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Tools applied to the face adopt efficient self-cleaning functions
Implications - The adoption of automated and electric self-cleaning functions into various tools that touch the face is simplifying the sanitation process for consumers. This shift is able to balance consumers’ penchant for self-care, with their inability or unwillingness to prioritize constant upkeep for the products that offer that self-care. [More]
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29,127 Total Clicks
Jun 17 - Oct 18
This Week and Mild
TechLifestyleHealth
Sleep-tracking devices become directly integrated into bed accessories
Implications - The rise of sleep-tracking apps and tools has led to the incorporation of such tools directly into the various products consumers sleep on or with. This shift caters to individuals who prioritize health-tracking as part of their lifestyle, allowing for a seamless and more effective integration of the product. [More]
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50,762 Total Clicks
May 17 - Oct 18
This Week and Untested
TechLifestyle
Modern gaming integrates AI to enhancing both analog and online engagement
Implications - As gamers continue to seek out better tactics, strategies and methods of play, we’re seeing elements of AI being integrated into the fold as a means to enhance the overall gaming experience. Not only a source of assistance, platforms like Amazon Alexa are coming into play to act as actual aids and resources for the gaming process. From offering personalized tips to tracking the gamer’s performance, these AI features help to not only assist the gamer, but it provides context, background and tracking capabilities that all-in-all allow players to feel more supported through the process. [More]
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20,001 Total Clicks
Oct 17 - Oct 18
This Month and Untested
TechGames
Stores that fully integrate smart features are increasingly common
Implications - Brands have been incorporating smart elements into their retail spaces, or toying with the idea, for some time now, but some are taking it to the next level with stores that fully integrate smart functions, much like many homes now do. The full integration of smart features into brick-and-mortar spaces speaks to the rising value that consumers place on both omnichannel and highly personalized purchase journeys. [More]
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54,174 Total Clicks
Mar 18 - Oct 18
This Month and V. Hot
TechArt & DesignBusinessRetail
The 6 Patterns of Opportunity & Top 18 Megatrends
Food delivery services shift gears to focus more on worker safety
Implications - Seeking to prioritize more than just their customers, food delivery services are working toward more initiatives and building in business practices that highlight the safety and care of their own workers. Whether it be allocating funds to ensuring the quality of the vehicles they're using or simply creating experiences that allow employees to interact and socialize, these examples speak to businesses, both big and small, making more of an effort to make their workers feel heard, engaged and taken care of. [More]
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51,192 Total Clicks
May 17 - Oct 18
This Month and Mild
TechBusinessNew Ventures
The ritual of unboxing evolves with the use of tech and online media
Implications - A common online ritual, fans of various products and services have been filming their unboxing experiences for a while now. With the proliferation of new technology and online engagement, we’re seeing a shift in this realm with more immersive, high-tech unboxing experiences. From the use of AR technology to voice-activated features, consumers and brands are getting in on the action to create more interactive, multisensory versions of traditional unboxing activities. This speaks to the familiarity around socializing products but in a way that is much more interactive in nature. [More]
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48,595 Total Clicks
Nov 17 - Oct 18
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Fungi is adapted into sculptural and architectural designs
Implications - The incorporation of fungi-based materials into various architectural and sculptural designs has implications for a variety of industries, particularly those specializing in art and design, architecture, and eco-friendly production and consumption. The experimentation of fungi-based materials in building items that are typically "wasteful," in a way that actually reduces waste, serves a future in which consumers and brands alike are able to live and produce in a way that lessens their environmental impact. [More]
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48,407 Total Clicks
Sep 17 - Oct 18
This Month and Warm
TechArt & DesignEco
Trend Hunter Services
Consumer spaces incorporate real-time recycling initiatives and programs
Implications - Brands are curating spaces or creating products that offer "live" recycling over the course of the purchase journey. These products and experiences give consumers the opportunity to actually engage in consumption habits that lessen their ecological footprint, allowing for more interaction and less sermonizing around the subject of environmental change and betterment. [More]
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51,263 Total Clicks
Jan 18 - Oct 18
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Mirrors incorporate smart features to keep consumers connected
Implications - As connectivity in common home objects becomes more prevalent, technology is permeating every room of the modern home. The incorporation of smart features into mirrors transforms a previously utilitarian object to a point of education and interaction for consumers. These products cater to a niche set of consumers who aspire to the abstract understanding of what "future living" will look like, and are looking to be ahead of the curve. [More]
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42,907 Total Clicks
Oct 17 - Oct 18
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Insurance and security platforms protect consumer's investment in e-bikes
Implications - Where once, the major risks associated with mobility stemmed from automobiles, today a rise in popularity of transportation alternatives like e-bikes have necessitated new forms of insurance coverage. By providing coverage or support for loss and damages or injury for electronic bikes, these companies are aligning with the values and transportation preferences of consumers, while more importantly, driving forward the economic and social progression of the future of mobility. [More]
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34,896 Total Clicks
Jun 18 - Oct 18
This Month and Untested
TechWorldBusinessEcoTransportation