Lauren Goode

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Peek Kills Email-Centric Handsets

Peek Inc. has killed its T-Mobile-supported, email-and-Twitter-friendly Peek handsets. Engadget reports that CEO Amol Sarva attributed the axing to changing network standards and protocols, and said Peek couldn’t maintain the network forever for just a few users. The Peek devices first launched in 2008 and cost up to $299, which included a promise of “lifelong service.”


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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus