In what is clearly a transparent ploy to get you to buy new stuff, companies are constantly rolling out fancy new gadgets and technology. But because of that push, we're surrounded by tech that should have been retired by now, or never should have been invented in the first place. Even the most decent product now comes with features that add nothing to its usefulness -- or even more annoyingly, actually make it worse.

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