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Stuff’s gadget Thanksgiving – all the tech we’re thankful for

A smattering of Stuff staff share what gadgets they're thankful for. Click on through to find out if you agree with their favourites

We’ve delved deep within our souls to bring you some of the gadgets and tech that we, the Stuff staff are thankful for. Why? Because it’s Thanksgiving today and we thought it would be a better use of our time than watching cat videos on YouTube. Off we go…

Fraser Macdonald (Editor-at-large) – The bicycle – because it made me adventurous. Without it I’d be working for Dumfries’ West Sound 96.5 and still playing D&D with my old school friends. (I kinda wish I was.)

Esat Dedezade (Staff Writer) – The Internet. Ok, so it’s not a gadget per se and it’s probably the most clichéd choice here, but seriously – who isn’t thankful for boundless tomes of instant knowledge, time-sucking flash games and videos of animals pretending they’re people? Could you live without all that? I couldn’t.

Will Findlater (Editor) – Spotify. Without it, I may have become one of those people for whom new music stopped being exciting when I was 25. Mind you, it was better back then…

Stuff Office Cat (Office Cat) – I suppose I’m expected to say that I’m thankful for the scratching post that was given to me to stop me from ruining everyone’s desk chairs. Well, I haven’t been using it and the chair fabric has been cut to shreds, so that’s that. Oh, and tuna. I am very thankful for tuna.

Paddy Smith (Online Editor) – Griffin Beacon/Dijit. It’s overpriced and the app crashes, but when I instruct the Hi-Fi in the other room to start playing Sly and the Family Stone from my bed on a lazy Sunday morning, somehow that doesn’t matter.

Tom Parsons (Reviews Editor) – My friend Oli’s NES. I was just a poor boy from a poor family so without it I may never have become addicted to games and tech in general. Of course I might instead have applied myself more at school and could have ended up with a real job.

Stephen Graves (Online Deputy Editor) – The BBC iPlayer. Because now I don’t have to write off Saturday evenings so that I can watch Doctor Who. Er, not that I did that before the iPlayer, you understand…

Adam White (Sub Editor) – The Nintendo 64. Without it, I would have had to leave the house and meet girls. (I kinda wish I had).

Got any gadgets your thankful for? Let us know in the comments below, or via Twitter.

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Dan is Editor-in-chief of Stuff, working across the magazine and the Stuff.tv website.  Our Editor-in-Chief is a regular at tech shows such as CES in Las Vegas, IFA in Berlin and Mobile World Congress in Barcelona as well as at other launches and events. He has been a CES Innovation Awards judge. Dan is completely platform agnostic and very at home using and writing about Windows, macOS, Android and iOS/iPadOS plus lots and lots of gadgets including audio and smart home gear, laptops and smartphones. He's also been interviewed and quoted in a wide variety of places including The Sun, BBC World Service, BBC News Online, BBC Radio 5Live, BBC Radio 4, Sky News Radio and BBC Local Radio.

Areas of expertise

Computing, mobile, audio, smart home