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PSFK Picks: Top Five Apps Of The Week

PSFK Picks: Top Five Apps Of The Week
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A new wristband tracks what you eat, and a shower attachment helps conserve water.

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  • 10 november 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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Nutrition-Tracking Wristband Monitors Calories, Carbs & Protein

Adding to the quantified self movement is AIRO, a bracelet that tracks what you’re eating. With tiny LEDs on the band’s interior, it can detect metabolites that pass through the wearer’s bloodstream, calculating nutritional intake.

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

A professor and conductor at Cornell University had the audacity to suggest the paper sheet music used by classical musicians for centuries may soon be on its way out thanks to an app she’s currently developing for Google Glass.

 

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Shower Meter Provides Real-Time Calculation of Wasteful Behavior

This app — with its accompanying attachment for your shower head — could save you $50 per year in water costs. It tracks water usage and lets you know how much you’re using with visible and audible cues.

 

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Use Songs To Mix Various Paint Palettes

Dutch Boy paint company developed an app that suggests three color palettes based on any one song, allowing users to paint with music. Users can then share the color options with friends for a second opinion.

 

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Collaborative Films Created On Multiple Devices

Cameo lets anyone collaborate on a video together with up to two friends, creating a series of vignettes up to two minutes in length. Videos can then be shared on any social media site.

 

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United Airlines Launches An Updated Business Class Program

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Video Explores Complex Museum Architecture

A mini video gives a quick overview of the most beautiful cultural buildings built

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Smog Vacuum Turns Pollution Particulates Into Unique Jewelry

A large device was installed in Beijing that sucks up smog and compresses it into small centerpieces atop jewelry

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PSA Fashion Line Shines A Light On Victim Blaming

YWCA Canada is using fashion and sexist tweets to highlight how often we as a society blame the victim in cases of abuse

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Nostalgia and big brands are defining how the console market is being shaped

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VP: Why Messaging Apps Are Issuing In A New Era Of Commerce

Matt Johnson discusses how mobile messaging commerce is creating a different modality for interaction between retailers and consumers

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Customer Service Expert: Why Offline Retail Has Better Data Than Online Retail

Healey Cypher, Founder and CEO of Oak Labs, shares why we should be thinking about the physical store as an e-commerce site

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Retail Spotlight: Home Depot Reimagines How Employees Conduct Tasks

The home improvement retailer puts the customer first by initiating local fulfillment centers and simplifying freight-to-shelf inventory management

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Based on a year of research by PSFK Labs, we curated a list of innovative and unique holiday gifts

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Minute Maid Opens A Store That Sells Nothing

The beverage company opened a pop-up shop that encourages customers to write letters to their parents instead of buying a gift

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Samsung And Viceland Partner For A Virtual Reality Documentary On The Syrian War

The White Helmets film uses VR to immerse viewers in the everyday conditions of the war-torn country

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These Designs Bring Modern Architecture To The Humble Birdhouse

Artist Douglas Barnhard has imagined a series of designs emulating the work of architects such as Frank Lloyd Wright and Joseph Eichler

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Acura Cockpit Envisions The Future Of Autonomous Travel

The car brand has built a proof that offers a sneak peek of the self-driving vehicle experience

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How Artificial Intelligence Is Enabling Anytime Shopping & On-Demand Support

Retailers are leveraging advanced technology to relieve associates from mundane tasks, while better assisting customers

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NYC Map Calculates Economic Benefits Of Every Tree

TreesCount! maps all the greenery in the five boroughs and even figures out how much money it saves the city

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