Generation X-tasy
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Generation X-tasy

Once a year, some 36,000 attendees gather in Las Vegas to attend the Nightclub & Bar Show. It’s an annual ritual that involves visiting hundreds of exhibits with many offering

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Voyeurgasm: Jessica Simpson and Jay Leno
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Voyeurgasm

Rodney King’s 1991 beating was a watershed moment in modern history. Not only was it groundbreaking because police violence was captured on video, but it also helped accelerate an Ubertrend,

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Time Compression

Engineer Percy Spencer at defense contractor Raytheon notices something peculiar. While testing a new vacuum tube, called a magnetron, a candy bar melts in his pocket. Intrigued, Spencer places some

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Screensucking

Christmas 2015 was a beautiful day in San Diego. Joshua Burwell, a 33-year-old visiting from Sheridan, Ind., decided to hike Sunset Cliffs to watch the sunset. Witnesses noticed someone distracted

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Digital Lifestyle

Here’s a startling statistic: 49% of Americans have reduced spending on travel, food and healthcare in order to afford their technology. Welcome to the Digital Lifestyle Ubertrend — the marriage

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Unwired

When the Zenith Space Command remote control went into production in 1956, few could have predicted that this ultrasonic gadget would be the catalyst for a whole new era of

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Selfies-R-Us

The smartphone is behind another trend, the self-portrait or “selfie.” Proving that selfies are a cult hit, a telescoping wand designed to help smartphone users take better selfies is now the “hottest gift.”

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Control Freak

The Unwired Ubertrend is spurring another trend: Control Freak. Spurred by a freedom from wires and spoiled by the instant gratification of technology, people are demanding ever more control.

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Ellen DeGeneres Oscars selfie
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Celebrity Worship Syndrome

One third of Americans are obsessed with celebrities, leading to a modern affliction dubbed Celebrity Worship Syndrome. This voyeurgasmic trend is being propelled by the rapid proliferation of smartphones.

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