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Affordable sous vide appliances make the gourmet technique more accessible
Implications - At the same time as dishes prepared via the sous vide method begins to appear on QSR menus, affordable versions of the gourmet technology are being released that appeal to a wider market. This shift speaks to the rapid proliferation of the technique and its potential staying power given its ability to produce a large amount of food quickly and safely, and now more affordably. [More]
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54,224 Total Clicks
Apr 17 - Sep 18
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Consumers seek products and services in the tech space to help stay present
Implications - As mindfulness becomes a more idealized state for consumers, tech companies are debuting products and services that allow their customers to interact with their products in a way that supports a life lived with more presence. Be it an accessory for a device or a feature built into an app, the focus on the detrimental effects of technology addiction is impacting the expectations that consumers have for products in this space. [More]
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238,878 Total Clicks
May 18 - Sep 18
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Wearable devices incorporate safety features for consumer comfort
Implications - The integration of safety-oriented and tracking features into wearable items offer comfort to consumers when it comes to their safety outside the home. Whether for children or for adults, products that offer safety features provide a sense of security to help in cases of emergency or injury. Such features highlight how technology is being utilized to better the daily lives of consumers. [More]
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50,912 Total Clicks
Jan 18 - Aug 18
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Everyday consumers break into the podcast space with specialized products
Implications - As one of the most accessible forms of media, podcasts are rapidly growing category. Feeding consumers' desire to break into the space are products that make high-quality podcasting more attainable to everyday people. Speaking to the way in which entertainment and media is becoming more democratized as a whole, this is a clear way in which companies are tapping into consumers' desire to create. [More]
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46,474 Total Clicks
Aug 17 - Jun 18
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Face cleansing routines are enhanced with powerful accessories
Implications - Always seeking a more effective way to enhance their daily skincare routines, many beauty focused consumers are turning to tools and accessories that help them recreate spa-like facial treatments at home. As visual mediums like Instagram and YouTube encourage more sophisticated beauty routines, consumers are increasingly prioritizing skincare as part of their self-care rituals, investing more money in tools that promise a deeper cleanse and a smoother canvass for the next day's makeup routine. [More]
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67,738 Total Clicks
Jun 16 - May 18
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Brands merge traditionally lowbrow concepts with impressive technology
Implications - Cutting edge technology typically skews toward the more ostentatious side of the cultural spectrum, but it can equally speak to consumers across the cultural spectrum. Brands are thus recognizing the space for growth through direct appeals to those with so-called lowbrow interests. Brands that think outside of cultural assignations can access far broader markets than when adhering to societal proscriptions. [More]
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83,443 Total Clicks
Jun 17 - Nov 17
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Consumers seek self-betterment through AI-adapted instruments
Implications - The contemporary consumer is constantly searching for means of self-improvement, but, inculcated by the speed and efficiency surrounding their interactions with modern brands and products, self-improvement via learning a traditional musical instrument seems excessively inefficient. Instruments that incorporate AI into their interfaces ease and expedite instruction, engendering the convenience to which consumers are accustomed. Brands that harness AI in similar ways stand a better chance of keeping consumers' attentions through unavoidably lengthy processes. [More]
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52,483 Total Clicks
Mar 17 - Sep 17
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Tech brands are making it even easier to use multiple devices at once
Implications - Understanding the context in which their products are being utilized, tech brands are not only encouraging multi-screening and dual device usage, they are also actively incorporating docks and mounts within their products through which several devices can be connected and used simultaneously. This shift in functionality demonstrates the importance of prioritizing the evolving usage habits of consumers as they grow accustomed to a tech-powered lifestyle and the interconnectivity of devices via IoT. [More]
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64,103 Total Clicks
Oct 16 - Sep 17
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Consumers are reminded to reach their goals through encouraging technology
Implications - Whether seeking to achieve their New Year’s resolutions or just become better humans, consumers are integrating supportive technology to help them stay on track through positive encouragement. With self-care and personal betterment on the rise as growing priorities among young consumers already inundated with high-stress lifestyles, self-help technology that reminds them to be mindful of their goals keeps them positive and productive while making every moment count. [More]
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Wearables become targeted as they get adopted into everyday activities
Implications - Demonstrating the importance of having gadgets that pertain to their individualistic lifestyles and identities, consumers are increasingly drawn towards smartwatches that are more specifically targeted rather than general fitness trackers. This shift in preference towards more personalized performance is indicative of the acceptance of smartwatches and fitness wearables as everyday necessities that consumers want to increasingly integrate into their daily routines. [More]
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56,793 Total Clicks
Oct 16 - Sep 17
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