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PSFK’s Top Five Stories Of The Week

PSFK’s Top Five Stories Of The Week
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Money might be going extinct as Lars Von Trier debuted some scandalous movie posters.

Sara Boboltz
  • 20 october 2013

Each week we bring you the most popular and interesting posts of the past five days. Here is the current selection to give you topics to explore and share over the weekend.

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Why Money Will Soon Be Extinct

Alternative financial models have already gained strong traction among Gen Xers and Ys — Bitcoin and crowd-sourced funding systems being just a couple examples.

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Controversial Movie Posters Depict Cast In Throes Of Pleasure [Pics]

The posters for Lars Von Trier’s upcoming film  Nymphomaniac shows each of the cast members sans clothing and in the middle of an orgasm to illuminate the main theme of the movie.

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Typography Video Game Takes Players Through Various Font Levels

A new video game will teach players typographic history through various font-themed levels, which users explore through their avatar, a colon tipped sideways to resemble wheels on a bike.

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Photo Series Turns The Spotlight Onto Aggressive Catcallers [Pics]

Hannah Price captures candid pictures of the men who catcalled her based on her looks, giving viewers a portrait of one of the many elements of life as an African-Mexican-American female.

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Escape Rooms Keep Players Hostage Until Clues Are Solved [Pics]

Kids in Hong Kong have started to lock themselves inside rooms full of challenges — available in English and Chinese — that they must complete before being allowed to leave.

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Tokyo Concept Store Disguised As A Parking Garage

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Automotive Today

Uber Now Lets Commuters Pay With Pretax Dollars

The prepaid cards are a partnership with WageWorks, letting uberPool users save up to 40% on their trip

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Philips Hue Adds Motion Sensor To Control Lights Automatically

The wireless device lets users interact with their environment without needing to press a switch

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Beacon Device Takes The Pain Out Of Navigating A New Airbnb

Ping provides new guests with a guided tour of the house or apartment through a simple tap of their phone

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Shelf Makes Its Contents Appear To Hover In Midair

The design uses metal tubes to create an optical illusion when viewed from the front

Fashion Today

Declutter And Recycle All Of Your Unwanted Stuff

A new app will help catalogue your possessions and give them away as donations when you no longer want them

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This Health App Will Pay You For Every Step You Take

Sweatcoin records your fitness activities and donates to charity based on exercise

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PSFK’s Workplace Vision: Leave The Busywork To The Bots

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Technology Today

How Motion Tracking Is Finding Its Way Into Design Craftsmanship

Expanding on traditional modeling, a Toronto-based designer is experimenting with how physical gestures can generate functional 3D topographies

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Amazon Is Experimenting With A 30-Hour Work Week

The online retailer is launching a pilot program that will allow a technical team to work with a considerably shortened schedule

Fitness / Sport Yesterday

How The Rio Olympics Stood For More Than Just Games

PSFK rounds out the Rio Games with our picks for the finest moments beyond sports

Retail Yesterday

Mobile Travel App Embraces Cognitive Computing

The Orlando Tourism Board is looking to IBM Watson to provide personalized local recommendations for visitors

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Kate Spade’s New Fitness Trackers Push Wearable Tech Into High Fashion

The retailer joins other designers in bringing tech-assisted lifestyles to the luxury clothing market

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Bike-Friendly Apartment Building For Swedish Cyclists

A residential space is being designed for commuters to easily transport goods

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Nike Takes Over An Entire City Block With A Giant Running Track

The Unlimited Stadium is shaped like a 100-meter sole print of the brand's LunarEpic sneaker

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Fortune Cookie Service Brings Bad News To Your Doorstep

To promote their new delivery service Blackbox, the creators of Cards Against Humanity are delivering unfortunate messages in an edible form

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