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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

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

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 “...

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Added 6 July, 2015

Remember Ask Jeeves, the decade-old search engine with a butler mascot who offered to personally assist you with your query? Fast forward to 2015 and that metaphoric butler is taking on concrete forms in the guise of in-home robotic assistants. One potential heavy-hitter in this field will be Amazon Echo, one of the first widely-available...

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Added 12 May, 2015

A large number of apps, websites and tech gadgets we're seeing lately all share one thing in common: they help us make sense of the world around us. They give us information about the things we interact with and they make us smarter by making us wiser. If you’re a wine drinker you’ve probably wished at some point or another that you were a...

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Added 11 May, 2015

It's early days yet and we’re still taking-in the flood of apps that companies are designing for the Apple Watch and similar devices. Taken together, they are great indicators of how consumers will be using their smartwatches, and the impact this will have on the travel industry. Indeed, travel brands have been among the first to market Apple...

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Added 11 May, 2015

Did you notice a strange feeling in the air suggesting the approach of a massive storm? No? No matter, because the Danish company Vaavud has developed a clever little wind meter that attaches to smartphones to provide an accurate gauge of current wind conditions. The attachment is part of a larger trend of ingenious smartphone add-ons that do...

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Added 8 May, 2015

Just when you thought there was already an app for everything, here comes one that that's like Shazam for pills. If, like many people we know, you take several different pills per day, at one point or another you have probably gotten confused about which one is which, or perhaps found yourself wondering whether the pharmacist handed you the...

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Added 6 May, 2015

Selfie sticks, those long rods that people are using to hold their camera-phones at greater than arm's length, are so last week. Why tire your arms when you can have a device hold your camera for you, facing you at all times, of course. Japanese anime network Animax recently released a just-for-fun commercial featuring a young man liberated by...

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Added 5 May, 2015

The Internet, social media and smartphones have all changed journalism and the way journalists do business. We now live in a 24-hour news cycle and stories need to be published immediately to avoid being scooped by Twitter. But as a look at any newspaper's balance sheet will tell you, traditional media outlets were slow in adapting to and...