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PSFK’s Top Tech Stories Of 2012

PSFK’s Top Tech Stories Of 2012
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A roundup of our 20 most popular technology articles from the past year.

Andrew Vaterlaus-Staby
  • 25 december 2012

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:

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Facebook Launches ‘Couples’ Pages So Users Can Chart Their Relationship

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.

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Charge Your iPhone With Your Own Breath

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.

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3D Printing Booth Makes Tiny Replicas Instead Of Pictures

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.

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Artist Creates Real Clouds Indoors [Pics]

Dutch artist Berndnaut Smilde has come up with a way to create clouds indoors by carefully regulating the space’s humidity, temperature, and light.

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Nigerian Teenagers Create Generator That Runs Off Urine

At Maker Faire Africa in Lagos, a group of teenage girls have created a generator that lets you put your waste to good use.

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Invisible Umbrella Repels Raindrops With Air

Designers Je Sung Park and Woo Jung Kwon, have developed a unique umbrella that only consists of the handle and nothing else.

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Piers Fawkes: Nike Thinks I’m The Athlete, I’m Not

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.

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Top Tech Gifts For 2012

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.

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The Top 50 Android Phone Apps

The Guardian UK chooses the their list of great apps in the categories of social, entertainment, games, lifestyle, shopping and tools.

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App Lets Users Get Watched By A Cute Girl While They Work

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.

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Nokia Designs Tattoo That Vibrates When Someone Calls You

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.

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Coldplay Wristbands Turn Concert Audience Into Giant LED Display

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.

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Nike Opens Its Fuel Band API To Developers To Create A More Useful Product

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.

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Facial Recognition Billboard Only Lets Women See The Full Ad

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.

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Humans Achieve Immortality As Holographic Avatars

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.

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CNN Lights Up Empire State Building With Real-Time Election Results

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.

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Man Implants iPod Nano Into His Arm

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.

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Apple’s iPad 3 Launch Targets The Television Revolution

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.

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‘Smart’ Sex Toy Lets Long Distance Lovers Connect in Real-Time

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.

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Mercedes-Benz Brings Siri To Their Cars

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.

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Technology Yesterday

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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Communications Officer: What This Holiday Season Means For Millennial Shoppers

Dallas Lawrence of the Rubicon Project shares why holiday cheer is all about likes, views and retweets

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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

Syndicated Yesterday

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

Work Yesterday

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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