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Best Innovations of 2013

As 2013 has come to a close and 2014 begins, we consider the best innovations of the past year.

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We live in a moment when incredible things pop up on a daily basis and here at Fahrenheit 212 we celebrate the fact that innovation has never been more dynamic.

Over the holiday break the Fahrenheit 212 team thought about the year’s best innovations and we’ve compiled some of our favorites below.

 

 

APPS

 
Tile
The tagging app that ensures you’ll never lose your important stuff again.

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Vine/Instagram Video
Created a new way for consumers to make and share videos but also essentially made 15-30 sec video ads available on mobile for companies that could be similar to TV spots.
 

 
TalkTo
An app that lets you interact with your local businesses.
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SUBSCRIPTIONS

 
Hello Flow
A monthly subscriptions service for your period. They send you what you need, right when you need it. The video is hilarious and it’s a genius product made by a 12 year old.

 

 

AUTOMOTIVE

 
Tesla Model S
The Tesla Model S has won numerous awards and recognition such as:

  • 2013 World Green Car of the Year
  • 2013 Motor Trend Car of the Year
  • Automobile Magazine’s 2013 Car of the Year
  • Time Magazine Best 25 Inventions of the Year 2012 award
  • And Consumer Reports’ top-scoring car ever!

It’s the safest car on the road and the first step in a true automotive revolution.

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CONSTRUCTION

 
INDIGO acoustic tiles
With the porous nature of the luffa, these newly designed panels can actually expand and contact to cover more space (and fill in more cracks) than non-organic materials.

 

 

FOOD

 
Doritos Locos Tacos
Combining a classic snack food and a fast-food favorite in an innovation so obvious it’s genius.

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Lab Grown Meat
The name says it all. Potentially a sustainable way of meeting what researchers say is a growing demand for meat.
 

 
Chobani Flip
Giving consumers more interesting flavors while battling other snack foods that people may choose over yogurt.
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RETAIL FINANCE

 
Coin
Use one Coin for all your cards

 

 

TOYS

 
GoldieBlox
With the mission to inspire the next generation of female engineers.

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TECHNOLOGY

 
3Doodler
The 3D printing pen

 

 

Google Robots
Over the years Google has been swiftly building up a robotics resource every sci-fi fantasy geek could only dream of.

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Qualcomm Zeroth Processors
A new type of computer architecture modeled after the brain, which would be able to learn new skills and react to inputs without needing a human to manually write any code.

 

 

MIT Self-Assembling Cubes
Known as M-Blocks, the robots are cubes with no external moving parts. Nonetheless, they’re able to climb over and around one another, leap through the air, roll across the ground, and even move while suspended upside down from metallic surfaces.

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