In Pictures: Top 10 tech gadgets of 2012

We’re still a few months away from 2013, but most of the hot gadgets have been released, or will be by November, in time for the holiday gift-buying season.

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Raspberry Pi

Release date: Feb. 29

This cheap (starting price of $25) and small (about the size of a credit card) fully functioning computer was originally designed for educational purposes. It quickly sold out its initial run of 10,000 units, and can still be hard to come by. Enthusiasts have hacked the Raspberry Pi for all kinds of projects, like assembling an array of them to build a supercomputer. It inspired other companies to quickly develop and sell a plethora of similar devices, thus, creating the “tiny PC” market.

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