Welcome to the final Crave story of 2010. We're now all off on our holidays until the new year, but we wanted to take this opportunity to wish every one of you a very merry Christmas and a happy new year. It's been truly wonderful reading all your feedback in the Crave comments, on our Facebook wall and in your user reviews.

What a year for tech it's been. Apple has dominated the news agenda, with the launch of the iPad generating plenty of oohs and aahs from around the world, and the iPhone 4 antenna problems a mixture of indignation and derision.

That didn't seem to have any lasting impact though -- you voted for the iPhone as the Greatest Gadget of the 21st Century in our epic tournament.

3D TV arrived in Britain, while a government was kicked out of office, leaving a nasty Digital Economy Act in its wake. Windows Phone 7 popped by to try to save Microsoft's mobile bacon against the increasingly popular Android OS from Google.

We reviewed the first decent set of electric cars, while Nokia continued to slowly implode with the release of the N8 running Symbian 3. Meanwhile, Facebook continued to take over the world along with Google, and that's before the whole WikiLeaks saga. What was your favourite tech moment of 2010? Let us know in the comments below.

Meantime, if you're stuck for things to do over Yuletide, why not take a few moments to catch up on any episodes of the podcast you might have missed? Don't forget, our reviews section is chock full of roundups of the best stuff to help guide you through any post-Christmas purchases, and we know everyone who uses the site would appreciate it if you could take the time to write your own review of anything you've bought or received.

We'll be back on 4 January with some stonking coverage from the biggest consumer electronics show in the world, CES, along with our usual award-winning mix of news and reviews. Plus, we have some very exciting plans we can't wait to tell you all about.

Have a wonderful, tech-filled break, and see you in the new year. Take it away Chewie!

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