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Top 100 Tech Trends in August

From Water-Friendly Drones to Interactive Electronics Shops

— August 4, 2015 — Autos
The top August 2015 tech trends provide insight into a variety of consumer-facing innovations that seek to heighten the consumer entertainment experience as well as redefine everyday activities.

A new movie theater in Hilversum, the Netherlands is one of only a handful worldwide to feature the laser-powered Dolby Vision system. Considered the most technologically advanced theater in the world, the Hilversum Dolby Vision theater is powered by dual Christie laser projectors that offer incomparable image quality on-screen.

Meanwhile, smart steering wheels offer drowsiness-detecting capabilities that completely change the scope of driving safety risks. Smart steering wheels are just one example of high-tech, smart auto parts designed with improved safety in mind.

The top August 2015 tech trends can largely be divided into two categories; improving overall customer experience value and lessening threats to safety.
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Edible X-Ray Machines
Edible X-Ray Machines
This New Product Could Help Doctors Provide a Colonoscopy Alternative
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98
TV-Connected Fridge Magnets
TV-Connected Fridge Magnets
Chilflix Suggests What to Watch on Netflix Based on Snack Times
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97
Educational Camera Kits
Educational Camera Kits
The Naturebytes Wildlife Camera Lets Kids Learn About Nature by Coding
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96
Vibe-Influencing Lightbulbs
Vibe-Influencing Lightbulbs
The Ilumi Smart Lightbulbs Change Color & Stimulate Circadian Rhythms
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95
Wine-Summoning Apps
Wine-Summoning Apps
The Rosé Time Apple Watch and Mobile App Makes It Easy to Order a Glass
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94
3D-Printed Smart Ovens
3D-Printed Smart Ovens
The Pyra Oven Can Be Controlled Using a Companion App
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93
Mirrorless Retro Cameras
Mirrorless Retro Cameras
The 4K Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 Camera Features Retro Styling
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92
Durable Action Cameras
Durable Action Cameras
The Hero4 Session is the First GoPro That Doesn't Require a Case
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91
Astonishingly Clear Speakers
Astonishingly Clear Speakers
The Thonet & Vander Kurbis Speaker Cuts No Corners
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90
Modular Carbon-Capturing Filters
Modular Carbon-Capturing Filters
This Structure Could Help Capture Carbon on an Industrial Scale
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89
Meat-Making Bioprinters
Meat-Making Bioprinters
This Solar-Powered Device Allows User to Make Their Own Bioprinted Meat
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88
High-Contrast Cinema Projectors
High-Contrast Cinema Projectors
A New Dutch Dolby Vision Theater is the World's Most Advanced
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87
Drone-Photographed Playgrounds
Drone-Photographed Playgrounds
This Photographer Used a Drone to Capture Aerial Park Images
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86
Analog Modular Tools
Analog Modular Tools
The Programmable Modules in the Palette Gear are Physical and Digital Tools
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85
Lens-Changing Action Cameras
Lens-Changing Action Cameras
The Z Camera E1 Hopes to Challenge GoPro with Sophisticated Features
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84
Connected Classroom Infographics
Connected Classroom Infographics
This Infographic Envisions Classroom Technology in 2025
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83
Bike Helmet Headphones
Bike Helmet Headphones
These Headphones Attach to Bike Helmets to Provide a Safe Music Experience
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82
Musical Vibration Collars
Musical Vibration Collars
This Collar Allows People with Hearing Impairments to Experience Music
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81
Lightweight Electric Skateboards
Lightweight Electric Skateboards
The Stary is the World's Lightest Electric Skateboard
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80
Methane-Powered Cars
Methane-Powered Cars
The 'Digestive Car' is Fueled by Methane from the Stomachs of Cows
