It's that time of the year, folks. We’ve been able to make it a little bit different.
Tech becomes obsolete. The world world operates just like the natural one: weeding out the chaff through the cold, the unsentimental natural selection. Heyou couldn’t get outdated products, companies and trends in the dust.
1. Essential Phone. Ugh. Essential isn't dead, but it's on life support. It was a high-end modular smartphone that didn’t sell well. Of course, that’s what it’s been before the Times of the New York Times investigative report, including Android and Essential founder Andy Rubin. And yet, Essential still announced a $ 149 headphone dongle last month. It's time to go away.
2. Initial Coin Offerings. ICOs haven’t died out, but they’re cracked down on the outsiders .
3. Apple iPods. Nope, you can still buy an iPod touch. Apple music player is a music player for iPod nano, we’re all out of luck.
4. Anything Competing With Amazon. Well this one was a bit broad. Amazon has bought it dominant e-commerce empire. But the corporate overlord is not infallible. Amazon recently shuttered its UK.
5. Snapchat Spectacles. Somehow … no! Not only was it a release, but there are more versions.
6. Sony A-Mount. Nope, still kickin '.
7. Pentax. Still alive and well, and releasing new cameras.
8. Prisma. It still exists, but it’s long since passed into the app heap of history. If you disagree and still use Prisma, feel free.
9. Manual Vacuums. Okay, so we didn’t throw out our vacations in the past year. But the robovac revolution is coming …
10. Skype for Business / Wunderlist. Yep, these are gone.
11. MoviePass. On death's doorstep. We're re-upping our death prediction this year.
12. The Internet. This one was symbolic, okay. It was decided that it was most decidedly dead.