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PSFK Picks: Top Five Apps Of The Week

PSFK Picks: Top Five Apps Of The Week
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A roundup of the latest, most fascinating apps we’ve learned about this past week.

Carib Guerra
  • 16 june 2012

Each week PSFK features many new and innovative apps. To give the best their due, we’ve compiled a roundup of the most interesting and creative apps written about on the site this past week:

Up! Inspired Mobile App Lets Users Make A House Soar By Blowing Into Their Phones

Inspired by The National Geographic Channel’s real-life creation of the flying balloon house from the movie Up!, design student Jihyun Lee decided to create a mobile, interactive version of the entertaining house.

Smart Jug Can Detect Spoilt Milk & Notify User Via Text

Milkmaid is a unique home appliance that was a concept winner for the GE and Quirky contest. Referred to as the ‘smart milk jug,’ Milkmaid is embedded with high-tech features such as sensors, GSM radio module, antenna, SIM card and rechargeable battery. The jug can notify the user via SMS when the content is low, or has gone bad.

Napster Founders And Facebook Launch Their Take On Chat Roulette

Napster co-founders Sean Parker and Shawn Fanning introduced their newest brainchild yesterday — a video chat service called Airtime. This live chat website, similar to ChatRoulette, allows users to chat with friends or random strangers.

Creative Agency Graffitis Museum Masterpieces Using Augmented Reality [Video]

Amsterdam-based agency, Brilliant after Breakfast, “hijacked” the Rijksmuseum with its virtual exhibition titled ‘Paint Job.’ The agency created an augmented reality app where users can point to artworks with their smartphones to reveal comical graffitied messages on the painting.

Macy’s Algorithm Helps Shoppers Find The Brand That Will Fit Them Best

In preparation for the release of our upcoming Future of Retail report, PSFK reached out and spoke to the President of Macys.com, which is currently testing True Fit technology, a fit personalization software used for remote sizing and recommendations. True Fit’s patented software service (SaaS) matches men and women to clothing and shoes that fit their unique body and style preferences with no measurements required.

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Why Nest Doesn't Get The Holidays

PSFK founder reacts to the damaging effects of poor email marketing

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Robots Could Be Joining Dubai’s Police Force In 2017

The real-life RoboCops can salute, shake hands and collect traffic fines

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Parka Hides And Charges Portable Devices

Bolt is a jacket that lets people carry and charge their various electronics without the need for an outlet

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Yelp's New 'Yelfie' Feature Lets Diners Take Selfies

The update is designed to encourage people to attach a selfie when they share their experiences

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Build Your Own Savory Cheese Advent Calendar

A British food blogger has created a guide to building a different kind of holiday surprise

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Floating Gym Concept In Paris Is Powered By Your Workout

The proposed design from Carlo Ratti Associati lets passengers ride a stationary bike as they travel through Paris along the Seine River

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Retail Spotlight: Home Depot Reimagines How Employees Conduct Tasks

The home improvement retailer puts the customer first by initiating local fulfillment centers and simplifying freight-to-shelf inventory management

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What Does The Future Of Android Look Like In A World With The Pixel?

Google’s decision to make its own phone might have looked like a blow to the likes of Samsung but the reality is much more interesting

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Customer Service Expert: Why Offline Retail Has Better Data Than Online Retail

Healey Cypher, Founder and CEO of Oak Labs, shares why we should be thinking about the physical store as an e-commerce site

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Alexander McQueen Designs A 3D-Printed Umbrella

3D-printed fashion arrives in time for the winter season

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Why Training Associates To Be Advocates Is Key To Retail Success

In our Future of Retail 2017 report, PSFK Labs discusses strategies to prioritize customer service, which begins with associate advocates

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Netflix Creates Binge Candle To Celebrate A New Season Of Gilmore Girls

The streaming service developed a special layered candle that creates candle with episode-specific smells

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Interactive Film Tells A Story About Living With Cancer

A moving song written by a father of a cancer patient comes alive in a 3D environment

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Audi And LEGO Exhibit Autonomous Vehicle Installation

The installation at Design Miami explores the 25th hour, which represents bonus productive work or play time

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