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79
Road-Ready Printed Cars
Road-Ready Printed Cars
Local Motors' 3D-Printed Car is Set to Hit the Production Line & the Road
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78
Action Camera Autos
Action Camera Autos
The New 2016 Toyota Tacoma Will Come With a GoPro Mount for Filming
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77
Heartbeat-Monitoring Cars
Heartbeat-Monitoring Cars
The Lexus RC F's Exterior Paint Reflects the Heartbeat of Its Driver
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76
Drowsiness-Detecting Steering Wheels
Drowsiness-Detecting Steering Wheels
This Smart Steering Wheel Alerts Drivers When They're Drowsy
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75
Multifunctional Bedside Gadgets
Multifunctional Bedside Gadgets
This Multifunctional Alarm Clock Does More Than Just Tell Time
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74
Tangled Headphone Ads
Tangled Headphone Ads
These Insect-Mimicking Wire Ads Promote Sony's Retractable Headphones
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73
Payment-Enabling Rewards Systems
Payment-Enabling Rewards Systems
Pay with Rewards is a Digital Innovation for MasterCard Holders
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72
Drill-Powered Walking Aids
Drill-Powered Walking Aids
This Walking Machine Looks like a Mechanical Mystical Centaur
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71
Bionic Prosthetic Limbs
Bionic Prosthetic Limbs
This Bionic Arm is a Muscle-Controlled Prosthetic Limb
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70
Cinema Projector Upgrades
Cinema Projector Upgrades
The AMC and Dolby Partnership Will See Mass Installation of the System
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69
Swift Brick-Laying Robots
Swift Brick-Laying Robots
This Prototype Robot Can Build Houses Faster Than Human Workers
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68
Lifelike Artificial Limbs
Lifelike Artificial Limbs
These Futuristic Prosthetic Hands Closely Resemble the Human Form
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67
Interactive Cocktail Websites
Interactive Cocktail Websites
This Site Shares How-To Videos to Make Hendrick’s Gin Drinks
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66
Autonomous Car Commercials
Autonomous Car Commercials
Mercedes-Benz Presents Its Autonomous Driving Car as Family-Friendly
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65
Augmented Coloring Books
Augmented Coloring Books
'Crayonpang' Adds Animation and Mobility to Each Colorful Drawing
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64
Mail-Delivering Drones
Mail-Delivering Drones
These Handy Drones will Help Mail Services without Replacing Mail Carriers
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63
Virtual Kimono Fittings
Virtual Kimono Fittings
The Matsuya Department Store Now Offers a Virtual Fitting Service
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62
Candle-Powered Phone Chargers
Candle-Powered Phone Chargers
This USB-Connected Candle Charger Uses Heat to Power Phones
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61
Flash-Based Mobile Lanterns
Flash-Based Mobile Lanterns
This Gadget Turns Your Phone's Camera Flash into a Functional Light
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60
Paper-Thin Solar Chargers
Paper-Thin Solar Chargers
The Solar Paper Charger is Small in Size and Big
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59
Earplug-Firing Rifles
Earplug-Firing Rifles
Patrick Priebe's Latest Invention Fires Rounds From Earplugs
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58
Comparative Mobile Charts
Comparative Mobile Charts
This Chart Compares Mobile Technology Use of Millennials & Generation X
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57
Smartphone Viewfinder Accessories
Smartphone Viewfinder Accessories
The IndieVice Turns Your Smartphone into a Pro-Level Viewfinder
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56
Solar-Powered Portable Cookers
Solar-Powered Portable Cookers
This Lightweight Cooker is Designed for Outdoor Quests & Picnics
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55
DNA Spiral Sculptures
DNA Spiral Sculptures
Cancer Research UK's Installation Raises Money for Francis Crick Institute
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54
Electronic Restaurant Menus
Electronic Restaurant Menus
The Ziosk E-Menu Lets You Make Orders Without Having to Wait
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53
Aquatic Smartphone Accessories
