Top ten failed technology trends for 2005

Posted on Saturday, December 31 2005 @ 21:31 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Here's a look at the top ten failed tech trends for the past year, the article kicks off with the BTX form factor:
BTX seemed like a logical solution to the dilemma of ever-increasing heat inside modern high performance PCs. BTX ("balanced technology extended") is to re-lay out motherboard components and re-architect internal airflow to maximize cooling while minimizing noise. But you need a BTX chassis and BTX-compliant cooling solution, which consists of a heat sink and cooling fan. The cooler we tested in late 2004 weighed 2.75 pounds (or 1.25 kilograms) and was massive.
Other failed tech trends are: HD video on the PC, HD digital audio, Windows XP 64-bit, HD optical drives, copy protection for music CDs, iPod competitors, the digital home, Google's Gmail and dual graphics cards. Read on over at ExtremeTech.

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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