PSFK Picks: Top Five Apps Of The Week

PSFK Picks: Top Five Apps Of The Week

Phone sensor monitors your enviornment for toxins and a Barbecue sensor notifies when food is ready.

Laura Chase
  • 28 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:

Monitor The Environment For Harmful Toxins And EMFs

Mini Phone Sensor Monitors The Enviornment For Harmful Toxins

Lapka Pro is a free iPhone app that accompanies the personal environment monitor  to measure your surroundings for elements like radioactivity and humidity.


Barbecue Sensor Notifies Griller When Food Is Ready

The BBiQ is a Bluetooth sensor and app that notifies the  griller when it’s time to flip the food, when to add seasoning, and when the food is cooked. That leaves the cook free while waiting for the food to be ready.


Compass App Navigates Without Maps Or Directions

Crowsflight  is a GPS app that points to the right direction and doesn’t provide any other instructions nor does it show any maps that the user can follow. It can be downloaded free on iTunes

E-Commerce App Assembles Personalized Shopping Catalogs

E-Commerce Platform Knows What Shoppers Want To Buy Before They Do

The Wish app knows what users want to buy and creates personalized feeds of products for them to browse. The service also allows online merchants to upload their own products, which Wish will push into the recommendation streams of those most likely to buy them.

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Are Babies The New Frontier For Wearable Tech?

New York start-up Pixie Scientific has developed a ‘smart diaper’ that can detect possible urinary tract infections, kidney dysfunction and dehydration. The accompanying smartphone app can transmit the information directly to a physician.


Transformable Table Maximizes Utility In Small Spaces

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How Fashion Became All About Fonts

Why a new wave of designs have put typography front and center on your clothing

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GM And Audi Are Experimenting With Car Rentals In SF

The automakers are trying something new to capture the segment of urban dwellers who don't want to own a car


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This Vertical Forest Hotel Will Improve The Air Around It

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This Company Believes Insects Can Provide Biofuel To Power Our Future

A Polish group is testing out a new factory concept that can provide a source of renewable energy, and even serve space missions

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Music Venue Caters To Virtual Reality Events

Boiler Room has launched the first VR hub for content creators to capture special footage for the masses

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Automated Chessboard Lets You Play Against Anyone In The World

Square Off is an AI-powered board that can move the pieces on its own


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Contraband Recorder Helps Those In Need Capture Captive Conversations

Designer Marianna Mezhibovkaya created the device to help prison inmates capture crucial evidence of abuse

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A Compelling Brand Purpose Is Never Born In The Boardroom

Strategist and Designer Anna-Rae Morris shares why she believes all brands exist for a reason, and how Snapchat has upended our behavior

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Creative Leadership Expert: Experiencing A Seismic Shift From Brand Loyalty To Interface Loyalty

Marc Shillum, founder of Chief Creative Office, explains why product designers must rethink the way they capture consumer attention

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Editorial Roundtable: The Xs And Os Of Performance-Enhanced Sports

WHOOP, ShotTracker, Rithmio, PlaySight, STYR Labs, EverybodyFights and Lift / Next Level Floats explain that we're only at the iceberg's tip of performance enhancement

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Microsoft’s New E-Paper Sticky Note Runs On Ambient Light

Researchers have developed the first e-ink display powered entirely by office bulbs

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Modern Home Created Entirely Out Of Modular Shipping Crates

A project in Ecuador used the ubiquitous material to design a spacious and industrial-chic house

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