Aquatic Smartphone Accessories
Pixie Market's Seashell iPhone Case Boasts a Turquoise Design
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52
Injured Soldier Photography
Injured Soldier Photography
This Photo Series Features Soldiers Who Have Been Injured in Combat
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51
Surprise Gifting Drones
Surprise Gifting Drones
The 'I Like Giving Drone' Delivers Thoughtful Gifts to Lucky Recipients
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50
Athletic Design Exhibitions
Athletic Design Exhibitions
Sports Exhibition Smarter. Faster. Tougher. Looks at Fashion and Tech
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49
Digital Exploding Flowers
Digital Exploding Flowers
This Artist Creates Vibrant Abstract Flowers Using Digital Tools
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48
Durable Solar Lamps
Durable Solar Lamps
These Eco-Friendly Lamps are Designed for People Living Without Electricity
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47
High-Tech Biometric Luggage
High-Tech Biometric Luggage
This Multifunctional Suitcase Keeps Your Belongings Safe and Secure
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46
Makeup Brush Cleaners
Makeup Brush Cleaners
The Lilumia Brush Washer Makes It Easy to Clean Makeup Brushes
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45
Pothole-Detecting Bikes
Pothole-Detecting Bikes
The 'Mode: Flex' is an Urban Smart Bike That Can Detect Road Hazards
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44
Water-Reacting Architectural Surfaces
Water-Reacting Architectural Surfaces
Student Chao Chen Designs a Shapeshifting Laminate
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43
Pixelated Office Workspaces
Pixelated Office Workspaces
These Funky Cubical Dividers are Made from Pixel-Like Modules
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42
Multitasking Smart Lighting
Multitasking Smart Lighting
The Luzi Sleep Lamp Helps You Sleep Better and Charges Your Devices
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41
Video Marketing Infographics
Video Marketing Infographics
This Infographic Traces the Relationship Between Millennials & Video
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40
3D-Printed Nylon Jewelry
3D-Printed Nylon Jewelry
Lynne Maclachlan Creates a Line of Hi-Tech Sculptural Accessories
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39
Feminine Feline Photography
Feminine Feline Photography
This Photo Series is Dedicated to Young Women and Their Feline Friends
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38
Squeezable LED Lights
Squeezable LED Lights
The 'Lumibaby' is a Portable LED Flashlight in the Shape of a Tiny Figurine
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37
Ink-Free Photo Printers
Ink-Free Photo Printers
The 'droPrinter' is an App-Connected Portable Printer Used for Smartphones
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36
Portable Puzzle Surfboards
Portable Puzzle Surfboards
Max Robotham's 3D-Printed Surfboard Design Can Be Easily Collapsed
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35
Water-Friendly Drones
Water-Friendly Drones
The Hydrofoil Drone is Comfortable On the Water and In the Air
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34
Energy-Generating Rocking Chairs
Energy-Generating Rocking Chairs
The 'Volta' Harnesses the Power of a Chair's Rocking Motion
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33
Multitool Travel Jackets
Multitool Travel Jackets
The BauBax Jacket Offers Fourteen Excellent Features For Travel
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32
3D Printed Casts
3D Printed Casts
This 3D-Printed Cast Excels the Healing Process of Broken Bones
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31
Hi-Tech Electric Motorbikes
Hi-Tech Electric Motorbikes
San Francisco-Based Startup Bolt Uses Teslas' Lithium-Ion Batteries
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30
Expansive Digital Summits
Expansive Digital Summits
The Detroit Digital Summit (SPONSORED)
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29
Internet-Connected Umbrellas
Internet-Connected Umbrellas
This High-Tech Umbrella Contains a Multitude of Advanced Features
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28
Temperature-Regulating Beer Coolers
Temperature-Regulating Beer Coolers
This Instant Beer Chiller Can Hold Up to Six Drinks at a Time
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27
Post-Apocalyptic Amusement Park Imagery
Post-Apocalyptic Amusement Park Imagery
This Manipulated Disney World Photography Series is Dark
