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22 NIGHTMARE Tech FAILS they want us to forget.

  • Published on Mar 28, 2023 veröffentlicht
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  • Mrwhosetheboss
    Mrwhosetheboss  Year ago +7127

    Almost 15 days of prep later, here you go, no nonsense, no sponsors, just a straight 36 minute MONSTER Tech video 😂. To see the rest of the Tech Fails series: clip-share.net/video/QMWlRWnAZH8/video.html

    • david corodeanu
      david corodeanu 9 hours ago

      number 1 ... i mean that's how the country steals money 101 legit xD you bet not even 10% of that money actually went into research

    • TheDerpyKu
      TheDerpyKu 2 months ago


    • Muhaymin
      Muhaymin 2 months ago

      can you gI've me a Nintendo

    • Muhaymin
      Muhaymin 2 months ago

      hello arun
      I'm you biggest fan

    • ITsJustPain
      ITsJustPain 2 months ago

      Actually the Virtual Boy was a success. It's still sold in Japan and Dr's advise it to improve vision. The eye strain was actually your muscles working and improving your vision. People are not smart. I love the Virtual Boy

  • North of the Border
    North of the Border Year ago +8276

    My favourite addition to the Track and Trace app was that it also didn't take into account vertical distance, so if you're on the bottom floor of a skyscraper, and someone pings 100 floors up, guess what: you've got covid!

    • vtrang44
      vtrang44 2 months ago

      Hi North, love your vids

    • CheeseBiscuit
      CheeseBiscuit 2 months ago


    • Jojo_12
      Jojo_12 2 months ago +1

      His name is Adam and he likes making tiny nerdy things

    • Vysair
      Vysair 2 months ago

      @HendrikdePendrik The data privacy part, we have the same problem as well after covid died and the data collected was put into questions.

    • Podo Helmer
      Podo Helmer 3 months ago

      Whaaaaat? North of the Border watches Arun Maini's Mrwhosetheboss Clip-Share channel?
      Oh, yeah 😎

  • Étourdie
    Étourdie 11 months ago +175

    Funnily enough, the Kinect is now somewhat desirable for people getting into VR, because it can give you full body tracking for cheap and with less hassle than setting up, charging, and putting on trackers, especially if your headset didn't need/come with the base stations needed for tracking

    • Nova
      Nova 3 months ago

      @Synthetic Ant also a index base station is $150 each and trackers are $120 each you’re looking at around 700 dollars so idk what you’re on about

    • Nova
      Nova 3 months ago

      @Synthetic Ant it’s literally just the price my guy

    • Timmy Hackings
      Timmy Hackings 4 months ago

      @Synthetic Ant the main reason is the cost

    • Étourdie
      Étourdie 5 months ago +4

      @Synthetic Ant The main thing is that it's cheaper. Not needing to put trackers on is nice, but with how inaccurate it can be, it's not recommended unless you can't afford proper trackers

    • Synthetic Ant
      Synthetic Ant 5 months ago +2

      @Wendigo Lover Having tried kinect tracking, it really isn't compared to my vive trackers. You have to face one way, sure you can sit down but God forbid you wanna screw around with it and fall over or something, or have an even slightly large playspace. Also that number was pulled outta your ass.

  • Heika Naomi
    Heika Naomi 11 months ago +468

    Your videos are so captivating.
    *You count down even how many seconds for each fail which is so helpful for someone like me who has ADHD and OCD
    *You don't just sit in one place you go outside, in your bathroom you do all types of stuff throughout your video
    * You're not afraid to do silly things like put shaving cream on your face when you're talking about the razor fail
    *The jokes you make throughout, normally in videos when people make weird little jokes I just kind of just roll my eyes and chuckle a little bit, but I've actually laughed out loud at a lot of your jokes because a lot of them I don't expect 🤣The two birds, one drone...I didn't think you were going to say that 🤣🤣
    *There's a lot more I can say, but I absolutely love your channel. Just found out about it yesterday!

      BRYAN MILISH 4 months ago +1


    • ThatOne Robloxian
      ThatOne Robloxian 4 months ago


    • ThatOne Robloxian
      ThatOne Robloxian 4 months ago

      I have severe ADHD so I take meds but those dont really help that much, but yes, when watching his videos I just have to take a little glance at the timer and I can finish the fail (although sometimes i get distacted

    • Josiah POWICK
      Josiah POWICK 4 months ago

      That is so true. I know this because i have both of these.

    • CherryAura:)
      CherryAura:) 5 months ago

      @Jessica Dern me too

  • Questionable Life Choices
    Questionable Life Choices 3 months ago +126

    the ismell could actually probably be used to great effect for things like meditation and general stress relief; can you imagine being able to call up the smell of petrichor on demand? or a field of flowers? the smell of a bonfire? the beach? combine that with some asmr and it kinda sounds magical tbh

    • Shereen Hussian
      Shereen Hussian Month ago

      @Questionable Life Choices It only has 128 chemicals. There are probably billions on Earth. (we don't know for sure). Let us do a very conservative estimate and say that for each chemical it can create 20 smells. (128 x 20 = 2560.) So it could create many smells and also probably a lot of meditational ones but making any smell on earth is literally impossible.

    • Grunt
      Grunt Month ago

      @Doom and make it even better

    • Doom
      Doom 2 months ago +1

      you should become an mechanical engineer and build one.

    • MichiganTroll
      MichiganTroll 2 months ago

      @TJ Foulks agreed

    • TJ Foulks
      TJ Foulks 3 months ago +2

      You want one? Get an essential oil defuser.

  • Cerulity
    Cerulity 5 months ago +46

    I LOVED the Kinect. It could be used for working out as well. Just Dance worked best on it because the game is judging your entire range of movement, forcing you to actually dance, while in other games you can just wave your arm around.

