7 Tech Features Nobody Wanted
One of the more interesting new features of the iPhone 5s is its fingerprint reader — especially because, up until now, fingerprint readers have not been an especially popular feature on laptops or other consumer devices. Tech history is littered with cool ideas like this that never achieved great popularity. It's not easy to say why the tablet took off, while people still prefer to talk on audio-only phones. Everyone could watch TV on a phone, but most prefer to watch streaming video from services like Netflix on their phones. Here are a few tech trends that looked like they were going to take off, but for whatever reason, never got off the runway.