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Top 100 Tech Ideas in September

From Curved Displayed Smartphones to Wilderness Survival Apps

— September 28, 2014 — Eco
The top September 2014 technology ideas showcase a variety of exciting new apps consumers can use on a daily basis. For photography and social media enthusiasts, the spherical photo apps and pictorial dating apps enable people to do so much more with the photos they have stored on their phone. The Looksee dating app actually generates romantic matches for someone based on the photos they have taken with their phone.

Various smartwatch designs have also made their way onto the list, which comes at an appropriate time as September of this year is when Apple is presumably releasing its own 'iWatch.' Brands like Motorola and Asus ZenWatch have paid equal attention to the appearance of their designs as they have with their function and performance. The sleekness of the watches' interface might just be the push the market needs for the products to become mainstream.

More research and examples of the top September 2014 technology ideas are available in the Technology Trend Report.
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Branded Ice Challenges
Branded Ice Challenges
Samsung's Ice Bucket Video Shows Off the Galaxy S5's Water Resistance
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99
Origami-Inspired Solar Panels
Origami-Inspired Solar Panels
NASA Designs Panels That Could More Easily be Sent into Space
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98
Video Soundtrack Apps
Video Soundtrack Apps
The Zoe Social Networking App Lets You Add Soundtracks and Filters to Videos
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97
Revolutionary Running Blades
Revolutionary Running Blades
This Running Blade Design Was Prompted by Paralympian Blake Leeper
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96
Child Hand-Washing Gadgets
Child Hand-Washing Gadgets
The TipTapTop Attachment Makes Handwashing More Fun & Effective
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95
Wilderness Survival Apps
Wilderness Survival Apps
The Army Survival App is an Invaluable Tool for Lovers of the Outdoors
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94
Fashion Messaging Campaigns
Fashion Messaging Campaigns
Burberry's Luxury Fashion Campaign Makes Use of WeChat
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93
Humongous Cargo Airplanes
Humongous Cargo Airplanes
The VV-Plane Will Be Able to Carry Massive Loads at High Speed
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92
Comprehensive Loyalty Programs
Comprehensive Loyalty Programs
The Verizon Smart Rewards Program Offers Discounts on Everything
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91
Contactless Payment Saddles
Contactless Payment Saddles
People Can Use Contactless Payments for Donkey Rides at this UK Beach
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90
Loyalty Program Coordinators
Loyalty Program Coordinators
RewardsNOW Helps Brands Develop and Execute Sophisticated Strategies
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89
Electric Bike Conversion Kits
Electric Bike Conversion Kits
The Barak Kit Transforms Regular Bicycles into Electric Bicycles
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88
On-Demand Nature Apps
On-Demand Nature Apps
Plot from MagenticNorth Lets Urbanites Rent Nature
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87
Guessing Game Apps
Guessing Game Apps
The Cucalu Mobile Game Reinvents I Spy
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86
3D Printed Art Replicas
3D Printed Art Replicas
These Reproduced Artifacts Allow People to Touch Historical Pieces
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85
Charitable Camera Straps
Charitable Camera Straps
The ONA Camera Strap Raises Awareness for Clean Drinking Water
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84
Spherical Photo Apps
Spherical Photo Apps
The Google Photo Sphere Camera App Lets You Take 360 Pictures
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83
Pictorial Dating Apps
Pictorial Dating Apps
The Looksee Dating App Lets You Meet People Based on Your Photos
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82
Fitness-Monitoring Headphones
Fitness-Monitoring Headphones
The BioSport Headphones are Perfect for Training and Working Out
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81
Viewer-Engaging Loyalty Programs
Viewer-Engaging Loyalty Programs
The Fox Rewards Service Helps You Get Free Movie Tickets