    • Patrick Shumar
      Patrick Shumar 4 months ago

      I had kinect connected to my TV and Tivo and when it worked I loved the voice control.

  • Ef
    Ef 6 months ago +31

    Dude, PS Vita had such a potential. I still think that it was a great handheld, as it had a lot of classic games, which stand strong to this day: Ratchet and Clank trilogy, Sly trilogy and Thieves is time, Jet Set Radio, God of War trilogy, Final Fantasy games and etc. It’s such a shame Sony buried it alive.

    • Bunnierot
      Bunnierot 16 days ago

      I wanted to play undertale, on the ps3 right? I didn't own a ps vita. It said I had to own a STUOID LITTLE THING THST COST 500 BUCKS JUST FOR ONE GAME. So high yeah.

    • Beachball
      Beachball Month ago +1

      I don’t recommend buying it now but it is a modding MACHINE

  • Maker's Muse
    Maker's Muse Year ago +3144

    Kinect was a failure for its intended purpose but a gamechanger for budget machine vision / 3D Scanning at the time, with Adafruit putting out a bounty to reverse engineer its drivers. Microsoft didn't like it. It's super fascinating !

    • Donna Brown
      Donna Brown 9 months ago

      My family absolutely loved the Kinect and we had several sport games for it. The ones we played most were the two sport games that were fully intended for the Kinect. My family loved it so much that we want a new and improved version that was compatible for nearly all devices except for mobile. ( We wouldn’t be able to see the games.😂)

    • Alrey Tan
      Alrey Tan 10 months ago

      Kinect is being used as a military machine in SK for it's movement tracking technology. Even when people stopped buying it, it still has a market.

    • Trixxart(archive)
      Trixxart(archive) Year ago

      Also Nintendo uses a similar thing with there fitness games like ringfit.

    • Rayn TCL
      Rayn TCL Year ago

      @V3ntilator i think it started as a fail maybe, i mean i did really like it tho as a kid bc i could play the avengers game and just dance

    • Silver Knight
      Silver Knight Year ago +1

      Kinect was perfect for sport games, loved my Kinect whenever I play rock climbing games

  • Mariel Angela Velasquez
    Mariel Angela Velasquez 11 months ago +46

    Not skipping a single app because this man deserves everything for his puns, great personality and effort in making these videos. 💗

    • BanjoInKorea
      BanjoInKorea 6 months ago +5

      True. It has made him a not-so-humble multi-millionaire.

  • FiatLux
    FiatLux 3 months ago +21

    The Vita was such a well designed and fun console. Sony just gave up on it too soon. They needed fun games, marketing, and a price drop. But that all cost money that they didn’t have in the early 2010s when they were in a dire financial situation. I still loved my vita and I played it all throughout my high school days.

  • AntonioR
    AntonioR 2 months ago +3

    I actually think the Kinect was just marketed wrong because it’s a great 3-D motion capture camera if you do animation, and now they’re highly sought after, but she can’t get them, because Microsoft stopped making them once they found out that you could use the connect for motion capture

  • Nirav Parmar
    Nirav Parmar 8 months ago +25

    Hey Arun, I enjoy your videos so much and I really appreciate that you put this much effort in making. I love all of the videos in this series. Can you please do the top successful products as well? I would love to watch.

  • Jeremy Bosco
    Jeremy Bosco 4 months ago +3

    You should have mentioned with the Blockbuster story, the reason that they attempted to launch their Netflix clone service was that, a few years earlier, Blockbuster passed up on an opportunity to buy Netflix, thinking that the company had a bad business model and wouldn't benefit their own company. And really, by the time they realized the exact opposite was true, it was too late to save themselves.

  • TayZonday
    TayZonday Year ago +5245

    Snap Spectacles dropped 15 miles from my house. I made it there in 30 minutes. The stampede had ended in 10.

    • scabbedcinnamonroll
      scabbedcinnamonroll Year ago

      The legend himself graced us with his presence

    • Not here   	•    11 years ago
      Not here • 11 years ago Year ago

      @The Real Septilex didn't ask

    • AJ
      AJ Year ago

      Chocolate rain
      Some stay dry and others feel the pain
      Chocolate rain
      A baby born will die before the sin
      Chocolate rain
      The school books say it can't be here again
      Chocolate rain
      The prisons make you wonder where it went

    • Cousins around the world
      Cousins around the world Year ago

      No fair

  • David Owens
    David Owens 10 months ago +9

    To be fair, the kinect had great potential. They even licensed it out to smart TV developers. The first Samsung smart tvs basically had a kinect integrated into it.

  • GlamityJean
    GlamityJean 9 months ago +61

    for comparison in France we got the app "tous anti-covid" (everyone against covid) that was launched because of the pandemic and it apparently costed 7 million to develop and publicise (they spent more on marketing than on the app development) and it would use bluetooth to detect when you passed by other people and notify people if you declared yourself positive, it also serves as the support for the electronic version of the "sanitary pass" which was required for a lot of stuff

    • Owain Baber
      Owain Baber 2 months ago +1

      The app didn't actually cost £22bn, it cost £25m in total.

    • Tiina Söderholm
      Tiina Söderholm 5 months ago +2

      same in Finland. failure

    • Jumento que anima :)
      Jumento que anima :) 5 months ago +4

      We have that in Portugal to. Literaly nobody used that, despiste the prime minister insisting the population to get the app lmao.

  • Kari olm
    Kari olm 3 months ago +7

    Back in the 90s, IE had a major advantage, since Microsoft integrated a lot of proprietary tech into it and then sold webpage development tools that would liberally use them. Since those tools were integrated into IE and not available to other browsers like Netscape, a lot of pages only rendered properly when viewed on IE (and in case of ActiveX controllers, on Windows OS).
    This also led Microsoft to create a frankenbrowser called Internet Explorer for Unix (based systems).

