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Top 100 Multimedia Trends in 2018

From Stealthy Ambient Mode TVs to Autonomous Digital Guitars

— February 3, 2019 — Tech
These 2018 multimedia trends range from stealthy ambient mode TVs to autonomous digital guitars. When it comes to television gadgets and features, standouts include the Oculus TV VR Service and Samsung QLED televisions' Ambient Mode. While the Oculus TV VR platform helps users immerse themselves into their favorite television shows and movies, Samsung QLED televisions' Ambient Mode elevates the viewing experience with vivid graphics and a picture mode that can be customized to appear almost transparent.

Kinetic Magic's interactive VR experiences and FLY LDN's cinematic yoga classes round off this list of 2018 multimedia trends and speak to consumers' growing desire for elevated and sensory public experiences. While Kinetic Magic teams up with brands to create activations with its "mirror-like projection screen that responds to users' movements in real time," FLY LDN is taking yoga classes to new heights with vivid projection screens and a cinema-like atmosphere that aims to enhance presence and mindfulness.

For more multimedia innovations in the year ahead, check out our 2019 Trend Report.
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Popularity
Activity
Freshness
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Affordable High-End AV Receivers
Affordable High-End AV Receivers
The Yamaha AV Receiver RX-V385 is a Cost Effective Theater System
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99
Hybrid Speaker Tablets
Hybrid Speaker Tablets
The Lenovo 'Tab4' Creates an Intuitive Experience for Users
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98
Supplemental Portable Gaming Monitors
Supplemental Portable Gaming Monitors
The C-Force HD Monitor Works with Game Consoles and More
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97
High-Definition Vinyl Records
High-Definition Vinyl Records
Rebeat Innovation is Redefining Vinyl with Precision Quality
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96
Compact Portable Projectors
Compact Portable Projectors
The YesOJO Projector is Perfectly Suited For Camping and Fishing Trips
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95
Stealthy Ambient Mode TVs
Stealthy Ambient Mode TVs
Samsung Introduced a New & Welcomed Feature to Its QLED Televisions
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94
High-Quality Filmmaker Kits
High-Quality Filmmaker Kits
Nikon's D850 Filmmaker's Kit Gives New Creators Every Tool They Need
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93
Contoured Fabric-Finished Projectors
Contoured Fabric-Finished Projectors
The Anker Nebula Prizm Projector Has a Simple, Charming Look
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92
Motion Sickness-Preventing Devices
Motion Sickness-Preventing Devices
This VR Immersion Add-On Stops the Wearer From Feeling Nauseaus
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91
Low-Cost 4K Projectors
Low-Cost 4K Projectors
The ViewSonic PX727 Projector is Quick to Set Up and Start Using
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90
Rotating Component Projectors
Rotating Component Projectors
The 'Rollin' Projector Offers Impressive Multimedia in the Home
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89
Artistic Sci-Fi Bust Speakers
Artistic Sci-Fi Bust Speakers
The Star Wars Trooper Bluetooth Speaker Offers Impressive Sound
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88
Approachable 3D Sculpting Apps
Approachable 3D Sculpting Apps
'Sculptura' Offers High-Resolution 3D Modelling
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87
AI-Integrated 360-Degree Cameras
AI-Integrated 360-Degree Cameras
The 'Wunder360 S1' Camera Offers Ample Functionality
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86
Photography Brand Portable Projectors
Photography Brand Portable Projectors
The Kodak Pocket Pico Projector is Palm-Sized and Powerful
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85
3D Sound-Emulating Speakers
3D Sound-Emulating Speakers
The Tutti Studio 'Tutti Matti' Speaker Offers Optimal Clarity
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84
Miniscule Pico Projectors
Miniscule Pico Projectors
This Projector Can Transmit High-Definition Video From a 2-Inch Cube
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83
Speaker-Integrated Tires
Speaker-Integrated Tires
The Seal Tire Speaker Packs Impressive Audio Equipment into a Wheel
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82
Voice Assistant Projectors
Voice Assistant Projectors
The 'GoSho' Mini HD Projector Creates a 200-Inch Widescreen Image
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81
