Pogue's Top Tech Ideas of '08
List includes advancements from iPhone, Amazon and Netflix
By Kristina Loew,  Newser User
Posted Dec 18, 2008 1:35 PM CST
Tavo's gloves let you operate touch-screen gadgets in cold weather without fear of frostbite.   (Tavo)
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(Newser) – David Pogue runs down the best tech ideas of 2008 in the New York Times, “the flashes of genius that somehow made it through committee, past the lawyers, and into the marketplace.” Highlights include:

  • Headache-free packaging: Amazon’s plastic-free alternative is good for the environment and does not require the jaws of life to open.
  • Freehands gloves: Type away on your PDA—effectively—without exposing your paws to frostbite.

  • Netflix without the DVDs: Streaming films right onto TV is gratification of a much more instant kind.
  • Arriva.com headphones: As close as there is to those invisible ones you covet during meetings.
  • Cell-phone app stores: “An online software catalog, stocked with thousands of wildly creative, visually stunning, free or cheap new programs that download directly to your phone, no computer needed.”
For more of the best of 2008, click the link below.