November 27 — Popular Science is proud to announce the 2018 “Best of What’s New” winners, the top 100 breakthrough products and technologies that represent significant advancements in their categories. Now in its 31st edition, the Best of What’s New Awards celebrates the creative and innovative items that are changing the technology landscape and advancing our daily lives.

From Bose Sleepbuds to the Sprouts IO Smart Garden, from Black Girl Sunscreen to Xbox’s Adaptive Controller, and from the Galaxy Note 9 to Reebok’s PureMove Sports Bra, this is a diverse collection of cool new products that covers every facet of science and tech.

“The Best of What’s New Awards allows us the chance to examine and honor the best innovations of the year,” Popular Science Editor-in-Chief Joe Brown says. “This collection shapes our future, helps us be more efficient, keeps us healthy and safe, and lets us have some fun along the way. From simple household items to massive space-exploration tools, we’re proud to bring you the Best of What’s New 2018.


  • Aerospace: NASA Parker Solar Probe
  • Auto: Jaguar i-pace
  • Engineering: Climate Tile
  • Entertainment: Fortnite
  • Gadgets: Facebook Oculus Go
  • Health: AiMovig (preventative migraine medicine)
  • Home: Post-it® Extreme Notes
  • Recreation: Radius (battery-powered, nonspray bug repellent)
  • Security: Lockheed Martin ONYX
  • Software: Google Duplex

Other Best of What’s New Winners Include: Amazon Go, Nintendo Labo, Ember Ceramic Mug, Apple Watch Series 4, Camp Chef Sidekick (all-in-one grilling accessory), Phantom Ski Wax, Just Eggs, Porsche Surface Coated Brakes, Disney Stuntronics, Eversense Continuous Glucose-Monitoring System, Audi RDX Intuitive True Touchpad, Master Lock Magnification Combination Padlock, TESS (Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite), and GoPro Hero 7 Black with Hyper Smooth.

Since 1988, the editors of Popular Science have reviewed thousands of products in search of the top 100 tech innovations of each year—breakthrough products and technologies that represent a significant advancement in their categories. Best of What’s New Awards are presented to 100 new products and technologies in 10 categories: Aerospace, Automotive, Engineering, Entertainment, Gadgets, Health, Home, Recreation, Security, and Software.



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