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PSFK’s Top Five Stories Of The Week

PSFK’s Top Five Stories Of The Week
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Stress ball that stalls procrastination, 'Earables,' and J. Crew's hand written ad.

Tiffany Nesbit
  • 18 april 2014


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.

Glass Toaster Lets Owners Get To Golden Brown Every Time

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Bugatti’s glass toaster uses semi-conductors instead of grills so customers can view their toast and ensure it gets the right color.

J. Crew’s Hand Written Ad Is Customer Service Perfection
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Customer Jenni Avins wrote a letter to J. Crew Creative Director Jenna Lyons, requesting a swim-suit style be put back in production. J. Crew not only granted her wish but put out a full page ad as a thank you note.

Why Wearable Tech Needs To Focus On The Ear, Not The Wrist

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Because sound drives the bulk of our technology use, earbuds are gaining more and more ubiquity and social acceptance.

High-Tech Stress Ball Keeps Procrastination At Bay

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Bossy stress ball relies on gamification to make a game out of working time and help people establish a goal-oriented mindset.

National Geographic Predicts What The Average Person Will Look Like in 35 Years

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Photographer Martin Schoeller envisions interracial dating will lead to a non homogenized country.

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Aston Martin Reveals Its Own Luxury Powerboat

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