  • Notpoop
    Notpoop 7 months ago +31

    3:28 honestly, this applies to every single Windows iteration after Windows 7. It's progressively got more blocky and child friendly while simultaneously hiding and making features infinitely harder to find. To the point that even when you know where everything is, it STILL takes more clicks and more time than it would in the previous windows version.

  • AceOfSpadesProduc100 himself

    On the Vista part, you said something about it being rushed and there not being enough time for developers to optimize and fix stuff. They eventually got it (probably) all fixed, but changed the name to Windows 7 and it became the new XP

  • Chux
    Chux Year ago +2216

    The iSmell is still a good idea in my head. Just not for consumers. They had the right idea for cinemas, but now with immersive technology like VR, escape rooms, theme parks it really would've added an extra layer.

    • Sallahudin
      Sallahudin 3 months ago

      People probably wouldn’t like leaving the cinema smelling like Chewbaka.

    • Maage100k
      Maage100k 4 months ago

      @RealXp people who are saying he means buyers not eating it do R/woosh

    • Maage100k
      Maage100k 4 months ago

      @MyLastAltsrrsly same but people now in days could make a werid gas that does somthing to you tbh

  • Bob Bob
    Bob Bob 7 months ago +6

    To be honest, the kinect is pretty good for full body tracking in vr, by no means amazing, but on a budget it works well enough especially for the prices you can get them for nowadays

  • Johnathan Saegal
    Johnathan Saegal 9 months ago +7

    I remember when you rented video cassettes from the corner market - not Redbox, literally asked the cashier if they had Star Wars for rent (they would have three copies) and you rented them for a dollar a day up to three days. You could even choose between VHS and Beta. Only years later was when Blockbuster came along, and Netflix was a mail-in rental.

  • Thomas No Last Name
    Thomas No Last Name 2 days ago

    I remember having both the PSP and the Vita
    Some of the major upgrades for me were moving away from the disks in those barely protective shells, to an actual cartridge. Bringing the touch pad tech over from the PS4 controller. The fact that it was able to connect to, and be used in conjunction with, a PS4. These things made it really stand out as a handheld. It was just a shame the battery life was pretty bad for the intended use of the Vita

  • Raed Al Talib
    Raed Al Talib 11 months ago +5

    This man can rick roll anyone with almost everything he has he is the ultimate rick roller.

  • Michael Kidd
    Michael Kidd 2 months ago +1

    I'm a paramedic and even when I worked with the covid team or sat outside a covid ward for hours waiting with a patient I still didn't get pinged by the track and trace app. Both my wife and I got covid at the same time, we uploaded our codes to the app - neither of us got pinged. Bloody disgrace.

  • MrBjh00420
    MrBjh00420 11 months ago +3

    I love the way you do this video way it's entertaining and yet not overdoing it so that it is actually good compared to a lot of the other people who think that they need to take it way overboard with the comedy or well make the stupid jokes where it's all puns and makes it corny and dumb so kudos on a great video keep up the good work

  • Geoff
    Geoff 6 months ago +2

    The ismell is a good idea for vr. You can use it with a full body tracking with touch sensors, hand tracking controllers and a 360 treadmill to get the ultimate vr experience. And the best thing is that all these things exist! (For a hefty price)

  • Norinia
    Norinia 4 months ago +9

    iSmell might be a great idea today, with VR tech, and people digging for ANYTHING to enhance their gaming experience.
    The only thing is, it needs to be more than just the surroundings. I’d like to see them adding food scents as well, since often, movies and games like to add meals as ways to foreshadow aspects of the plot in an low key way.
    Not to mention, people would go nuts being able to smell delicious meals from a screen lol.

  • Hasmik Hakobyan
    Hasmik Hakobyan Year ago +3

    The introduced content is very educational. A lot of medium and large design companies can use these epic fails and advance their products/services. Way to go! Looking forward to more valuable content!

  • akatie95
    akatie95 3 months ago +14

    I enjoy your videos. I really appreciate that you just do it, you just shove the information to us, no unnecessary talking lol, I appreciate that. ❤️💪

  • Dade Halcyon
    Dade Halcyon Year ago +1231

    That iSmell seems like a great idea to me. Being able to pump smells out while playing a VR game, for example, would seriously add to the Immersion. The smell of burning or gun powder for a war game, or the smell of flowers for one of those calming VR experiences, or literally anything else. How the hell did this idea not take off? Even if you had to sell specific 'smell packs' to use for each particular game or app. I would buy those up in minute.

    • Sara Fontanini
      Sara Fontanini 4 months ago

      because the ismell wasn't being USED for that, but for other things that made it feel superfluus and expensive.

    • Jasher Rousell
      Jasher Rousell 4 months ago

      Walking around after rain = :)

    • Shereen Hussian
      Shereen Hussian 5 months ago

      People are saying that if you play a WWI game you would probably die from poison gas, but what people don't realize is that it isn't the smell at all that was hazardous, it was the toxins inside it.

    • Synthetic Ant
      Synthetic Ant 5 months ago

      Yes, but also it would be a constant drain on money, and tbh if I was, say, playing a war game where I move through a swamp, I certainly wouldn't want to take the headset off and still smell it.

    • Idontknow WhoIam
      Idontknow WhoIam 6 months ago

      Or it could be funded by perfum companies to start a "perfum test" site so you could smell it before purchasing it.

  • Anuschkaf
    Anuschkaf 3 months ago +1

    it is incredible how this guy can make people watch his 40 minutes videos without getting bored

  • undefined
    undefined 3 months ago

    regarding 14: I tried 3D. I cared for it (even ordering 3D BD releases from Japan after they stopped releasing 3D movie BDs her in EU) and I am quite frustrated that now when either my 3D TC or 3D BD player will eventually fail, I will not longer being able to see my films in 3D.

