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Top 100 Tech Trends in September

From Digital Space Billboards to Smart Sanitizing Doormats

— September 4, 2021 — Tech
The September 2021 tech trends consist of a wide range of one-of-a-kind innovations, many of which appear to be turning the ideas and concepts typical to works of science fiction into new, tangible realities. Blockchain-based artwork, solar-powered robots, digital droid pets, and kid-tracking smart socks are just a few of the far-out, futuristic items included in this collection.

One standout theme, however, was the increasing prevalence of mixed media applications utilizing augmented reality (AR), artificial intelligence (AI), and virtual reality (VR) technologies. For example, fitness technology company FORM announced new AR-powered swim goggles, while AeroFarms partnered with Nokia Bell Labs to develop AI drones for better farming.

Another notable, overarching trend within this collection was innovations in the space of non-fungible tokens (NFT) -- a new form of digital collectibles powered by blockchain technology -- that has caught the world by storm this past summer. Luxury brand Louis Vuitton launched its own NFT art video game, Marvel tokenized Spiderman, and soccer superstar Lionel Messi announced his own collection of NFTs on Ethernity.
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Accessible Palm-Sized Drones
Accessible Palm-Sized Drones
The DJI Mini SE Drone Captures 2.7K Video and 12MP Still Images
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98
Holographic Capture Stages
Holographic Capture Stages
DGene Opens New Hologram Production Facility in Baton Rouge
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97
Personality-Based Dating Apps
Personality-Based Dating Apps
So Syncd is a Dating App That Matches Compatible Personality Types
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96
E-Commerce-Backed NFT Platforms
E-Commerce-Backed NFT Platforms
Alibaba Launches Digital Art Marketplace Called 'Alibaba Auction'
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95
5G Cloud-Connected PCs
5G Cloud-Connected PCs
The Conceptual '5G Workstation FLOW' PC Runs Software Remotely
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94
Illuminated Gamer Earbuds
Illuminated Gamer Earbuds
The Latest Razer Hammerhead Earbuds Support Google Fast Pairing
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93
AI-Inspired Artworks
AI-Inspired Artworks
Andrea Bonaceto's New Collaboration with an AI Robot Sophia
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92
Panoramic Floodlight Security Cameras
Panoramic Floodlight Security Cameras
The eufy Floodlight Cam 2 Pro Captures 360-Degree Footage
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91
Lotus-Shaped Smart Lamps
Lotus-Shaped Smart Lamps
This 3D-Printed Lamp is Inspired By the Egyptian Lotus Flower
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90
Digital Droid Pets
Digital Droid Pets
The R2-D2 Tamagotchi is a Pocket-Sized Sci-Fi Companion
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89
Soccer Star NFTs
Soccer Star NFTs
Lionel Messi Launches a Collection of NFTs on Ethernity
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88
4K Huddle Room Webcams
4K Huddle Room Webcams
The Jabra PanaCast Smart 4K Webcam Captures a 180-Degree Field-of-View
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87
Handle-Equipped Power Banks
Handle-Equipped Power Banks
The Okamura OC Power Bank Provides Impressive Charging
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86
Lightweight Versatile Multi-Tools
Lightweight Versatile Multi-Tools
The Leatherman Curl EDC is a Multi-Use Pocket Tool
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85
Wifi Picture Frames
Wifi Picture Frames
The 'Nixplay Touch Frame' is Perfect for Keeping Families Connected
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84
Cutting-Edge Virtual Retail Platforms
Cutting-Edge Virtual Retail Platforms
Obsess Secures Major Funding for Immersive Shopping Tech
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83
Telescoping Stand Cooling Fans
Telescoping Stand Cooling Fans
The Inno Portable Fan Goes from Compact to Full-Size in Seconds
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82
Advanced Vintage-Style Speakers
Advanced Vintage-Style Speakers
The JBL L52 Classic Bookshelf Speakers are Modernly Equipped
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81
AI-Powered Humanoid Robot
AI-Powered Humanoid Robot
Tesla is Creating a Robot That Will One Day Perform Menial Tasks
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80
Virtual Video Game Libraries
