The 8-track tapes you've been hanging on to are officially antiques. But joining them soon will be VCRs, cassette tapes, and conventional AM/FM radios. What's hot now? Think digital and online, as in digital-video recorders (DVRs) and micro hi-fi systems with Internet connectivity.

On the lighter side, how about a toy gun you can point at someone (just not at close range) and fire without fear of taking an eye out? For some of the latest technological developments to just plain old fun, read on.