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According to the paragon of online journalism, the Daily Mail, Sony’s PlayStation 4 is the single most influential bit of technology you’ll encounter this year.

They compiled a list of a the top 100 tech inventions over the last decade, and Sony’s latest home console came out on top for this year’s best gadgetry.

The list, they say, was compiled from the result of just 3,900 members of the public with a penchant for gadgets. It’s not the only home console to make the list, either. Mattel Electronic Football was the best invention from 1977, while Nintendo’s Gameboy was the very best in technology from 1990. Nintendo struck gold again the next year, with the Super NES as well. Sony’s original PlayStation was the greatest gadget all the way back in 1995, with its follow-up taking the same pretend accolade in 2002.

Microsoft’s Xbox 360 was the best in 2005 while the PlayStation 3, released a year later, was beaten out by…SanDisk Micro SD? Ok then.

Other notable inventions to crack a nod are the first pop-up toaster, made in 1919, without which I’d never have anything to eat; the Casio digital watch, which allows Darryn to tell the time (those confusing hands!); 1955’s invention of the breathalyser (which has kept Gavin out of jail); 1947’s Kenwood food mixer which [insert something blatantly sexist about Zoe and being in a kitchen here] and 1985’s Leatherman, which Victor is busy trying to use to cut the chains currently keeping him shackled to his desk. 

What’s your favourite tech invention of the last decade?

Last Updated: October 10, 2013

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was reviewed on PC

79 Comments

  1. Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

    October 10, 2013 at 14:33

    Vicky!!!! Hahahaahaha

    Ok but seriously. If I had to choose which tech is more influential between the XBox and PS4 I would have gone with the XBone. Even though I would rather buy a PS4.

    The Xbooooooone has far more “interesting” and rather nifty features that have the potential to become something great (Other than Kinect. That’s just kak and needs to go away).

    Not sure how the PS4 which isn’t exactly “innovative” other than Gaikai and a share button won over other tech with far more “innovative” ideas in them.

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    • sam

      October 10, 2013 at 15:55

      influential not notorious. xbone is notorious rather than influential it did everything wrong and tried to destroy gaming

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      • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

        October 11, 2013 at 07:52

        Xbone is also influentlial in things it wanted to do and can do. Digital game sales etc etc. All those features they have that they cut back? For all it’s flaws, the new Kinect is really very good at what it does.

        The TV integration etc. It’s all very good. Now I’m no console fan and I still believe the PS4 is the better option. But as far as tech and features the XBone really does outshine the PS4 a little

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  2. Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

    October 10, 2013 at 14:38

    If I had to choose best tech…. Oculus Rift

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    • Otto_ki

      October 10, 2013 at 14:45

      True the Oculus Rift holds a lot a potential.

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      • Downloadable content John

        October 10, 2013 at 14:48

        Yes, the potential factor is strong in that one.

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    • ALKi1234

      October 10, 2013 at 14:54

      The year it launch it will be….but i think it’s still a far way….away. I will buy a R15000 gaming rig just to experience rift at it’s fullest. O yes was the rift at rage this year???

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      • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

        October 10, 2013 at 14:57

        Alas I was not at rAge so I do not know. I didn’t hear about it being there.

        I don’t think you’d need a R15000 rig to use it at fullest though 0.o. As long as your machine can handle the game without the rift it should be able to handle it with.

        The rift however, has actually been shown in action a lot. Unlike the Xbone and PS4 which have both had very little show (comparatively)

        But yeah, as you said. Can only really win if it’s been released

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    • Weanerdog

      October 11, 2013 at 09:55

      But it is such a silly name, should just rename it to Interactive porn viewer 3D.

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  3. Her Highness the Hipster

    October 10, 2013 at 14:40

    LOL! what about my chain in the kitchen? this mixer’s blades just won’t cut them!

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    • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

      October 10, 2013 at 14:49

      Clearly that chain aint short enough if you are getting to the keyboard….

