In Pictures: Tech's biggest flops of 2012 (so far)

The tech world moves so fast that you've probably forgotten about at least some of the big flops that have already happened this year. Here's a quick rundown to keep you in the loop.

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Tech vendors have been talking up NFC (near-field communication) mobile payments for a while now. But it looks as though 2012 won't be the year of the mobile payment system; consumers have been reluctant to adopt the new payment method. Also, in February of this year, a blog described a troubling security flaw in Google's NFC payment method, Google Wallet. The vulnerability allowed anyone holding a rooted smartphone that was running Google Wallet to access the Google Wallet PIN and make purchases using the credit card tied to the NFC chip.

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