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Top 100 Multimedia Trends in September

From VR Afterlife Experiences to 360-Degree Soccer Games

— September 24, 2016 — Tech
These September 2016 multimedia trends range from VR afterlife experiences to 360-degree soccer game broadcasts. When looking at the future of traditional media channels, one can see the growing prevalence of streaming as consumers' preferred way to enjoy their favorite TV shows or films.

Standouts in the streaming realm include examples like convenient video apps that offer HD image quality on one's mobile device and while on the go. Additionally, examples like presidential VR conversations let news viewers experience discussions and debates in real time while feeling like they are in the center of the action.

Other notable September 2016 multimedia trends include immersive food innovations like talkative recipe apps and even virtual dining competitions that are recorded and live-streamed for foodies across the globe.
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Popularity
Activity
Freshness
99
Customizable TV Apps
Customizable TV Apps
The New Apple TV Remote App Helps You Get More Out Of Your Multimedia
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98
Bizarre Wooden Organs
Bizarre Wooden Organs
This Musical Organ Features Individual Volume Knobs and a Conical Driver
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97
Presidential VR Conservation Experiences
Presidential VR Conservation Experiences
This VR Experience Lets You Explore Nature With Obama
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96
Expansive E-Book Apps
Expansive E-Book Apps
The Gutenberg Books App Includes Over 50,000 Downloadable Titles
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95
Streamlined Video Calling Apps
Streamlined Video Calling Apps
The Google Duo App Aims to Make Video Calling More Straightforward
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94
Shift Worker Chat Apps
Shift Worker Chat Apps
'Project Sonoma' Helps Shift Workers Coordinate with Each Other
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93
Email Responsiveness Algorithms
Email Responsiveness Algorithms
Respondable Judges the Likelihood of an Email Getting a Response
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92
Rapid Graphics Cards
Rapid Graphics Cards
This Radeon Graphics Card Offers Increased Clocking Speeds
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91
Expansive Football Streams
Expansive Football Streams
The NFL Network Offers 24x7 Football Coverage On PlayStation Vue
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90
Multipurpose Remote Controls
Multipurpose Remote Controls
This Remote Wand Can Identify and Control Various Appliances
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89
Streaming Smart Antennae
Streaming Smart Antennae
The WatchAir Antenna Lets You Stream and Record Live TV Content
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88
Supercharged Graphic Cards
Supercharged Graphic Cards
This NVIDIA Graphics Card Offers Increased Bandwidth and Memory
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87
LEGO-Inspired Modular Keyboards
LEGO-Inspired Modular Keyboards
The Kombos Keyboard Can Be Split In Half and Separated Into Blocks
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86
Teenage-Focused Video Apps
Teenage-Focused Video Apps
This App Helps Teens Create Videos That Represent Their Character
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85
Upgraded VR Headset
Upgraded VR Headset
The New Samsung VR Headset Features a Tweaked Design
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84
Nutrition Management Platforms
Nutrition Management Platforms
This System Helps Nursing Homes Track Residents' Food Preferences
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83
Trailblazing USB Headphones
Trailblazing USB Headphones
These JBL Headphones Are the First to Use USB Type-C Connections
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82
Musical Messaging Apps
Musical Messaging Apps
The 'Bars' App Helps You Text In Song Lyrics
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81
Biking Trail-Mapping Apps
Biking Trail-Mapping Apps
The Trailforks App Offers a Mountain Bike Trail Database
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80
Ear-Training Tuning Apps
Ear-Training Tuning Apps
'Fender Tune' is Both a Standard Tuning App and an Ear Training Tool
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79
VR Continent Tours
VR Continent Tours
Liqueur Brand Amarula Created an Experience to Show Off a Taste of Africa
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78
8K Olympic Broadcasts
8K Olympic Broadcasts
Japan's Public Broadcaster Will Show 8K During the Rio Olympics
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77
Efficient Legal Research Apps
Efficient Legal Research Apps
Logikcull Makes the Discovery Phase of Trials Easier for Lawyers
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76
Sleek VR Headsets
Sleek VR Headsets
The Homido V2 is Compatible With a Huge Array Of Smartphones
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75
Streamlined Movie Theater Apps
Streamlined Movie Theater Apps
This Moviegoing App Lets You Swipe to Book Movies and Buy Food
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74
Swing-Adding Music Tools
Swing-Adding Music Tools
The 'Swingify' App Modifies Any Song to Give it a Swing Beat
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73
Virtual Olympic Venues
Virtual Olympic Venues
Google Street View is Taking Users Inside All of the Olympic Venues
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72
Selfie-Focused Social Feeds
Selfie-Focused Social Feeds
Facebook's New Feed Features an Olympic-Themed Camera as its Focus
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71
Connected Shared Housing Apps
Connected Shared Housing Apps
The 'Ping' App Helps Airbnb Hosts Inform Guests about the House
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70
