First off is a neat game I play called Perfect World. It's an MMORPG (Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game), and it immerses you in a beautiful and massive world that bears resemblance to medieval China. The character editor is one of the best you'll find, and the best part is the price: FREE. That's right, free, as in no charge ever. There are 3 races to choose from, with each race being able to perform 2 jobs. It has an exciting backstory and an ever-unfolding landscape to explore.
My character is Rianan, if you do decide to play. Send me a friend request!
The second tech item is HammerHead Rhythm Station, a nice freeware program you can use to create drum patterns. It's very customizable, and you can make just about any kind of beat you can think of. I use it for backing on my keyboard and guitars, and it's a solid program.
Check both of these out!