Grayfields

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Major retailers are closing stores and struggling with the changing habits of shoppers who increasingly are choosing Amazon.com. Deserted shopping malls nationwide are leading to fields of gray wastelands, a trend called “grayfields.”

The Unbearable Drabness of Dressing

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 02:  Taylor Swift attends the "Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology" Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 2, 2016 in New York City.  (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)

The Casual Living Ubertrend is leading to a world where the accepted global uniform is t-shirt and jeans. Yet judging by the innovative vision of sci-fi wardrobe designers, fashion will eventually resemble Jessica Alba’s unitard Silver Surfer outfit.

HP Spectre 13

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We love laptops so much that aficionados at NotebookReview have given it the oh-so-cute diminutive “lappy.” The innovative new HP Spectre 13 ($1,170) qualifies as our latest seductress with her beautiful lines and very sexy copper accents.

Tesla Model 3

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Tesla announced its innovative Model 3 electric vehicle on March 31. According to Tesla, pre-orders have already reached 325,000, which is equivalent to $325 million in pre-order revenues and a potential $14 billion in eventual sales.

CES 2016 Innovations

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The Consumer Electronics Show is an excellent beacon of tech’s future. Here’s what was trending sharply at this annual Las Vegas innovation extravaganza: Virtual reality, 4K Blu-ray, action cameras and, yes, believe it or not, turntables.

Ubercool Innovation Awards

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Ten new innovations were added to the Ubercoool Top Innovations showcase section. Simultaneously, we are announcing the debut of the Ubercool Innovation award, which was created to honor innovative new award winners.

Devialet Silver Phantom

Devialet Silver Phantom

Major audio speaker innovations were last introduced by the likes of Bose, Dahlquist, Magneplanar and Quad in the 70s. Now Devialet is sending shockwaves through the audiophile community with its innovative line of Phantom speakers.

Destination Medical Center

Destination Medical Center

If there is one industry where a mega dose of innovation is painfully necessary, it’s healthcare in America. A group of forward thinkers has proposed the Destination Medical Center — a $6.5 billion plan to turn Rochester, Minn. into the Fountain of Wellness.

Cobalt Valkyrie Co50

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Cobalt has introduced the Co50 Valkyrie ($699,000), a high-end aircraft inspired by fighter jets. The Valkyrie is the fastest private aircraft in its class, able to travel at speeds of up to 260 knots, compared to 242 knots for similar aircraft.

An Urgent Need for Simplicity

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Our world is awash in complexity. But nowhere is that trend more evident than in digital marketing. A rising chorus of concern points to an urgent need for innovation to help marketers stem the tide of complication.

8 Most Innovative Designs at CES

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The technology industry now knows the importance of good design in product success. Among the thousands of innovations shown at CES, these eight stood out with outstanding design.

Phablets

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Apple reinvented both smartphone and tablet. But when users decided they wanted convergence, Apple was not ready. Today, phablets are the fastest growing segment of the smartphone market.

Selfies-R-Us

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The smartphone is behind another trend, the self-portrait or “selfie.” Proving that selfies are a cult hit, a telescoping wand designed to help smartphone users take better selfies is now the “hottest gift.”

Hospital Scam

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U.S. hospitals are inefficient, lack price transparency, bill wildly varying charges for routine care and absorb $8.3 billion each year due to lost productivity and increased patient discharge times.

LED Lighting

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Propelled by high-profile innovations and new laws, LED lighting is poised for spectacular growth. LED lights offer major energy savings, an ability to change into millions of colors, plus smart features.