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Top 65 Multimedia Trends in August

From Tech-Based Reality Shows to Evangelical Streaming Services

— August 28, 2016 — Tech
These August 2016 multimedia trends range from evangelical streaming services to tech-based reality shows that follow a web platform's conception and development. Apple's 'Planet of the Apps' series is a great example that follows real app developers as they compete to create, launch and successfully market their own mobile platform.

When looking at the month's other standouts, creativity-focused examples like collaborative sketching apps and multi-device video websites are garnering the most attention. These platforms aim to give artists, designers and videographers more freedom and customization options that help make their imaginative concepts a reality.

Other August 2016 multimedia trends include emoji-themed restaurant menus that are marketed to tech-savvy Millennials along with user-generated furniture ads that foster stronger connections between a brand and its target audience -- West Elm's latest campaign is a collaborative effort with consumers and simultaneously saved the company on marketing costs.
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Popularity
Activity
Freshness
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All-Inclusive Radio Apps
All-Inclusive Radio Apps
The BBC iPlayer Radio App Offers Access to Streamed News and Podcasts
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63
On-Demand Webpage Readings
On-Demand Webpage Readings
'Colony FM' Gets Real People to Read User-Requested Webpages
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62
Pernicious Augmented Realiy Films
Pernicious Augmented Realiy Films
'Hyper-Reality' Takes a Dystopian Look at AR Technology
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61
Reincarnated Analog Synths
Reincarnated Analog Synths
The Minimoog Model D is Being Redesigned After 30 Years
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60
Bass-Boosting Speakers
Bass-Boosting Speakers
This Unique Bluetooth Speaker Blends Portability and Heavy Bass
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59
Multi-Device Streaming Apps
Multi-Device Streaming Apps
The Plex App Optimizes Multimedia Streaming Across Devices
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58
Website Font Editors
Website Font Editors
Change Fonts and Features on Any Website with the FontFit App
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57
Augmented Reality Sandboxes
Augmented Reality Sandboxes
This Virtual Sandbox Simulates Real Movements of Sand and Water
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56
Intelligent Voice Memo Editors
Intelligent Voice Memo Editors
The Eddie App Streamlines the Editing of Voice Memos
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55
Trailblazing Cassette Synthesizers
Trailblazing Cassette Synthesizers
The OM-1 Lets You Manipulate Audio Cassette Sounds
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54
VR Music Studios
VR Music Studios
The SoundStage Lets You Engage In Virtual Music Creation
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53
Cardboard VR Headsets
Cardboard VR Headsets
The Nunulo Virtual Reality Comes With Fully Adjustable Lenses
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52
Throwback TV-Streaming Apps
Throwback TV-Streaming Apps
This Streaming App Lets You Access Classic ABC Network Content
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51
Document-Searching Camera Apps
Document-Searching Camera Apps
'CTRL-F' Acts Like the Keyboard Function, But for Printed Documents
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50
Encrypted Texting Apps
Encrypted Texting Apps
Facebook Messenger is Introducing End-to-End Encryption
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49
Spam Email Testers
Spam Email Testers
'mail-tester' Gives Advice on How to Make Mass Newletters Less Spammy
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48
Food Photography Social Networks
Food Photography Social Networks
Yummi is a Social Platform Dedicated to All Things Food-Related
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47
Video Game Search Filters
Video Game Search Filters
Yelp Users Can Now Filter Their Results Based on Nearby Pokéstops
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46
Streamlined Video Production Apps
Streamlined Video Production Apps
The dubdub App Simplifies Video Production Processes
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45
Free Urban Music Cubes
Free Urban Music Cubes
The Temple is a Concrete Square that Plays Music for the Public Area
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44
Evangelical Streaming Services
Evangelical Streaming Services
Churches are Using Facebook Live to Stream Their Sermons
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43
Hybrid Speaker Headphones
Hybrid Speaker Headphones
The Apollo Headphones Convert To Speakers At the Push Of a Button
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42
App-Controlled Headphones
App-Controlled Headphones
These Bluetooth In-Ear Headphones Feature An Embedded Amplifier
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41
Cubic Child-Centric Speakers
Cubic Child-Centric Speakers
The Speaker Cube Teaches Children About the Concepts Of Sound
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40
Multimedia House-Hunting Apps
Multimedia House-Hunting Apps
The 'Trulia' App Lets Users Shop for Their New Home on an Apple TV
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39
Halal Streaming Services
Halal Streaming Services
Deen TV is a Halal Entertainment Channel for Muslim Viewers
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38
VR-Centric Graphics Cards
VR-Centric Graphics Cards
This ZOTAC Graphics Card Features Heat-Dissipation Technologies
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37
Rhythm-Tapping Devices
Rhythm-Tapping Devices
This Rhythm Machine Lets You Tap and Record Percussive Beats
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36
Tech-Based Reality Shows
