Brick and mortar stores are gradually
losing more sales—according to market
research firm Forrester, online sales will
account for 17 percent of retail sales by
2022, up from 12. 7 percent this year. As
you might expect, Amazon is projected to
play a large role in this growth.
The rise of technology has brought forth
a lot of great things—but not always the
best in people. According to a 2017 survey
conducted by Pew Research Center, 41
percent of Americans have experienced
online harassment, and 66 percent have
witnessed harassment toward others.
Zungle Panther Sunglasses ($150)
If you’ve ever found yourself annoyed when trying to wear your sunglasses and
earbuds at the same time, then you’re in luck! These sunglasses include built-in
bone-conducting headphones, which use vibrations to transmit sound waves to
your skull instead of through your ears. The great thing about bone-conduction
headphones is that you can enjoy your music while still listening for the sounds
around you, allowing you to have the best of both worlds. Unfortunately, other
people will also be able to hear your music, which may be a deal-breaker.
This pleasantly nostalgic app will take
you back to the days of playing your
Super Nintendo. In Cat Bird!, your char-
acter is—you guessed it—part cat, part
bird. Your goal is to help Cat Bird get home. But getting
back isn’t easy. You’ll need to complete various levels
filled with enemies, traps, and pits filled with spikes.
If you’re a visual learner who enjoys
cooking, you’ll love this recipe app by
Buzzfeed. Tasty features over 2,000
recipes with step-by-step video instruc-
tions. You can search recipes by a variety of categories
(e.g., Winter Desserts and For Cookie Monsters).
Can’t draw? That’s OK! This photo and
video filter app does all the hard work
for you by allowing you to easily trans-
form your snapshots and recordings
into seemingly hand-drawn works of art. You can even
apply the filters in real time to get an idea of what your
shots will look like beforehand.
Hooked is a highly addictive app fea-
turing short stories in the form of text
messages. It may sound strange, but
its over-the-top plot lines are so enter-
taining. You can even create your own stories to share!
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