How quickly the world of tech turns. One year ago, the iPad was still a far-flung rumor, the original Motorola Droid represented the pinnacle of Android technology, and using a Groupon deal first meant explaining what the hell Groupon was to your dining counterpart. Fortunately, things get better with every revolution, and this year has been no exception. From set-top streamers to ultra-light laptops and brilliant LED-lit TVs, here are the remarkable gadgets and consumer technology products that made 2010 a great year for geeks.

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