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You might think that Trend Spotter is an international trend spotter of mystery. However, this is not true. Trend Spotter is a monkey. A monkey captive in a lab with nothing but a computer, a list of trend spotting websites, and an idea. An idea to change the world by spotting trends, one at a time.
Not Cot
Not Cot
Not Cot is a visual site that showcases the best of what's new. For those who like a visual site, you'll appreciate that Not Cot features just a big square image of each featured post. Click it and you'll… MORE
Text Messaging Induced Crashes
Text Messaging Induced Crashes
British Teen Imprisoned
Talking on the phone while driving is dangerous, but you can crank up the danger level even more if you text message while driving... For one young British woman, texting while driving has resulted in… MORE
Reverse Peephole Viewer
Reverse Peephole Viewer
Spy Gadgets Get Creepy
The reverse peephole viewer lets a person peek into someone's home from the outside of their peephole. The device was allegedly made for law enforcement, to help them assess hazards before opening a… MORE
Mega LAN Parties
Mega LAN Parties
Nerds Set Record for World's Largest LAN Party
People are nerds, and this picture proves it. LAN parties, which have already been infecting the globe, are getting even bigger. In this picture, you can see several hundred people in what amounts to… MORE
Grass Chairs
Grass Chairs
Sun Lounger Makes Eco-Friendly Nature-Inspired Lawnchairs
If you like that feeling of lying in the grass, you'll love the added shape and style that comes from this eco friendly 'lawnchair'. The chair incorporates sod into its steel and rubber design.  It also… MORE
Privacy Scissors
Privacy Scissors
Available in Japan for under $10, these privacy scissors let you destroy your printed secrets. You could probably rip stuff instead, but that takes longer... Plus, you know you've already thought about… MORE
Up-Close Projectors
Up-Close Projectors
The Sanyo LP-XL50
Instead of projecting across a room, the Sanyo LP-XL50 can be placed up right up against a wall. Although the projector looks a little odd, it can project a 100" image, effectively creating a movie theater… MORE
Zip Zip LEGO USB Memory Stick
Zip Zip LEGO USB Memory Stick
For $59 you can pick up a 1 gb Zip Zip LEGO memory stick. The memory stick is actually embedded within an actual brick of LEGO. If you want one, maybe you'll have to move fast because the product is… MORE
Keychain Sized Mini Digital Photo Album
Keychain Sized Mini Digital Photo Album
The Soban is a keychain mini digital photo album which has been released by a Korean company, Narae Inter(www.wjkk.net). The mini keychain is equiped with 128 mb of capacity, enough to load a 7,000 photo… MORE
Gun Flask
Gun Flask
Look tough when you're sipping your flask at work. Or, as Suck.uk puts it, "Drinking whisky from a hip flask can damage your health - but it's not as bad as putting a gun in your mouth when you are feeling… MORE
Razorblade Mirror
Razorblade Mirror
Add a Little Edge to Your Wall
The Razorblade Mirror, designed by Phil Sims, is a sharp looking design (bad pun) that adds character to your wall. The design will be sold by Suck.Uk, but pricing details are not yet available. Suck… MORE
70 Japanese Gestures
70 Japanese Gestures
Commmunicate without words using this illustrated guide to Japanese gestures. The book will teach you a number of useful gestures and a number of less practical but still important, like, "Hey! Your underwear… MORE
Reversible Doormat
Reversible Doormat
Does it Say 'Come in' or 'Go Away'?