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80
Curved Display Smartphones
Curved Display Smartphones
The Samsung Galaxy Note Edge Challenges Apple in Design
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79
City Scavenger Hunt Apps
City Scavenger Hunt Apps
The Knit App Lets You Leave Secret Location-Based Messages for Friends
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78
Pretzel Point Apps
Pretzel Point Apps
Auntie Ann's Pretzel Perks Mobile Loyalty App Puts Points Towards Tasty Rewards
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77
Four-Lense iPhone Attachments
Four-Lense iPhone Attachments
Take it to Another Level with the iZZi Slim iPhone Case
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76
Versatile Baby Monitors
Versatile Baby Monitors
'Good Night Charly' is a Multipurpose Baby Monitoring Device
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75
Social Media Makeup Rewards
Social Media Makeup Rewards
The Lancôme Elite Rewards Service Gives Consumers Luxury Discounts
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74
Interchangeable Smartwatches
Interchangeable Smartwatches
The Omate X Connects with both Android and iPhones
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73
Borderless Smartphone Interfaces
Borderless Smartphone Interfaces
The Sharp Aquos Crystal Takes Full Advantage of the Front Screen
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72
Gamer-Approved Tech Accessories
Gamer-Approved Tech Accessories
The Gameboy iPhone 5 Case from Celebrates the Retro Device
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71
Sleek Shallow Speakers
Sleek Shallow Speakers
The BeoPlay S8 Fits Perfectly with Home Decor
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70
Audacious Car Concepts
Audacious Car Concepts
The Acabion Da Vinci is Touted as Being the Successor to the Car
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69
Celebrity Typewriter Apps
Celebrity Typewriter Apps
Tom Hanks Released a Vintage Typewriting App Called Hanx Writer
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68
Metropolitan Mobile Protectors
Metropolitan Mobile Protectors
Shop Jeen's Cityscape iPhone Case Comes in Three Bold Shades
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67
Timeline Reward Apps
Timeline Reward Apps
Costa Coffee Club Members Can Now Redeem Points with an App
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66
Perfume Bottle-Shaped Cameras
Perfume Bottle-Shaped Cameras
The Sony KW1 Selfie Camera is Designed to Look Like a Perfume Bottle
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65
Friendship Encountering Bracelets
Friendship Encountering Bracelets
The Affinity Bracelet is an Unorthodox Way to Make New Friends
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64
Virtual Car Displays
Virtual Car Displays
The Third-Generation Audi TT Cockpit Will Be a Virtual Cockpit
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63
Levitating Bluetooth Speakers
Levitating Bluetooth Speakers
The OM/One Speakers Were Developed by OM Audio
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62
Lightweight Desktop Computers
Lightweight Desktop Computers
The Acer Chromebox CX1 is Equipped With a Chrome Operating System
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61
Galactic Keyboard Decals
Galactic Keyboard Decals
These Striking Nebula 3 Keyboard Decals are the Ultimate Tech Accessory
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60
Surrogate Smartphone Devices
Surrogate Smartphone Devices
The noPhone Offers the Comfort of a Smartphone with Zero Intelligence
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59
Versatile Tactical Flashlights
Versatile Tactical Flashlights
The ZeroHour Flashlight Doubles as a Portable Battery
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58
Sugar Rush Mobile Accessories
Sugar Rush Mobile Accessories
This Ice Cream Phone Case from Etsy is Colorfully Graphic
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57
Marbled Mobile Accessories
Marbled Mobile Accessories
This iPhone Case from Etsy's Dsbrennan Shop Finds Beauty in Nature
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56
Powerful Wireless Speakers
Powerful Wireless Speakers
The Marshall Woburn is a Vintage Rock 'n' Roll Speaker
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55
Gamer Console USBs
Gamer Console USBs
This Adorable USB Port Looks Like a Miniature Nintendo Game Boy Color
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54
Fish Matrix Systems
Fish Matrix Systems
The Oceansphere Will Produce 1,000 Tons of Tuna
