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Top 100 Multimedia Trends in October

From Multimedia Streaming Channels to Immersive Promo Ads

— October 29, 2016 — Tech
These October 2016 multimedia trends range from 360 degree video campaigns to experiential streaming services that are designed for those cutting the cord from traditional media consumption.

When looking at the month's streaming innovations, standouts include augmented reality concert apps like firstage which allows musicians to up their public exposure while making users feel like they are at a live event even if they are in the comfort of their own home.

Other October 2016 multimedia innovations include wearer-analyzing headphones and interactive AR projectors that make in-office presentations a more interactive and educational experience for both those listening to or leading a meeting. Additional notables include AI-curated art exhibits and real time weather visualizers that display temperature info in a fun and visually stimulating way.
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Activity
Freshness
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Accessible Music Licensing Platforms
Accessible Music Licensing Platforms
The Musicbed App Helps Musicians Share Their New Projects
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99
Drum-Sequencing DJ Controllers
Drum-Sequencing DJ Controllers
The Roland DJ-808 Lets Users Program Creative Beats and Sounds
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98
Miniature Sound Bars
Miniature Sound Bars
The MagniFi Mini Sound Bar Offers Balanced Audio and Easy Connectivity
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97
Floating Waterproof Ball Speakers
Floating Waterproof Ball Speakers
The Cannonball Audio IPX-7 Speaker is Engineered for the Water
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96
Multimedia TV Apps
Multimedia TV Apps
The Deezer TV App Turns Your Television Set Into a Stereo System
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95
Optimized Streaming Players
Optimized Streaming Players
The Roku Ultra Offers 4K Streaming and USB Connectivity
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94
Wearer-Analyzing Headphones
Wearer-Analyzing Headphones
The Sony MDR-1000X Noise-Cancelling Headphones are Adaptive
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93
Hyper-Powerful DVR Devices
Hyper-Powerful DVR Devices
TiVO's New DVR Lets You Record Six Channels Simultaneously
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92
Economy-Disrupting App Concepts
Economy-Disrupting App Concepts
The Panda App is a Conceptual Project to Upset the Sharing Economy
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91
Hyperlocal Weather Visualization Sites
Hyperlocal Weather Visualization Sites
'Dark Sky' Gives Weather Data Based on Specific Addresses
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90
Beat-Matching DJ Apps
Beat-Matching DJ Apps
Pacemaker Lets Amateur DJ Mix with Their Spotify Accounts
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89
Ceramic-Coated Earphones
Ceramic-Coated Earphones
These In-Ear Monitors Offer Ultra-Accurate Audio Frequency Delivery
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88
Audio System-Upgrading Devices
Audio System-Upgrading Devices
'XPUMP' Audio Devices Enhance Existing Equipment Capabilities
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87
Immersive Martian Experiences
Immersive Martian Experiences
This Augmented Reality Experience Comprises a Guided Tour of Mars
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86
Chainsaw-Simulating Games
Chainsaw-Simulating Games
This VR Game Lets You Play the Role Of Branch-Cutting Lumberjack
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85
Wireless Guitar Amplifiers
Wireless Guitar Amplifiers
The Spider V Amplifiers Offer Quality Sound Without Guitar Cables
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84
Video Game-Themed Publishers
Video Game-Themed Publishers
Ubisoft Publishing is Releases Books Based on the Company's Games
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83
Empathic Refugee VR Experiences
Empathic Refugee VR Experiences
The United Nations' UNVR App Aims to Increase Volunteer Numbers
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82
Tuneable Wireless Earbuds
Tuneable Wireless Earbuds
The Phantom Air Earbuds Allow For Highly Precise Tuning
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81
360-Degree Harbor Videos
360-Degree Harbor Videos
Discovery and Dunkin' Donuts Teamed to To Create This VR Video
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80
