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Top 100 Tech Trends in April

From Digital Makeup Artists to Robotic Museum Guides

— April 26, 2015 — Tech
This collection of top April 2015 tech trends features a few unique creations that point to the nearness of the sci-fi future many movies have envisioned in the past. There is a digital makeup artist that brings to mind 'The Fifth Element' with its ability to put a full face of makeup on a person in under 30 seconds. Another top April 2015 tech trend involves robotic museum guides, which shows how close the world is to replacing humans with machines.

That said, there are a lot of more grounded trends that flesh out the top April 2015 tech collection. Tweaked smartwatches, customized air conditioners and playful phone chargers also make appearances this month. Overall, April shows that technology is catching up to people's wildest imaginations.
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Disease Data Visualizations
Disease Data Visualizations
This Interactive Map Shows Cases of Preventable Outbreaks Globally
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Metallic Laptop Designs
Metallic Laptop Designs
Apple's Gold MacBook Offers a Different Colorway for a Stylish Look
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Slim Smartphone Ads
Slim Smartphone Ads
Evertek's Smartphone Ad Hides Between Blocks of Printed Text
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Ultrasonic Wearable Technology
Ultrasonic Wearable Technology
The NEO Neurophone Induces Calm Brain Waves Through the Skin
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Desktop 3D Printers
Desktop 3D Printers
Root by GP3D is Affordable, Easy-to-Use and Compact
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Powerful Laptop Designs
Powerful Laptop Designs
Chromebook Pixel 2 Takes on Apple by Prioritizing Options and Functions
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Versatile Mini-Cube Accessories
Versatile Mini-Cube Accessories
The WonderCube Offers Charging and Storage On Your Keychain
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Market Stall Photography
Market Stall Photography
Photographer Richard John Seymour Captures China's Commodity City
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Music-Making Apps
Music-Making Apps
Humtap by Tamer Rashad Creates Full Compositions Through Hums and Taps
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Therapeutic Digital Drums
Therapeutic Digital Drums
Synchrony is a Modern Musical Instrument for Child and Parent Intimacy
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Solar-Powered Planes (UPDATE)
Solar-Powered Planes (UPDATE)
Solar Impulse 2 Has Started Its Trip Around the World Without Fuel
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Collaborative Designer Smartbands
Collaborative Designer Smartbands
Gucci and will.i.am Team Up to Design a Luxury Smartwatch
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Rapid 3D Printing Devices
Rapid 3D Printing Devices
Carbon3D's New Device Drastically Speeds Up 3D Manufacturing
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Calligraphic Software Branding
Calligraphic Software Branding
Fugue by Sagmeister & Walsh Boasts an Atypically Beautiful Identity
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Robotic Museum Guides
Robotic Museum Guides
The De Young Museum is Making Their Tours Accessible to All
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Android TV Consoles
Android TV Consoles
Nvidia Shield is a Sharp, Slim and Minimalist Piece of Technology
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Luxe All-in-One Speakers
Luxe All-in-One Speakers
A Braven Portable Sound System Offers Style and Surprising Functionality
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Performance-Enhancing Sneakers
Performance-Enhancing Sneakers
New Balance is Using 3D Printing for Custom Sneaker Creation
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Supreme Swedish Supercars
Supreme Swedish Supercars
The Koenigsegg Agera RS is One of the World's Most Impressive Supercars
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Pop Culture Selfie Apps
Pop Culture Selfie Apps
Show Your Disney Side Turns Fans into Their Favorite Characters
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Autonomous Parking Robots
Autonomous Parking Robots
These Car Parking Robots Are Being Used in Audi's Ingolstadt Plant
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Tailored Armored Vehicles
Tailored Armored Vehicles
Enigma Showcases Emerging Defense Technology for the Military
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Secure Table Saws
Secure Table Saws
The Bosch Reaxx Prevents Finger Accidents
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20s-Inspired Multimedia Products
20s-Inspired Multimedia Products
Bang & Olufsen's Love Affair Collection Celebrates 90th Birthday
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Professional Photo Apps
Professional Photo Apps
The Priime App Features Filters Created by Professional Photographers
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Round-Faced Smartwatches
Round-Faced Smartwatches
The Huawei Watch Android Wear Device Features a Classy Round Dial
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Interactive Cat Videos
Interactive Cat Videos
This Interactive Morris the Cat Video is a Preview for SXSW 2015
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Toy Inventor Apps
Toy Inventor Apps
Make Toys with Autodesk's 3D-Printing Tinkerplay App
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Rubik's Cube Chargers
Rubik's Cube Chargers
An Automatic Switch-Off Charger Keeps Your Device from Overheating
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Illuminating DIY Speakers
Illuminating DIY Speakers
William Gurstelle Creates a Visually Stimulating Project with PCV Pipes
