Happy Holidays from DVICE!

You may notice a lower level of posting than normal over the next few days. The DVICE editorial team is taking a few days off from the gadget world to study up on emerging technology and prepare for CES 2010… ah, who are we kidding? — we're taking a break to goof around with all the fun tech toys we got for Christmas. We heartily recommend you do, too. Have a great holiday, all! See you next week.

In the meantime, enjoy these standout stories from 2009:

Force Trainer duel: Jedi Master vs. Star Wars virgin

5 home theater technologies coming faster than you think

6 gadgets Japan loves (and the U.S. rejected)

The 10 most badass sci-fi battlesuits ever

NASA: Sucks or Rocks?

4 Star Trek technologies that are almost here (and 3 that are really far off)

8 awesome things you can implant into your body

10 fantastic green cities of the future

Talking Gadget Theater II: The Kindle 2 and iPod Shuffle perform Wrath of Khan

Kitchen porn: 8 of the most outrageous food gadgets money can buy