  • Timmyfromphilly
    Timmyfromphilly 5 months ago +3

    As someone who has to wear glasses just to see, I’m so thankful 3D tv’s never took off. I never watch 3D movies for that exact reason. I can’t wear my prescription glasses with 3D glasses at the same time. It’s too uncomfortable.

  • 湾岸ミッドナイト  •  𝐀𝐯𝐚𝐥𝐨𝐧 | 𝐑𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐨

    the psvita fail i agree with so much. as a psvita owner myself, it had so much potential, filled to the brim with awesome games that make sure you never feel bored of the game, and features that anyone couldve asked for in a portable console during its tims.
    however, because of sony's bad decisions, whatever they were thinling, it just screwed the thing over. bad pricing, proprietary accessories (thankfully fixed with the psvita 2000 slim models, which had 1gb of inbuilt storage and a micro usb charger), and what not.
    the psvita couldve lived up to its name, forgive the pun, Vita, but instead it became Mortem.

  • DeadTurret
    DeadTurret 4 months ago +1

    Props to you for actually acknowledging the real ticket price for Fyre Festival. A lot of people take the 250k price tag face value and then laugh at supoosed rich kids wasting money.

  • Jkev24
    Jkev24 Year ago +825

    Honestly, I think iSmell was just ahead of its time. I think with VR being somewhat big today, this would have been a perfect compliment to a VR setup.

    • Synthetic Ant
      Synthetic Ant 5 months ago

      Two have tried and two have failed. It's not happening soon.

    • RandomUploads HD
      RandomUploads HD Year ago

      @Finnegan Long lmfao
      Or they somehow recreat the smell of the men's bathroom after some trucker ate tacobell

    • Amber Schroer
      Amber Schroer Year ago

      @Ocean waves kinda sorta banned - you have to buy flavored vapes from vape stores - only kind you can buy at a gas station are regular and menthol . The menthol is set to be banned soon. I live in CA where they do a pretty good job at banning cigarettes by making them so expensive - a pack of Marlboros are easily $12-15 a pack whereas in my hometown in Indiana- only $6-7.
      I don’t know a single person who smokes out here, yet many people back home are pack a day smokers.

    • webewasabin
      webewasabin Year ago

      imagine a zombie game 🤮

  • ThisNoName
    ThisNoName Year ago

    I think the Chinese covid tracking app was developed and implemented for like 2-3 million pounds by Alibaba and a few others. Companies covered all the cost, and since they are already in cloud business, scale it up is a really a no brainer.

  • Infinite love
    Infinite love 6 months ago +18

    He never fails to rickroll us 😂😂😂

  • Bjorn
    Bjorn 6 months ago +2

    the worst part of onlive's demise was not that it had a startup with big dreams mentality... it was more that sony bought and killed it off to make it's own, ecosystem-locked version.
    in any case i did enjoy onlive and it was one of the most amazing innovative services that has ever been made imho.
    because one of the things you forgot to mention: yes, you pay monthly... but you could play EVERY game on the platform, included into the price, on pretty much any hardware,
    and from any location

  • hero
    hero 9 months ago

    I remember hearing that the Kinect itself was great, but the games failed to use it right, that makes the failure worse

  • Jacob Alexander Tice
    Jacob Alexander Tice 4 months ago

    AMD's later Piledriver and Steamroller architectures were based on the Bulldozer architecture but were improved to the point of being really good value.

  • Rowen Middendorf
    Rowen Middendorf Year ago +2429

    These companies are literally just creating fails to be on this show at this point

  • dyrepoliti
    dyrepoliti 9 months ago

    Well the Norwegian track app(1.version) for covid was ranked as one of the worst for user privacy and was in the same score area as countries we don't like to be associated with in the western rich I countries. But U.K wasn't the only one who burnt themselves on the tracking / tracing app for C-19. The 1.version of the tracking app was removed because of the privacy thing and many people didn't trust the 2.version after that(me included) and the government was repeatably trying to get their citizens to install it. The population was fool me once, but many still installed it.

  • Cameron Tovey
    Cameron Tovey 7 months ago +1

    i slightly disagree with the vita fail as so far the only fail i had with it was it was too damn fragile i swear i broke that thing once then got it repaired only to break it the next day.

  • Red Inks
    Red Inks 6 months ago +1

    What is interesting about Kinect was that it is now being used for monuments and art displays in several countries. In fact, there was one in Singapore at the airport where they would track your face and aline your face with the white paper in front of you. This was all done with the Kinect itself!

  • L F
    L F 10 months ago

    I happened to like Windows Vista Ultimate.
    I had no compatibility issues.
    I could stop it from EVER trying to update or even look for updates (GD I miss that feature!).
    PC ran quiet and wasn't heating up or struggling to run a bunch of crap in the background like windows 10 does.
    Dreamscene... I know there's replacement apps for it now, but I loved running that! In short, it was a program that allowed you to use animated images or video as well as interactive stuff as your desktop background.
    Not having to emulate DOS. Had several older games that simply won't work on anything past Windows Vista Ultimate without using an emulator. They worked fine on Vista though.

  • Sted1000
    Sted1000 2 months ago

    GoPro was basically trying to sell three products in one, Camera, Gimbal, and drone... It was a great concept but it was a pain to travel with. Although I never used it more than maybe three times I still have it because at the time hand held gimbals were rare and I kept it just for the gimbal which I stopped using all together ( even ) the GoPro due to the advancement of recording stable quality video on phone

  • Crazy Comments
    Crazy Comments Year ago +850

    I kinda wanna see the iSmell perfected, imagine being able to tell how an area smells on games

    • WackyEarth
      WackyEarth 3 months ago

      Half life alyx quarantine zone

    • Cacodemon
      Cacodemon 4 months ago

      @InkTendo the smells of wet soil, gun powder, tank exhaust, rotting bodies everywhere 😬

    • Hercules Brofister
      Hercules Brofister Year ago

      like the village in RE:4.
      looking through the replies, i can see it's probably best this didn't take off.

