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Added 18 August, 2016

Everything is becoming "smart" these days. Next up: The fast food chain KFC is rolling out a new campaign that features power for your devices along with your meal.

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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 31 July, 2015

While variety of “robotic” “personal assistants” like the Amazon Echo are already in homes – and many more being developed in the coming year – in reality, most of these machines are still rudimentary, offering info from the data cloud and controlling appliances like lighting and thermostats. But we are only at the beginning. Companies like...

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Added 29 July, 2015

As drones have proliferated, they are being put to use in an ever-increasing number of tasks, from war and recreation, to anti-poaching operations, sheep herding, and drunken hijinks on the White House lawn. So perhaps it's no surprise that artists of a kind are now using the technology for their own purposes. Opening a new front in the eternal...

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Added 27 July, 2015

Augmented reality (AR), which has been the stuff of dreams for decades, is about to get its close-up. Tech companies have already seen the potential and are gearing up AR products and services not only for entertainment but for work, personal organization, and other everyday tasks. Microsoft is looking to be a major player via its HoloLens...

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Added 13 July, 2015

Regular WikiTrend readers know that we’ve got the recent voice activation trend covered. Fact is, people are looking for ways to make their lives simpler, freeing themselves from the constraints and inconveniences of standard input devices, like keyboards. One of the most creative answers to this challenge we've seen lately is Ring ZERO From...

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Added 13 July, 2015

One common complaint about wearable technology is that while wearables may currently be in fashion, most are far from fashionable. Coming at this question from the other direction, the developers of the Tago Arc bracelet have created wearable tech that doesn't do anything more than look good. It's uniqueness comes from its ability to change...

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Added 13 July, 2015

Moto Hint is a discreet wireless earbud that doesn't make its users look like headset-wearing geeks. Put the device in your ear and you can interact with your phone using your voice. Ask questions like “What’s today’s forecast?” or “How do I get home?” and get answers directly in your ear. Of course you can also hear notifications, make calls,...

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Added 13 July, 2015

Wearable activity trackers like Fitbit are one of the fastest-growing categories in personal tech. At the same time, insurance companies are looking for ways to reward good behavior. Now the trendy American health insurance start-up Oscar Health has teamed up with activity tracker Misfit Flash to offer incentives for active living. Members who...

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Added 13 July, 2015

The mass adoption of texting as a major form of communication has brought with it a whole range of new linguistic trends and tools like clipped sentences and emoticons. But as great as communicating by mobile is, it has until now been unable to replace authentic human touch. Enter Hug, an app that allows smartphone users to send each other “...