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bleeding edge

A pun on "leading edge." It implies that using the latest technology is often risky because it has not been tested with enough users and may not perform as expected. Introducing an advanced product or service is also risky because the user community may not be ready for it or really want it. See leading edge and pushing the envelope.
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Some successful examples of using what was, at the outset, bleeding-edge technology: stealth technology, reconnaissance satellites, battlefield integration of information, the SR-71, and smart bombs.
Itanium workstations, which debuted early this past summer, are still pricey (as with all bleeding-edge technologies).
Prosumers" and photo nuts who like control and quality but don't have $5,000 to drop on bleeding-edge gear.
It was the favored print medium of the 19th century's bleeding-edge artists, like Jules Cheret (1836-1932), widely known as the "father of the poster," who produced more than 800 images and was known for his colorful posters of voluptuous red-haired women.
Still, until current PC technology offers some major, compelling reason to upgrade, consumers may concentrate on bleeding-edge devices, and let PC OEMs simply bleed.
This week, SIGGRAPH comes to the Los Angeles Convention Center (the film will be shown repeatedly during the week there, too), attracting 50,000 graphics wizards of all kinds to show off their latest bleeding-edge technologies, art, animation and more.
Santa Clara Based Facility to Expand Design Fabrication Assembly Solutions Available to Support Bleeding-Edge Programs and High-End Aerospace and Defense Customers
Granted, cell phones, pagers and email can hardly be called bleeding-edge technology.