“Pull back the red curtain and dim the lights. It’s the 9th annual presentation of the Wired News Vaporware Awards, our ode to the year’s top technology products promised, hyped and scheduled, but not delivered,” Michael Calore writes for Wired News. “The nominees were chosen by you, our readers, in November. We’ve sifted through the submissions and selected the 10 finalists… We received stacks of votes for Apple Computer’s iPhone, but that doesn’t count since Apple has never actually promised the iPod/phone combo.”
Included on the list:
8. The “IPod Killer” – Every time we hear about a new portable audio device, it’s touted as the magic bullet that will end the iPod’s reign once and for all. Oh, you mean that thing? The one with the ugly design and clunky user interface? Does it at least work with iTunes? Microsoft’s Zune was supposed to do the trick, but it’s sitting on the shelves (even the SanDisk Sansa is selling better than Zune) while the kids are all enjoying their freshly unwrapped, shiny new iPods. Note to everyone: It’s a White Wire World. Get over it.
2. TiVoToGo for Mac – Got a show on your TiVo you want to watch on your computer or a mobile device? Great! Just fire up TiVoToGo and take Grey’s Anatomy with you on your commute. Oh, you’re a Mac user? Nevermind. This software update — which would enable Mac users to easily transfer recordings from the set-top box to a laptop, an iPod or a DVD — was promised by mid-2006, but it still has yet to materialize. Windows users have no problems, but Mac users are stuck using third-party workarounds.
Full article here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “DreamTheEndless” for the heads up.]