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Score: 8.8
Recent and Hot Top 4 Examples: 33,700 Total Clicks Date Range: Mar 14 - Aug 14
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3D printing expands to offer functional, everyday goods
Implications - The potential of 3D printing is being realized as the market of goods is expanded to include prosthetics, foods, everyday goods and beyond. This shift towards mass adoption of 3D printed goods targets the modern consumer whose preference for convenience and tech-savvy innovations is leading towards full lifestyle immersion. [More]
Score: 5.3
Recent and Mild Top 4 Examples: 2,333 Total Clicks Date Range: Jan 14 - Aug 14
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As the connected home gains popularity, devices adopt voice-based navigation
Implications - Voice control technology isn't a necessarily new innovation, but the ways that brands are incorporating the feature into new smart home devices is reintroducing it to the masses. As the demand for tech-based lifestyle integration continues, the modern consumer is coming to expect ease of use above anything else. [More]
Score: 6.8
Recent and Warm Top 4 Examples: 7,139 Total Clicks Date Range: Jan 14 - Aug 14
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The 3D printing boom sees the practice expand into structural design
Implications - The need for quick and economical housing solutions is rising steadily as more consumers move into cities on a global level, which has prompted 3D printed architecture. The further expansion of the technology into the design sector decentralizes manufacturing to create a flexible market ready for the future of development. [More]
Score: 8
Recent and Warm Top 4 Examples: 33,888 Total Clicks Date Range: May 14 - Aug 14
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Products become more rugged to the delight of scrupulous consumers
Implications - While weatherproof designs are typically reserved for intense activity products, we're seeing a rise in the ways brands are augmenting even everyday items to be durable. Traditionally mundane products are receiving a rugged overhaul as consumers become more concerned with how long a product will last. [More]
Score: 8
Recent and Hot Top 4 Examples: 77,291 Total Clicks Date Range: Oct 13 - Aug 14
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The expansion of printing sees brands turning to unexpected sources of ink
Implications - Technologies like 3D printing have reignited consumer interest in at-home technology, which is being expanded by brands and individuals with alternative ink sources. Using recycled materials or even H2O, the solutions speak to the eco-friendly consumer as well as individuals looking for economical ways to increase efficiency. [More]
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Score: 7.4
Recent and Hot Top 4 Examples: 3,687 Total Clicks Date Range: Oct 13 - Aug 14
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As tech becomes further entrenched in everyday life, the fear of doing without rises
Implications - A vast majority of consumers can't do without their smartphone or other gadgets, which has prompted the development of equipment that ensures connectivity regardless of scenario. This shift towards risk mitigation in computing and buying habits marks consumer preference for constant connectivity. [More]
Score: 5.9
Recent and Warm Top 4 Examples: 2,528 Total Clicks Date Range: Jul 13 - Aug 14
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Consumers turn to apps and online sites for platonic relationships
Implications - Fostering relationships in a more social environment, consumers are turning to apps and online sites to find more than romantic courtships. Allowing individuals to connect and test bonds through mobile devices, these innovations speak to a desire for a more digitally dependent way of creating friendships. [More]
Score: 7.1
Recent and Hot Top 4 Examples: 3,987 Total Clicks Date Range: Apr 14 - Aug 14
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A shift in priorities has consumers tracking down guilty pleasures
Implications - As tech devices become more integrated into the consumer lifestyle, traditional tracking devices and apps are taking on a new form. Offering an alternative to GPS devices or health monitors, these innovations help consumers locate more gratifying services, like fast food restaurants, representing a rise in tech devices that encourage rather than deter indulgent behavior. [More]
Score: 6.4
Recent and Warm Top 4 Examples: 6,033 Total Clicks Date Range: Feb 13 - Aug 14
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Seeking more immersive exercise, consumers turn to digitally heightened sports
Implications - Seeking to heighten sporting activities, consumers are turning to augmented athletics to maximize experiences. Enhancing activities like rock climbing and soccer with simulated effects and 3D visuals, these augmented experiences offer more engaging sporting experiences without added physical exertion. [More]
Score: 5.6
Recent and Mild Top 4 Examples: 2,712 Total Clicks Date Range: Oct 12 - Aug 14
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Animal adoration is accelerated with products providing insight into animal life
Implications - Taking an appreciation for pets one step further, animal enthusiasts are turning to specialized tech equipment to gain insight into their pet's lives. Shedding a light onto how animals see the world, these innovations speak to a desire to connect with beloved companions on a more in-depth level. [More]