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Top 70 Multimedia Trends in November

From VR Cartoon Experiences to 360-Degree Smartphone Cameras

— November 27, 2016 — Tech
These November 2016 multimedia trends range from 360-degree smartphone cameras to VR cartoon experiences like a recent partnership between Google and The Simpsons. The collaboration resulted in a VR couch gag and celebrated the television franchise's 600th episode.

When examining similar VR innovations, the month's other standouts range from VR basketball broadcasts to terrifying truck PSAs that encourage truck driver safety training with a Halloween-themed campaign.

Other November 2016 multimedia innovations to take note off include intuitive speaker systems that can be programmed to recognize a user's taste in music along with holographic chat apps that are changing the digital communication landscape.

Additionally, examples like rotating 3D photo booths ensure that important moments and special events are captured in a way that is more immersive than ever before.
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Activity
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Streamlined Second Screen Platforms
Streamlined Second Screen Platforms
Soundlly Lets Smartphones Augment Televi
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69
Physically Pixelated Displays
Physically Pixelated Displays
The JOLED Display Uses Tactile Spheres That Can Rotate Separately
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68
3D-Modeled Historic Cities
3D-Modeled Historic Cities
Researchers at Lund University Have Created a Model of Old Pompeii
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67
Multi-Device Livestreaming Apps
Multi-Device Livestreaming Apps
The Eastlink Stream Lets Canadians Watch Shows On Phones & Laptops
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66
VR-Focused Earphones
VR-Focused Earphones
Oculus' New VR Earphones are Designed For the Oculus Rift
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65
VR Everest Summits
VR Everest Summits
'Capturing Everest' Shows an Everest Climb in Virtual Reality
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64
Professional Live Streaming Apps
Professional Live Streaming Apps
Periscope Producer Lets Users Live Stream with Pro Equipment
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63
Dynamic Image Projections
Dynamic Image Projections
Ishikawa Watanabe Lab's DynaFlash Projects Images onto Moving Objects
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62
Inexpensive eCommerce Music Plans
Inexpensive eCommerce Music Plans
The Amazon Music Unlimited Streaming Plan Starts at $4 a Month
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61
Terrifying Truck Driver PSAs
Terrifying Truck Driver PSAs
The Zombie Dispatch Halloween Game Promotes Truck Driver Training
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60
Polished 3D-Printing Techniques
Polished 3D-Printing Techniques
Printoptical's Printing Technology Requires No Post-Processing
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59
Simulated Social Experiences
Simulated Social Experiences
Facebook is Developing a "Social Reality" Complete with VR Emojis
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58
Lightweight Music-Recognition Apps
Lightweight Music-Recognition Apps
The Shazam Lite App Uses Less Data and Storage Space
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57
Eye-Tracking PC Peripherals
Eye-Tracking PC Peripherals
The Tobii Eye Tracker 4C Enhances Gameplay with Tracking Capabilities
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56
Professional-Grade PC Monitors
Professional-Grade PC Monitors
The Eizo ColorEdge CG2730 and CS2730 27-Inch Monitors are Powerful
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55
Real-Time Video Translators
Real-Time Video Translators
Skype's Live Translations Aim to Break Down Language Barriers
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54
Collaborative Social Video Apps
Collaborative Social Video Apps
'Lifeslice' Enables Collaborative Video Creation Between Friends
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53
Dark Superhero VR Experience
Dark Superhero VR Experience
'Batman: Arkham VR' Lets Consumers Play as Batman in First Person
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52
Multimedia Communication Hubs
Multimedia Communication Hubs
The 'Loop' Multimedia Device Makes Video Calls and More
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51
Music Taste-Learning Speakers
Music Taste-Learning Speakers
The Hurricane DJ System Packs AI to Learn Your Music Preferences
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50
Collage-Creation Apps
Collage-Creation Apps
This VR Camera App Lets You Create Psychedelic Collage Art
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49
Rewarding Livestreaming Apps
Rewarding Livestreaming Apps
The Busker App Helps Multimedia Creators Maximize Their Earnings
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48
Wireless-Enabling Headphone Adapters
Wireless-Enabling Headphone Adapters
The 'AirMode' Wireless Switch Transforms Wired Headphones
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47
All-in-One Multimedia Streamers
All-in-One Multimedia Streamers
The Naim Uniti Wireless Hub and Streamer Packs it All
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46
User-Sensing Speakers
User-Sensing Speakers
The 'EVOKE' Mobile Speaker Reacts When a Hand is Nearby
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45
Graphics-Upgrading Peripherals
Graphics-Upgrading Peripherals
The PowerColor 'DEVIL BOX' External Graphics System is Powerful
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44
Durable Tangle-Free Headphones
Durable Tangle-Free Headphones
These Wired Earbuds are Made Tough for Android and iOS Devices
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43
VR Basketball Game Streams
VR Basketball Game Streams
NextVR and the NBA Have Partnered to Offer Live VR Streams of Games
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42
Magical Franchise VR Games
Magical Franchise VR Games
A Harry Potter Game Will be One of the First Offerings on Daydream
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41
VR Eye-Tracking Systems
VR Eye-Tracking Systems
Google's Eyefluence Will Let Users Control VR with Their Eyes
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40
VR Apartment Viewings
VR Apartment Viewings
Companies in Singapore are Offering Virtual Tours to Prospective Buyers
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39
VR-Ready Computer Sets
VR-Ready Computer Sets
The HTC Vive Ready HP Computer Bundle Packs Everything for VR