Virtual Video Game Libraries
The Uncensored Library in Minecraft Provides Gamers a Safe Haven
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79
Animated NFT Shows
Animated NFT Shows
Stoner Cats is an Animated Series Funded by Non-Fungible Tokens
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78
Mixed-Reality Coworking Apps
Mixed-Reality Coworking Apps
Facebook's Horizon Workrooms Lets Coworkers Interact in VR
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77
Miniature Card-Sized Smartphones
Miniature Card-Sized Smartphones
The Mony 'Mint' Smartphone Has a Three-Inch Display
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76
Carbon Fiber-Ready 3D Printers
Carbon Fiber-Ready 3D Printers
This Desktop 3D Printer Can Produce Ultra-Durable Components
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75
Tech Organization Storage Pouches
Tech Organization Storage Pouches
The Bellroy Tech Kit Easily Handles Essential Chargers and More
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74
Underwater Smartphone Cameras
Underwater Smartphone Cameras
DOOGEE Introduces the V10 Dual 5G Rugged Smartphone
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73
Button-Free Curved Display Smartphones
Button-Free Curved Display Smartphones
The Conceptual Huawei Mate 50 Pro Has an Arc Display
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72
Repurposable 3D-Printed Shoes
Repurposable 3D-Printed Shoes
The 'HILOS' Shoes Are Designed To Be Recycled and Reimagined
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71
Lifestyle-Focused Tracker Protectors
Lifestyle-Focused Tracker Protectors
These Speck Apple AirTag Holders Come in Three Models
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70
Real-Time Online Shopping Services
Real-Time Online Shopping Services
'Korkuma' Converts Websites for a Live Shopping Experience
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69
Solar-Powered Medical Robots
Solar-Powered Medical Robots
The Drobo Robot Delivers Medical Supplies to Doorsteps With a Drone
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68
Blockchain-Based Artworks
Blockchain-Based Artworks
LGND Inc. Releases Digital Art Series With Japanese Artist Haroshi
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67
Interactive Retail Vending Machines
Interactive Retail Vending Machines
'& Other Stories' Launches a Cosmetic Sampling Vending Machine
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66
Digital Space Billboards
Digital Space Billboards
Space X Partners with GEC In Effort to Begin Running Ads in Space
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65
User-Friendly Design Software
User-Friendly Design Software
'Design With Frank' Software Makes Architecture Accessible to All
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64
Skin-Caring Shavers
Skin-Caring Shavers
The Skincare Shaver ES-MT21 Provides Shaving & Skincare All at Once
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63
Kid-Tracking Smart Socks
Kid-Tracking Smart Socks
Owlet's Newest Smart Sock Wearable Suits Kids Up to Age Five
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62
Food Preservation Fridge Devices
Food Preservation Fridge Devices
The EEOO Refrigerator Deodorizer is Multipurpose
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61
Industrial Aerospace Power Tools
Industrial Aerospace Power Tools
The Conceptual DTS 01 Drilling Targeting System is Precise
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60
Ruggedly Designed Gaming Consoles
Ruggedly Designed Gaming Consoles
The Conceptual 'Drift' Portable Gaming Console is Immersive
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59
Multifunctional Pocket-Sized Power Banks
Multifunctional Pocket-Sized Power Banks
The F.100 Flashlight Power Bank Has an All-in-One Design
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58
Instant Cash Resale Apps
Instant Cash Resale Apps
Twig Lets Users Instantly Turn Their Used Things Into Cash
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57
Wall-Mounted Record Players
Wall-Mounted Record Players
The TT-90 System Vinyl Record Player Concept is Connected
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56
All-in-One Oral Care Devices
All-in-One Oral Care Devices
The Waterpik Sonic-Fusion 2.0 Brushes and Flosses at Once
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55
Customizable App-Enabled Light Systems
Customizable App-Enabled Light Systems
The Twinkly Flex Smart LED Tube is Voice Assistant Enabled
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54
Open-Source Robotic Dogs
Open-Source Robotic Dogs
The Xiaomi CyberDog Features a Capable Construction and More