Tone-Tweaking Pickups
Tone-Tweaking Pickups
The P-Link Guitar Pickup System Allows For Easy Tone-Swapping
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69
360-Degree Olympics Broadcasts
360-Degree Olympics Broadcasts
The BBC's UK-Based Viewers Can Enjoy 360-Degree Olympics Broadcasts
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68
Virtual Reality Satellite Cameras
Virtual Reality Satellite Cameras
'SpaceVR' Aims to Livestream 360 Degree Footage from Space
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67
HD Video-Streaming Apps
HD Video-Streaming Apps
The Alively App Lets Users Stream High-Quality Videos to Their Friends
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66
Wood-Framed Digital Instruments
Wood-Framed Digital Instruments
tHE mUNE
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65
Dynamic Soccer Broadcasts
Dynamic Soccer Broadcasts
The 'Goal Rush' Feature Ensures That NBC Sports Viewers Don't Miss Goals
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64
Video Game-Enhancing Sneakers
Video Game-Enhancing Sneakers
The Vixole Matrix Shoes Vibrate When the Wearer is near Pokémon
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63
Designated Driver Apps
Designated Driver Apps
The Driverseat App Helps You Instantly Recruit Someone to Drive You Home
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62
Projection-Mapped Flower Installations
Projection-Mapped Flower Installations
Flowers by Naked: Paradiso Puts Digital Flowers on Display
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61
VR App Stores
VR App Stores
The Viveport Store Will Focus On HTC's Virtual Reality Offerings
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60
Sketch-Based Search Engines
Sketch-Based Search Engines
The 'Splash' Search Engine from 500px Finds Images Based on Drawings
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59
Nursing Home Training Videos
Nursing Home Training Videos
This Company Makes Training Videos for Nursing Home Employees
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58
Magnetically Mounted Speakers
Magnetically Mounted Speakers
This Wireless Speaker Can Be Attached to Any Metal Surface
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57
360-Degree Soccer Broadcasts
360-Degree Soccer Broadcasts
Fox Sports & NextVR Will Broadcast German Soccer In Virtual Reality
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56
Government-Focused Wellness Apps
Government-Focused Wellness Apps
The 'Felix' App Improves Happiness in the Public Sector
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55
Humorous Movie Apps
Humorous Movie Apps
The Rifftrax App Helps You Sync Hilarious Commentary to Movie Tracks
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54
Animating Photo Platforms
Animating Photo Platforms
The Plotapgraph Pro Software Transforms Still Images into GIFs
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53
Sound-Synced VR Paintings
Sound-Synced VR Paintings
Google's 'Tilt Brush' VR Paintings React to Audio Inputs Like Music
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52
Robotic Video Chat Avatars
Robotic Video Chat Avatars
The 'PadBot T1' Can Carry Around Phones and Tablets During Video Chats
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51
VR Classical Music Experiences
VR Classical Music Experiences
'The Hubble Cantata' Scores a VR Trip Through Space with Live Music
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50
Connective Cinema Apps
Connective Cinema Apps
The CineBee App Brings Fans Of Indian Movies Together
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49
Speech-Improving VR Apps
Speech-Improving VR Apps
'Speech Center VR' Teaches and Trains Users on Public Speaking
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48
Virtual Afterlife Experiences
Virtual Afterlife Experiences
Gabriel Barcia-Colombo Lets Users Digitally Visit The Deceased
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47
Linguistically Derived Translators
Linguistically Derived Translators
The Ludwig Search Engine Helps Users Write English Phrases
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46
Image Compression Algorithms
Image Compression Algorithms
Google's New Compression is More Efficient than JPEGs
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45
Mechanical Exoskeleton Gloves
Mechanical Exoskeleton Gloves
The Dexmo Glove Helps You Engage With Objects In the Virtual World
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44
Virtual Dining Companions
Virtual Dining Companions
At the Sasayama Restaurant, People Eat Alongside VR Videos
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43
Virtual Earphone-Sharing Apps
Virtual Earphone-Sharing Apps
Lisn Helps People Listen to the Same Music Without Sharing Earphones
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42
VR Crucifixion Films
VR Crucifixion Films
The 'Jesus VR - The Story of Christ' Movie Tells the Account of the Martyr
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41
Responsive AR Environments
Responsive AR Environments
'Interactive Dynamic Video' Lets Virtual Characters Move Real Objects
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40
Painted Video Apps
Painted Video Apps
The 'Artisto' App Turns Ten-Second Videos into Moving Paintings
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39
Elderly Rideshare Initiatives
Elderly Rideshare Initiatives
grandPad Teamed Up with Uber to Help Seniors Get Around
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38
Portable Multimedia Projectors
Portable Multimedia Projectors
This Mobile Projector Allows For Crystal-Clear Image Resolution
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37
LGBT Streaming Apps
LGBT Streaming Apps
The Revry App Focuses On Streaming LGBT Multimedia Content
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36
Digital Health Platforms
Digital Health Platforms
This Nutritional Platform Empowers Consumers to Manage Their Own Health
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35
Universal Encyclopedia Visualizations