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53
Artificial Indoor Oceans
Artificial Indoor Oceans
The US Navy Uses a Man-Made Indoor Ocean to Test Ships
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52
Shark-Inspired Automotive Games
Shark-Inspired Automotive Games
Volkswagen Shark Week Campaign Features Shark-Centric Car Games
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51
Levitating Speaker Systems
Levitating Speaker Systems
The OM/ONE Bluetooth Speaker Comes in an Innovative Spherical Design
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50
Pizza-Dispensing Machines
Pizza-Dispensing Machines
Pizza Box' Pizza Vending Machines Make Meals Within 90 Seconds
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49
Curved 3G Smartwatches
Curved 3G Smartwatches
The Samsung Gear S Smarwatch Has a Curved Screen and 3G Connectivity
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48
Opulent Cartoon Race Cars
Opulent Cartoon Race Cars
Mercedes-Benz Mario Kart Cars Let You Race Luxury Cars on Rainbow Road
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47
Cannabi-Hunting Drones
Cannabi-Hunting Drones
The Project ResQu Helicopters Can Identify Invasive Weeds in the Rainforest
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46
Robotic Security Guards
Robotic Security Guards
Roambotics Jr. Patrols Around the House Autonomously for Protection
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45
Autonomous Delivery Drones
Autonomous Delivery Drones
Google's Project Wing is Developing Drones that Deliver Packages
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44
Adhesive Smartphone External Batteries
Adhesive Smartphone External Batteries
The Power Annex by Kegan & Roberto is Slim and Sticky
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43
DIY Vintage Cameras
DIY Vintage Cameras
The Konstruktor F by Lomography is a Modernized Vintage Product
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42
3D-Printed Spinal Surgeries
3D-Printed Spinal Surgeries
Minghao is the First Person to Receive a 3D-Printed Vertebra
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41
Land-Made Art
Land-Made Art
The Station to Station Machine Creates Abstract Drawings on a Moving Train
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40
Consolidated Loyalty Apps
Consolidated Loyalty Apps
Stamp Me's Loyalty Reward App Replaces Multiple Paper Stamp Cards
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39
Electricity-Generating Blimps
Electricity-Generating Blimps
The Air Hydroelectric Station Will Generate Power From Clouds
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38
Laser Smartphone Pointers
Laser Smartphone Pointers
This Laser Pointer iPhone Accessory is Great for Project Presentations
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37
Tech-Infused Jewelry
Tech-Infused Jewelry
These Rebecca Minkoff Jewelry Bracelets Double Up as Tech Gadgets
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36
DSLR Smartphone Acessories
DSLR Smartphone Acessories
The Sony ILCE-QX1 Turns Your Smartphone into a High Tech Camera
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35
Twistable Sink Faucets
Twistable Sink Faucets
The Little Twist Faucet is a Minimalist Solution to Bulky Bathroom Sinks
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34
Internet-Connected Jewelry
Internet-Connected Jewelry
The Mota Smartring Sends Notifications to Wearers Via Vibrations
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33
Powerful Robotic Vacuum Cleaners
Powerful Robotic Vacuum Cleaners
The Samsung Powerbot VR9000 Deftly Avoids Obstacles
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32
Miniature Cube Cameras
Miniature Cube Cameras
The Polaroid Cube Lifestyle Action Camera is Great for Adventures
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31
Electrifying Dresses
Electrifying Dresses
Anouk Wipprecht and Arcattack Design a Superhero-Worthy Outfit
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30
Dytopian Future Fashion
Dytopian Future Fashion
The Affair by Zoltan Csaki is Inspired by George Orwell's '1984'
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29
Sleek High-Tech Smartwatches
Sleek High-Tech Smartwatches
The Moto 360 Smarwatch Blends High-Tech Specs & a Fashionable Design
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28
Bidet-Fitted Toilet Seats
Bidet-Fitted Toilet Seats
The Kohler C3-230 Replacement Toilet Seat Hoses Off Your Behind
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27
Inviting Umbrella Lights
Inviting Umbrella Lights
