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Added 13 August, 2017

The FOX Sports virtual reality platform places viewers into a cool looking private room where they can hang out together and watch sports events on a large screen in the center. LiveLike, the company behind the app, is looking to add features that allow viewers to invite friends into the suite. To use the app, a viewer connects their account to...

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Added 11 August, 2017

Imagine putting on a VR headset, seeing the virtual world take shape around you, and then navigating through that world without waving any controllers around—instead steering with your thoughts alone. That’s the new gaming experience offered by the startup Neurable.
Neurable isn’t a gaming company; the Boston-based startup works on the...

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Added 3 August, 2017

The UK’s “mindfulness mega-trend” shows no sign of running out of breath, with sales of “mind, body, spirit” books booming, against a background of slowing sales elsewhere on the shelves. Topped by Buddhist monk Haemin Sunim’s The Things You Can See Only When You Slow Down, a guide to “how to be calm in a busy world” that has sold more than 43,...

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Added 28 July, 2017

Are two trends better than one? A start-up company from Belgium is using 3D printing technology with one of the most wasteful products in the world, plastic, to make a stunning range of designer sunglasses. The black plastic is made from recycled car dashboards in the Netherlands, and 90 percent of the transparent plastic is made from plastic...

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Added 27 July, 2017

In an effort to cover areas not presently serviced because of the financial woes of newsrooms, Google has committed over $800,000 to develop a software that automates news, known as Radar—Reporters And Data And Robots.

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Added 17 July, 2017

Technology and heat often leads to devices overheating and subsequently losing their ability to work, so the Bluetooth Solar Headphones aim to change this with a design that is sun-friendly. The headphones are implemented with a series of solar cells on the incorporated neck piece in order to soak up energy from the UV rays that hit it when you...

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Added 14 July, 2017

Samsung has announced that it has installed its first ever commercial cinema LED screen at Lotte Cinema World Tower in Korea. Designed as a High Dynamic Range (HDR) LED theatre display, the cinema LED screen creates a more captivating and vibrant viewing experience through next-gen picture quality and true-to-life audio thanks to collaboration...

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Added 1 September, 2015

The VAN Beethoven truck is a mobile orchestral experience using virtual reality to deliver a LA Philharmonic performance. Visitors will enter a customized van and put on a Oculus Rift headset connected to the LA Philharmonic’s virtual reality app. The experience allows viewers not only to experience the music of the Philharmonic, but also the...

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Added 17 June, 2015

While a fad arrives quickly and then disappears just as fast, trends are far more durable. As a musical genre, electronica in general, and danceable techno in particular, is a trend that has now been with us for over 30 years. It’s official: techno is part of the musical establishment. Further proof, if it were needed is evidenced by the new...

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Added 18 May, 2015

In this age of email, texts and posts, wouldn't it be nice to get an honest-to-goodness handwritten letter by hand-delivered mail? Real mail, not the "e" kind. Well, the trends says yes, but who's got time to write? Lately we've seen several services emerge that use technology to create old-fashioned looking mail that sets its senders apart and...