    • P_Mime Junior
      P_Mime Junior Year ago

      It will be a part of real vr experiences. It has to be.
      Smell is incredibly important to an experience.
      Its linked to memories. Like how a smell can bring you back in time to a specific memory
      Mimicking musty air inside a building, then opening the door to outside with bright sun and the smell of fresh cut grass or leaves ect. Would really add to the realism..
      the slight smell of rotting meat as zombies pass. Or entering an infested building. The smell needs to be part of the experience.
      Even something simple like, eating some candy bar for health, "emitting sweet chocolate smell". Taste and smell are closely linked .
      Really would feel real.
      Then how about the smell of copper / iron ?
      When bleeding out or died.

    • Ultra
      Ultra Year ago +1

      Hmmm *how does a kamehameha smell*

  • JoeRyMi
    JoeRyMi 11 months ago +1

    They probably aren’t a commercial failure, but when those Dyson bladeless fans came out, I was like “we’ve just entered the future.” Really expensive subpar fans.

    DLAROC Year ago

    I liked 3D on Tvs but only passive (theater style). Ive owned both passive (Vizio) and active (Samsung) 3D tvs and active wasnt as good. Not only did the glasses need batteries, but the 3D was less natural. The theater style on the Vizio was superior.

  • Mr Axolotl
    Mr Axolotl Month ago

    I actually tried kinect once, it was at a kids club when I was on holiday with my family, and it was actually pretty good. Also the red card feature for swearing might be annoying, but it is cool

  • Madeline Iva
    Madeline Iva 7 months ago +3

    I love how there was a fail in one of the fails. Specifically at 14:14, where the console labeled XBOX ONE is actually a version of the Xbox 360 called the "Xbox 360 E". I noticed that the controller looked wrong and then noticed it actually said Xbox 360 on it. I understand the mistake, it does look similar. Just found it interesting.

  • The Formation
    The Formation 5 months ago +2

    Sony's failure for the Vita actually does have something to do with the smartphone market. Back in 2011-2012 (vita's release) game devs actually were considering smartphones to be the next best thing for handheld gaming. This caused a lot of game devs to make ports for their games to mobile first, instead of handhelds. Capcom being one of the most notable examples (they still actually release ports for mobile) and others like Rockstar (a lot of GTAs and even Bully) did get involved. Sony themselves also thought this was the case and went ahead with an Xperia Play. Thing is, this perception didn't die down till like 2014 to 2015, when a lot of these ports started being delisted, phone games like CoC released which were free but had a robust microtransaction model, and with lower quality but way better (read: addicting) gameplay loops than 1st gen mobile games (cut the rope, angry birds) when people who were adults kinda realised that good games were still with consoles/PCs. Vita was actually released at one of the worst times possible, as Sony gave up on it because of mobiles.
    Nintendo survived this because they already had a dedicated fan base, a gigantic library for 3DS (also released 2011) and had a vastly different form factor to a smartphone. Furthermore they actually couldn't focus on anything else than their console as nintendo didn't have anything but the 3DS. Even then nintendo actually released doodle jump, angry birds and cut the rope on their devices (full price lol) and their next step was not a pure handheld, but a handheld cum console.
    If Sony had somehow managed to port all PS1, PS2 and PSP games along with PS3 games (very hard as it'd put them in direct competition with own product) or had stuck with what they tried out with PSP go and allowed TV output (alá nintendo switch) or even continued promoting it, it'd been a success.

  • Walde
    Walde Year ago +739

    PS Vita is such an amazing handheld. I swear Sony tried to kill it intentionally with their ridiculous proprietary SD cards and the Vita game library was quite limited unless you are a fan of JRPGs.
    At least it's been hacked so that you can use normal microSD cards in it now and run tons of emulators on it, it's an absolutely amazing system when it's jailbroken. Definitely my favorite handheld system of all time

    • TheSonicsean
      TheSonicsean Year ago

      If they had put in regular Micro SD from the start I imagine it would have actually been successful. Not like Original Game Boy, but remember around that time the 3DS was still selling well despite being far less powerful than the Vita. Obviously Nintendo platforms sell mostly based on their IP, which Sony isn't even close to, but they could have done good business. They just shot themselves in the foot out of greed or a fear of people pirating games on it (which would have happened anyway)

    • Eojin's Reviews
      Eojin's Reviews Year ago

      You're absolutely right, Sony released much too little games on it compared to something like the 3DS.
      But the hacking community is really amazing, I played GTA: SA on the Vita a few days ago and it felt amazing. You can't really run something like that so smoothly on any other handheld device (besides the pretty high-end smartphones)! Amazing for a console that you can get for under $150, sometimes even $100.

    • Michael obeg
      Michael obeg Year ago

      The vita was only a failure anywhere but Japan and now that I finally have one I regret not getting one sooner

    • jimmycon2001
      jimmycon2001 Year ago

      I own one

    • Zan
      Zan Year ago +1

      Was great for Niche JRPGs, if you're hardcore JRPG fan you were getting it for stuff like Atelier, Ys and Trails of Cold Steel but the average guy didn't know what was on it. Thing also plays PS1 and PSP games. so you got a bunch of JRPGs from those 2 systems. Since X/X2 was ported to Vita, basically every Final Fantasy game except for 12 is playable on it. Problem is, you couldn't fit it all without spending $100 of a 64gb sd card.