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Technology Rental Apps
Technology Rental Apps
NYC Startup KitSplit is a Peer-to-Peer Platform for Leasing Tech Equipment
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Metal-Printing Machines
Metal-Printing Machines
Vader is a Mighty Device That Creates with Molten Metal
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Sleek Ultramodern Vaporizers
Sleek Ultramodern Vaporizers
The PAX 2 is a Stylish and Discreet Personal Vaporizer Option
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Innovative Gaming Tablets
Innovative Gaming Tablets
A 10-Inch Curved Screen Establishes an Immersive Play Experience
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Decorative Sun Power Paneling
Decorative Sun Power Paneling
These Decorative Solar Panels Can Generate Energy Indoors As Well
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Cold Coffee Makers
Cold Coffee Makers
The BodyBrew Takes the Heat Out Of Coffee Brewing
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8-Bit Camera Guns
8-Bit Camera Guns
Dmitry Morozov Creates a Fun Way to Take Photos and Instantly Print Them
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Hybrid Lightbulb-Speakers
Hybrid Lightbulb-Speakers
Sengled's PULSE LED Speaker Reinvents Lighting with Sound
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Industrial Novelty Watches
Industrial Novelty Watches
The Timeburner Pays Tribute to Early Combustion Engines
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Dual Camping Cookers
Dual Camping Cookers
The Tegstove Enables You to Prepare Hot Food and Charge Your Devices
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Gamer Subscription Services
Gamer Subscription Services
Loot Crate Delivers Monthly Boxes of Geeky Swag of Video Game Lovers
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Customizable Air-Quality Appliances
Customizable Air-Quality Appliances
A 3D-Printed Air Conditioner is Manufactured to Unique Tastes
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Phone-Charging Furniture
Phone-Charging Furniture
IKEA is Incorporating Qi Technology into Some of Its Convenient Designs
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3D-Printed Family Portraits
3D-Printed Family Portraits
Twindom Transforms Photographs Into 3D Sculptures
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Record-Breaking Tiny Drills
Record-Breaking Tiny Drills
Lance Abernethy 3D-Prints the World's Smallest Working Drill
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Futuristic Laser Weapons
Futuristic Laser Weapons
This Lockheed Martin Laser Weapon Took Out a Truck
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Self-Expressing Smartwatches
Self-Expressing Smartwatches
The Noodoe is a DIY Wearable Creative Types Can Wholly Customize
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Robotic Pancake Printers
Robotic Pancake Printers
The PancakeBot Lets You Print Flapjacks of Different Shapes
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Long-Range Phone Lenses
Long-Range Phone Lenses
The iPhone 80X Telescope Lets You Take Quality Photos from a Distance
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Luxury Swiss Smartwatches
Luxury Swiss Smartwatches
Android Wear is Now Available for Tag Heuer Watches
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Digital Makeup Artists
Digital Makeup Artists
MODA by Foreo 3D Prints Complete Cosmetic Looks in 30 Seconds
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Integrated Information Analyzers
Integrated Information Analyzers
Big Data Analytics Platform Harmonizes Statistics in Every Sphere
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Cloud-Connected Notepads
Cloud-Connected Notepads
Rocketbook Digitizes Traditional Notes and is Erased in the Microwave
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Eco-Manufactured Vehicles
Eco-Manufactured Vehicles
BMW Concept Car is 3D-Printed Out of Degradable Materials
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Analog Smartwatches
Analog Smartwatches
This Horological Smartwatch Blends Classic Style and Connectivity
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3D-Printed Smart Wearables
3D-Printed Smart Wearables
Arduboy's Ö Bluetooth Ring Boasts a Digital Clock Display
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Makeover-Assisting Apps
Makeover-Assisting Apps
The YouCam Makeup App is a Virtual Cosmetic Kit
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Stick and Shoot Cameras
Stick and Shoot Cameras
This Sticky Selfie Camera Turns Any Surface Into a Makeshift Photo Booth
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Laser-Firing Drones
Laser-Firing Drones
Patrick Priebe's Laser Drone Can Shoot and Burn Things
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Beauty Tutorial Apps
Beauty Tutorial Apps
Through Sephora, Map My Beauty Shows How and Where to Apply Cosmetics
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Derelict Architecture Photography
Derelict Architecture Photography
The Forgotten Heritage Series by Matthew Emmett Portrays a Void
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Solar-Powered Blinds
Solar-Powered Blinds
BRI/SO Smart Shutters Promise Privacy, Sunlight Obstruction and Electricity
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Inexpensive 3D-Printed Cars
Inexpensive 3D-Printed Cars
Sanya Sihai's Printed Car Exemplifies Affordable Transportation
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Gamified Garbage Disposals
Gamified Garbage Disposals
This Augmented Reality Trash Can Turns Garbage Into Multimedia Tetris
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Cheese 3D Printers
Cheese 3D Printers
Andrew Maxfield-Parish Creates a Cheap and Clever Dairy Processor
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Smart LED Shoes
