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Top 50 Tech Trends in 2009

— January 1, 2010 — Tech
This tech trend report countdown features the top tech trends in the last year. The report is a crowd-filtered ranking based on TrendHunter.com monthly traffic (several million monthly views) and our tech trend database, which now has more than 1,400 tech trends.

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Implications - Technology in 2009 has shown more growth than previous years and will continue to do so. With live birthing simulators and robotic exoskeletons, the digital evolution forges ahead. This year has shown bizarre innovations such as human dolls and 'techtoos.' Technology continues to grow, and you can expect much more to come.
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Activity
Freshness
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DIY Fashion Crime Tickets
DIY Fashion Crime Tickets
Plantronics Lets You Issue Citations for ‘Laws of Fashion' V
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47
Faking Rich Artistically
Faking Rich Artistically
Photoshopped 'Fake It 'Til You Make It 2' Images are Hilariously Creative
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46
Insane Infrared Images
Insane Infrared Images
Photo Series Depicts Light Not Visible to the Naked Eye
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45
High-Tech Bovine Grooming
High-Tech Bovine Grooming
DeLaval Automated Cow Brush Makes Pretty, Happy Cows
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44
Recession-Era Self-Marketing
Recession-Era Self-Marketing
Cardsofchange Emphasizes the Positive Side of Downsizing
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43
Techtoos
Techtoos
Electronic Programmable Skin Art Lets You Change Your Mind Often
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42
Fan-Created Vampire Promos
Fan-Created Vampire Promos
Stunning Amateur 'New Moon' Posters Rival Work by Pros
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41
Incredible CGI Cyborgs
Incredible CGI Cyborgs
“Terminator Salvation” Design Art Released
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40
Street-Legal Spy Cars
Street-Legal Spy Cars
Exclusive Motor Cars Produces Bond-Inspired Reproduction
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39
Eco-Stunt Photo Tricks
Eco-Stunt Photo Tricks
Earth Hour 2009 Light Graffiti From WWF on Flickr
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38
Innovative Apple Appliances
Innovative Apple Appliances
10 Mac Products That Are Flashy, But Fake
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37
58 Goofy MP3 Players and Silly Cell Phones
58 Goofy MP3 Players and Silly Cell Phones
Gadgets to Cheer Up Steve Jobs
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36
Autobot Movie Leaks
Autobot Movie Leaks
Sneak Peek at “Transformers 2” Machines
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35
Pocket-Sized Netbooks
Pocket-Sized Netbooks
Sneak Peek at ‘Pocket Yoga' Inspires Some Serious Lenovo Lust
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34
Alien Sound Systems
Alien Sound Systems
Wireless All-In-One Speakers by Erick Sakal Save Inner Space
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33
29 Quirky Gadgets to Jazz Up Your Desktop
29 Quirky Gadgets to Jazz Up Your Desktop
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32
Cartooned Supermodels
Cartooned Supermodels
Adriana Lima, Gisele & Alessandra Ambrosio Vectors
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31
Blogger Tattoos
Blogger Tattoos
Permanent Ink Meant for a Niche Nerd Audience
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30
Storytelling Digital Art
Storytelling Digital Art
Merel Brugman's Image Manipulation is More Than Meets the Eye
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29
24 Computer Mouse Innovations
24 Computer Mouse Innovations
From Goofy Mousepads to Futuristic Mice
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28
Bizarre USB Sticks
Bizarre USB Sticks
10 Bizarre Flash Drives For Quirky Gadget Lovers
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27
Drunken Text Sites
Drunken Text Sites
TextsFromLastNight.com Documents Texting Debauchery
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26
Robotic Exoskeletons
Robotic Exoskeletons
'Wearable Agrirobot' Power Suit Helps Farm Harvest & Pruning
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25
Droplet Architecture
Droplet Architecture
Hi-Tech Resort Design Especially for Humid Coastlines
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24
Google Search LOLs
Google Search LOLs
The 'Autocomplete Me' Blog is Absolutely Ridiculous
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23
Futuristic VIP Aircraft
Futuristic VIP Aircraft
Interior Excellence Unveiled Inside Boeing's 747-8 Intercontinental
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22
Implausibly Photoshopped Photos
Implausibly Photoshopped Photos
Jan Oliehoek Makes the Impossible Look Realistic
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21
The Return of Retro Watches
The Return of Retro Watches
The Timex 80 Watch Brings Back Old-School Digital
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20
Android Keyboard Apps
Android Keyboard Apps
T-Mobile Creates the MyTouch 3G With Unique Features and Applications
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19
40 Addictive iPhone Apps
40 Addictive iPhone Apps
From Nudie Inked Apps to Sacrilegious Games
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18
Human Dolls
Human Dolls
Bizarrely Wide Eyed Photographer by Nina Sundberg
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17
Rebelling Against Retouching
Rebelling Against Retouching
Peter Lindbergh Slams Usage of Photoshop
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16
Interactive Wonderlands
Interactive Wonderlands
Virtual Walkthrough of Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland
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15
Funny Photo Manipulations
Funny Photo Manipulations
Bizarre Hybrid Animal Images by HumanDescent
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14
Light Graffiti Fashion
Light Graffiti Fashion
Dresses of Illumination by Photographer Atton Conrad
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13
Geeky Skivvies
Geeky Skivvies
Nerdalicious Underwear Lets Your Inner Dork Run Wild
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12
Bizarre Guitars
Bizarre Guitars
Custom Made Awesome Axes, From Carved to Steampunked
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11
Striking Submersibles
Striking Submersibles
Aqua Compact Watercraft Ready to Dive in Future Underwater Cities
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10
Touch-Screen Future Kitchens
Touch-Screen Future Kitchens
Petr Kubik's Electrolux Futuristic Dining Table
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9
Eco Transformer Architecture
Eco Transformer Architecture
'Bird Island' Prefab Homes For Waterfronts in Kuala Lumpur
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8
Micro Mini Supercars
Micro Mini Supercars
Baby Sportscar Classics for Pint Sized Power
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7
Hidden Kitchens
Hidden Kitchens
Troy Adams Design's Concept Keeps Appliances Under Cover
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6
Tattooed Watches
Tattooed Watches
Subdermal Implant Keeps Francesco Savini on Time
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5
Surreal Photo Manipulation
Surreal Photo Manipulation
Josh Sommers' Awesome Digital Artwork
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4
Untooning Video Game Characters
Untooning Video Game Characters
Anthony Jones Designs Real-Life Mario, Luigi, Bowser & Princess
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3
Gaming Girlfriend Fashion
Gaming Girlfriend Fashion
Super Mario Brothers Teach You How to Get Women
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2
Social Personality Tagging
Social Personality Tagging
Facebook Meme Is All About Tagging Photos With Insults or Whimsey
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1
Professional Photoshop Fails
Professional Photoshop Fails
Bodies Butchered, Contorted & Given the 'Twilight' Treatment
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