      Wait… Now I feel bad 🙁

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      • Her Highness the Hipster

        October 10, 2013 at 14:56

        you shut your whore mouth and make me a sammich! 😛

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        • Downloadable content John

          October 10, 2013 at 14:57

          Haha. Owned by Zoe!

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          • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

            October 10, 2013 at 14:57

            Dude, I actually feared for my life for a second

          • SaintsRowNigri

            October 10, 2013 at 15:13

            @disqus_3ihQj32EWp:disqus She had me at whore mouth. I wonder if she’s not a bit bipolar. Sweet and innocent one minute and then… Whore MOUTH!!!!

        • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

          October 10, 2013 at 14:57

          0.0 *backs away rather quickly*

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        • Admiral Chief of Rivia

          October 10, 2013 at 14:59

          YOU TAKE THAT BACK OR NO STEAMBOX SESSION FOR YOU!!!!!

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          • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

            October 10, 2013 at 14:59

            You tell her!

            *stands behind Erwin to use him as a human shield*

          • Downloadable content John

            October 10, 2013 at 14:59

            I always knew you were the power hungry kind…

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 10, 2013 at 15:34

            You should know all to well….

          • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

            October 10, 2013 at 15:36

            What gave it away? The hammer?

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 10, 2013 at 15:38

            A wannabe Thor!

          • Downloadable content John

            October 10, 2013 at 15:40

            Come to think of it, when last did the Admiral bring out the banhammer?

          • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

            October 10, 2013 at 15:41

            Don’t tempt him!

  4. BeatzByChrisBrown

    October 10, 2013 at 14:40

    How can the breathalyser keep Gavin out of jail? It will most likely put him *in* jail.

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    • Gavin Mannion

      October 10, 2013 at 14:45

      Check before driving

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    • Exalted Overlord Geoffrey Tim

      October 10, 2013 at 14:46

      You can buy personal breathalisers from Dischem! 🙂

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      • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

        October 10, 2013 at 14:49

        You can??? AWESOME!

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      • Downloadable content John

        October 10, 2013 at 14:49

        That could turn some parties ugly when guys start getting competitive.

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        • Brady miaau

          October 10, 2013 at 15:32

          Seen them at bars. Holy crap. What a good idea if you own the bar AND your insurance is fully paid up.

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      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        October 10, 2013 at 15:01

        I don’t see the point. Because I don’t drink girly drinks I know I’m over the limit as soon as I have just one :/

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  5. Otto_ki

    October 10, 2013 at 14:43

    Quote- “Microsoft’s Xbox 360 was the best in 2005 while the PlayStation 3,
    released a year later, was beaten out by…SanDisk Micro SD? Ok then”

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  6. Gavin Mannion

    October 10, 2013 at 14:45

    How can the PS4 get the award when it’s not even out? Ridiculous

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    • Otto_ki

      October 10, 2013 at 14:48

      Ever watched The Dictator? Only one company decided that the PS4 won.

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    • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

      October 10, 2013 at 14:50

      Because it can time travel….

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      • Downloadable content John

        October 10, 2013 at 14:51

        I can see how that could count in its favour

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    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      October 10, 2013 at 15:14

      I’m guessing they’re basing it on the positive reception & publicity it’s had, especially compared to the bone.

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      • Downloadable content John

        October 10, 2013 at 15:16

        There’s another console to be released soon?

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        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          October 10, 2013 at 15:19

          Unless they change their minds

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          • Downloadable content John

            October 10, 2013 at 15:21

            Well, to be honest. I think it could work fine if someone else releases a console in competition to the PS4, as long as they don’t force additional items on their customers and have them pay for it anyway. And, of course, similar release date would make quite a difference.

      • Admiral Chief of Rivia

        October 10, 2013 at 15:16

        “She don’t eat meat, but she sure like’s a bone”

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    • Brenz

      October 11, 2013 at 08:10

      because the power of the PS4 goes beyond simple comprehension, it is above all natural thoughts and common logic, it is aware.

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  7. Admiral Chief of Rivia

    October 10, 2013 at 14:55

    PC

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    • Downloadable content John

      October 10, 2013 at 14:55

      PC

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      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        October 10, 2013 at 14:56

        PC

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        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          October 10, 2013 at 14:57

          What happens now that we’ve said it 3 times?

