PSFK Picks: Top Five Apps Of The Week

PSFK Picks: Top Five Apps Of The Week

A roundup of the latest, most fascinating apps we’ve learned about this past week.

Carib Guerra
  • 23 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 last week:

Is Your Environment Making You Sick?

A new app, ‘My Place History’ helps uses track the various toxins they may have been exposed to over the course of their lives which could be a valuable asset for their medical history.

Turn Your iPhone Into A Mini Arcade

Arcadie for iPhone is a retro cover that transforms the screen of your device into a mini arcade. You slide your iPhone into the rear of the Arcadie, which clicks closed, and then you’re ready to play one of the six free games using the 8-way joystick and A & B buttons.

Control Video Games With Your Mind

Companies like NeuroSky and Emotiv Systems are developing consumer-ready products that translate brain activity into on-screen activity. Expected to start at around $130, such devices pick up the electrical signals zipping around your brain and send the information to a connected smartphone or other input device.

Cure Acne With A Smartphone

Fujitsu Laboratories has announced a new app that uses a smartphone camera to measure a person’s skin condition. It tracks acne, blemishes, skin tone, and pore size, and can be used to monitor the health of facial skin and see how it reacts to certain skin care products.

Unlock All Of Your Passwords Just By Standing Next To Your Computer

Ogilvy Paris has developed a new app inspired by Ford’s key-free technology for unlocking and locking cars. ‘KeyFree Login‘ logs you in to all of your internet accounts (Facebook, Twitter, email, etc) by unlocking your passwords when your mobile device is close to your computer. When you move away, it locks them again by logging you out.


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Museum Exhibit Celebrates Strange Architectural Contraptions

Artist William Heath Robinson's peculiar genius is on display in this recent show with wiggling ducts, jumbles of planks and coils of cable

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This Sensor Will Help You Brew The Perfect Cup Of Tea Every Time

42Tea is a small device that guides you through every step of the brewing process, even identifying the type of leaves being used


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Norwegian Mountaineering Center Mimics A Snow-Capped Mountain

The structure's exterior is clad in a uniform surface of pixels to create a unique climbing experience

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Giant Coffee Cups Encourage People To Recycle Their Morning Cup Of Joe

The Hubbub Foundation has created a set of themed bins meant to inspire recycling on a large scale

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Small Device Creates A Personal Weather Station Inside In Your Home

Netatmo's new sensor is a standalone air quality monitor that can measure humidity, purity, noise and temperature

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Advertising Proposal Aims To Be The Most “Instagrammable Billboard In The World”

The Belltower in Los Angeles would allow video advertising and live event streaming, and include a pedestrian plaza for visitors


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Easy-To-Build Shelter Offers A Quick Way To Put A Roof Above Your Head

The structure designed by studio Duffy London has applications in disaster relief or first-aid

Beauty Yesterday

L’Oréal Wants To Help Visually Impaired Women Apply Makeup

The cosmetics brand has developed a series of audio tutorials for Brazilian consumers with reduced sight

Travel Yesterday

Drone-Powered Hotel Concept Could Radically Redefine Vacations

These unique pods would allow guests to visit a variety of locales over a period of several days

Automotive Yesterday

Pitch Your Startup Idea To Fellow Uber Passengers

A new promotion on the ridesharing service's POOL feature lets select riders compete for a $5,000 investment from prominent venture capitalists

Work Yesterday

Busy Office Managers Can Rely Upon A Digital Concierge To Help Offload Tasks

MEET is a service that automates the process of everyday tasks such as pantry and printer reordering, so employees can focus on more important work

Media & Publishing Yesterday

Design Series Turns Emojis Into A Coffee Table Book

The Emoji Book will be comprised of different artist interpretations of the ubiquitous symbols

Health Yesterday

These Pajamas Are Promising A Better Night’s Sleep

Recliner's new collection is made for those looking for a better way to get quality shut-eye

Food Yesterday

Cook An Entire Pizza On Your Stovetop

This compact kitchen appliance lets people bake a homemade pie without the need for an oven

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