Tech-Based Reality Shows
Apple's 'Planet of the Apps' Will Focus on App Developers
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35
3D Printing Previews
3D Printing Previews
Treatstock Lets Customers Preview Models Online with 3D Glasses
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34
Acoustic 3D Printing Implants
Acoustic 3D Printing Implants
These 3D-Printed Objects are Brought to Life with Sound Data
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33
Gamified Distracted Driving Apps
Gamified Distracted Driving Apps
The 'ten&two' App Rewards Drivers for Not Checking Their Phone
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32
VR Modeling Programs
VR Modeling Programs
Oculus Medium Enables the Creation of Sculptures with Virtual Clay
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31
Harmonizing Social Media Apps
Harmonizing Social Media Apps
The Gaddr App Collects Social Media Profiles under One Platform
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30
Dynamic Wireless Speakers
Dynamic Wireless Speakers
The Paradigm Wireless Speakers Offer Ultra High-Quality Streaming
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29
Minimalist Desktop Music-Makers
Minimalist Desktop Music-Makers
Martin Wecke's '108' Lets Aspiring DJs Create Techno Beats
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28
Gamified Kitchen Cleanup Apps
Gamified Kitchen Cleanup Apps
The 'Who Made Coffee' Platform Helps Keep Office Kitchens Clean
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27
Inclusive Female Emojis
Inclusive Female Emojis
The She-Moji Keyboard is Designed to Help Women Express Themselves
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26
Augmented Reality Earbuds
Augmented Reality Earbuds
These Smart Earbuds Carry Out Real-Time Audio Filtering
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25
3D-Scanned Mannequins
3D-Scanned Mannequins
These Customized Mannequins Help Costume-Makers Cut Down on Fittings
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24
Powerfully Precise Audio Systems
Powerfully Precise Audio Systems
The Phantom Gold Offers 4,500-Watts of Power For Deep Base Songs
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23
Sharp 4K Televisions
Sharp 4K Televisions
Sony's 'Z Series' TVs Set a High Water Mark for Luxury Televisions
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22
VR Swimming Lessons
VR Swimming Lessons
Children Can Overcome Their Fear of Water with This New Program
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21
Synthesizer-Mimicking Apps
Synthesizer-Mimicking Apps
The Korg Synth App Lets You Create a Variety Of Sounds and Tones
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20
Bluetooth Briefcase Speakers
Bluetooth Briefcase Speakers
The G-Boom Wireless Sound System is Designed for Party Music
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19
Dating App Verification Features
Dating App Verification Features
Badoo's New Selfie Request Feature Helps Eliminate Catfishing
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18
Indestructible Music Players
Indestructible Music Players
The Astell & Kern AK JR Portable Audio Device Has an Aluminum Build
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17
South Korean VR Films
South Korean VR Films
'Time Paradox VR' Gives Korean Viewers a New Way to Experience VR Technology
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16
Old-School Mac Emojis
Old-School Mac Emojis
Apple's 'Classic Mac' Emojis Bring Back iMac Imagery
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15
Wearable Necklace Speakers
Wearable Necklace Speakers
This Wearable Speaker Lets You Enjoy Hands-Free Music and Chat
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14
Collaborative Sketching Apps
Collaborative Sketching Apps
The 'Lotus' App Lets Remote Users Draw on the Same Virtual Page
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13
All-Emoji Resturant Menus
All-Emoji Resturant Menus
The Little Yellow Door's Menu is Written Entirely in Emojis
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12
Interactive Passport Encyclopedias
Interactive Passport Encyclopedias
'Passport Index' Tells Users What Rights Their Passports Afford
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11
Stylish Bamboo Speakers
Stylish Bamboo Speakers
Hazang Bamboo Speakers are Handmade in Vietnam
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10
User-Generated Furniture Ads
User-Generated Furniture Ads
West Elm's New Facebook Carousel Ads Feature User-Generated Content
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9
Incentivized Household Chore Apps
Incentivized Household Chore Apps
The OurHome App Rewards Family Members for Doing Various Chores
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8
Handbag Authentication Tags
Handbag Authentication Tags
Maria&Donato Uses NFC Tags to Ensure Originality
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7
Powerful Portable Boomboxes
Powerful Portable Boomboxes
The BeatBringer Can Be Carried Around In Your Backpack
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6
VR Dining Experiments
VR Dining Experiments
'Project Nourished' Pairs 3D-Printed Food with Virtual Reality
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5
Pixelated Superhero Portraits
Pixelated Superhero Portraits
This French Artist Creates Adorable Pixel Superheroes
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4
Arboreal Retro Turntables
Arboreal Retro Turntables
The Audiowood Barky Turntable Plays Vinyl On a Slice of a Tree Trunk
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3
Virtual Vineyard Tours
Virtual Vineyard Tours
Brancott Estate Shares Virtual Reality Vineyard Tours at Festivals
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2
Electronic Circuit Pens
Electronic Circuit Pens
These Electronic Pens Can Draw Functional Circuits on Paper
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1
Digital Dome Installations
Digital Dome Installations
teamLab's Immersive Installation is Set in an Ethereal Enviroment
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