What is your favorite technology?

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  1. cormacnel macrumors newbie

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    I know that with the sale of the iPad I am looking back at what my favorite gadgets/technologies I have had. I am curious what your opinion is.
     
  2. cormacnel thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Smartphone + Apps

    Me, I like the smart phone the best currently. I have a Blackberry (or Crackberry if you will) and love all the Applications that connect me to my world. I can take pictures with my phone an upload them to my Facebook account directly. I recently told my brother about this so I can see more recent pictures of my niece.
    I also like apps like Schlage LiNK that are more practical. It connects to my home security system to remotely lock the front door, turn off lights, monitor with security cameras and adjust the thermostat through either my phone or computer. It is great for me because like the woman in the new iPhone commercial it was featured in I will forget whether or not I turned off my lights before I leave for vacation and it is comforting to find out.
    I found out recently they are having a $50 rebate on Schlage LiNK as well. I highly recommend checking it out before the rebate ends on April 30th.
     
  3. MattSepeta macrumors 65816

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    Simple

    sometimes the simplest technology is the best.

    Fleshlight!

    Kidding aside, the internet in it's entirety is absolutely mind blowing.
     
  4. RawBert macrumors 68000

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    My favorite is Apple's iPhone/iPod Touch/upcoming iPad. The feel of the multi touch is such an improvement in the way one uses a computer. It will be an even better experience on a larger screen. Can't wait for this Saturday! :apple: :)

    As limited as it may be at the moment, it's definitely paving the way for the future of Mac OS (X?).
     
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    I'd have to say the iPhone. That or my Navigation System. That thing comes in handy in the second largest state and 4th largest city.
     
  7. ethical macrumors 68000

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    I would say my iPhone....but it wouldn't be anything without the internet.

    Not many things would be as good as they are without the internet.
     
  8. StruckANerve macrumors 6502

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    Mine would be the Xbox 360. Online gaming has added so much to video games that I don't think I could go back to playing single player only games exclusively.
     
  9. pooky macrumors 6502

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    Now that there is a fantastic piece of engineering.
     
  10. rhett7660 macrumors G4

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    If only everything was built to with stand the punishment.... wait....

    Computers and Home Theater... Seeing and Hearing.....

    Although smart phones are pretty damn cool also...
     
  11. TechieJustin macrumors 6502

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    The camcorder.
    It allows people to record other people and remember them forever.
    Still pictures are great, but humans are living beings with personalities. Watching a video of a relative who has been dead for a few years can bring out the emotions in people.
    I bring a camcorder at every family gathering.
     
  12. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    my car

    without it, i couldnt do anything really
     
  13. TechieJustin macrumors 6502

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    this is too broad a question.

    Things like the Gutenberg printing press, internal combustion engine, condom, 802.11, penicillin, can all be included.
     
  14. Mousse macrumors 68000

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    Where I live, everyone agrees that THE best tech is central air conditioning.:D
     
  15. RudyGrow macrumors regular

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    The Shovel. I live in Montreal, and getting 3 feet of snow would be a witch to move with my hands...

    Either that or toilet paper.
     
  16. ARF900 macrumors 65816

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    Multitouch, not for so much now as for the future, the applications are endless, when the window in my office is made of a transparent 12 foot multitouch display, I will be ecstatic.
     
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    At this exact moment, e-ink. I got a Barnes and Noble Nook a few weeks ago and have been absolutely glued to it since. Somehow I enjoy reading it even more than regular books, and infinitely more than reading things on my computer screen. I'm finally getting around to reading those books in pdf format that I've had on my computer for years!
     
  18. Ttownbeast macrumors 65816

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    The wheel and the abacus.

    And fire not bad either.
     
  19. citizenzen macrumors 65816

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    MMMMMmmmm... FIRE!... Goooooooood!
     
  20. theLimit macrumors 6502a

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    Definitely the power grid. Without it, none of my other gadgets would work or even exist! The internet is nice, too.

    I've really been glued to my PS3 lately. Final Fantasy XIII has consumed 60 hours of my life these past three weeks. I promised myself last night that I would not touch the controller again until the weekend in order to finish all the work that's been piling up around me. Deadlines only justify my procrastination, until things come due and I cram two weeks worth of work into two days.
     
  21. nick1516 macrumors 6502a

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    Gaming consoles, with the internet coming in as a close second.
     
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