  • Johnny Xanax
    Johnny Xanax 11 months ago

    Blockbuster also had a mail-in service, which you could drop at a mailbox or any store. I still have some BB envelopes and my membership card in almost mint condition. It is framed in my can cave. I could not wait for the weekend to hit my neighborhood BB to get some movies and games. But when I got my DL and car. I had to drop them off. New releases and games were two days, and six for regular. But damn it was good times. When they implemented "late-fees" which I recall being $20. So I had to drop new releases on Monday before they opened. Yeah, I missed a few which I had to fucking pay for. I think they upped the price...people were getting pissed. It was borderline extortionate. When Netflix came out. Or when I signed up. I knew it was just a matter of time for BB to flatline. But they did sold a lot of movies under $10 and even .99, plus tax, of course.

  • Darren R
    Darren R 5 months ago

    The Vita was an amazing console. The pricing, proprietary format, and lack of developer support killed it. But as a piece of hardware - I’d love to see them come back.

  • Learn Grow Bro
    Learn Grow Bro 9 months ago +15

    I feel like this guy is up there with musk and other big brand owners. Having so much wisdom on the tech industry and even giving advice to these global brands, all while still having great and sometimes cringy humor but nonetheless amazing content and information.

  • Zed orda
    Zed orda 4 months ago +1

    I was one of the lucky ones who was able to fully enjoy Windows Vista. Since right around the launch I had just build my first seriously powerful gaming rig. It was able to run Vista without issue.

  • mrwhotheheck
    mrwhotheheck Year ago +1973

    Finally he remembered his main channel.

  • Misty Xiong
    Misty Xiong 2 months ago

    The Blockbuster one is wild to think about. Remembering when Blockbuster was on top, and then right after it went down and Netflix was relevant for a little bit. What a weird time.

  • Harrick V Harrick
    Harrick V Harrick 9 months ago +3

    The Kinect listening in on you in your own home whilst playing your video games must be THE solemn worst case of digital home invasion and breaking into people's privacy I EVER heard of. That THAT did not set off much more of a storm of protest and lead to some consequences is something that has surprised mea great deal. That being said, I am curious if the Kinect's (superior) ability to pick up on all the physical moves its players made with all of their bodies during gameplay is something that since has been implemented into other game consoles, would anybody know that?

  • Elise Phillips
    Elise Phillips 5 months ago +1

    something interesting my grandmothers 3dtv did was allow two people to play the same game on one console, both having the full screen to them selfs instead of split screen, where screen size and resolution is reduced,there were two pares of glasses and one saw one screen and the other, well saw another I thought It was really cool, no clue the brand or anything I just have a memory of playing with that screen.

  • Silverv2
    Silverv2 9 months ago +2

    This seems like a great idea! But, it should be used for games and stuff rather than to aromatize your home, imagine the immersion in a game if you could smell the ambient, like gta, when entering a store smelling the inside, or entering your brand new car to smell the it, or an explosion! So much possibilities, I always wanted a product like this!

  • Dirty Red
    Dirty Red 3 months ago +1

    The bulldozer scandal goes very deep and the advertised core counts were really half of what was on the box

    TERRA Year ago +2795

    People snortoling their farts for eachother on iSmell is possibly the greatest thing i have ever heard

    • Sai
      Sai Year ago

      I've never seen the word "snortoling" in my life.

    • Pepsi Dog
      Pepsi Dog Year ago

      imagine watching the movie Shrek with this thing

    • SNC_fire
      SNC_fire Year ago

      My brain hurts

    • John 8:32
      John 8:32 Year ago

      @Meowtron Star lol yeah like that girl who sold tens of thousands of dollars worth of her farts in a jar.. smh

    • Just Existing
      Just Existing Year ago

      @Hellbuster Dragon gamer girl fart

  • Leader Tapfuma
    Leader Tapfuma 8 months ago +1

    I'm becoming addicted to this guy's videos. In 36 minutes, He gives you so much knowledge that could take you 5 days of reading.

  • GuyKnightley
    GuyKnightley 11 months ago +14

    The PSP hurt me as well. I've always been a part of the PSN ecosystem since 1997. I loved the PSP and even the Vita when it came out but they just didn't support it and advertise it. They could have easily been on top of gaming consoles and been fighting Nintendo on the portable console market. They should try revamping the Vita after they're done with being out the PSVR 2.

    • TalonPro
      TalonPro 6 months ago

      The thing that kept me from upgrading to the Vita from the PSP1000 that i hacked was, i couldnt play my existing games cause you were forced to get them from the PSN.

  • richard hockey
    richard hockey 4 months ago

    ask any web developer which browser was their least favourite to develop for and they'd answer IE (up until very recently) The funny thing was the MacOS/OS X versions of IE5 was a lot better than the windows version.

  • Spammus I
    Spammus I 7 months ago

    The Vita was such a good console, it's a shame Sony never really cared about it outside of Japan and made terrible marketing choices like the proprietary memory slots.

  • Mazen Fisher
    Mazen Fisher Year ago +228

    The PSVITA made me legitimately sad. The problem is, it was an incredible console, and still is today if you can get your hands on one and a custom SD Card to PSVITA card converter. You can jailbreak it and download free games and even a PSP emulator, which is incredible. As Arun said, though, initial sales are what matters in the long term.