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38
Rewarding Mexican Restaurant Apps
Rewarding Mexican Restaurant Apps
The TJ Rewards App Helps Taco John's Customers Earn Free Food
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37
Digital Graffiti Sculptures
Digital Graffiti Sculptures
This Holographic Type Sculpture Comes to Life with Microsoft HoloLens
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36
Customizable Aluminum Earphones
Customizable Aluminum Earphones
The 'GameON' Bass Headphones from Atari by ROAM are Versatile
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35
Hybrid Headphone Speaker Systems
Hybrid Headphone Speaker Systems
The Boomphones 'RE-UP' Headphones and Case are a Perfect Couple
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34
Musical LED Illuminators
Musical LED Illuminators
The 'WySky' Speaker Lamp Provides Chromatic Lighting and Music
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33
Super-Sized Smart TVs
Super-Sized Smart TVs
The LeEco uMax85 4K Television is Staggering in Size and Performance
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32
Luxury Auto-Inspired Speakers
Luxury Auto-Inspired Speakers
These All-In-One Speakers Bring Car-Like Surround Sound To Your Home
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31
Music-Isolating Headphones
Music-Isolating Headphones
The iLive Noise-Cancelling Bluetooth Headphones Ensure Sound Isolation
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30
Frightful VR Coasters
Frightful VR Coasters
The New Rage of the Gargoyles VR Coaster is Designed to Terrify Riders
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29
Escapist VR Games
Escapist VR Games
'I Expect You To Die' is a New PlayStation VR Game for Cunning Gamers
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28
Controller-Accommodating Speakers
Controller-Accommodating Speakers
This Home Speaker System Features a Dock for the Remote Control
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27
Cartoon Sitcom VR Experiences
Cartoon Sitcom VR Experiences
Google and 'The Simpsons' Have Partnered to Release a VR Couch Gag
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26
Governmental GIF Archives
Governmental GIF Archives
The National Archives and Records Administration is Collecting GIFs
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25
Surfer Ear Protectors
Surfer Ear Protectors
The 'SurfEars' Ear Plugs Prevent Problems without Restricting Hearing
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24
Immersive TV Speakers
Immersive TV Speakers
The Onkyo LS7200 Sound Bar Speaker Adds Audio Depth without Heft
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23
Virtual Reality Action Cams
Virtual Reality Action Cams
The 'Vyu360' 4K Ultra HD Camera Captures Immersive Adventure Footage
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22
Multiplayer VR Consoles
Multiplayer VR Consoles
The Modal VR Can Simultaneously Process Ten Players' Gestures and Actions
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21
Advanced Cubic Sound Systems
Advanced Cubic Sound Systems
The Aerix Duet Music Systems are Packed with 360-Degree Technology
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20
American-Made Sound Systems
American-Made Sound Systems
The Detroit Audio Lab Speakers are Handcrafted in Michigan
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19
Flaw-Analyzing Mirrors
Flaw-Analyzing Mirrors
The Panasonic Smart Mirror Identifies Skin Flaws and Prints Makeup
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18
Crystal-Clear OLED TVs
Crystal-Clear OLED TVs
The Panasonic OLED Transparent TV Disappears When Not in Use
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17
Sleek Set-Top Boxes
Sleek Set-Top Boxes
The I/O Set-Top Box Breaks the Mold of Boring Black Electronic Casings
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16
Untethered VR Gaming Headsets
Untethered VR Gaming Headsets
The MVR Ascend Wireless VR Headset Works with Game Consoles and PCs
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15
Compact Portable Projectors
Compact Portable Projectors
The 'Layer' Projector Packs Everything into One Minuscule Box
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14
Light Socket Projectors
Light Socket Projectors
The 'Beam' Light Projectors Can be Installed in a Light Fixture
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13
Palliative Pharmacy Apps
Palliative Pharmacy Apps
Apotek Hjartat's 'Happy Place' is a VR Experience to Help Mitigate Pain
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12
Virtual Reality Music Venues
Virtual Reality Music Venues
VR Events Now Extend Further With Opportunities in Live Music
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11
Music-Enhancing Portable Speakers
Music-Enhancing Portable Speakers
The Mifa M9 Stereo Speaker Dynamically Adjusts Audio
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10
Nightmarish Image Generators
Nightmarish Image Generators
MIT's 'Nightmare Machine' Creates Scary Images Using AI
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9
Handheld Android Projectors
Handheld Android Projectors
'ODIN2' Mini Projectors Enable Multimedia Projection and Video Calls
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8
Holographic Chat Apps
Holographic Chat Apps
HoloBeam Uses Microsoft's HoloLens to Beam Holographic Projections of People
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7
Affordable Virtual Reality Systems
Affordable Virtual Reality Systems
The Xiaomi Mi VR Headset is Priced at Just $29
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6
360-Degree Smartphone Cameras
360-Degree Smartphone Cameras
The 'LyfieEye' 360-Degree Smartphone External Camera is Easy to Use
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5
360-Degree Recording Glasses
360-Degree Recording Glasses
'ORBI Prime' Lets Its Wearer Record HD 360-Degree Videos
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4
Rotating 3D Photo Booths
Rotating 3D Photo Booths
Google Cloud Spin is a Photo Booth That Captures Images from 180-Degrees
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3
Laser-Based Holographic Displays
Laser-Based Holographic Displays
The 'Holovect' Holographic Vector Display Draws in the Air
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2
Photo-Realistic 3D Avatars
Photo-Realistic 3D Avatars
Metapixel's Image Capturing System Creates Incredibly Lifelike Avatars
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1
Wooden Omnidirectional Speakers
Wooden Omnidirectional Speakers
The 'Hype' Hi Fi Speaker is Crafted from Fine Fabric and Raw Wood
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