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Calling a piece of tech the "best" often starts an argument, but just about everyone knows a lemon when they see it. CNET reviewers keep us up to date with the biggest duds of the year.
Worst product demo: Intel's voice-activated remote control
As this video shows, Intel's Don McDonald had quite a bit of trouble getting his company's voice-activated remote control prototype to listen to him during an Intel Developers Forum demo. Yes, yes, it's only a prototype. But it also makes us ask: "Exactly how lazy do you have to be to use a voice-activated remote control?"
See the demo.
Sony Walkman Bean2. Worst MP3 player named after a legume: Sony Walkman Bean
Thanks to hissy audio, a weird interface, and stupid controls, we'd rather listen to a plate of three-bean salad than to Sony's bean-shaped player. For what it's worth, the Sony Walkman Bean is also the best MP3 player named after a legume. But there isn't much competition in that category.
3. Worst-kept secret: Microsoft Origami
"We're working on a top-secret project that will blow your mind, and we won't give details until next week. Except that it's bigger than a handheld and smaller than a notebook PC. Oh, and it has tablet functionality. And we're calling it the ultramobile PC. But that's all we're saying!" Ooh, mysterious.