All-in-One Wireless VR Headsets
All-in-One Wireless VR Headsets
The Oculus Quest Headset Offers 360-Degrees of Immersion
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80
Camouflaging TV Sets
Camouflaging TV Sets
The New Samsung QLED TVs Disappear into Your Living Space
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79
Real-Time Processing 3D Cameras
Real-Time Processing 3D Cameras
The Intel 'RealSense' Cameras Add 3D Capabilities to Projects
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78
Directional Speaker Devices
Directional Speaker Devices
The 'CAPSO' Speaker is Ideal for Those Who Don't Like Headphones
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77
Illegal Firearm-Made Headphones
Illegal Firearm-Made Headphones
The Yevo X Humanium Headphones are at CES 2018
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76
Powerful Palm-Sized Projectors
Powerful Palm-Sized Projectors
The 'FastFox DLP' Projector Offers Up to Two Hours of Use
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75
Lion-Shaped Poetic Installations
Lion-Shaped Poetic Installations
Es Devlin's Public Artwork Harnesses Machine Learning Technology
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74
High-Tech Screen-Sharing Devices
High-Tech Screen-Sharing Devices
Airtame 2 Fuses Design & Function for a Seamless Experience
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73
Booming Portable Projectors
Booming Portable Projectors
The 'Nebula Capsule' Comes with Surprisingly Loud Speakers
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72
Immersive 8K VR Cameras
Immersive 8K VR Cameras
The 'Detu MAX' Produces Unparalleled Photos and Video
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71
Ultra-Portable Projectors
Ultra-Portable Projectors
LG's HU80KA 4K Boasts a Built-In Handle for Ease of Use
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70
Wood-Accented TV Sets
Wood-Accented TV Sets
The Bang & Olufsen BeoVision Eclipse Wood Edition TV is Demure
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69
Reclining Gamer Immersion Chairs
Reclining Gamer Immersion Chairs
The Acer Predator Thronos Gaming Cockpit Enables Optimal Comfort
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68
Interactive 3D Social Posts
Interactive 3D Social Posts
Facebook 3D Posts can Now Be Shared Through the News Feed
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67
Artistic Hexagonal Headphones
Artistic Hexagonal Headphones
The Conceptual Lenovo 'SoundCube' Headphones are Stylish
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66
Holistic Smartphone Photography Lenses
Holistic Smartphone Photography Lenses
The 'PanoClip' 360-Degree iPhone Lens Snaps the Whole View
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65
Low-Cost AR Headsets
Low-Cost AR Headsets
This Leap Motion AR Headset will be Priced Around $100
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64
Cinematic Yoga Classes
Cinematic Yoga Classes
FLY LDN's Yoga Classes are Set to Displays That Connect People with Nature
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63
All-in-One Multimedia Projectors
All-in-One Multimedia Projectors
The 'Lumes' Projector Offers Impressive Sound, 4K Videos and More
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62
HD Multitasking Monitors
HD Multitasking Monitors
The LG UltraWide Thunderbolt 5K Monitor is a Precision Peripheral
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61
Foot-Operated Computer Peripherals
Foot-Operated Computer Peripherals
This Mouse is Targeted Towards Musicians Who Use Web Tutorials
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60
Drone-Powered Runway Shows
Drone-Powered Runway Shows
The Dolce & Gabbana Drone Display Shows a Unique Use of Tech in Fashion
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59
Flashlight-Inspired AR Projectors
Flashlight-Inspired AR Projectors
The 'Lumen' Projector Boasts a Portable and Headset-Free Design
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58
Realistic Mixed Reality Technology
Realistic Mixed Reality Technology
Imverse Offers an MR-Enabled Immersive Cinematic Experience
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57
Death-Simulating VR Experiences
Death-Simulating VR Experiences
Embodied Labs Wants to Use VR to Teach Empathy to Caregivers
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56
Immersive Eye-Tracking VR Headsets
Immersive Eye-Tracking VR Headsets
The StarVR One VR Headset is Integrated with AMOLED Displays
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55
VR TV Streaming Services
VR TV Streaming Services
The Oculus TV VR Service Immerses Viewers in Their Favorite Content
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54
