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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.

Allie Walker
  • 14 july 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:

Print On Fabric Using Only Sunlight And An iPhone

Lumi is a design team pioneering the Lumityping process, a revolutionary photographic print process for textiles and natural materials. The process is based on Inkodye — mixable, dilutable, water-based dyes, which develop their color in sunlight.

Interactive App Controls Dancer’s Movements Using iPad Tilts [Video]

Pentagram‘s Abbott Miller has designed an interactive iPad app for his performing arts publication 2wice, in collaboration with choreographer Jonah Bokaer and 2wice publisher Patsy Tarr. It takes advantage of the unique parameters of the device. ‘Fifth Wall‘ transforms the iPad into an interactive performance art space, with the user able to affect the dancer’s movements.

Turn Your TV Into A Giant Tablet With This Portable Gadget

Pocket TV is a Kickstarter-funded gadget that can convert any television set into a Smart TV. This small pocket-sized dongle that connects to the HDMI port of any regular TV and runs Android 4.0 on any TV, turning it into a mega-sized tablet.

IBM Launches Augmented Reality Shopping App

IBM research scientists have created a prototype app that adds augmented reality to the shopping experience, enabling shoppers to scan products in-store and view personalized information like allergen info, recommendations, and discounts on their mobile device.

‘Smart’ Wine Labels Tell You What Food To Pair With Your Vintage

Moore Brothers Wine Company, which specializes in small-production, traditional wines around Philadelphia and New York, has started putting QR codes on their bottles. This great, practical use of the technology provides information about the wine and food choices that pair nicely with it.

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Modular System Lets Musicians Create Their Own MIDI Controllers

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Travel Yesterday

Mercedes Reveals Dazzle-Free LED Headlights

Digital Light offers great precision with a resolution of over two million pixels

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Nissan Is Testing A Digital Car Sharing Program In Europe

Nissan plans to launch their new service in Paris sometime this year to trial the profile-matching service

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Social Media Yesterday

Your Favorite Tweets Are Now Wearable

This temporary tattoo allows fans to wear their most favorite moments from the social platform

Health Yesterday

This Mirror Tracks Your Dark Circles And Fine Lines

HiMirror is a device snaps a photo of your face every day to provide feedback on how to care for your skin

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Biodegradable Furniture Made From Pine Needles Could Be The Next Phase Of Sustainable Living

Premiering at Dutch Design Week 2016, the collection fully utilizes an often wasted material

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Madrid's 'Robin Hood' Cafe Charge The Rich To Feed The Poor

The charity restaurant makes money from customers by day to offer homeless people meals at night

USA Yesterday

Amazon Launches Cashier-Free Store For Ultimate Efficiency

The retailer is looking to make shopping even faster by letting customers instantly pay as they walk out the door

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Creative Director: Navigating The New World Of Founder-Brands

Richard Smith, Creative Director at Sullivan, explains how visionaries like Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg approach their branding and why it’s important to apply brand thinking to founders’ products

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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

Augmented & Virtual Reality Yesterday

Marble-Like Mini-Worlds Invade Miami Art Week And Your Mobile Screen

The gallery world's sphere of influence seems to be expanding into the realm of Pokémon Go—why that's a good thing

Technology Yesterday

A 'USB Stick' That Can Detect HIV Levels

The simple device developed at Imperial College London measures viral load in less than 30 minutes

Customer Retention Yesterday

Crafting The Personalized Retail Experience

Marriott International's Christopher Baer shares insights into how the hospitality company is strategizing customer service

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Zagat's Cafe Offers Tiny Replicas Of Classic NYC Dishes

The restaurant rating service created buzz for its new guide and app by opening a tiny food cafe

Children Yesterday

Experience The White House In Augmented Reality Using A $1 Bill

1600 Pennsylvania Ave. is an AR app designed to help people learn about the history and significance of the United State's capital building

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Portable Computer Monitor Opens Up Like An Umbrella For Travelers

This mobile screen and projector means work can go anywhere and still feel like working from home

Food Yesterday

Starbucks Is Selling An Automated Temperature-Setting Mug

For those looking to keep their coffee hot on their winter commutes, the coffee chain has created a device that keeps beverages exactly at their desire temperature

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