  • Bartusunshine
    Bartusunshine 4 months ago

    Funny enough. Kinect was the thing for everyone in Poland pretty much, mostly because of Nintendo. Basically, Nintendo decided to never start advertising in Poland and stayed that way for a long time. And so, we never had much talked about any consoles. It only started appearing every now and again with switch. And only during Pandemic we had commercials for Nintendo and only since that time we have other advertisements (mostly physical posters or such). Not only, that, but they also didn't really sell in Poland. And so, if you wanted a console of Nintendo's you had to import, which is pricey. And also, it was hard to get games. This persists even now as switch and its games usually get a third of an isle in shops, while Xbox and Ps both get an isle each. (The only other thing as small as Nintendo is now PC games, but that's because almost no one buys physical ones anyway). Because of that Kinect was a good idea in Poland as there was not really an alternative and it was what came to casual players and what they used as it was accessible.
    On a side note. The Kinect sports/adventures and Kinect harry potter (6. BTW, it was an awful game and the Kinect was the only part that saved it) were all bangers and fun to play especially for my child self with too much energy who loved to play them and had so much fun doing it. Also, wasn't obese then and unathletic so it was really fun and not exhausting to do. A lot of fun, would live this childhood experience again. 10/10 success

  • Timothy Brake
    Timothy Brake 6 months ago +1

    I’m a pro software dev for 20 years and if that software costed 22B then someone white washed 21.5B. This is the type of software that a university student needs to be able to write to get his/her final and graduate.

  • potassium
    potassium 7 months ago

    The light 16 could have been absolutely revolutionary if the editing software worked well. It's really a shame

  • The Noob
    The Noob 9 months ago

    I still have a old Sony Bravia that uses 3D and I have only used the 3D feature once and I was not impressed. It was very underwhelming.

  • Zenitsu Agatsuma
    Zenitsu Agatsuma Month ago

    Plot Twist : he's reminding us of it even though the company wants us to forget it.
    what a nice person

  • Samuel MontyPython
    Samuel MontyPython Year ago +354

    Let’s all be honest, BlockBuster wasn’t a “fail” but it failed as far as being behind in innovation. I felt way more excited to watch a movie when I went to the store with friends or family, had a DVD limit (due to being poor af), being able to see all the posters, newest games with in-person free trial, and getting the occasional microwave popcorn and candy at the check out counter

    • Jamz 4 Your Ears
      Jamz 4 Your Ears Year ago +2

      @L C well then sounds like they dug their own grave.

    • David Lawrence
      David Lawrence Year ago +3

      @L C Yup! This is exactly what happened. Netflix tried to sell itself to Blockbuster for $50 million in 2000. At the time it wasn't streaming, just mail-order dvds, so you can kind of see why BB thought it wasn't worth it, since they had no shortage of shops and business was booming, why would they spend $50million on something that was really just tacked on the side of their business? I suspect if they'd actually bought it and kept the model going, we wouldn't have had netflix as a streaming service at all, since BB just never grasped that's how the industry was going (weird since music had already gone that way...)

    • L C
      L C Year ago +2

      @Jamz 4 Your Ears Don't know if its true or not, but I remember reading/seeing somewhere that the people who created Netflix originally pitched the idea to Blockbuster and were rejected.

    • Biohacker
      Biohacker Year ago

      @Pevhz well yeah its great, thats why it got big in the first place, but it went bankrupt anyway. so it doesnt matter how big or small a company is, they can fail

    • Pevhz
      Pevhz Year ago

      @Biohacker I Disagree , Nokia Is Great

  • Tyler Wooldridge
    Tyler Wooldridge 11 months ago

    I think the i smell would be a great addition to movie theaters, that way you could feel more like your in the movie. Especially if it was a decent price for the theater. Movies and theaters are always trying to make you feel like you in the movie and smell is another way. (Ex) scene in a pasture the smell of grass, a war scene, the smell of gun powder, etc.

  • Ben Daly
    Ben Daly 11 months ago +1

    The online subscription for consoles is literally my biggest issue with them. Like I already paid however much money to buy the console, and now I gotta spend another $60-80 a year just to play online with my buddies. On top of that, modern games have gone up in price significantly. One if the reasons I loved my Ps3 was for the exact reason that I didn't have to pay for (insert whatever company here) gold. And it was the reason I never got into Xbox. But now it's the industry standard and drives me batsh*t crazy

  • Ipsit Karmakar
    Ipsit Karmakar 6 months ago

    As someone who owns a 3D TV, I absolutely agree with you.

  • Trexel Cat
    Trexel Cat 10 months ago +1

    22:40 The irony in the Blockbuster story is, Netflix actually tried to get Blockbuster to buy them out in the beginning. Blockbuster said no, saying that they didn't see a future in movies by mail.

  • Adanm
    Adanm 5 months ago

    I remember using the kinect when i was a little kid, it was very laggy and sometimes just didn't work but it was so much fun running in place and seeing how your character on the tv also run

  • Ashurean
    Ashurean Year ago +290

    Hearing how much money was wasted on that NHS app LITERALLY made me feel panicked. The amount of pure incompetence required for the development to cost even a FRACTION of that much is beyond absurd.

    • legoscout roblox
      legoscout roblox Year ago

      @Hoperandi And stop our MP's claiming back all the money they spend on purchases while being able to keep the items.

    • Hoperandi
      Hoperandi Year ago +3

      @UnorthdoxCleric Exactly, We don't need higher taxes we need less tax money wasting on stuff like that :)

    • UnorthdoxCleric
      UnorthdoxCleric Year ago +2

      Its why I have zero sympathy when the government says they don't have enough money.

    • Hoperandi
      Hoperandi Year ago +2

      Swedish gov spent 100 million SEK (10 million pounds) on a app for the employment service that NEVER was launched

    • Error Error
      Error Error Year ago +1

      Thankfully this is entirely wrong. The 37 billion number is the budget for the whole test and trace system, most of that hasn't even been spent. The app is a tiny part of that cost with the vast majority going towards actual testing infrastructure.