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53
Superhero-Themed Keyboard Accessories
Superhero-Themed Keyboard Accessories
The Drop x Marvel Iron Man Keycaps are a Special Edition
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52
Versatile Antibacterial Vacuums
Versatile Antibacterial Vacuums
ROIDMI Has Launched the 'RS70' Cordless Vacuum Cleaner
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51
AR-Powered Swimmers Goggles
AR-Powered Swimmers Goggles
The 'FORM Smart Swim Goggles' Offer New Guided Workouts Feature
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50
Ice-Powered Portable Coolers
Ice-Powered Portable Coolers
The 'CHILLY' Portable Cooling Device is Efficiently Designed
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49
Advanced Police Patrol Drones
Advanced Police Patrol Drones
The Conceptual 'KOR' Air Police Drone Aids with Law Enforcement
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48
Solar-Powered Home Security Systems
Solar-Powered Home Security Systems
Wasserstein's New Smart Home Accessory Designs are Sustainable
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47
AI-Powered Posture Enhancers
AI-Powered Posture Enhancers
The CZUR Smart AI Posture Corrector is Paired with an App
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46
Automated Pizza-Making Machines
Automated Pizza-Making Machines
800 Degrees by Piestro Makes Custom Pizzas in 90 Seconds
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45
AI-Powered Garden Robots
AI-Powered Garden Robots
The 'Sybil' Smart Garden Robot Seeds, Weeds and More
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44
AR-Enabled Retail Tools
AR-Enabled Retail Tools
Reactive Reality Has Launched an Avatar-Based Shopping App Called PICTOFiT
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43
Wrinkle-Reducing Skincare Devices
Wrinkle-Reducing Skincare Devices
The TOUCHBeauty HALO Increases Collagen and Elastin Production
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42
Exclusive Superhero NFTs
Exclusive Superhero NFTs
Marvel Launches First-Ever Spider-Man NFT Collectibles
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41
Grip-Friendly Smartphone Stands
Grip-Friendly Smartphone Stands
The GripStand beak Features a Dual-Purpose Design
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40
AI-Powered Webcams
AI-Powered Webcams
The Lumina 4K Webcam Uses Atrificial Intelligence to Adapt to Environments
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39
Smart Retail Fridges
Smart Retail Fridges
Micron Smart Vending's Machines Let Users Access Scan Codes to Access Items
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38
AI-Powered Art Exhibits
AI-Powered Art Exhibits
NAKED URANAI is an Interactive Art Exhibit Featuring AI Tech
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37
Hand-Held Home Sanitizing Devices
Hand-Held Home Sanitizing Devices
Tersano's 'iClean Mini' is an Innovative Household Cleaning Tool
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36
Unhackable Password Managing Devices
Unhackable Password Managing Devices
JEMPass Helps Users Organize and Authenticate Their Passwords
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35
Self-Powered Cargo Trailers
Self-Powered Cargo Trailers
Trailerduck is an Innovative Zero-emission Cargo Trailer
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34
Five-in-One Wireless Charging Stations
Five-in-One Wireless Charging Stations
The OMNIA Q5 is Positioned as the First of its Kind
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33
Spectacle-Holding Smartphone Cases
Spectacle-Holding Smartphone Cases
The Read On iPhone Case Keeps Eyewear on Hand
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32
Note-Digitizing Tablets
Note-Digitizing Tablets
The Royole RoWrite 2 Smart Writing Notebook Converts Handwritten Notes
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31
Smartphone-Attached UV-C Sterilizers
Smartphone-Attached UV-C Sterilizers
The Wave by UV-C Labs Kills 99.7% of Germs and Bacteria
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30
Robotic Pizza Makers
Robotic Pizza Makers
Food Automation Startup 'Picnic' Has Launched Its First Pizza Making Device
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29
Eco-Friendly Beach-Cleaning Robots
Eco-Friendly Beach-Cleaning Robots
The 'BeBot' Can Clean Up Beach Sands Without Leaving a Trace
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28
Superhero-Themed Home Appliances
Superhero-Themed Home Appliances
The MODENA x Marvel Series is Limited-Edition
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27
Branded NFT Characters
