PSFK’s Top Tech Stories Of 2012
A roundup of our 20 most popular technology articles from the past year.
As the year draws to a close, PSFK is rounding up the most interesting, compelling, and popular posts of the past year.
Check out our top 20 most popular tech posts of 2012 below:
You’re in love and you want the world to know, now Facebook has created an ‘us’ page that lets you chronicle your relationship. The page combines every post, picture, and event that you have shared with your partner.
You’ve heard of wind-powered and solar-powered gadgets that can charge your phone, but what about breath-powered? This concept design was created by Joao Paulo Lammoglia that utilizes the power of your breath to convert into electricity via small wind turbines.
An exhibition set to open in Japan will demonstrate the detail, intricacy and range of scale that 3D printing offers, while also pointing to larger expectations around the simple exchange of information across mediums and what 3D-printing is poised to deliver generally.
Dutch artist Berndnaut Smilde has come up with a way to create clouds indoors by carefully regulating the space’s humidity, temperature, and light.
At Maker Faire Africa in Lagos, a group of teenage girls have created a generator that lets you put your waste to good use.
Designers Je Sung Park and Woo Jung Kwon, have developed a unique umbrella that only consists of the handle and nothing else.
I was lucky enough to be presented with a free Nike Fuel earlier this week. After a day wearing the device, however, I began to distrust the tracking accuracy and felt that the device lacked the complexity that we are beginning to expect when it comes to mobile technology and our health.
It’s that time of year again! Make your list, check it twice, and dive into these cutting-edge gifts for the nice techies in your life.
The Guardian UK chooses the their list of great apps in the categories of social, entertainment, games, lifestyle, shopping and tools.
Watching Cute Girl is a new iTunes app that features a young lady watching you. She’s supposed to keep you company if you are, for example, working, studying, eating by yourself, or when you are just plain lonely.
Nokia has filed for a patent of the world’s first vibrating tattoo. Taking haptic feedback — the technology behind vibrations when you touch your phone — to a new level, the company is embedding haptics into temporary and permanent tattoos.
Coldplay has been turning their audience into interactive participants at recent concerts by handing them Xylobands, LED-illuminated wristbands that can be activated all at once using a radio signal.
Nike most recent bid to enter into the crowded field of wearable fitness technologies is its Nike FuelBand, a rubber wristband that tracks user movement and links that data back to an iPhone application for real-time performance readouts.
A new kind of outdoor advertisement is being trialled on Oxford Street in London’s West End. The interactive advertisement uses a high-definition camera to scan pedestrians and identify their gender before showing a specific ad.
Think the sci-fi movie Avatar was a little too far-fetched? Turns out, the most ludicrous part of the entire movie may have been that we only watched it in 3D, rather than experienced it for ourselves.
In NYC and want to watch the election results? Instead of watching real-time results on your TV or computer screen, all you’ll have to do is look up at the New York skyline.
Dave Hurban’s video on Youtube generated 900,000 views in two weeks, when he debuted his body piercing at a convention in Baltimore. The professional body piercer created a buzz with his strapless music player by implanting 4-magnetic studs (called microdermal anchors) under his skin.
The developments for Apple TV that debuted today seem to infer that the mega brand might be leaning toward launching a TV of their own.
We recently wrote about a kissing robot that let you smooch your love long distance, well LovePalz uses motion sensing technology to help long-distance couples stay connected on an even more intimate level.
Luxury carmaker Mercedes-Benz unveiled plans to integrate Apple’s Siri into its A-Class electronics system that would allow drivers access to their iPhone apps using voice commands.