Radically Redesigned Guitar Gadgets
Radically Redesigned Guitar Gadgets
The Pitch Pilot Whammy Bar Shifts the Pitch of Strings
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53
VR Airline Entertainment Systems
VR Airline Entertainment Systems
The Alaska Airlines VR Lets Passengers View 360-Degree Films
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52
Digital Creative Desktop Displays
Digital Creative Desktop Displays
The 2018 Dell UltraSharp Displays Offer Precision Graphics
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51
Portable Palm-Sized Projectors
Portable Palm-Sized Projectors
The Wowoto Q1 Portable Android Projector is Multifunctional
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50
Digital Flip Chart Displays
Digital Flip Chart Displays
The Samsung 'Flip' is Part of its "Workplace of the Future" Vision
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49
Magnifying Smartphone Eyewear
Magnifying Smartphone Eyewear
The 'Oko' Smartphone Case Allows For Easy Wearable Photography
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48
Discreet Smart Glasses
Discreet Smart Glasses
North's High-Tech Glasses Design Fits in a Simple, Stylish Frame
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47
Portable Magnetic Base Projectors
Portable Magnetic Base Projectors
The 'Milk' Projector Lets Users Adjust the Position and Angle
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46
Creativity-Enhancing Collaboration Devices
Creativity-Enhancing Collaboration Devices
The HELLO Creator Edition is Built for Web Developers
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45
Wearable 3D Content Cameras
Wearable 3D Content Cameras
The 'Jedeye' 3D Wearable Camera Captures Stereo Footage Seamlessly
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44
Antiquated Omnidirectional Speakers
Antiquated Omnidirectional Speakers
The Harmonically Superior Bluetooth Speaker is Premium
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43
Multi-Media Composing Desks
Multi-Media Composing Desks
The Laptop Dock Studio is an All-in-One Music Composing Station
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42
Old-School Colorful Earphones
Old-School Colorful Earphones
The New Colorware AirPods Retro Received a Classic 80s Makeover
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41
Snack Food Portrait Apps
Snack Food Portrait Apps
The Cheetos Vision App Turns Consumers' Photos into Cheesy Cheeto-Art
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40
Full-Color Night Vision Cameras
Full-Color Night Vision Cameras
The SiOnyx 'Aurora' Action Cam Offers Optimal Performance
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39
360-Degree VR Motion Seats
360-Degree VR Motion Seats
The 'Feel Three' Virtual Reality Motion Simulator Immerses Players
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38
Waterproof 360-Degree Speakers
Waterproof 360-Degree Speakers
This Anker Speaker is Designed to Withstand Being Submerged
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37
Tactile Automotive Displays
Tactile Automotive Displays
The 3D Touch Surface Display Has Bumps & Grooves for Comfortable Use
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36
Single-Person Household Projectors
Single-Person Household Projectors
The 'Lumo' Projector Replaces the Need for a Television
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35
All-in-One Portable Projectors
All-in-One Portable Projectors
The 'N-Tech' Projector is Inexpensive and Offers 4K Resolution
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34
Reflective Augmented Reality
Reflective Augmented Reality
'Kinetic Magic' Provides Engaging, Interactive Entertainment
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33
Continuous Kinetic Art Pieces
Continuous Kinetic Art Pieces
Robert Spillner's Art Machine Creates Unique Designs with Technology
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32
Handheld Color Sensors
Handheld Color Sensors
The 'Nix Pro' Helps Designers Capture and Reproduce the Perfect Color
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31
360-Degree Neckband Cameras
360-Degree Neckband Cameras
The 'FITT360' Wearable Camera Seamlessly Records Experiences
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30
Pressure-Sensitive Designer Tablets
Pressure-Sensitive Designer Tablets
The Huion KAMVAS Pro 22 Drawing Tablet is Slim and Advanced
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29
Short-Throw Ceiling Projectors
Short-Throw Ceiling Projectors
The 'Helion' Projector Displays Your Smartphone or Tablet Screen
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28
4K Vlogging Cameras
4K Vlogging Cameras
The 'Idolcam' Ensures Smooth Recording of Personal Video Blogs