Branded NFT Characters
Burberry's Sharky B Digital Fashion Asset Lives Within a Blockchain Game
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26
Air Purifier Side Tables
Air Purifier Side Tables
The IKEA Starkvind Smart Air Purifier Hides in Plain Sight
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25
UV Bathroom Towel Racks
UV Bathroom Towel Racks
The Ranvoo Smart Towel Rack Sanitizes and Warms Linens
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24
Rugged Electric Sports Bikes
Rugged Electric Sports Bikes
Rad Power Bikes Launches the 'RadRhino 6 Plus'
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23
Flatpack Desktop Technology Stands
Flatpack Desktop Technology Stands
The RLDH Alto Standing Desk is Constructed with Baltic Birch
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22
Height-Adjustable Laptops
Height-Adjustable Laptops
The 'Cubitus' Laptop Concept Allows for Ergonomic Use Anywhere
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21
Digital-Only Fashion Retailers
Digital-Only Fashion Retailers
DressX Launches App That Lets Shoppers Try-On Virtual 3D Clothes
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20
Mini Ceramic Blade Shavers
Mini Ceramic Blade Shavers
The 'Erazor' Portable Electric Razor Enables a Quick Shave Anywhere
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19
Magnetic Power Bank Chargers
Magnetic Power Bank Chargers
The Conceptual 'Chau' Modular Charger is MagSafe-Enabled
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18
360-Degree Rotation Fans
360-Degree Rotation Fans
The Conceptual 'Reverse' Fan by Yeonu Hwang Boasts Magnetic Charging
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17
High-Fashion NFT Video Games
High-Fashion NFT Video Games
Louis Vuitton Celebrates 200 Years with a New NFT Art Video Game
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16
Pet Odor-Neutralizing Devices
Pet Odor-Neutralizing Devices
The PETKIT PURA Pet Odor Eliminator Releases Negative Ions and More
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15
Smart Sanitizing Doormats
Smart Sanitizing Doormats
The Nebula Mat Detects Users Walking Up & Activates Misting Pads
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14
Gen-Z Targeted Home Projectors
Gen-Z Targeted Home Projectors
Togic One is a Modern Projector With a Camera-Ready Design
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13
Smart Ambient Moisture Planters
Smart Ambient Moisture Planters
The 'WALTY' Smart Planter Has a Self-Watering Design
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12
Next-Gen Business Smartphones
Next-Gen Business Smartphones
The BlackBerry Passport 2 Maintains the QWERTY Keyboard and More
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11
Deepfake Movie Campaigns
Deepfake Movie Campaigns
Warner Bros Lets Viewers Star in the Trailer for 'Reminiscence'
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10
Profile Picture NFTs
Profile Picture NFTs
Christie’s Hong Kong is Auctioning Off Rare Digital Art Assets
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9
Movement-Focused Fitness Chairs
Movement-Focused Fitness Chairs
FlexiSpot's Sit2Go 2-in-1 Fitness Chair is Ideal for Home Offices
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8
Computer-Equipped Mobile Workstations
Computer-Equipped Mobile Workstations
The Conceptual 'Area Flip' Portable Office Desk is Flexible
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7
Inflatable Raft Rescue Drones
Inflatable Raft Rescue Drones
The Conceptual 'LIFE DRONE' by Hyunjun Choi is Safety Focused
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6
5G Beach Workspaces
5G Beach Workspaces
Three's Fully Connected Setup on Margate Beach Supports Remote Work
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5
AI-Enabled E-Ink Smartphone Cases
AI-Enabled E-Ink Smartphone Cases
The Conceptual 'NOA' Detachable Smartphone Case is Advanced
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4
Hackable Tube Clocks
Hackable Tube Clocks
Nextube is a First-of-Its-Kind Clock with a Retro-Modern Style
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3
Discreet Wearable Heating Pads
Discreet Wearable Heating Pads
The Conceptual 'WIM' Smart Heating Pad Alleviates Cramps and More
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2
Phygital Sneaker Stores
Phygital Sneaker Stores
Nike Rise Seoul Offers the Future of Digital & Physical Experiences
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Autonomous Indoor Farming Drones
Autonomous Indoor Farming Drones
Aerofarms Teams Up With Nokia Bell Labs to Develop New Ag Tech
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