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<p></p> <p><strong> </strong>'Tis the season to count your blessings, and we here at TechNewsDaily hold a few gadgets near and dear to our hearts. From cooking tools to video game systems, these tech treats aim to ensure a very Happy Thanksgiving.</p> <p></p>

<strong>Smartphones</strong>

<p></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong><br></strong></p> <p><a alt="((CONLINK|822|Smartphones))" href="http://www.technewsdaily.com/822-top-10-reasons-to-ditch-your-dumb-phone-for-a-smartphone.html">Smartphones</a> may seem like an obvious choice, but what better way to stay connected with friends and family (and the news and your sports stats) around the holidays than with a beloved iPhone or Android device? Smartphone, life wouldn't be the same without you.</p> <p></p>

<strong>Food Processors</strong>

<p></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong><br></strong></p> <p>Just when Thanksgiving dinner seemed a bit too much to handle, this powerful and durable tool can save the day by making everything simple again. With work bowls for slicing, shredding and other processing tasks, this sturdy gadget <a alt="((CONLINK|1229|for%20the%20home))" href="http://www.technewsdaily.com/1229-7-quirky-gadgets-for-the-home.html">for the home</a> conserves time and makes clean-up that much easier.</p> <p></p>

<strong>Dishwashers</strong>

<p></p> <p><strong><br></strong></p> <p>You can never underestimate the beauty and ease of a dishwasher scrubbing away at your Thanksgiving dinner plates. No one wants to clean up after cooking all day anyway, especially when the football game is on.</p> <p></p>

<strong>Big screen TVs</strong>

<p></p> <p><strong><br></strong></p> <p>And what better way to watch the game than on a giant-sized TV? Big screen TV prices are <a alt="((CONLINK|1521|expected%20to%20plunge))" href="http://www.technewsdaily.com/1521-holiday-shoppers-want-big-screen-tvs.html">expected to plunge</a> now more than ever for holiday shoppers this season, so if you've been eyeing one for awhile, now could be your chance to <a alt="((CONLINK|1571|save))" href="http://www.technewsdaily.com/1571-4-ways-to-save-on-holiday-hdtvs.html">save</a> . We’re also crazy about Apple TV and the ability to watch Netflix titles on demand, rent TV shows commercial-free in HD and stream photos and music from your computer. Now that's how you wait out a turkey coma.</p> <p></p>

<strong>Interactive video game consoles<br></strong>

<p></p> <p><strong><br></strong></p> <p>Interactive game consoles such as Nintendo Wii and the new <a alt="((CONLINK|1477|XBox%20Kinect%20system))" href="http://www.technewsdaily.com/1477-microsoft-kinect-review-roundup.html">XBox Kinect system</a> will get us off the couch this year not only work off our holiday meals but also to keep the whole family entertained and dancing about.</p> <p></p>

<strong>GPS systems</strong>

<p></p> <p><strong><br></strong></p> <p><a alt="((CONLINK|1399|GPS%20systems))" href="http://www.technewsdaily.com/1399-seven-modern-day-technologies-sparking-controversy.html">GPS systems</a> make finding the way home from Grandma's as easy as pumpkin pie.</p> <p></p>

<strong>Tablet computers</strong>

<p></p> <p><strong><br></strong></p> <p>Tablet computers such as the iPad are perfect for late-night reading and Web surfing. So after a long day, get a jump on Black Friday or Cyber Monday via your tablet.</p> <p class="MsoNormal"><em>Reach TechNewsDaily senior writer Samantha Murphy at <a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a>. Follow her on Twitter @SamMurphy_TMN</em></p>

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