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About the Technology Report

Trend Hunter’s Technology Trend Report offers crowdsourced insight into the latest and most innovative technology trends from computer to gadget trends, as well as the latest technologies and new developments in consumer electronics.

Who It's For

Ideal for companies innovating in the tech arena and marketers seeking information on the preferences of the technology consumer, our tech research uncovers changing patterns concerning the future of the technology industry. It will help your business become not only more tech savvy, but knowledgeable of today’s most relevant technology trends. Don’t get lost in the evolving technological revolution. With our Technology Trend Report, you’ll uncover the strategies that reigning tech companies like Microsoft and Apple use, which may help shape your own competitive strategy.

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The Technology Report

Last published on Nov 26, 2014, the Technology Report includes 764 PRO Trends (764 Pages) and 3,820 examples of technology market research and technology consumer trends related to: tech, technology, gadgets, computers, electronics, Apple, iPhone, Microsoft, phones, video games and technology trends. The report includes all of our Technology research collected over the last few years (roughly 25% of the collection is from this year.)

Report Contents

• 764 Technology PRO Trends = 764 Powerpoint Pages Technology PPT Report
• 3,820 Technology Examples
• Additional Niche Reports (with a full subscription): Smartphone, Gaming, Space, Google, Android, Camera, Chemicals, Television, Headphones, Global Positioning System, Tablet, Radio, Mobile, Video Editing, SLR, Online Gaming, App, HDTV, 3D Glasses, Camera Accessories, Gaming Apps, Keyboards, Audio, Touchscreen, Console, Presentation, Email, Laptop, Electronics, Stereo and more!

Sample Technology Pro Trends

Each Technology PRO Trend is on its own slide with implications, a quantified score, and examples linked to online technology articles, videos and images. Examples:

Social Shopping Shopaholics are using social media for networking and retail therapy Implications - To many consumers, shopping can be as much about buying as it is about socializing. Attempting to capitalize on the fact that many online shoppers like to review, network and interact as they shop, online storefronts are adding networking platforms to their virtual operations, while marketers are scrambling to apply social media sites like Facebook and Twitter to their selling tactics.
Social Shopping
Shopaholics are using social media for networking and retail therapy
8 Examples + Score + Implications


Augmented Reality Shopping Virtual interactivity is changing the traditional purchasing experience Implications - The way we shop is undergoing a radical change, as retailers incorporate augmented reality by infusing traditional services with a virtual twist. The augmented reality shopping experience creates an increased ability to test out products and locate places to buy specific items, which may cause a shift in buyer behavior as the physical aspect of shopping becomes increasingly unnecessary.
Augmented Reality Shopping
Virtual interactivity is changing the traditional purchasing experience
8 Examples + Score + Implications


Perpetual Adaptation Obsessed with aesthetics, society embarks on the eternal makeover Implications - Consumers still place tremendous importance on aesthetics, despite the existence of campaigns championing inner beauty over physical attractiveness and product functionality over external design. Makeovers of every kind run the gamut, with everything from iconic cartoons to plane interiors receiving generous revamps. Technology, especially, is an area in which the continual search for aesthetic betterment seems never-ending.
Perpetual Adaptation
Obsessed with aesthetics, society embarks on the eternal makeover
10 Examples + Score + Implications


Augmented Reality Augmented reality combines reality and virtuality, offering a new way to imagine Implications - Bridging the gap between virtual reality and reality, augmented reality intensifies what is already in existence to create a unique combination of real and virtual. It allows for interactivity through digital means, augmenting real-world elements but not going as far as to make the new reality impossible. Thus, augmented reality allows users to imagine an "enhanced" world that could also be very well within reach.
Augmented Reality
Augmented reality combines reality and virtuality, offering a new way to imagine
10 Examples + Score + Implications


Modern Cubism Square geometry in design coincides with preference to reduce clutter Implications - A preference for clean lines in design aesthetic has led to the embrace of the cube silhouette in the design of everything from architecture to furniture. The simple geometric shape of the cube provides a natural representation of the minimalist tendency that is becoming prevalent in consumers' minds.
Modern Cubism
Square geometry in design coincides with preference to reduce clutter
9 Examples + Score + Implications


Smart Selling Marketers use technology to tap into customer preferences Implications - The root of successful selling may lie in a brand’s ability to incorporate technology. Targeted selling has reached a new level: gadgets can track customer satisfaction and analyze preferences, thereby making it easier for marketers to understand their customers. On the consumer end, innovations that incorporate social networking, enhance user experience and elevate convenience provide new ways to lure buyers.
Smart Selling
Marketers use technology to tap into customer preferences
10 Examples + Score + Implications


Niche Matchmaking Interest-focused dating sites let picky individuals find online love Implications - With the rise in acceptance for individualism and the pursuit of alternative interests, niche dating sites allow similarly-minded singles to meet. Unlike more popular dating sites that pool all singles together, this focused approach helps users establish a common ground well before the first date.
Niche Matchmaking
Interest-focused dating sites let picky individuals find online love
9 Examples + Score + Implications


Next Besting (UPDATE) Consumers bypass traditional brands for the next best alternative Implications - In our current period of economic uncertainty, consumers are still buying things, but they are becoming more conscious of what they actually need and why. In all categories, they are in pursuit of the 'next best thing'. We coined this term 'Next Besting' in 2008, but we continue to see it play out in all categories, including fashion and technology where budget-friendly alternative products are breaking new ground.
Next Besting (UPDATE)
Consumers bypass traditional brands for the next best alternative
10 Examples + Score + Implications


Instant Entrepreneurship Products that make launching a business easy serve a growing niche Implications - Digital business networks are allowing entrepreneurs to connect to thousands of like-minded people at the click of a button, while products, apps and special services are helping aspiring business owners realize their dreams quickly and easily. The era of “instant” entrepreneurship is here, in which anyone can become their own boss almost overnight.
Instant Entrepreneurship
Products that make launching a business easy serve a growing niche
7 Examples + Score + Implications


Elderly Electronics Gadgets designed for seniors help to bridge the digital generation gap Implications - With digital products becoming omnipresent in our society, no one wants to be left behind—especially the elderly. It’s no surprise, then, that an increasing number of elderly consumers are embracing gadgets and electronics, from phones to alarms, that make day-to-day activities more convenient. As the population ages, there will be an increased need for easy-to-use devices and gadgets designed with the senior in mind.
Elderly Electronics
Gadgets designed for seniors help to bridge the digital generation gap
6 Examples + Score + Implications


Social Appvertising Brands use Facebook apps to futher interactive campaigns Implications - Using social media to spread a brand’s message through Tweets, shares and “likes” may have been enough in the past. Now, however, companies are taking it one step further by using interactive applications in their campaigns. Facebook apps, in particular, are being employed by brands that wish to maximize consumer engagement to its highest level, whether it’s a design contest or experimenting with one’s skin color.
Social Appvertising
Brands use Facebook apps to futher interactive campaigns
6 Examples + Score + Implications


Holographic Reality Projected images bring an otherworldly experience that 3D can't Implications - Why stop at 3D innovation when you could go one step further? Holograms surpass the "reality" of 3D, instead bringing the user to a completely different world that plays on futurism, fantasy and science fiction. Hi-tech gadgets that actually contain functioning holographic qualities are one way to appeal to the most future-focused of today's consumers.
Holographic Reality
Projected images bring an otherworldly experience that 3D can't
7 Examples + Score + Implications


PLUS 758 more Technology PRO Trends and 3,820 examples!



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