This illusionary reversible doornmat can be read as saying "come in" from one direction or "go away" from another. Suck UK describes, "It's got to be seen to be believed but from one side this really… MORE
WaterWerkz Vending Machines Mix Drinks On The Fly
WaterWerkz Vending Machines Mix Drinks On The Fly
WaterWerkz has created a cool new concept in beverage vending machines with their patented PouchLink system. You can customize the size of packaging and mix contents of your drink to your heart's content… MORE
Uncommon Scents
Uncommon Scents
Stinky Cheese Perfume
Don't ask me why, but the makers of infamous Stilton Blue Cheese have decided to capitalize on their stinky scent. They've actually bottled the stench of stinky blue cheese. MORE
The World's Smallest Book
The World's Smallest Book
0.1 Millmeters
For $20,000 US, you can lay claim to a limited edition of the World's Smallest Book. It measures less than 0.1 millimetres square! It was created with laser beam etchings on a silicon crystal (nanotechnology). MORE
Elderly Crimes on the Rise
Elderly Crimes on the Rise
Statistics show an increase in crimes committed by the elderly. This includes crimes of brutal violence. This highlighted by the recent conviction of an 84-year-old woman who brutally stabbed her husband… MORE
Using MySpace For Crime
Using MySpace For Crime
MyCrimeSpace Dot Com
MyCrimeSpace.com compiles records and reports of crimes committed using the ever popular website, MySpace.com and other similar sites like Craiglist. Crimes include everything from issuing threats, to… MORE
Human Scent Collecting
Human Scent Collecting
New Technology to Capture Scent for Tracking Terrorists
'The War on Terror' is pretty much an everyday phrase and many of us glaze over when we hear it. But here's an interesting tidbit: The government has researchers looking into the development of a Human… MORE
Colour Blindness Simulators
Colour Blindness Simulators
Tool Lets You Decolour Your World
As much as 5% of the male population is certifiably colour blind… (more like 50% if you’re judging by some of those far out colour combos compliments of men!) In any case, the Colour Blindness Simulator… MORE
MP3 Ringtones For Your Home Phone
MP3 Ringtones For Your Home Phone
The Magic Ringtone machine lets you customize your home phone with an MP3 ringtone of your choosing. Have fun and switch 'em up, just like you would on your cell phone. Very cool! MORE
All-in-One Drink Machines
All-in-One Drink Machines
The 'Ultimate Professional Drink Maker'
Do you pride yourself in throwing the best parties ever? Then pump it up a notch with the Ultimate Professional Drink Maker and make your rivals drool while you crank out bar-style drinks with ease. Of… MORE
Humans Outsmart Computers
Humans Outsmart Computers
Amazon Patents Humans Assisting Computers
Ever heard of mturking? Probably not. But this is one of the earlier trysts I personally have had with online earnings. MTurk in an example of Amazon's "machine/human computing arrangement" where they… MORE
Weird Celebrity Fixations
Weird Celebrity Fixations
50 Foot Tall Michael Jackson Robot (That Shoots Lasers)
Wacko celebrities with oodles of cash can create real havoc in the world. Case in point: Micheal Jackson has his heart set on building a 50 foot robot resembling himself that he will equip with lasers… MORE
Technology For Pets
Technology For Pets
The Litter Robot Self-Cleaning Litter Box
Do you have a cat... or even four? Then the Litter Robot may well be a worthwhile investment for your home. Completely automated, this wicked cool device knows when your kitty has done its business and… MORE
Audio Bath Tubs
Audio Bath Tubs
Bathing and Beethoven
The Stereo H20 audio system by MTI turns any bathtub into a sound system. We all know that appliances and water don't mix, and this electronic solution lets anyone enjoy their favorite songs safely. You… MORE
Creepy, Crawly Technology
Creepy, Crawly Technology
Robots That Slink and Squirm
Robots that imitate real life are the focus of studies at Tufthouse University as lab students and researchers create life-imitating robotics like a caterpillar out of silicone rubber (called Dragon Skin). MORE
Gadgets for Pets
Gadgets for Pets
PetSafe Micro I.D. Rescue Collar for Dogs and Cats
Are you a greedy gadget grabber and a pet lover too? Then you'll love the PetSafe Micro I.D. Rescue Collar featuring it's own USB flash drive to store all your pet's details from medical history to home… MORE
The O-Ring Watch By Phillippe Starck
The O-Ring Watch By Phillippe Starck
Looking for functional, industrial design in a watch at a reasonable price? Starck-designed, Fossil O-Ring Watch definitely fits the bill with it's uber-funky o-ring face and simplistic detailing. MORE
Transportation Trends
Transportation Trends
The Flying Car Takes Flight
The Personal Air and Land Vehicle is the combination of a car, a motorbike and a helicopter - and it REALLY FLIES. It's a dream-come-true that has been occupying minds and imaginations since the Model… MORE
High Tech Elastic Band Guns
High Tech Elastic Band Guns
Perpetual Kid invites everyone to indulge their inner child with a cool update on rubber band shooters with the Fireband, Elastic Band Gun, which retails for $9.99 and comes with 20 rubber bands to start… MORE
Nintendo Wii Goes Solar
Nintendo Wii Goes Solar