Smart LED Shoes
Orphe by No New Folk Studio Turns Dancing into a Light Show
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Smartphone-Connected Watches
Smartphone-Connected Watches
The Breitling B55 Combines Smart Tech With Classic Watch Elegance
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Portable Media Projectors
Portable Media Projectors
Lenovo's Mobile Projector is Designed for Streaming on the Go
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Popsicle Handset Protectors
Popsicle Handset Protectors
A Stick Phone Holder Makes Gripping Your Mobile Easier for All Tasks
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Mindful Smartphone Wallpapers
Mindful Smartphone Wallpapers
Molly McLeod's Phone Backgrounds Help You to Look Away From Screens
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Lumber Lens Speakers
Lumber Lens Speakers
The SoundBarrel Exercises the Acoustic Properties of String Instruments
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E-Ink Phone Cases
E-Ink Phone Cases
The inkCase Displays Notifications and Noteworthy Info On Your Mobile's Back
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Wristworn Ant Farms
Wristworn Ant Farms
The Ant Watch Creates a Small Ecosystem for You to Flaunt on Your Arm
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Futuristic 3D Printed Vehicles
Futuristic 3D Printed Vehicles
The EDAG Genesis is Inspired By a Turtle's Skeleton
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Illuminating Running Shoe Lights
Illuminating Running Shoe Lights
The Night Runner Shoe Lights Make It Safer To Run At Night
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Senior-Protecting Wearables
Senior-Protecting Wearables
This Smartwatch for the Elderly is Raising Finances via Kickstarter
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Square Smartphone Designs
Square Smartphone Designs
The BlackBerry L Reimagines the Rotary Slider for a Retractable Keyboard
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Unique Unforgettable Umbrellas
Unique Unforgettable Umbrellas
The Davek Alert Umbrella Texts You So You Won't Leave It Behind
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Arousal-Detecting Dresses
Arousal-Detecting Dresses
This Piece of High-Tech Fashion at SXSW Turns Transparent
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Eco Coffee Pods
Eco Coffee Pods
The Droops Coffeemaker Would Use Dissolvable Java Capsules for Responsible Brewing
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Cyclist Signal Gloves
Cyclist Signal Gloves
For Urban Cycling Safety, These Gloves Keep Motorists Informed of Turns
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Eco-Friendly Lab Campuses
Eco-Friendly Lab Campuses
The CREATE Campus by Perkins+Will Features a Full Range of Labs
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Virtual Reality Parties
Virtual Reality Parties
The Google Cardboard SXSW Party Creates a Space for Virtual Fun
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Double Selfie Sticks
Double Selfie Sticks
The Stesco Mount Aligns Two Smartphones for Unique Depth Perception Pictures
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Simplified Hybrid Gliders
Simplified Hybrid Gliders
The GloW Glider & Microlight Hybrid is Designed For Casual Flying
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Futuristic Rocking Chairs
Futuristic Rocking Chairs
Durotaxis by Alvin Huang is Made Using 3D-Printing Technology
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Futuristic Shower Concepts
Futuristic Shower Concepts
The EIKON Touch Water Control System Beckons the Future
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Hi-Tech Dog Homes
Hi-Tech Dog Homes
This Dream Doghouse is Equipped with the Latest Samsung Electronics
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Futuristic Violin Designs
Futuristic Violin Designs
This 3D-Printed Instrument Creates Sights and Sounds to Behold
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3D-Printed Solar Cars
3D-Printed Solar Cars
Students at NTU Created a Futuristic Car Design with Additive Manufacturing
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Supersonic Cargo Planes
Supersonic Cargo Planes
The PAK TA Heavy Transport Craft Concept Will Fly At 2,000 KM/H
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Convenient Convertible Wheelchairs
Convenient Convertible Wheelchairs
The Optimo Reconfigures for Its User to Change Position
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Crystalline 3D-Printed Shoes
Crystalline 3D-Printed Shoes
Iris van Herpen's Bespoke Shoes Blend Natural & Man-Made Forms
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3D Carving Machines
3D Carving Machines
The X-Carve Creates 3D Pieces From Wood, Metal and Plastic
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Cyclist-Protecting Campaigns
Cyclist-Protecting Campaigns
The Volvo Life Paint Makes Bikes and Helmets Much More Visible
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Digital Display Stilettos
Digital Display Stilettos
This E-Ink Shoe Has Pattern-Changing Properties for Outfit Coordination
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Slim Security Wallets
Slim Security Wallets
The Axess Fits a Surprising Amount of Money within Its RFID-Blocking Pockets
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Spacey Pet Beds
Spacey Pet Beds
A Futuristic Dog House Assumes an Alien Appearance and Hidden Hi-Tech Features
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Minimalist Projected Timepieces
Minimalist Projected Timepieces
A Projection Wall Clock Displays the Hour from Beamed Light Digits
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Off-Road Suspension Skateboards
Off-Road Suspension Skateboards
The Gila Board Has Fully Adjustable Independent Suspension
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