Top 20 most irritating pieces of technology

275x250.jpgCar alarms and the dreaded PC egg timer have been voted the most irritating pieces of technology ever invented.

The screeching sirens, which often start in the middle of the night, just beat the 'loading' egg timer which appears on computer screens, for the top position.
Computers in general came third in the poll of 5,000 people while speed cameras were fourth.
Unhelpful and illogical automated phone systems which leave Brits confused and send them round in circles, came fifth.
It was also found that bits of technology drive us mad an average of four times a day… we are guessing it was more if you're a Windows user.
Top 20 irritating pieces of technology
1.         Car alarms
2.         Egg timer appearing on computer screen
3.         Computer crashing
4.         Speed cameras
5.         Automated phone systems
6.         Novelty doorbells
7.         Skipping CD
8.         The 'bong' sound in Windows when you can't do something
9.         Uncomfortable headphones
10.        Printers
11.        'Out of Office' replies
12.        Predictive text messaging
13.        Vocal vehicle reverse warnings
14.        Alarm clock
15.        Ball mouse
16.        Sat navs
17.        Security lights
18.        House alarms
19.        Interactive television
20.        In-car parking sensors

A spokesman for said: "Car alarms can be the bane of many people's lives - waking them up, or stopping them from nodding off at night.
"But everyone dreads seeing the egg timer pop onto their PC screen, it normally means you're in for a long wait.
"And computers crashing, the dreaded Windows 'bong' sound and temperamental printers proves how much of a blight PCs are on our lives."
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