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  • TOP 10 biggest tech failures of 2012!

    We witnessed some giant tech advances in the year 2012. Just phones turned into smartphones & even got bigger. Tablets went slimmer & smaller. From a presidential election to disaster relief, it was social media which kept us in touch with itsy-bitsy advancements round the globe 24 X 7.

    But with advances come clunkers. We now reside on grounds that demands nothing less than a constant innovation and unprecedented levels of creativity, sometimes even the undisputed players miss the targets.

    Here, we've penned down the biggest tech bellyflops from 2012 in a Top 10 list with a focus on the biggest players and their superlative shortcomings.

    Apple Maps

    The well-publicized iOS 6 Maps fiasco was a major embarrassment for Apple, which in recent years has seemed nearly incapable of making any major flubs. sent us driving straight into the desert instead of our intended town. Security fail after security fail left us scrambling to change our passwords and keep our digital identities secure.Apple's unofficial slogan, "It Just Works," took a beating on this one. "At Apple, we strive to make world-class products that deliver the best experience possible to our customers," CEO Tim Cook wrote in a rare apology. "With the launch of our new Maps last week, we fell short on this commitment. We are extremely sorry for the frustration this has caused our customers and we are doing everything we can to make Maps better."

    What more is there to say about Apple's new Maps app?

    Google Nexus-Q

    When Google gets something right, they get it really, really right.But some of the Big G's outings in the gadget world have hit with a thud. Enter ... the Nexus Q. the Nexus Q was an oddball announcement at this yearís Google I/O conference. The spherical 0-plus gadget was largely a flop, and it isnít even widely available.High prices and lack of functionality ultimately doomed the device, however, and Google pulled the plug on the project before the thing started shipping.