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Top 100 Multimedia Trends in June

From VR Theme Park Experiences to Connected Hybrid Guitars

— July 2, 2016 — Tech
These June 2016 multimedia trends range from VR theme park experiences to connected hybrid guitars that make music more immersive for all. When examining the ever-evolving realm of virtual reality, standouts include reality-blurring social media campaigns and soccer broadcasts that are changing the way one experiences traditional and web-based entertainment.

Other notables include DIY VR headsets that are more accessible and affordable than most branded offerings in today's market. In addition to the month's VR innovations, these June 2016 multimedia trends also include peer-to-peer livestreaming platforms and eSports broadcasting hubs.

While YouTube's newest platform streams footage of sports-related gaming content in real time, gaming publisher Activision Blizzard's partnership with Facebook makes similar content accessible to the website's countless subscribers.
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Score
Popularity
Activity
Freshness
99
Smartphone Brand Surfboards
Smartphone Brand Surfboards
The Samsung Galaxy Surfboard Allows Riders to Check Their Messages
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98
Booming Bookshelf Speakers
Booming Bookshelf Speakers
The ELAC Debut B6 Speakers Offer Balanced and Powerful Sound
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97
Gaelic Folklore Apps
Gaelic Folklore Apps
The Fun Folk App Brings Gaelic
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96
Mobile Gallery Guides
Mobile Gallery Guides
The New SFMOMA App Provides a High-tech Alternative to Audio Museum Guides
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95
Remote-Charging TV Boxes
Remote-Charging TV Boxes
The Smart TV Box Makes an Informative Addition to the Living Room
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94
Accessible Voice Assistants
Accessible Voice Assistants
The New Voice Access Feature Helps Those with Severe Motor Impairment
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93
Handcrafted Portable Synthesizers
Handcrafted Portable Synthesizers
The Minimoog Model D Combines Classic and Modern Technology
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92
Programmable Modular Synthesizers
Programmable Modular Synthesizers
The Moog Model 15 Synth Offers a Variety Of Manipulable Features
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91
Voiceover-Generating Apps
Voiceover-Generating Apps
The Talkee App Helps Journalists Create a Voiceover For Their Images
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90
Interactive Paper Technology
Interactive Paper Technology
PaperID is an RFID Paper Technology Responds to Gestures
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89
Indie Music Platforms
Indie Music Platforms
Muslate Gives Independent Musicians a Place to Share and Promote Their Music
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88
Aggregated Content Apps
Aggregated Content Apps
Awesummly Lets Users Access Summarized Content From Global Publications
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87
Mobile Platform TV Boxes
Mobile Platform TV Boxes
The Xiaomi Mi Box Android TV Box Provides Users with 4K Support
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86
360-Degree Sports Coverage
360-Degree Sports Coverage
Intel's 'freeD' Introduces a New Kind of Sports Viewing Technology
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85
Sadistic Robot Simulators
Sadistic Robot Simulators
This Virtual Reality Movie Puts Viewers in the Hands of a Cruel Robot
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84
Design Magazine Mobile Apps
Design Magazine Mobile Apps
The 'domino GO' App Helps Users Access Design Resources on the Go
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83
Collaboration VR Headsets
Collaboration VR Headsets
The 'StarVR' is a New Virtual Reality Headset from Acer and Starbreeze
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82
Crowdsourced Home Improvement Platforms
Crowdsourced Home Improvement Platforms
The Zillow Digs App Features Real Home Renovation Projects
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81
Distortion-Free Curved Screens
Distortion-Free Curved Screens
The ASUS 'Designo Curve' Monitor is an All-in-One PC Screen
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80
Video App Chat Platforms
Video App Chat Platforms
The New YouTube Messenger Allows Users to Discuss Videos in the App
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79
Peer-to-Peer Livestreaming Apps
Peer-to-Peer Livestreaming Apps
The BitTorrent Live App Turns All Viewers into Broadcasters
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78
Virtual Reality Sketches
Virtual Reality Sketches
Google's Virtual Reality App 'Tilt Brush' Creates 3D Sketches
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77
Humongous 4K TVs
Humongous 4K TVs
The Hisense 75M7900 TV Offers a Spectacular 75-Inch Display
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76
Social Media eSports Broadcasts
Social Media eSports Broadcasts
Activision Blizzard Will Now Stream eSports Events Via Facebook
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75
Gamer-Training Books
Gamer-Training Books
This Book Offers Psychological Training For Successful Competitive Gaming
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74
Swipe-Rewarding News Apps
Swipe-Rewarding News Apps
The Planet GoGo Lock-Screen App Rewards Swiping and Reading Activity
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73
Video-Based Dating Profiles
Video-Based Dating Profiles