Virtual Pop-Up Shops
Virtual Pop-Up Shops
Quilted Norther's Online Pop-Up Can Be Experienced in VR
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79
Political VR Plazas
Political VR Plazas
NBC News' Virtual Reality 'Democracy Plaza' Shows Debates and More
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78
Ambient Illumination OLED TVs
Ambient Illumination OLED TVs
The Philips 901F 55-Inch TV Optimizes the Living Room
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77
Customizable Light Show Speakers
Customizable Light Show Speakers
The 'TapTap' Device Can Create Music Light Shows Easily
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76
Sporty Smartphone Earphones
Sporty Smartphone Earphones
The New Beats Headphone Headsets Feature Apple's W1 Audio Chip
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75
Online 360-Degree Golf Courses
Online 360-Degree Golf Courses
Google has Created a 360-Degree Imaging for the Ryder Cup's Course
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74
VR Ballet Performances
VR Ballet Performances
'Night Fall' is the World's First 360-Degree VR Ballet
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73
Wireless Home Audio Systems
Wireless Home Audio Systems
The VIZIO SmartCast Crave Pro Multi-Room Audio System is Robust
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72
Waterproof Ergonomic Earphones
Waterproof Ergonomic Earphones
The Acesori 'A.Band' Sports Headphones Feature a Double-Band Design
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71
Litigious VR Experiences
Litigious VR Experiences
The University of Westminster is Using VR to Teach Cases to Law Students
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70
Deluxe Wireless Heaphones
Deluxe Wireless Heaphones
The Bower & Wilkins P7 Headphones Offer Balanced and Reliable Sound
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69
Standalone VR Headsets
Standalone VR Headsets
Alcatel's Vision Headset Features Built-In Smartphone Hardware
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68
Inexpensive 360-Degree Cameras
Inexpensive 360-Degree Cameras
The 'CamRover' Packs Serious Components at a Rock-Bottom Price
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67
Music-Amplifying Smartphone Devices
Music-Amplifying Smartphone Devices
The 'Amp.i.Am' Portable Headphone Amplifier Upgrades Devices
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66
VR Installation Suitcases
VR Installation Suitcases
The 'Innoactive' Portable VR Suitcase Packs Components Safely Within
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65
VR Development Devices
VR Development Devices
The Occipital VR Dev Kit Enables Developers to Create New Experiences
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64
AI-Curated Art Exhibits
AI-Curated Art Exhibits
'Recognition' at the Tate Britain is an Exhibition Curated by Technology
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63
Shapeshifting Printed Objects
Shapeshifting Printed Objects
This MIT 3D Printing Innovation Introduces Objects That "Remember"
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62
Balanced Bluetooth Earphones
Balanced Bluetooth Earphones
The Bragi Earphone Offers Boosted Battery Life & Simplified Functions
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61
Individualized Speaker Systems
Individualized Speaker Systems
The Encircle 360° Speakers System Creates an Immersive Experience
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60
Script-Assessing Software
Script-Assessing Software
'ScriptBook' Does the Work of Script Readers Automatically
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59
Wacky Accounting VR Games
Wacky Accounting VR Games
The Accounting VR Experience is from the Creator of 'Rick and Morty'
<
58
Tone-Tweaking Guitars
Tone-Tweaking Guitars
The Custom Collection 50 Deluxe Guitar Offers Four-Way Knob Switching
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57
Cylindrical Game Console Cameras
Cylindrical Game Console Cameras
The New PlayStation Camera Updates the Console's Capabilities
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56
Immersive In-Car Displays
Immersive In-Car Displays
The Sony XAV-AX100 Car Dash Display Supports CarPlay and Android Auto
<
55
Interactive Golfing Videos
Interactive Golfing Videos
The 'Call the Shots' Video Lets Users Control Paul McGinley's Strategy
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54
3D Modifying Devices
3D Modifying Devices
The 'Elsewhere' System Turns Any Smartphone Video into a 3D Video
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53
Dynamic Smart Synthesizers