  • Jason stick
    Jason stick 10 months ago +2

    I'm using Edge to watch this. Since Microsoft failed, the New Edge is based off Chromium, just like Google Chrome. LOL I remember Netflix. I was one of the first people to sign up and still one of their customers. Luckily they changed to full online streaming when my kid broke a Netflix DVD. They never asked for it back since they were done with DVDs. How lucky was that. I loved the idea of Windows Vista. Even a mod version of Vista that was better than the original crashed too much. Had to install it 2 times or a more a year. What a pain. OnLive, I knew it was the future. They would still be around if the timing was better. I was one of the Free accounts, LOL. If you haven't already, you should review AirConsole - Multiplayer Games. Excellent concept for family and friends gaming on the go. Free version has plenty of games to test. I signed up for the year. Turn a Chromecast, PC, or Tablet into a gaming console using your smart phones as the controller. Bored at a party, everyone turn your phones into a controller and start playing. Love how some games has the phones as a second screen plus the controller. Thanks again for the Tech FAILS videos!

  • Onyx_TheyThem
    Onyx_TheyThem 10 months ago

    when i was little, we had this vista desktop for over our near a decade. it ran really slowly and had error pop ups like that a lot. drove my parents insane. perks of being lower-middle class, i suppose.

  • BritishEggz
    BritishEggz 6 months ago +1

    I love how most of these seem like great ideas but executed horribly

  • J H
    J H 11 months ago

    Damn if #20 had worked it out and sold/marketed it properly we could have had “smell-o-vision” by now!

  • Matty
    Matty 3 months ago +3

    The NHS one should definitely be 10 out of 10, the Uk is in massive tax debt and that app is one of the main factors of why this is the case

  • EdgyShooter
    EdgyShooter Year ago +260

    I feel the biggest issue with the kinect was missing:
    Microsoft massively cut down on the abilities (the original was a technological marvel) so it would fit their ideal pricing

    • Toru the Red Fox
      Toru the Red Fox 6 months ago +1

      @Army of Ninjas I mean it was, but then they abandoned it and just made it an overglorified ir camera

    • Army of Ninjas
      Army of Ninjas 7 months ago

      "Technological marvel" lol

    • Flamgo Albrt
      Flamgo Albrt 7 months ago

      Me and my cousin used to play with kinect and it was really fun but now that there is ps5 and vr all those things we don't really use it anymore

    • O5-4
      O5-4 8 months ago +1

      Same with the virtual boy

  • A Dead Phish
    A Dead Phish 9 months ago +2

    #15 breaks my heart. I LOVED my vita, I still play it sometimes and seeing it die the way it did was a tragedy

  • Not_Jolin :D
    Not_Jolin :D 10 months ago +1

    He always finds a way to rickroll us

  • Paulius Mscichauskas
    Paulius Mscichauskas 6 months ago +1

    I'd say, that if something is deliberate, then it's not a fail. If you plan something and it happens the way you want it to, it's a win.

  • FoxForger
    FoxForger 7 months ago +1

    I have the LG smart TV with 3D and the Blu-Ray, i remember barely even using the 3D mode when it was brand new, what impresses me though is how good that TV still is even for 2022, i could easily keep it for more years. even the design was ahead of its time.

  • UnknownAssassin
    UnknownAssassin 5 months ago +1

    I wonder if smartphone companies turns that ismell into a smaller electronic device so that we can get any type of fragrance from our phone and also record fragrances along with the videos through the camera

  • Stargazer on Ceres
    Stargazer on Ceres Year ago +454

    As a huge PSVita enjoyer (still using it to this day thanks to SD2Vita and CFW), I definitely think the memory card issue had a lot to do with why it bombed. Better integration with their consoles and a standard SD card, they may have had an almost Switch-like experience and been far more accessible/appealing. Pretty sure the Switch would have still been a smash hit even if the Vita succeeded, but maybe Sony could have gotten a piece of the pie instead of just crumbs and failure...

    • DeadTurret
      DeadTurret 4 months ago +1

      Those memory cards did so much damage. I own 2 vita's and a pstv because I adore the system but holy hell does it get pricy without a micro sd adapter card.

    • Joe Victor
      Joe Victor 5 months ago +2

      Agreed. I have one and still play it. But yeah Sony messed up with the memory cards. I remember the price of the console was a big deal because it was cheap but the memory card issue meant you had to add times the price by 1.5 when planning on buying one.

    • Andrew
      Andrew 6 months ago

      Sony is too obsessed with nickel and diming their customers to allow people to use an SD card. They pushed those stupid Memory Stick Duo cards for SO damn long.

    • John Reynolds
      John Reynolds 8 months ago +2

      I got the PSTV. The annoying thing with that is that a lot of Vita games won't work on it (unless you hack it) because it lacks the touchscreen/touchpad. Developers were encouraged to use touch inputs apparently. The most frustrating is Wipeout 2048 because the only touchscreen bit is the menus.

  • Julius Pleaser
    Julius Pleaser 10 months ago

    When I saw you put Fyre Festival at #2, I thought "What on Earth could be a bigger disaster than that?"
    You did not disappoint.

  • Kyle Castellino
    Kyle Castellino 7 months ago

    I swear the Kinect was frickin good and I still have the 360 but I recently upgraded to a series x and was disappointed not to have it although the speed and all other factors compensated for the Kinect in the end.

  • pizza time
    pizza time Month ago

    Even though I never owned a PS vista I still admired the games the system had

  • Icewid
    Icewid Year ago

    Blockbuster never charged a $40 penalty on a late rental return. For every day you were late you paid a few dollars which could add up but not a flat $40 late fee as you mentioned. Also there was a fee limit which would be the full price of the VHS or DVD if not returned. Now if you had say 3 movies out at once and kept them too long then yes you owed late fees per title per day.

  • Noxoreits
    Noxoreits 5 months ago +1

    I feel like the iSmell wouldve been good for perfume companies so you could smell how it would smell before buying it