2008 has five short days until it becomes 2009. While we're excited as always to think about what's coming next, it's almost sad to think such a great year is coming to a close. We saw a lot of awesome gadgets, zany concepts and news from around the tech world — and even celebrated our first birthday — but this is it, folks: the last week of 2008. So from all of us here at DVICE, thank you for reading and stay locked on as we head in to another year of technological developments and marvels in 2009.
Check out some of 2008's top lists, features, galleries and articles from Shift, our weekly column on all facets of technology.
Top 10 new sports technologies that will change the Olympics forever
5 tech predictions from 1968 that were dead-on (and 5 that were completely nuts)
Breakfast 2.0: 10 mind-blowing toasters. Yes, toasters.
10 best useless iPhone apps for less than a dollar
20 toys for girls that don't look like, er, toys for girls
How to build your own Iron Man suit — for real
Are voting machines reliable? DVICE looks at every type — in every state
Who wants to be a millionaire? Write one of these iPhone apps
The Evolution of the iPod Nano
Is the Internet haunted?
30 stunning images of the Large Hadron Collider
Behold: San Francisco in the 22nd Century
Amazing $10 million train set adds an airport (and another $10 million)
The New York International Auto Show in pictures
Your tour of the Toy Fair 2008 in pictures