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The last few months of the year typically bring a flood of new technology products that can fill out one’s wish list—and clear out one’s bank account. This year, however, is different. Many of the laptops that have been released are only modest upgrades, since Intel Corp.’s most potent new chips won’t be available until 2017. Tablet makers, meanwhile, are scaling back their plans as they contend with a market that is no longer on fire. And then there’s the new smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy Note 7, that had the unfortunate habit of setting itself on fire. But that doesn’t mean you need to go low-tech this holiday season. What follows are some great gadgets that can boost your productivity, enhance your leisure and sometimes even do both.