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          • Admiral Chief of Rivia

            October 10, 2013 at 14:57

            Nothing more, already damn awesome

          • Downloadable content John

            October 10, 2013 at 14:57

            Did you look in a mirror doing it?

          • ALKi1234

            October 10, 2013 at 15:00

            Your PC turns into a PS4…..whooooh

          • Downloadable content John

            October 10, 2013 at 15:01

            Only if you kick it and remove some parts

          • Admiral Chief of Rivia

            October 10, 2013 at 15:01

            HAHAHAHA

          • SaintsRowNigri

            October 10, 2013 at 15:00

            The person that said it the third time will get a visit from a very erm… lovely girl

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            October 10, 2013 at 15:03

            I’m not refreshing to see if there’s an image attached to that comment.

          • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

            October 10, 2013 at 15:05

            Drat. I did. *sigh*

          • SaintsRowNigri

            October 10, 2013 at 15:06

            You should, really. It is all puppies and kittens and wittle biwdies…

          • Downloadable content John

            October 10, 2013 at 15:07

            It’s all fun and games until you refresh the page.

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 10, 2013 at 15:24

            Gollums girlfriend?

          • Downloadable content John

            October 10, 2013 at 15:25

            Well, someone had to take her.

  8. SaintsRowNigri

    October 10, 2013 at 14:55

    Galaxy II. Hours of fun this…

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  9. Admiral Chief of Rivia

    October 10, 2013 at 14:56

    Samsung S4

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  10. Admiral Chief of Rivia

    October 10, 2013 at 14:57

    Leatherman Fuse, that thing is a marvel. Not to mention the 25 year warranty on it!

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  11. Admiral Chief of Rivia

    October 10, 2013 at 14:57

    Best tech? AMOLED perhaps

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    • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

      October 10, 2013 at 14:58

      Yeah, good point

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  12. Downloadable content John

    October 10, 2013 at 14:58

    ….A comment not by the Admiral…..

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  13. Admiral Chief of Rivia

    October 10, 2013 at 14:59

    Influential tech? Android!

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    • FoxOneZA

      October 10, 2013 at 15:10

      AMD R9 290X 4K GPU makes the PS4 look errrr,,,,cute 😛

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    • Otto_ki

      October 10, 2013 at 15:14

      • Admiral Chief of Rivia

        October 10, 2013 at 15:15

        Yes

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        • Otto_ki

          October 10, 2013 at 15:16

          Had that GIF lying around, had to use it somewhere 😛

          Both iOS and Android have not evolved enough to call them the best tech.

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          • Admiral Chief of Rivia

            October 10, 2013 at 15:17

            Not calling iOS best, just calling Android most influential

          • Downloadable content John

            October 10, 2013 at 15:18

            iOS has it’s niceties, as much as I hate to admit it, but Android allows for some very interesting apps by some random people.

  14. Brady miaau

    October 10, 2013 at 15:30

    Is mankind so easily influenced by something that has not gone on sale yet?

    Come on. What next, Pork Futures? (Thanks, Mr Pratchett!)

    My favourite tech invention of the last ten years? E-book readers, that allow me to read for hours on a lightweight device, that does not hurt my eyes at all.

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  15. TiMsTeR1033

    October 10, 2013 at 15:31

    Simple Google.

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  16. HvR

    October 10, 2013 at 15:48

    If you extend it to the best invention the last 15 years definitely DSL (specifically ADSL) services.

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    • Admiral Chief of Rivia

      October 10, 2013 at 15:52

      *affordable DSL

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      • HvR

        October 10, 2013 at 15:54

        well it only became affordable (in most countries) the last 10 years.

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        • Admiral Chief of Rivia

          October 10, 2013 at 15:55

          indeed

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  17. sam

    October 10, 2013 at 15:54

    ps 4 baby

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  18. Hammersteyn

    October 14, 2013 at 07:39

    My preorder is burning. I wantz it now!

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