The Dating App Badoo Recently Added a Video Feature to Its Platform
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72
Interactive Supercar Simulators
Interactive Supercar Simulators
This Year's London Motor Show Boasts a Car Simulator
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71
Companion Gaming Technologies
Companion Gaming Technologies
DreamHack Will Show Off a VR Headset and Gaming PC Pairing
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70
Pictorial Menu Apps
Pictorial Menu Apps
The MenuMe App Converts Restaurant Menu Text into Real Pictures of Food
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69
eSports Broadcasting Hubs
eSports Broadcasting Hubs
The YouTube Gaming Covers eSports Gaming Live and On-Demand
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68
Video-Based Recipe Apps
Video-Based Recipe Apps
The CookReel Platform Allows Users to Upload Video Recipes
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67
Hearing-Adapting Headphones
Hearing-Adapting Headphones
The Nura Headphones Modify the Music Experience to Suit the Wearer
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66
TV Content-Streaming Smartphones
TV Content-Streaming Smartphones
The Asus Zenfone Go TV Smartphone Device Features a TV Tuner
<
65
Dynamic VR Headsets
Dynamic VR Headsets
The Google Virtual Reality Headset is Optimized for Android
<
64
Convertable USB Turntables
Convertable USB Turntables
The Sony Hi-Res Record Player Transforms Vinyl into Digital Audio Files
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63
Object-Identifying Bots
Object-Identifying Bots
The New Facebook Messenger Bot Can Identify Objects in Photos
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62
Portable Speaker Pods
Portable Speaker Pods
The B&S PLAY A1 Bluetooth Audio Device is Designed for On-the-Go Use
<
61
3D-Printed Checkerboards
3D-Printed Checkerboards
This DIY Draughts Set Can Be Made at Home with a 3D-Printer
<
60
Body-Tracking VR Systems
Body-Tracking VR Systems
The 'VicoVR' 3D Virtual Reality Gaming System is Immersive
<
59
VR Content-Recording Drones
VR Content-Recording Drones
The Janus 360 Video Drone Records Footage for VR Experiences
<
58
VR Social Media Posts
VR Social Media Posts
Facebook is Expanding its Image Upload to Incorporate 360-Degree Photos
<
57
Metal Bezel Smartphones
Metal Bezel Smartphones
This Motorola Smartphone Concept Sees the Device Embrace Larger Size
<
56
Monetized Livestreaming Apps
Monetized Livestreaming Apps
The Inke App Lets Users Earn Money By Streaming Content
<
55
Multicolor Paper Display Billboards
Multicolor Paper Display Billboards
The E Ink Advanced Color ePaper is Efficient and Durable
<
54
Content-Converting Streaming Devices
Content-Converting Streaming Devices
The 'Edison 3D' TV Set Top Box Converts 2D Content into 3D
<
53
Visual School Vocabulary Apps
Visual School Vocabulary Apps
This App Helps Children Get to Know People and Objects at School
<
52
Wireless Preset Speakers
Wireless Preset Speakers
The Sonica Bluetooth Sound System Tailors Sound to a Specific Room
<
51
Hairstyle-Previewing Apps
Hairstyle-Previewing Apps
The Style My Hair App Allows Users to Give Themselves a Virtual Makeover
<
50
Hybrid Bluetooth Headphones
Hybrid Bluetooth Headphones
The Nowall CH-1 Bluetooth Earphones Have Dual-Drivers for Crisp Audio
<
49
Luxury Anniversary Speakers
Luxury Anniversary Speakers
The Limited-Edition Klipschorn Speaker Set is Crafted by Hand
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48
Calming Earplug Headphones
Calming Earplug Headphones
The 'Plugfones' Noise-Isolating Earbuds Play Music and Block Noise
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47
Recording Smartphone Microphones
Recording Smartphone Microphones
The iRig Mic Turns a Cellphone into a Music Instrument
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46
Hacker-Detecting Apps
Hacker-Detecting Apps
The System and Security Info App Can Tell If a Phone Has Been Hacked
<
45
Rideshare Streaming Experiences
Rideshare Streaming Experiences
Uber Offers Riders Free Entertainment with Amazon Shows on Tablets
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44
Design Imagery Search Engines
Design Imagery Search Engines
The 'SlashPixels' Image Search Engine is for Digital Designers
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43
Affordable DIY VR Headsets
Affordable DIY VR Headsets
This DIY VR Headset is Made Using a RiftCat and Leap Motion
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42
Sound-Segmenting Gaming Headphones
Sound-Segmenting Gaming Headphones
The Turtle Beach Elite Pro Gaming Headset is Comfy and Powerful
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41
Comprehensive eSports Networks
Comprehensive eSports Networks
This eSports TV Channel Aims to Tap Into the Global Gaming Audience
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40
Futuristic Piano Concepts
Futuristic Piano Concepts
The MPiano Allows Players to Customize the Feel Of the Instrument
<
39
Sith Smart Home Cameras
Sith Smart Home Cameras
The Star Wars 'Home Cam' Keeps an Eye on Things When You Aren't Around
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38
Holographic VR Games
Holographic VR Games
The 'Tactera' Game Applies Holographic Visuals to a Tabletop Gaming Scene
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37
VR Soccer Broadcasts
VR Soccer Broadcasts
The Manchester City VR Broadcast Gives Fans a New Way to Enjoy Soccer Games
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36
Artificial Intelligence Attorneys
Artificial Intelligence Attorneys
'AI Ross' is a Program Designed to Speed Up Legal Research
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35
Kid-Friendly Collage Apps
