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Score: 5.5
This Month and Mild Top 5 Examples: 1,398 Total Clicks Date Range: Jan 16 - Jan 17
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Safety features prevent common dangers associated with home appliances
Implications - As technology integrates into nearly every aspect of the home, the priorities of new families, particularly with regards to the safety of their loved ones, start to take precedence over mere convenience and ease. Smart appliances increasingly incorporate built-in safety features while older home electronics are being retrofitted with extra levels of precaution, offering peace of mind to anxious homeowners. [More]
Score: 6.6
This Month and Warm Top 6 Examples: 3,338 Total Clicks Date Range: Aug 15 - Jan 17
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Futuristic meal replacement concepts entice time-starved consumers
Implications - While much of the conversation seems to focus on the wellness lifestyle obsession, an emerging group of consumers interested merely in absorbing one's required daily nutrients in the most efficient way possible are embracing futuristic meal replacement plans. This progression highlights the ability of modern consumers to construct lifestyles of their own liking, such a freedom includes previously unthinkable concepts such as the choice to save time by avoiding conventional meals, whether or not this results in opting out of such shared experiences as dining. [More]
Score: 5.9
This Month and Mild Top 5 Examples: 3,044 Total Clicks Date Range: Jun 15 - Jan 17
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As technology evolves, consumers rely on apps for leisure
Implications - Mobile connectivity is being further integrated into the entertainment industry, which helps to marry online communication with real-life social activities. The convergence of these two social styles directly battles any negative perceptions of online communication. This allows connected consumers to socialize in a more traditional way, while still enjoying the conveniences of social media. [More]
Score: 6.5
This Quarter and Mild Top 4 Examples: 1,938 Total Clicks Date Range: May 16 - Dec 16
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Mobile gaming moves beyond apps to mimic consoles
Implications - Smartphone gaming tends to evoke images of mainstream consumer-friendly apps, however, peripherals and in some cases, tweaked mobile design is skewing more toward the hardcore gamer. This is being executed by taking direct cues from console gaming. This shows a convergence of two opposing subcultures within gaming culture as a whole. [More]
Filed in: TechMobileGames
Score: 5.4
This Quarter and Mild Top 4 Examples: 997 Total Clicks Date Range: May 16 - Dec 16
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Smartphones integrate more interactive entertainment capabilities
Implications - Though technologies such as VR and 3D visuals have barely cracked the home tech market, developments can already be seen in immersive technology for mobile. This is more in line with how the upcoming youth generation is entertaining themselves, speaking to the maximum speed with which today's technology must develop. [More]
Filed in: TechMobile
Score: 7.3
This Quarter and Warm Top 4 Examples: 3,109 Total Clicks Date Range: Jun 16 - Dec 16
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New mobile devices work against the average smartphone aesthetic
Implications - The rise of smart watches has ushered in an era of connected mobile devices that staunchly go against the grain of typical smartphone design. Oftentimes, this design shift works to improve the convenience factor. This is often the case with wearables. However, it can also be said that this shift toward unconventional design signifies the next step of tech as a status symbol. [More]
Filed in: TechMobile
Score: 6.9
This Quarter and Warm Top 4 Examples: 2,930 Total Clicks Date Range: Feb 16 - Dec 16
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Water quality monitoring focuses in on the act and source of drinking
Implications - Water monitoring can often skew toward general utility use, however more emphasis has been placed on the quality of drinking water as of late. This is employed through a very direct approach, sometimes focusing in on the source of at-home drinking water, such as the tap. This shows a shift from water monitoring as a societal concern, to an individual concern. [More]
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Score: 6
This Quarter and Mild Top 4 Examples: 7,646 Total Clicks Date Range: Nov 15 - Dec 16
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Portable air monitoring expands beyond the home
Implications - Typically, air purification and monitoring is seen in the home. However, as pollution increases in metropolitan areas and concern for the environment rises, more portable monitoring demands are observed. Monitoring options for outside the home satisfy this need. This speaks to the high degree of curation consumers expect. [More]
Score: 5.1
This Quarter and Mild Top 4 Examples: 2,519 Total Clicks Date Range: Jan 15 - Dec 16
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Air and water quality monitoring becomes more fun than function
Implications - The health and wellness wave has a whole new set of consumers concerned for the quality of the air and water in their homes -- namely, Millennial parents. With this in mind, more gamification is being integrated into air and water monitoring. This shows that as Millennials age, their preferences in terms of engagement remain the same and must be accommodated. [More]
Score: 8.6
This Quarter and V. Hot Top 4 Examples: 17,023 Total Clicks Date Range: Jan 16 - Dec 16
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Air quality is monitored and improved with multipurpose home items
Implications - The Uberization of Things has given consumers full capability to curate their surroundings, creating a higher demand for items such as air purifiers. This expands the needs in this category. More recently, a demand for multifunctional air monitoring that seamlessly integrates into the home can be seen, accommodating a more mainstream audience. [More]
Filed in: TechLifestyle