CNET también está disponible en español.

Ir a español

Don't show this again

Christmas Gift Guide
Culture

CNET UK Podcast 167: Best tech of the noughties

Nate, Flora, Rory and Ian look back across the entire decade to decide which technology most impressed us -- we even had a little vote to see what was the best tech of the noughties

You've probably noticed -- it's not just the end of the year, but the end of a decade. Depending how you count your decades. Anyway, it's been ten years since the Millennium Bug panic, so now seems like a good enough time to take a look at the first decade of the 21st century and see what the best tech was.

A decade is a very long time in tech, we discovered -- it's actually hard to believe that for the first half of the decade we didn't have the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and the Wii. It's a period that saw GPS take over everything we do, from finding the M1 to finding the local hostelry. All in all, we're very happy with the first decade of the 21st century, but we are worried about the lack of hoverboards, which we're pretty sure everyone was supposed to have by now.

Once we'd related our stories about the best technology, Rory surprised us with a method of deciding what was the most significant invention. The result was both surprising and mundane. If you disagree, our forum is the place you should voice your dissent.

All that remains for us to say now, is thank you for another wonderful year. We're very fond of each and every one of our listeners, and we can't wait to see you again in 2010 -- the year of the hoverboard. Surely?

Play audio version