Leaves are dropping, days are shortening, and colder air is sweeping in. The holidays are almost here, and for most of us, that means feeling out proper gifts for friends and family - and, if we're lucky, dropping just the right hints to unwrap what we're after this year too. The especially good news for gadget enthusiasts being as follows: If your preferred pick happens to be a high-tech item, there's a lot to get excited about this season. Chomping at the bit to start planning your wired wish list already? Grab a pen and start scribbling: Here are some of the hottest up and coming tech trends that will hit with full force when Sunday ad circulars start to flutter down like oversized snowflakes. From touchscreen computers to connected GPS navigation systems, take note - this is the gear set to make a big showing this holiday season.