For me, the two pieces of technology that I use the most are my Intel Reader and Dragon Naturally Speaking.
The intel Reader is a portable print scanning device which allows me to scan and read printed materials. The scanner has a very powerful processor which translates images of text to make a synthesizer speak the printed words.
I also use Dragon Naturally Speaking a speech to text program to write my hubs, answers and also write my paper drafts.
Both these pieces of technology are helping me to continue in my education as I am now studying for a masters degree in history.