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26
Bike Safety Devices
Bike Safety Devices
Smart Gadget Byxee Protects Cyclists By Warning Them of Upcoming Hazards
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25
Nature-Inspired Color Palettes
Nature-Inspired Color Palettes
These Soothing Color Swatches are Inspired by Nature Photography
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24
Sunburned Skin Tattoos
Sunburned Skin Tattoos
These Tattoos are Transferred to Human Skin Through the Use of UV Rays
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23
Robotic Exoskeleton Suits
Robotic Exoskeleton Suits
These Futuristic Suits Help Japanese Airport Workers Lift Heavy Loads
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22
Solar Cooking Tables
Solar Cooking Tables
The SUNplace Table Cooks Food Like a BBQ Using Solar-Powered Clean Energy
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21
Emoji-Integrated Photography
Emoji-Integrated Photography
This Who Artist Places Emojis in Real Life Scenes Uses Only an iPhone
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20
Phone Wall Campaigns
Phone Wall Campaigns
Shiyang He Creates Print Ads that Show the Downside of Connectivity
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19
Elevated Housing Domes
Elevated Housing Domes
This 270 Square Foot Pod Home Resembles an Enlarged Tech-Made Lollipop
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18
Room-Cooling Dining Tables
Room-Cooling Dining Tables
This Versatile Table Helps Diffuse Heat and Keep Rooms Cool
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17
Retro-Styled Smartphone Headsets
Retro-Styled Smartphone Headsets
This Smartphone Handset is a Playful & Nostalgia-Inducing Product
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16
Hybrid Restaurant-Theaters
Hybrid Restaurant-Theaters
CineBistro Pairs Fine Food & Films for a Truly Entertaining Experience
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15
Underwater Fishing Cameras
Underwater Fishing Cameras
This Waterproof Gadget Functions as an Action Camera for Fishing
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14
Tech-Savvy Luxury Trucks
Tech-Savvy Luxury Trucks
The Ford F-150 Limited Features LED Headlights and a 360-Degree Camera
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13
Graphic 3D-Printed Fashion
Graphic 3D-Printed Fashion
Israeli Designer Noa Raviv Distorts the Body Through His Creations
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12
Panoramic Spherical Cameras
Panoramic Spherical Cameras
The 'Sphericam 2' is a 360-Degree Camera That Can Capture Any View
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11
High-Tech Musical Beds
High-Tech Musical Beds
These Futuristic Beds Provide a Cozy Space to Watch Movies & Jam Out
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10
Low-Tech DIY Flashlights
Low-Tech DIY Flashlights
This Clever Homemade Flashlight is Powered by Old Batteries
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9
Miniature Laser Projectors
Miniature Laser Projectors
This Mini Projector Delivers Maximum Resolution and Brightness
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8
Floor-Stored Dining Rooms
Floor-Stored Dining Rooms
This Tiny House Stores The Dining Table in the Floor and Bed in the Roof
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7
3D-Printed Fashion Collections
3D-Printed Fashion Collections
This Line of 3D-Printed Apparel is Designed for Everyday Wear
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6
Minimalist Record Players
Minimalist Record Players
This Turntable Design Concept Lets You See How the Inside Works
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5
Multi-Mode Motorcycles
Multi-Mode Motorcycles
The 'Tesla Model M' Transitions from Race Mode to Eco Mode Via Computer
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4
Solar Panel Windows
Solar Panel Windows
This Innovation Turns Solar Cell Technology Completely Transparent
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3
Interactive Electronics Shops
Interactive Electronics Shops
The littleBits Pop-Up Store is Part Retail Space and Part Laboratory
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2
Miniature GPS Trackers
Miniature GPS Trackers
The TrackerPad Helps You Locate Your Personal Belongings
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1
Microphone-Equipped Selfie Sticks
Microphone-Equipped Selfie Sticks
The 'Solocam' Helps Journalists Film Videos Without a Crew
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