Dynamic Smart Synthesizers
The System-8 Plug-Out Synthesizer Uses Smart Music Technologies
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52
Speaker-Integrated Synthesizers
Speaker-Integrated Synthesizers
This Korg Micro Synthesizer Combines a Small Package and Big Sound
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51
Music-Synced Fit Pits
Music-Synced Fit Pits
The Music City Fire System Reacts to the Music That's Played
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50
Noise Isolation Headphones
Noise Isolation Headphones
The JLab Audio 'Flex' Active Noise Cancellation Headphones are Powerful
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49
Premium Planar Headphones
Premium Planar Headphones
The Monolith M650 Headphones Offer Supreme Sound Quality
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48
360-Degree Audio Speakers
360-Degree Audio Speakers
The 'Libratone TOO' Portable Music Speaker Envelops Listeners in Tunes
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47
Female-Focused Tech Competitions
Female-Focused Tech Competitions
The 'Built By Girls' Challenge Helps Teens Explore Their Ideas
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46
Signal-Converting Headphone Amplifiers
Signal-Converting Headphone Amplifiers
The Dacamp L1 Caters To On-The-Go Musical Post-Production
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45
AR Concert Apps
AR Concert Apps
Firstage Enables Musicians to Broadcast Micro-Concerts to Their Fans
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44
Rock Anthem VR Experiences
Rock Anthem VR Experiences
'Bohemiam Rhapsody Experience' is Available on the Google Play Store
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43
360-Degree Sports Films
360-Degree Sports Films
This VR Documentary Immerses Viewers In the 2016 NBA Finals
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42
Bone Conduction Sunglasses
Bone Conduction Sunglasses
The 'S-Tone' Sports Glasses Protect Eyes and Play Music
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41
Precise Pico Projectors
Precise Pico Projectors
The Sony MP-CL1A Projector Offers High Focus At Every Distance
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40
Weatherproof Home Security Cameras
Weatherproof Home Security Cameras
The Canary Flex Camera Can be Installed Indoors or Out
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39
Stage-Focused Headphones
Stage-Focused Headphones
These Fender In-Ear Headphones are Designed For Live Performances
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38
Machine-Written Pop Songs
Machine-Written Pop Songs
SONY CSL Researchers Created 'Daddy's Car' Using Algorithms
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37
Earpiece Protection Straps
Earpiece Protection Straps
The Spigen AirPods Strap Ensures Users Don't Lose the Small Earpieces
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36
Voice-Controlled Hotel Suites
Voice-Controlled Hotel Suites
This High-Tech Hotel Integrates Siri for Hands-Free Room Control
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35
Aromatherapy Waterfall Speakers
Aromatherapy Waterfall Speakers
The 'CASCADE' Therapy Device Helps Invigorate the Senses
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34
Workout-Monitoring Headphones
Workout-Monitoring Headphones
The Jabra Elite Sport Headset Keeps Track of Heart Rate and More
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33
Powerful Beryllium Speaker Bars
Powerful Beryllium Speaker Bars
The Persona Series by Paradigm Offers Crisp Transient Streaming
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32
Shift Worker Recruitment Apps
Shift Worker Recruitment Apps
'ShiftPixy' is an App That Helps Workers Navigate the Gig Economy
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31
Animated Songstress Avatars
Animated Songstress Avatars
Björk New Album Debuts With a Simulated Augmented Reality Appearance
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30
Premium Audiophile MP3 Players
Premium Audiophile MP3 Players
The Sony Walkman NW-WM1Z Portable MP3 Player is Sophisticated
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29
Frightening VR Attractions
Frightening VR Attractions
The Universal Orlando Resort's 'Repository' is a New Horror Simulator
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28
DIY Music Video Apps
DIY Music Video Apps
The 'musical.ly' App Lets Users Create Their Own 15-second Music Videos
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27
Millennial Mom Blogs
Millennial Mom Blogs
'Romper' is a Web Site That Provides Currated Content for Millennial Moms
