PSFK Picks: Top Five Stories Of The Week

Robots are becoming more and more human while the Japanese dine with owls.

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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In The Future, Your Best Friends Could Be Robots

According to The Curve Report, a number of young people could see robots taking over jobs and filling emotional voids in the future. The report says that 55% of Generation X and Y feels they could become empathetic toward robots.

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Customizable Lip Balm Developed By Ten-Year-Old Girl

Chloey Schriver launched a company that allows customers the ability to hand-pick ingredients of their lip balm, design the container, and come up with a name.

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Owl-Themed Cafes Let Patrons Dine With The Wild Birds [Pics]

Japan’s ‘fukurou’ cafes let visitors enjoy owl-themed food and beverages as they sit surrounded by owls, similar to the culture’s popular cat cafes.

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Will Google Glass Replace Music Stands For Classical Performers? [Video]

A Cornell professor is currently developing apps for Google Glass that would rid the orchestra pit of stands and sheet music — a revolutionary thought.

Mechanical Sculpture Puts On A Ballet With Rubber Ducks [Video]

Mechanical Sculpture Puts On A Ballet With Rubber Ducks [Video]

Commissioned by a company that designs specialty motors, British designer David Cranmer came up with an Arduino-powered display of dancing ducks.

 

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