17 episodes

Not all tech products succeed once on the market, and some are killed off with little warning. Flashback looks back at failed tech products to see what we can learn by studying their demises. Hosted by Stephen Hackett and Quinn Nelson.

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    • 4.8 • 109 Ratings

Not all tech products succeed once on the market, and some are killed off with little warning. Flashback looks back at failed tech products to see what we can learn by studying their demises. Hosted by Stephen Hackett and Quinn Nelson.

    ROKR: The iTunes Phone

    ROKR: The iTunes Phone

    A year and a half before the iPhone was introduced, Apple took the stage to announce a very, very different product: the iTunes phone, built in partnership with Motorola and Cingular.

    • 52 min
    The Motorola RAZR

    The Motorola RAZR

    This week, Quinn and Stephen talk about one of the world's first cool phones, and how its parent company was bent on destroying its good name.

    • 47 min
    OS/2

    OS/2

    In an effort to keep Microsoft from controlling the PC software industry, in the 1980s, IBM created OS/2, an operating system meant to give its computers a competitive advantage.

    • 41 min
    The CrunchPad

    The CrunchPad

    In 2008, a vision for a simple, browser-based tablet as born. Just a few years later, after failed lawsuits and rip-off products, no one had anything to show for their work.

    • 45 min
    The Amazon Fire Phone

    The Amazon Fire Phone

    This time, Quinn and Stephen look back — in 3D! — at the Amazon Fire Phone. Between its operating system, unusual gesture system and a price that was way too high, it was dead on arrival. After that, the guys go shopping for each other on Amazon.

    • 1 hr
    The Nexus Q

    The Nexus Q

    In 2012, Google announced a sphere-shaped media player that was meant to be used with a TV or sound system. It was a disaster.

    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
109 Ratings

109 Ratings

Jrhd437 ,

Great show

I really love retro tech. This show is well done, entertaining, and reminds me of tech of old (and not so old). I wish they were still releasing new episodes.

_GABO_ ,

Love it!

Interesting content, great hosts, just wish it came out more often. Need a Pebble episode!

Ehnjay ,

Stay snazzy

Haven’t listened to a single pod yet, but if the pods half as good as the YouTube channel, I’m sure it’ll be great; entertaining and informative.

Don’t make me look dumb mr Quinn !

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