Umbrella Here Indicates to Strangers You Would be Willing to Share
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26
Eco-Friendly Aerospace Hubs
Eco-Friendly Aerospace Hubs
The Asia Aerospace City Hub Will Be Constructed in Malaysia
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25
Hexagonal Gaming Computers
Hexagonal Gaming Computers
The Alienware Area-51 Computer Has an Otherworldly Design
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24
Limited Edition Docks
Limited Edition Docks
Groovemade Has Crafted a Beautiful Wood and Brass Smartphone Accessory
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23
Elegant Handcrafted Smartwatches
Elegant Handcrafted Smartwatches
The Asus ZenWatch Blends Classic Watch Design & Modern Technology
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22
Wireless Smartphone Chargers
Wireless Smartphone Chargers
The Dog & Bone Wireless Charging Case is Your iPhone's Best Friend
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21
Compact Bluetooth Projectors
Compact Bluetooth Projectors
The Bluetooth MiniBeam Projector Fits On the Palm Of Your Hand
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20
Strength-Giving Exoskeletons
Strength-Giving Exoskeletons
The Fortis Exoskeleton Allows Wearers to Easily Lift Heavy Objects
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19
Custom Sci-Fi Theatres
Custom Sci-Fi Theatres
The Star Wars Home Theatre is the Ultimate Fan Sanctum
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18
Skeletal Sugar Cubes
Skeletal Sugar Cubes
The Sugar Lab Has Created 3D-Printed Skulls To Sweeten Your Coffee
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17
Hydration-Monitoring Sensors
Hydration-Monitoring Sensors
The Hug is Here to Help You Hydrate Better
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16
Multimedia Ping Pong Tables
Multimedia Ping Pong Tables
The Stiga Studio Table Has Subwoofers and Bluetooth Connectivity
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15
Customizable Shoe Apps
Customizable Shoe Apps
The Adidas Mi Zx Flux App Captures Photos to Put on Kicks
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14
Fashionable Phone Harnesses
Fashionable Phone Harnesses
LD West's Chic Phone Holster Design Stores Cash and Cell Phones
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13
Portable Coffee Contraptions
Portable Coffee Contraptions
The Stanley Vacuum Coffee System Includes a Mug, Pot and French Press
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12
Phone-Connected Glasses
Phone-Connected Glasses
Fun'iki High Tech Glasses Provide Seamless Smartphone Notifications
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11
Opulent Wearable Technology
Opulent Wearable Technology
Swarovski for Samsung Collection is Meant for Fashion Mavens
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10
Ice Cream Tracker Apps
Ice Cream Tracker Apps
O2 Turns an Ice Cream Truck Business Hi-Tech with a Mobile App & More
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9
Multi-Screen Milk Ads
Multi-Screen Milk Ads
Premialle's Interactive Milk Ad Gets You to Use a Computer and a Phone
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8
Sophisticated Flashlights
Sophisticated Flashlights
The Trioh Flashlight is One You'll Want to Keep Out of the Drawer
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7
3D-Printed Chihuahua Wheelchairs
3D-Printed Chihuahua Wheelchairs
Turbo.Roo the Two-Legged Chihuahua Has a Custom-Made Wheelchair
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6
Fish-Propelling Cannons
Fish-Propelling Cannons
Whooshh Innovations' Fish Cannons Can Fire 40 Salmon a Minute
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5
Makeup Trial Apps
Makeup Trial Apps
LX Studio's Virtual Makeover Studio Lets You Experiment with Real Products
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4
Smart Toilet Paper Holders
Smart Toilet Paper Holders
The RollScout Sends an Alert When People are Low on Bathroom Tissues
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3
All-in-One Gadget Carriers
All-in-One Gadget Carriers
The Soffio Macbook Sleeve Backpack is Perfect for Tech-Savvy Consumers
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2
Self-Watering Indoor Gardens
Self-Watering Indoor Gardens
This Versatile Planter is Combined With a Hydroponics System
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1
Punk Princess Illustrations
Punk Princess Illustrations
Emmanuel Viola Turns Popular Disney Princesses into Tattooed Rebels
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