The technology sector is purged constantly, and the past year has left several products in the gutter that have a nostalgic.
In 2017 has been shelved to a good string of technological products and services.Some of them were with us for over a decade. We have used, we have learned with them and, at the most, we have replaced them before the companies that lambed from dropping out.
With its fast pace, the technology sector fulminates products, liquid services, projects. The former drops off to make space for the new. And falls fast, in comparison with the cycles that manage other industries.
Last year there were several closures, that will move to the nostalgia of the more die-hard Apple fans, to most gamers and it may be that to many computer users, in general.
Both the iPod Nano as the iPod Shuffle were removed from the catalogue of the brand in July of last year. Were the latest versions inbred to the famous music player. On the shelves of the Apple Store only survives the iPod Touch, which, in short, is an iPhone without the chip for connectivity in mobile networks.
Steve Jobs unveiled the iPod Nano in 2005, with one of those staged brilliant. While he pointed out to the small pocket of his jeans, which is located on the right side, within the authentic pocket, spoke to the audience: “have You wondered what is it this pocket? I always have wondered”. Then extracted from that narrowness the brand new iPod Nano, and he added: “Now we know”.
Its small size and its interface in the form of control circular turned it into a bestseller. Its release caused Apple sold for the first time in a quarter more than ten million units of its music player. Although two years later would rival that from the inside of the house will usurparía the role: the iPhone.
In the month of October, the creator of Kinect, Alex Kipman confirmed, in an interview with FastCoDesign, which Microsoft had stopped manufacturing of its controller for the Xbox. Kinect went on sale in November 2010 as a revolutionary technology. Users could control the console with gestures and playing video games became a festival of arms and legs moving, jumps, spins.
Kinect has also been used in projects therapeutic to stimulate the psycho-motor skills
Sold about 35 million units in total. But Kinect did not meet the expectations of the users, used to playing from the couch, and it was not a second-generation.
In 2003, with the embers of the bubble dotcom still hot, was born the platform of social bookmarking.ing.us. He did so before Facebook and Twitter, with an approach that is simple but will stimulate the social interaction. Users could save their favourite links in an online repository, to which you could connect to from any computer with Internet access. These links could be shared and categorized under public tags.
After passing through several hands, to mid-2017.ing.us fell on the owner of Pinboard, another platform of bookmarks online, who announced his freezing with the idea that the users move in the service of the buyer.
In the times of mobile apps, the closure of Google Talk has gone unnoticed. It was the instant messaging service and VoIP calls in Gmail. Created in 2005, never had a welcome mass, but even in 2017, there were those who used it. This despite the fact that a few years ago Google launched Hangouts as an alternative and dedicated efforts to their users migraran to the new platform. So the past month of may, Google decided to settle GTalk and replace it automatically by Hangouts users still used it.
On April 11, 2017 Microsoft stopped technical support to Windows Vista, one of the operating systems most hated. Appeared ten years ago, destined to replace Windows XP, but never achieved. I would have to wait until the next version, Windows 7, for many users and companies decide to upgrade.
these were some of the things that we will not see anymore and that came to an end in the past 2017.