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PSFK Picks: Top Five Apps Of The Week

PSFK Picks: Top Five Apps Of The Week
Design

Control you car from far away and a phone-controlled power tool.

Laura Chase
  • 21 july 2013

Each week PSFK features many new and innovative apps. To highlight the some of the best, we’ve compiled a roundup of the most interesting and creative apps written about on the site these past seven days:

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Nature Sounds App Turns Camera Flash Into Lightning Bolts

Taptanium’s new relaxation app Thunderspace adds a light touch to make ‘being one with nature’ just a tad bit more convincing.

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App-Powered Scanner Renders Computer Unnecessary

Industrial designer Christoph Ptok collaborated with German creative studio Entwurfreich to create INBOX, a device for digitizing and managing documents without the need for a computer.  The device comes with a mobile app which users can use to browse and organize their digital files

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Photo App Scans Real Life Objects Into Video Games

DekkoScan app, created by a small company Dekko, lets users scan pictures of objects around them, which are then ‘cubified’ and recreated in the Minecraft world.

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App Controlled Power Tool Carves Anything Onto Anything

Handibot is a portable power tool that can cut materials to any size and shape with very high accuracy. It is a first of its kind that can be taken to where the work is and that’s also controllable with a smartphone or tablet. The tool will use a multitude of different apps, each meant for a specific purpose.

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Google Glass App Lets Telsa Drivers Control Their Car From Afar 

The Glass Telsa app lets Telsa Model S owners remotely control features of their car using Google Glass. It was developed by Sahas Katta  who had access to his dad’s Model S vehicle and reverse-engineered the official Tesla app to run on Google Glass.

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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

Food december 2, 2016

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

Design & Architecture december 2, 2016

Build Your Own Savory Cheese Advent Calendar

A British food blogger has created a guide to building a different kind of holiday surprise

Fitness & Sport december 2, 2016

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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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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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 december 2, 2016

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

Fashion december 2, 2016

Alexander McQueen Designs A 3D-Printed Umbrella

3D-printed fashion arrives in time for the winter season

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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

Media & Publishing december 2, 2016

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

Arts & Culture december 2, 2016

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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Automotive december 2, 2016

Audi And LEGO Exhibit Autonomous Vehicle Installation

The installation at Design Miami explores the 25th hour, which represents bonus productive work or play time

Gaming & Play december 2, 2016

This Game Lets You Be A Pilot In The Drone Racing League

DRL Racing Simulator recreates actual courses in a virtual environment

Travel december 1, 2016

Hotel Chain Is Giving Away Its Not-So-Super Hotel Art At Art Basel

A lesson in how to advertise a kitschy-to-cool redesign in the middle of Miami Art Week

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