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26
Conical Magnetic Sound Systems
Conical Magnetic Sound Systems
The 'DUOECHO' Stereo Speakers are Compact for Use Anywhere
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25
Nonhuman Vocal Algorithms
Nonhuman Vocal Algorithms
The DeepMind AI Can Say Sentences and Play Piano Without a Sound Library
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24
Wearable Camera Stabilizers
Wearable Camera Stabilizers
This GoPro Camera Stabilizer Ensures Footage Captured is Always Great
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23
Factory-Fitted Helmet Displays
Factory-Fitted Helmet Displays
This HUD System Can Be Attached to Helmets During Manufacturing
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22
3D-Printing Music Makers
3D-Printing Music Makers
This Hi-Tech Barrel Organ Prints Dimpled Discs and Plays Them
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21
Voice-Controlled Conferencing Cameras
Voice-Controlled Conferencing Cameras
The 'HELLO' Video Conferencing Camera is Multifaceted
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20
Multipurpose Sampler Synthesizers
Multipurpose Sampler Synthesizers
The Deluge Synthesizer Offers Countless Sound Production Tools
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19
Touchscreen-Enabling Devices
Touchscreen-Enabling Devices
The 'GoTouch' System Creates an Interactive Whiteboard on Any TV
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18
Rugged In-Ear Headphones
Rugged In-Ear Headphones
The Denon AH-C821 Headphones Combine Premium Materials and Technology
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17
Touchscreen Hologram Devices
Touchscreen Hologram Devices
The 'Holo-Z' Can Create a Hologram Using a Smartphone or Tablet
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16
Vintage Handcrafted Synthesizers
Vintage Handcrafted Synthesizers
This Synthesizer Workstation is Inspired By Retro Designs
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15
Replaceable Component Headphones
Replaceable Component Headphones
The Auxiliary Earphones Allow the Headphone Cable to be Replaced
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14
Ceramic Concrete Design Speakers
Ceramic Concrete Design Speakers
The Stoned Speakers Incorporate Unexpected Design Materials
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13
Portable Cinema Headsets
Portable Cinema Headsets
The 'MovieMask' Headset for Smartphones Creates an Immersive Experience
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12
Motion-Tracking Billboards
Motion-Tracking Billboards
This Ad for the Snowden Movie Puts the Public Under Surveillance
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11
Discreet Ovulation Trackers
Discreet Ovulation Trackers
Ayda is a Wearable That Takes the Guesswork Out of Fertility-Tracking
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10
Stylish Air Sanitizers
Stylish Air Sanitizers
The 'Atmos' Air Purifying System Can be Used Freestanding or on a Surface
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9
Projector-Packed PCs
Projector-Packed PCs
The Onenuts T1 Mini PC Projector Packs an OS in a Compact Unit
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8
Interactive AR Projectors
Interactive AR Projectors
The 'Egger' Media Projector is Designed with Children in Mind
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7
Real-Time Weather Visualizations
Real-Time Weather Visualizations
'Ventusky' Gives a Beautiful Interpretation of Global Weather
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6
Ergonomic Earpiece Clips
Ergonomic Earpiece Clips
The AirPod Securer Ear Clips Ensure the Expensive Headphones Aren't Lost
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5
Dual-Purpose Headphone Speakers
Dual-Purpose Headphone Speakers
'Audiowear' Operates Dually as External Speakers and Headphones
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4
Virtual Movie Apartment Tours
Virtual Movie Apartment Tours
Archilogic Built a 3D Model of the 'American Psycho' Apartment
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3
Animated QR Codes
Animated QR Codes
'QR-Code' Lets Users Create Colorful, Animated QR Codes That Actually Scan
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2
Wearable Wireless Audio Systems
Wearable Wireless Audio Systems
The 'Sound' System Offers Revolutionary Over-Ear Audio Listening
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1
Ergonomic Ear-Shaped Headphones
Ergonomic Ear-Shaped Headphones
The 'Sound by Human' Ear Cup Headphones are Contoured
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