Autocomplete is great for completing words, but what if it could complete full sentences?
There are hundreds of languages inside any language, but no apps to translate between them
What if slides are just subtitles for your presentation, and what if those subtitles weren't just sentences?
An app that makes tv ads for one single person – using GPT-3, stock video, stock music, and a text-to-speech API
Podcast players are flying cars that should be planes. Here's what a podcast plane could look like
Handing over music from a phone to a speaker shouldn't be more work than putting your phone down on a table.
Millions of years of human eye evolution and 39 people aged 18-50 years old, who thought they were doing one experiment, when they really were doing another. All in one small Mac app.
This app lets you calculate anything just by selecting with your mouse
Breaking the rules of AR in five demos, accidentally scaring people on the internet — code included
This app shows a pre-made layer of instructions on top of a remote control. Anyone who's ever helped their mom using the remote control knows how hard it is. With augmented reality, we can layer anything on top of the real world, including stuff that helps moms using stuff. The layer could be animated, it could be live, or pre-recorded, or supplied by the manufacturer—or all of it, and even tailored for one specific person. A similar approach could also change the appearance of the remote co
What if you had a million free kitchen timers that never ran out of battery, and disappeared when you didn't need them?
Trace the lines of any drawing in any size on any surface in AR
You most likely don’t agree with the Donald, but when it comes to writing emails, we all have a thing or two to learn from him. That’s where the Trump keyboard for iPhone comes in.
Will long and complex words make you look smarter? Meet the people who think that short words will make us dumb
A stopwatch uses the clock, but what if it also used all the other sensors?
Streaming your Spotify to any number of friends and strangers, legally
Screenshots of phones should be as easy as taking a picture on a phone
It almost never matters what time it is. It's about what it means instead.
The only thing better than buying a physical book is reading it digitally. Here's how to have both.
Ebooks are great, but they're hard to judge by the cover - and thickness
How is an arbitrary 8+ digit number the best way to get in touch?
When you find something you want to read, watch or listen to later, what do you do? Some of it goes into Pocket or Instapaper, some of it on a Youtube watch list, and some of it becomes a bookmark on Twitter. What if you could build a master reading list based on what you bookmark across all the sites you use? With Ian [https://twitter.com/ianjorgensen]
Quick. Where can you get ravioli for takeaway? You'd probably have to spend a few minutes enumerating the Italian restaurants in your neighborhood. But what if there was a search engine for this? We scanned as many menus as we could find, then saved them in Evernote, and used their API to let anyone search those notes and see the menus. With Kenneth [https://twitter.com/auchenberg]
Google Drawings is one of the best wireframing tools out there, but no one is using it
It's funny how music review sites often just have one, single view of their reviews: a list. And it's funny how we just have come to accept that. This aggregator lets you pivot on Rating, Genre, Album, Label and Publication.
In the real world, we can se traces of how other people use things around us. Here's why we should be able to do that in software, too.
It's a 3-day festival. You can only go for 1. But which one? What if you could just enter your last.fm username on a web page and let it do the math?
A music festival with 100 gigs can be overwhelming. Add hangovers and sleep deprivation, and the task of picking out a gig becomes unmanageable, and you're left to chance. To top it off, your phone ran out of battery two days ago. What if someone who knows your taste better than yourself could make you a nice, printable, foldable, offline program you can carry in your back pocket? With Claus [https://twitter.com/claus]
I signed up Denmark's biggest music radio station to last.fm, hoping to uncover the truth
Know the feeling when you wake up, and it is pitch black outside, and you think it's a mistake? The clock says 7am, but honestly, it could be wrong, right? I hacked a Chumby [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chumby] to show me a live webcam feed from a camera pointing out the window to the street. That would be proof that it is indeed morning, and other people are responsible adults with their jackets on already. At night, it shows a feed from the airport with the planes landing and taxiing to
Let's just be honest: running can be boring. Running on a treadmill is always boring. So I made a feed reader for people on treadmills. You start it and it automatically scrolls as you're running.
We all know how to use movie showtime listings. There's a movie you want to watch, so you look up when and where it's showing. But what if you have a favorite theater? What if you want to go right now? What if you want to go in the afternoon? Bifn.dk was like a pivot table for movie showtimes. It would order today's screenings based on time, movie or theater.
Sometimes you just need an opinion about the indie band du jour. Wouldn't it be handy if you could enter a band name and get a hipster attitude on demand? The project used Last.fm's API to extract similar band names, and then layered an opinion on top of it. I did manage to have some weird conversations using it.
Noticed how you do the same things every single time you enter your home? How automating that failed miserably and I woke up myself and my neighbors at 3am
Let's be honest. News can be boring. Slang never is. What if the news was written in slang? Here's how a viral service got me reported to the police - several times.