Universal Encyclopedia Visualizations
'Wikiverse' Portrays Wikipedia Articles as Stars in a Cosmos
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34
Compact Portable Projectors
Compact Portable Projectors
The New Minibeam Projector Offers Image Clarity & Boosted Battery Life
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33
Computer-Containing DJ Mixers
Computer-Containing DJ Mixers
The Invader Mixer Has Its Own On-Board Computing Device
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32
Open-Source VR Kits
Open-Source VR Kits
The OSVR Upgrade Kit Helps You Evolve Your VR Ecosystem
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31
Standalone VR Headsets
Standalone VR Headsets
The Project Alloy Headset Offers Holographic and Mixed Reality Experiences
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30
VR Car Dealerships
VR Car Dealerships
Vroom's Virtual Showroom Contains Hundreds of Makes and Thousands of Models
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29
Talkative Recipe Apps
Talkative Recipe Apps
The 'Napkin' App Talks Users Through Recipes
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28
Laser-Deflecting Lightsaber Patents
Laser-Deflecting Lightsaber Patents
This Disney Patent Would Let People Use Lightsabers on Lasers
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27
Historical Street View Projects
Historical Street View Projects
The 'OldNYC' Project is Google Street View for Historical New York
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26
Holographic Disney Campaigns
Holographic Disney Campaigns
These Prisms Capture the Hong Kong Disneyland Star Wars Experience
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25
Jogging Tourism Apps
Jogging Tourism Apps
The RunGo App Lets Travelers Experience Cities While Getting Fit
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24
Accent-Recognition Software Crowdsourcing
Accent-Recognition Software Crowdsourcing
Companies are Turning to Reddit to Get Accent Samples
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23
Walnut Wooden Speakers
Walnut Wooden Speakers
These Grovemade Speakers Offer Stunning Performance and Aesthetics
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22
Immersive Reading Apps
Immersive Reading Apps
The Campfire App Transforms the Way Kids and Families Read
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21
3D-Printed Campus Maps
3D-Printed Campus Maps
This Tactile Braille College Map Was Designed for the Visually Impaired
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20
Character-Creating Neural Networks
Character-Creating Neural Networks
A Researcher Used Google's 'Deep Dream' to Create New Pokemon
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19
Running Track LEDs
Running Track LEDs
'TrackPacer' Uses LED Lights to Help Runners Visualize Their Running Pace
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18
Gigantic Curved-Screen Monitors
Gigantic Curved-Screen Monitors
LG's New Monitors Promise Spectacularly Immersive Viewing
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17
Color-Picking Paint Apps
Color-Picking Paint Apps
The 'Pantone Studio' App Digitally Breaks Down Real-World Colors
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16
Automotive VR Apps
Automotive VR Apps
The FordVR App Helps Users Learn About Ford's Race Car Engineering Efforts
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15
VR Theatre Studios
VR Theatre Studios
The National Theatre is Incorporating VR into Its Creative Process
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14
Vinyl-Digitizing Turntables
Vinyl-Digitizing Turntables
This Sony Turntable Lets You Convert Records to Digital Files
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13
Automated Follower Drones
Automated Follower Drones
The 'Staaker' Drone Locks onto its User to Film Their Activities
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12
Fitness-Focused Earphones
Fitness-Focused Earphones
These Wireless Earphones Are Sweat-Resistant and Tangle-Proof
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11
Dual Speaker Wireless Chargers
Dual Speaker Wireless Chargers
The 'Duo Speaker' Comes with a Chic and Convenient Wireless Charger
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10
Water Crisis VR Films
Water Crisis VR Films
charity: water's Virtual Reality Event Tells a Powerful Story About Water
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9
Futuristic Transportation VR Apps
Futuristic Transportation VR Apps
'Hyperloop VR' Gives Users a Demo Ride on the Future Tranport
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8
Glowing Drawing Pads
Glowing Drawing Pads
'LumoPad' is Like an Etch-a-Sketch That Uses Light to Make Drawings
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7
Furniture-Inspired Televisions
Furniture-Inspired Televisions
The 'Beovision 14' is Reminiscent of Early TV Sets
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6
Planted Wireless Speakers
Planted Wireless Speakers
The 'Nalo' Speaker Forces Listeners to Connect with the Environment
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5
App-Connected Footwear Shops
App-Connected Footwear Shops
Aldo's Connected Retail Store Concept Integrates eCommerce
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4
Lightweight Electrostatic Headphones
Lightweight Electrostatic Headphones
The Sharkk Bravo Headphones Offer Dynamite Sound Quality
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3
Morphing Flower Installations
Morphing Flower Installations
teamLab's 'Transcending Boundaries' Projects Flowers on People
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2
Printed 3D Hologram Cards
Printed 3D Hologram Cards
Lumii Technology Lets Users Create 3D Holograms with Consumer Printers
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1
Multi-Sensory Beauty Installations
Multi-Sensory Beauty Installations
teamLab's Interactive Gallery Explores L’Occitane's Products
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