SLIDESHOW: The tech world's top flops and fiascos of 2011


When tech companies generate outlandish expectations for their latest gadgets or get lax with security, onlookers can only cringe at the crash that's sure to follow. In 2011, the surest way to end up on the list of the year's biggest flops was to challenge Apple or open the door to hackers. In some cases, national security was threatened. In others, corporate giants turned into punchlines. Click to begin the slideshow.

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