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PSFK Picks: Top Five Apps Of The Week

PSFK Picks: Top Five Apps Of The Week
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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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Tinder’s New Feature Makes Swiping A Group Effort

The dating app wants to democratize its gestural interaction by buying in to the social polling trend pervasive among millennials

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Beautifully Designed Watch Combines Hour And Minute Hand

Simpl said the collection was inspired by the design of ancient sundials

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Autonomous Garbage Drone Prevents Trash From Reaching Deep Ocean

The solar-powered WasteShark collects refuse closer to the source: the harbor

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An Escort Website Fights Violence Against Sex Workers

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The general interest periodical, which ceased publication in 2000, has turned into a portal for virtual reality content

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Dirty Lemon is streamlining its communication by letting customers place orders, ask product questions and request help exclusively through chat

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Gilt’s Pop-Up House Is The Kind Of Store You’ll Want To Live In

The New York City townhouse plays host to the latest in retail inspiration, curation, and lifestyle activation (and some libations, too)

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The Hottest Chip In The World Comes Packed In A Coffin-Shaped Box

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Registering To Vote Is Now Just A Text Away

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Shoe Repair Has Moved Onto Your Phone

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Microsoft Wants To Help Workers Better Communicate With Their Coworkers

Project Sonoma is a new app designed to help employees chat and coordinate shifts with their associates

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Real-Time Data Used To Calculate The Brand Power Of Athletes

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