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PSFK Picks: Top Five Apps Of The Week

PSFK Picks: Top Five Apps Of The Week
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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.

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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.

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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.

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Messaging Add-On Helps You Correct Your Friends’ Bad Grammar

An iMessage sticker pack will help you copyedit text messages

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Mercedes-Benz Introduces A New Electric Mobility Brand

The separate entity aims to simplify the identification of Mercedes EV products to customers

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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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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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Aston Martin Reveals Its Own Luxury Powerboat

The sleek AM37 echoes styling elements from the British brand's sports cars

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An Escort Website Fights Violence Against Sex Workers

The advocacy campaign from McCann aims uncover the human toll of the exploitative industry

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Culture Yesterday

LIFE Magazine Relaunches In Pure VR

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

Mobile Yesterday

Reorder This Detox Drink With A Simple Text Message

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

Op-Ed Yesterday

The Future Of The American Workforce Requires Unbundling College Education

President of JetBlue Technology Ventures: developing corporate education programs for non-traditional students

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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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Registering To Vote Is Now Just A Text Away

A new bot aims to mobilize underrepresented groups this election season through SMS and Facebook Messenger

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Virtual Reality Game Gives Lessons About Emergency Birth Care

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Luxury Yesterday

Shoe Repair Has Moved Onto Your Phone

Cobbler Concierge is an on-demand service to get your footwear fixed online

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