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27
Water Bottle Security Cameras
Water Bottle Security Cameras
The WEKE Hidden Spy Camera Hides in Plain Sight
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26
Medical AR Systems
Medical AR Systems
ProjectDR's Augmented Reality is Hoping to Innovate the Surgical Field
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25
Checkout-Free Retail Concepts
Checkout-Free Retail Concepts
Zippin's Concept Store Shows a Next-Gen AI-Powered Shopping Platform
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24
Authentic Machine-Made Ceramics
Authentic Machine-Made Ceramics
Studio Joachim-Morineau's Machine Exhibits Mathematical Precision
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23
VR Moonwalking Experiences
VR Moonwalking Experiences
'A Moon for All Mankind' Places Players in a VR Lunar Space
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22
High-Fashion VR Experiences
High-Fashion VR Experiences
Balmain's Store Design by Olivier Rousteing Shares "My City of Lights"
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21
Autonomous Digital Guitars
Autonomous Digital Guitars
The 17" Jammy Travel Guitar from RnD64 Has a Detachable Neck
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20
Shelf-Integrated TV Sets
Shelf-Integrated TV Sets
The Inkel 'Reinterpret' TV Doubles as a Shelf to Increase its Purpose
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19
Minimalist Home Theater Projectors
Minimalist Home Theater Projectors
The Conceptual 'PHOS' Projector by Jacopo Mauro is Demure
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18
8K 16-Lens Cameras
8K 16-Lens Cameras
The RED Manifold 360 Camera was Created in Collaboration with Facebook
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17
VR Ski Machines
VR Ski Machines
The SkyTechSport Ski Simulator Uses Virtual Reality to Recreate the Slopes
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16
Futuristic VR Centers
Futuristic VR Centers
Dubai's VR PARK is a Virtual Reality Entertainment Center for All Ages
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15
Holographic Virtual Assistants
Holographic Virtual Assistants
SK Telecom's 'Wendy' Virtual Assistant Appears in a Human Form
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14
Gamified Training Activities
Gamified Training Activities
SmartFit's Programming Trains Both the Brain and the Body
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13
VR Sneaker Galleries
VR Sneaker Galleries
Six Hundred Four Launched an Experience That Fuses eCommerce and VR
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12
Mixed-Reality Makeup Mirrors
Mixed-Reality Makeup Mirrors
The Coty Magic Mirror Launches a Try-On Following Product Interaction
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11
AR Fitting Room Mirrors
AR Fitting Room Mirrors
Amazon's Augmented Reality Mirror Patent Transforms the Try-On Experience
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10
Connected Cyclist Headsets
Connected Cyclist Headsets
The Ergonomic Smart Goggles Record Rides and Keep You Connected
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9
Light-Powered Projectors
Light-Powered Projectors
The 'Ray' Short Throw Projector Doesn't Require a Screen to be Used
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8
Multifunctional Foldable Tablet Designs
Multifunctional Foldable Tablet Designs
Royole's FlexPai Can Be Used as a Tablet and a Smartphone
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7
Clip-on Keychain Speakers
Clip-on Keychain Speakers
The JBL Clip 3 Brings Your Favorite Audio with You Anywhere
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6
Digital-Only Fashion Capsules
Digital-Only Fashion Capsules
Carlings' Digital Fashion Collection Boasts a Futuristic Outlook
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5
Facial Recognition Tech Installations
Facial Recognition Tech Installations
R Luke Dubois & Zach Lieberman's Piece is Somewhat Dystopian
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4
Shape-Shifting Robotic Sculptures
Shape-Shifting Robotic Sculptures
Ozel Office's Tech Artwork is Tech-Driven and Interactive
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3
Digital Art Museums
Digital Art Museums
Mori Building and teamLab are Opening a Unique Art Venue in Tokyo
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2
Disappearing See-Through TVs
Disappearing See-Through TVs
This Transparent Display TV Merges Seamlessly into Any Space
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1
Tiny Portable Universal Chargers
Tiny Portable Universal Chargers
Lightr's Strengths Lie in Its Charging Capacity & Tiny Silhouette
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