The Jeff and Ed Show
Which technology could YOU not live without?
The washing machine, iPad and the humble toaster have been named among the top 30 products which have changed our lives.
A study among 2,000 adults also found we consider broadband, microwaves and the ability to send emails worthy of a place in the hall of fame.
Catch-up TV, first getting a dishwasher and switching to an electric toothbrush also made the list as did spectacles, satnav and Facebook.
THE TOP 30 ITEMS THAT CHANGED OUR LIVES
2. The Internet
3. Washing machine
10. SKY/ satellite TV
11. Double glazed windows
14. Catch up TV
19. Tumble dryer
22. Hair straighteners
23. Contact lenses
24. Electric toothbrush
25. HD TV
26. Coffee machine
27. Digital radio
28. Air conditioning
29. Electric razor
The results also showed six in ten Britons feel they are slow to get the latest technology and a third will only buy new appliances if the old ones are broken.
Many also claim to have changed their partner more often than they had changed some appliances - nearly a third had a fridge, toaster or washing machine that had outlasted several relationships.
The research into people’s use of technology in the home was conducted by Hotpoint as part of their study into the nation’s Home IQ.