The 20 Biggest Tech Failures of 2010

As we wrap up 2010, it's a good time to look back at some of the most notable tech failures of the year..

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Gray Powell and Brian Hogan

Calling Apple engineer Gray Powell a failure for losing the iPhone 4 prototype in a bar is a little too harsh—after all, it was his birthday—so we'll split the award and give him just half. The other half goes to Brian Hogan, the guy who picked up the phone and sold it to Gizmodo for $5000. Hogan failed to cover his tracks, and now "regrets" his "mistake in not doing more to return the phone," [[xref:|says his lawyer|iPhone Finder Regrets His ‘Mistake’]]. The fact that a lawyer is saying this should tell you just how far that case has gone.

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