A unique experiment allowed two gamers-gone-enviromentalists to harness the sun's rays to power a Nintendo Wii. Solar panels were installed to collect energy and the Wii, a television and two speakers… MORE
Limbo Goes High Tech
Limbo Goes High Tech
The String Thing
Limbo-addicts can rejoice with the a cool device that takes the old school out of limbo. The String Thing shoots out blacklight sensitive string and pumps out rockin' tunes so that limbo can be played… MORE
TV Volume Regulator Makes Commercials Shut Up
TV Volume Regulator Makes Commercials Shut Up
Are you tired of watching your favourite television program, only to be blasted by annoyingly loud commercials? Well, the TV Volume Regulator gives back the power to the viewers, allowing you to regulate… MORE
3D Animation For Dummies
3D Animation For Dummies
New Technique Allows Beginners To Create Animations In Minutes
A cool new 3D animation technique is so simple and easy to master that even a non-experienced user is able to animate their own image, upload it and use it in a game. The process requires a simple body… MORE
Fur Chair by Antonio Citterio
Fur Chair by Antonio Citterio
The fur chair by Antonio Citterio offers a combination of glamour and comfort that is sure to enhance the appeal of your urban loft... except to your PETA friends who will curse you for killing animals… MORE

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Indian Politicians are Texting for Votes
Indian Politicians are Texting for Votes
Politics, or rather politicians, have caught up with the latest communications technology. Or so it seems. If your mobile phone goes beep, beep, you know it's an SMS. Yes, but this time it is not a friend… MORE
Nike Flight+ iPod Watch Details Leaked
Nike Flight+ iPod Watch Details Leaked
For a while, we've known that Nike is launching an iPod watch line. The breaking news is that the Flight+ details and pictures have hit the internet before they were released. MORE
Sony Ericsson Black Diamond Phone Revisited: Coming Soon for $300,000
Sony Ericsson Black Diamond Phone Revisited: Coming Soon for $300,000
In March, Trend Hunter introduced you to the Sony Ericsson Black Diamond phone. We liked the Black Diamond because it's one of the hottest designs we've ever seen. Now we have confirmation that the phone… MORE
Satanist Runs for Governer of Minnesota
Satanist Runs for Governer of Minnesota
"Like other politicians, he worships Satan, but Sharkey "doesn't hide his dark side." He claims to speak for the "Vampyres, Witches and Pagans," political party, and most likely does so in a scary-monster… MORE
Interactive Photo Tiles
Interactive Photo Tiles
Move and zoom into your favorite photos on your own personal video wall. "The photo archive is visualized as a large grid of square thumbnails, that can be moved and zoomed seamlessly to full screen"… MORE
Weird Celebrity Fixations
Weird Celebrity Fixations
50 Foot Tall Michael Jackson Robot (That Shoots Lasers)
Wacko celebrities with oodles of cash can create real havoc in the world. Case in point: Micheal Jackson has his heart set on building a 50 foot robot resembling himself that he will equip with lasers… MORE
Cornervertising
Cornervertising
BBC Ads Show Both Sides of the Story
The new BBC advertising campaign, "Show Both Sides of the Story," does just that. The angle: get corner billboard space everywhere and juxtapose news on each corner. Credits BBDO New York Bill Bruce… MORE
The World's Smallest Book
The World's Smallest Book
0.1 Millmeters
For $20,000 US, you can lay claim to a limited edition of the World's Smallest Book. It measures less than 0.1 millimetres square! It was created with laser beam etchings on a silicon crystal (nanotechnology). MORE
Keychain Sized Mini Digital Photo Album
Keychain Sized Mini Digital Photo Album
The Soban is a keychain mini digital photo album which has been released by a Korean company, Narae Inter(www.wjkk.net). The mini keychain is equiped with 128 mb of capacity, enough to load a 7,000 photo… MORE
The O-Ring Watch By Phillippe Starck
The O-Ring Watch By Phillippe Starck
Looking for functional, industrial design in a watch at a reasonable price? Starck-designed, Fossil O-Ring Watch definitely fits the bill with it's uber-funky o-ring face and simplistic detailing. MORE
Fur Chair by Antonio Citterio
Fur Chair by Antonio Citterio
The fur chair by Antonio Citterio offers a combination of glamour and comfort that is sure to enhance the appeal of your urban loft... except to your PETA friends who will curse you for killing animals… MORE
All Wheel Drive Affordable Supercar
All Wheel Drive Affordable Supercar
The 2007 Audi R8
The new Audi R8 has been unveiled. One of the interesting points is that it shares the mid-engine Lamborghini Gallardo platform. This helps make the Audi an affordable supercar at roughly $100,000. It… MORE
Fish-Driven Vehicle
Fish-Driven Vehicle
The Terranaut is a high tech vehicle driven by the motions of a Blood Parrot fish. This is what happens when high tech and little fish combine. As the fish moves around in the bowl, a camera in the tank… MORE
Women Could Make Sperm
Women Could Make Sperm
A recent breakthrough in stem cell research reveals that women have the capability of creating sperm and creating offspring. The breakthrough means that infertile couples may have new hope. "The researchers… MORE