It’s not just about the gadget. It’s about what you can do with it. And sometimes it’s not a gadget at all. Among the 25 award-winners that made this year’s list of LAPTOP’s Most Innovative Products is an app that lets you transfer money to a friend simply by tapping two phones together, and a wireless technology that enables notebooks to beam whatever is on their screens to the nearest TV. Which is not to say there isn’t cutting-edge hardware out there that makes our jaws drop. How about a tablet with a dual-mode display that switches between ePaper and full-color with the push of a button? Whether it’s an app, technology, or device, there’s one thing all this year’s winners share: ingenuity. Read on to count down the year’s most groundbreaking products, from 25 to 1.