, Pixel 6A and Pixel Watch; Amazon Fires Employees at Unionized Warehouse

Elon Musk Plans to Reverse Trump Twitter Ban, Ads Reportedly Coming to Netflix This Year
screen-shot-2022-05-10-at-1-12-51-pm.png

Elon Musk Plans to Reverse Trump Twitter Ban, Ads Reportedly Coming to Netflix This Year

Instagram Starts Testing NFTs, Facebook is Shutting Down Nearby Friends Feature
tt05102022-00-00-36-11-still019

Instagram Starts Testing NFTs, Facebook is Shutting Down Nearby Friends Feature

Nvidia Faces $5.5M Fine, Trump Remains Banned on Twitter
gettyimages-1239915499

Nvidia Faces $5.5M Fine, Trump Remains Banned on Twitter

LinkedIn Settles Over Alleged Wage Discrimination, Bizarre 'Yellow Brick Road' Found in Ocean
welcome-professionals-priorities-linkedin-mp4-00-00-00-00-still001.png

LinkedIn Settles Over Alleged Wage Discrimination, Bizarre 'Yellow Brick Road' Found in Ocean

Passwords Could Go Extinct Soon, Fortnite Returns to iOS (Sort Of)
smartphone with a keyhole lock

Passwords Could Go Extinct Soon, Fortnite Returns to iOS (Sort Of)

Elon Musk Invited to Speak in Front of UK Parliament, Google Removed Over 3 Billion Ads in 2021
musk2.png

Elon Musk Invited to Speak in Front of UK Parliament, Google Removed Over 3 Billion Ads in 2021

Tech Shows

The Apple Core
apple-core-w

The Apple Core

Alphabet City
alphabet-city-w

Alphabet City

CNET Top 5
cnet-top-5-w

CNET Top 5

The Daily Charge
dc-site-1color-logo.png

The Daily Charge

What the Future
what-the-future-w

What the Future

Tech Today
tech-today-w

Tech Today

Latest News All latest news

2022 Yamaha XSR900 Breaks Away From the Cafe, and Onto the 1980s GP Grid
yamaha-still

2022 Yamaha XSR900 Breaks Away From the Cafe, and Onto the 1980s GP Grid

We Test Snap's Pixy Selfie Drone
screenshot-2022-05-25-at-10-59-48.png

We Test Snap's Pixy Selfie Drone

Baby Formula Shortage Explained: What You Can Do
formula-shortage-1

Baby Formula Shortage Explained: What You Can Do

Meta's Next VR Headset: Should You Get a Quest 2 or Wait?
meta-questsitethumb1

Meta's Next VR Headset: Should You Get a Quest 2 or Wait?

How to Buy a Budget Laptop in 2022
budgetlaptops-00-08-35-15-still001

How to Buy a Budget Laptop in 2022

Stopping Crop Extinction
crop-extinction-00-10-45-15-still001

Stopping Crop Extinction

Most Popular All most popular

See the Navy Unveil New Video of UFOs/UAPs
uap-pic

See the Navy Unveil New Video of UFOs/UAPs

Meta's Next VR Headset: Should You Get a Quest 2 or Wait?
meta-questsitethumb1

Meta's Next VR Headset: Should You Get a Quest 2 or Wait?

How to cut the cord: 7 questions you need to answer
7-allfinished.png

How to cut the cord: 7 questions you need to answer

Stopping Crop Extinction
crop-extinction-00-10-45-15-still001

Stopping Crop Extinction

We Test Snap's Pixy Selfie Drone
screenshot-2022-05-25-at-10-59-48.png

We Test Snap's Pixy Selfie Drone

The iPhone 14 Report
iphone14rumor-cnet

The iPhone 14 Report

Latest Products All latest products

Moto G 5G Review: A $400 Phone That May Have Everything You Need
clip0001-00-00-25-15-still001

Moto G 5G Review: A $400 Phone That May Have Everything You Need

Hands-On: We Got to Try the Sony Xperia 1 IV and Its Zoom Lens
xperiafinalpicsite

Hands-On: We Got to Try the Sony Xperia 1 IV and Its Zoom Lens

Lenovo Legion 7 Gaming Laptops Combine Great Power With Simple, Slim Designs
lenovolegion-00-00-45-13-still003

Lenovo Legion 7 Gaming Laptops Combine Great Power With Simple, Slim Designs

Exploring Meta Store: Facebook Parent Meta's First Physical Retail Space
metastore

Exploring Meta Store: Facebook Parent Meta's First Physical Retail Space

Lenovo's Torrent of Slim-Series Laptops Has Almost Too Many Options
lenovoslim-00-00-03-10-still001.png

Lenovo's Torrent of Slim-Series Laptops Has Almost Too Many Options

Disney's New Wristband Brings Games to Theme Parks
magic-band-plus-1-copy

Disney's New Wristband Brings Games to Theme Parks

Latest How To All how to videos

How to Buy a Budget Laptop in 2022
budgetlaptops-00-08-35-15-still001

How to Buy a Budget Laptop in 2022

Google Pay: How to Set Up and Use
googlepay-inhand

Google Pay: How to Set Up and Use

Clean Your AirPods and EarPods Without Damaging Them
yt-howto-clean-airpods-v3

Clean Your AirPods and EarPods Without Damaging Them

How to Control Your Computer With Your Feet
yt-learn-guitar-foot-controls-v2

How to Control Your Computer With Your Feet

How to Download YouTube Videos
yt-howto-download-yt-videos-v3

How to Download YouTube Videos

Find Forgotten Wi-Fi Passwords for Previously Used Networks
how-to-find-a-wi-fi-password-on-any-network-1

Find Forgotten Wi-Fi Passwords for Previously Used Networks