PSFK’s Picks: Top Five Apps Of The Week

PSFK’s Picks: Top Five Apps Of The Week

A roundup of the latest, most fascinating apps we’ve learned about this past week, from one that prevents texting while driving to a light bulb that's controlled by your phone.

Karen Summerson
  • 30 september 2012

Each week PSFK features many new and innovative apps. To highlight popular picks, we’ve compiled a few of the most interesting and creative apps written about on the site this past week.

Behance: An App That Rates Celebs, Candy-Coated Art & More Creative Inspiration

Behance Network, The Creative Professional Platform, brings us their picks for the most inspiring projects curated from their recent archives. Members create portfolios to broadcast their work widely and efficiently.

WiFi Lightbulb Can Be Controlled With A Smartphone [Video]

LIFX light bulbs can be controlled using a free app downloaded to a smartphone, which allows the user to turn it on and off, adjust the brightness, and even change the colors of the lighting.

11-Year-Old Girl Designs App To Stop Drivers From Texting [Video]

Rode Dog allows users to invite friends and family members into groups referred to as ‘packs’ and the GPS coordinate of each member is shared at all times. Once the app detects that a user is driving and texting at the same time, an alert would be sent to the other members.

Google Launches a Civic Information API For The Upcoming U.S. Elections in 13 Stories You Need To Know

Google just launched a new free API that will make it easier for developers to add civic information like polling places, early vote locations, candidate data and election official information to their applications.

ESPN Goes Realtime, Turns Its Content Firehose Into A Streaming Reader in 13 Stories You Need To Know

Score Center for iPad allows you to consume ESPN content in a different way — one that is likely a lot more palatable than having to face every day.



Dubai And The Future Of Humanitarian Design

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Concept Camera Designed To Only Take Unique Photos

Camera Restricta is tool that prompts photographers to only capture one-of-a-kind images

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Fragrance Will Release The Smell Of Data If Your Private Information Is Being Leaked

The device is designed to create a physical cue for the potential dangers lurking online


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LYNK & CO Is A New Auto Brand That Promises Mobile Connectivity On Wheels

Online access and mobility sharing are driving the company to disrupt the auto industry

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Become A Citizen Of The First Nation In Space

Asgardia is a new concept for a floating society above Earth

Entertainment october 21, 2016

Speaker Displays Song Lyrics As Music Is Played

The device is able to generate the graphics on a translucent screen and retrieve the words from a connected database

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Travel Assistant Scans Your Emails To Make Planning Easier

This AI add-on will sync with your inbox and sends reminders to make sure you don't miss anything important


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Wearable Tech Expert: Designing Technology To Empower Connection To Ourselves

Billie Whitehouse, Founder of Wearable Experiments, shares her new vision for the quantified self

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FOMO Survival Kit Helps Millennials Cope With Social Anxieties

The satirical product is meant to be a playful diversion for people who feel like they are missing out

Food october 21, 2016

New York Restaurant Uses Tomato Sushi As Its Newest Meat Alternative

fresh&co is using sous vide Roma tomatoes to create a vegan option that has the texture and taste of tuna

Advertising october 21, 2016

Red Bull Converts Sao Paulo Payphones Into Data-Driven Bus Schedules

The booths allow city residents to check local transit times through a simple toll-free phone call

Work october 21, 2016

Health Expert: Nutritional Meal Replacements Are A Solution To Corporate Wellness

Ample Foods Founder Connor Young explains why supplements are the next food trend coming to the workplace

Retail october 21, 2016

Why Experiential Events Could Replace Trade Shows

Marketers are seeking creative and impactful new ways to connect with influencers

Children october 21, 2016

Modular Kit Teaches Kids How To Make Their Own Robots

MODI features magnetic modules and a platform for programming to encourage experimentation

Infants october 21, 2016

Work Table Doubles As A Baby Seat

Designer Kunsik Choi created the furniture to facilitate emotional communication between between parents and their children

Technology october 21, 2016

Album Turns Into Something New Each Time It’s Streamed

Bill Baird's new album explores the relationship between time and music through a website crafted by design team, One Pixel Wide

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