Kid-Friendly Collage Apps
The Pic Collage App Helps Children Make Collages for School Projects
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34
Interactive Motion Installations
Interactive Motion Installations
The Lumibolic Electroluminescent Wire Sculpture Moves to Sound
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33
Multifunctional Dashboard Displays
Multifunctional Dashboard Displays
The 'iSCOUT' Heads-Up Display Makes Any Vehicle Smarter
<
32
Historical VR Experiences
Historical VR Experiences
This VR Experience Will Recreate Anne Frank's Holocaust Story
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31
Smartphone-Holding TV Stands
Smartphone-Holding TV Stands
The 'TellyMount' Smartphone Mount Holder Enhances Video Calls
<
30
VR Libation Goggles
VR Libation Goggles
The 'BEE-R GOGGLES' Provide Beer Lovers with an Immersive Experience
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29
Large-Scale 3D Scanners
Large-Scale 3D Scanners
Thor3D's 3D Scanning Technology Captures Medium and Large Objects
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28
3D-Printed Cookie Cutters
3D-Printed Cookie Cutters
The CookieCaster Platform Helps Users Create Custom Cookie Cutters
<
27
Wireless Home Projectors
Wireless Home Projectors
The 'Lum' Projector System is Aesthetically Pleasing and Powerful
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26
AI Security Systems
AI Security Systems
The BuddyGuard 'FLARE' Complete Home Security System is Easy to Use
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25
Headphone Necklace Accessories
Headphone Necklace Accessories
The 'SPARK' Earphone Holder Holds, Wraps and Organizes Headphones
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24
VR Farm Tours
VR Farm Tours
This McDonald's Initiative Aims to Connect Consumers with the Company's Suppliers
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23
Virtual Reality Music Lessons
Virtual Reality Music Lessons
'Teach-U: VR' Makes it Easier to Learn to Play Piano or the Drums
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22
3D-Printed Game Pieces
3D-Printed Game Pieces
These DIY Dungeons & Dragons Miniatures Can Be Printed at Home
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21
Hyper-Connected Wireless Turntables
Hyper-Connected Wireless Turntables
The TRNTBL Lets You Share Your Music On Spotify
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20
Beer-Holding VR Headsets
Beer-Holding VR Headsets
The Cleveland Cavaliers VR Headsets Double as Beer Holders
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19
VR Convenience Stores
VR Convenience Stores
This 7-Eleven Features Smart Tables Equipped with VR Technology
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18
DIY Chess Sets
DIY Chess Sets
This Micro Chess Set Can Be Made at Home with a 3D Printer
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17
Audiophile DAC Devices
Audiophile DAC Devices
The Boomstick Jack Improves Listening by Enriching the Audio Quality
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16
Blogger Payment Platforms
Blogger Payment Platforms
The RewardStyle Platform Helps Influencers Make Money from Social Media
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15
Project Management Platforms
Project Management Platforms
The 'Estimake' Platform Helps Users Organize DIY Projects
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14
Immersive VR Theme Parks
Immersive VR Theme Parks
This VR Theme Park is Set to Open a Location in New York City
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13
Spherical Bluetooth Speakers
Spherical Bluetooth Speakers
These Speakers Are Designed To Integrate With All Design Schemes
<
12
3D-Printed Pinball Games
3D-Printed Pinball Games
This Two-Player Pinball Game Puts a Creative Twist on Tabletop Football
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11
Multi-Functional Rulers
Multi-Functional Rulers
The Rule/One is a Sleek and Modern Ruler Designed for the 21st Century
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10
Multi-Screen Monitors
Multi-Screen Monitors
The Dell 43 Multi-Client Monitor Can be Configured into Four Screens
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9
Short-Range Home Theater Projectors
Short-Range Home Theater Projectors
The Philips Screeneo Casts a Huge Image Even Close Up
<
8
Connected Salon Mirrors
Connected Salon Mirrors
The Samsung Mirror is Being Used at Leekaja Hairbis to Satisfy Customers
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7
Mini Touchscreen Projectors
Mini Touchscreen Projectors
This Mini Projector Can Change Anything into a Touchscreen Surface
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6
Concrete Speaker Slabs
Concrete Speaker Slabs
The Concretus Sound System Offers a Customized Design with Each Unit
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5
DIY Entertainment Systems
DIY Entertainment Systems
'PlayBox' is a 3D-Printed Device for Music, Radio, Videos and Gaming
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4
Wearable Robotic Exoskeletons
Wearable Robotic Exoskeletons
Hyundai's New Iron Man Suit Helps Wearer's Lift Heavy Objects
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3
Connected Hybrid Guitars
Connected Hybrid Guitars
The Sensus Smart Guitar Blends Acoustic and Modern Sounds
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2
Drone Photography Series
Drone Photography Series
Dirk Dallas Travels and Captures Beautiful Photos with Drones
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1
Digital Landscape Art Exhibits
Digital Landscape Art Exhibits
Yorgo Alexopoulos Uses Digital Art to Represent the Natural World
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