You probably didn't realize that reboots happen to products also -- but they do, and they can be just as awful.
From Internet-ready refrigerators to cars that drive themselves no matter how drunk you are, there are some things we lose along the way, generally without even noticing.
Lots of things fall under the 'you get what you pay for' umbrella. These do not.
These technologies are still incredible, but it's happening. The groundwork for their fall from grace is being laid now.
The Internet is not going to wait for us to get our heads around its intricacies. It's far too busy wrapping its own tendrils around the real world.
The Internet is taking its first baby steps toward respectability, but it still has a lot of growing up to do.
Like many of you, a love of gadgets is what I have instead of a soul. So when I say that 2013 was the year consumer tech completely ran out of ideas, I'm not coming at this like a Luddite.
My name is Caleb Brinkman. I'm a white hat hacker, which means I only hurt websites to make them stronger.