That's a good question and yes; those with large marketshare for webcams are profiteering by selling decade old hardware at premium.
Not just entry level webcams, even $200 4K webcams just upscale 1080p video for streaming. If we need better quality, we're left with the choice of investing $600 or more in enterprise level webcams or use DSLR cameras as webcam with HDMI-USB cables or special softwares.
So, there's definitely a need gap for a good quality entry level webcam.
Interesting idea - for sure a gap in the market - but can this be done with confidence. Does historical data provide accurate predicted results? Like say it picks one as the winner and says this will be 10X more impactful - is that going to be trusted or will users doubt it. I guess they have to trust it but overtime they might collect data that pokes holes in it.
I think this problem is validated because marketers currently use scheduling tools to manually do A/B tests, It's just that a solution is needed to predict outcome even without posting twice for a same purpose.
You are right that it might not work in every case as people's sentiments change, but I think it will work most of the time as people's interests don't change often, if it does then these companies wouldn't be collecting so much data on us.
raindrop is cool! Thanks for sharing, I will try it out. I wonder why a keyword needs to be typed instead of searching as and when I type. Also I hope it allows importing content from other libraries like Pocket, Instapaper etc.
For every recipe it calculates cost and allows you to order ingredients for delivery or pickup via Amazon or Instacart. It has some nutritional information but doesn’t calculate it for every recipe, like you described. I hope it suits your needs enough! Otherwise I’d love to hear why not.
It's technically possible to get WhatsApp messages on other platforms, but it will defeat the purpose of you wanting to leave the WhatsApp platform.
If you're on android, you can use an automation tool like Tasker to automatically forward your WhatsApp messages to other apps(or email) and even automatically reply to WhatsApp messages using the notifications from the WhatsApp app(Requires bit of learning curve and add-on purchases). Someone adventurous can set this up as cloud service using android VMs(e.g. anbox) and offer it to end-users.
But even if a bot uses WhatsApp on behalf of you for forwarding/replying to the WhatsApp messages it's still you as far the data is concerned and thereby defeating the purpose of why you might have wanted to leave WhatsApp in the first place. Although amount of data you give to WhatsApp/Facebook could probably be controlled.
WhatsApp alone as a cloud service although technically possible is illegal due to copyright laws, but providing an android instance on cloud where users can install apps like they do on their device would be legal. I have talked more about app streaming in this video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qjndVksuWrs .
I recently came across an app on the App Store which automatically starts and asks you acknowledge that you have stood up at regular intervals. Everything from the schedule to the interval timer can be customised.
reviewmeta looks like a great solution, I tested with few amazon links and I agree that grammar might not the best criteria to judge as there are English first amazon sites on non-native English speaking countries.
Have you used their browser extension? Is it safe?
USB flash drives embedded into credit card have been in existence for a while now - https://www.amazon.com/s?k=credit+card+flash+drive , integrating hardware token into it and delivering it as standard credit/debit card might address the accessibility issues to some extent as we're used to keeping our credit cards relatively safer than a separate hardware key fob.
I doubt whether these credit card 'shaped' USB flash drives are of same thickness as a normal credit card, if not then reducing the thickness of hardware key fob would drive the costs further up and thereby defeating the purpose entirely.
That would mean a hardware token key fob instead of that flash drive on an actual credit card would also be bulging, It would work fine with card swiping machines, perhaps even on machines where partial insertion of the card is required, but on machines which require entire card to be inserted it would be a no go.
These scanner bots use wide range of IP addresses VPS with VPN to hijacked residential IP addresses via hacked IoT devices and routers. So a better strategy is to block the bots by their scanning pattern like you had mentioned.
This is a very complex and multi-faceted problem which requires many layers to interoperate, however, there are a few ways this could be achieved.
One problem I have is that USB devices cables' get physically disconnected just enough that the camera's light is still on, but the data cannot be transmitted. Perhaps Windows or another app could periodically try to take one second recordings (but of course don't send the recordings anywhere.)
Moving off of the 2.4Ghz WiFi band could help; this will take a while as consumer devices are slowly upgraded to support 5Ghz.
- Nvidia has AI-video compression which can reduce video to 0.11kb/frame (~100x smaller than regular video.) Lower bandwidth could allow for more reliable transmission: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eFK7Iy8enqM . Additionally, they have super-resolution which allows for lower-quality video to be upscaled.
- Video/audio decoding could be assisted with a thin-hypervisor layer or virtualization layer which dedicates a core or two of system resources to video decoding, and could abstract away some of the drivers from the program.
- Krisp.ai has very good noise reduction, but does require a monthly subscription to go past two hours per week.
Here's a script that adds each page from a website recursively to archive.org; I can't test it as the archiver seems to be down or is taking a long time to go through the jobs (I tried to manually archive a page; it said it was archived but I didn't see any snapshots): https://gist.github.com/alexyorke/8e97660e5dbcdc72e3ba9f8703eea4c4 I couldn't post the comment here because it said the URLs were invalid.
I quickly went through LPL's videos and didn't see many videos about time locks, except for " Electronic Ballot Box Time Lock Defeated" which was trivially defeated with a manual reset switch under a sticker. I'd presume that a time lock with no password bypass (like a bank) could be more secure than a standard combination lock, however, you'd be trading in a lot of accessibility for security; you wouldn't be able to access it even if it was an emergency.
You could have a time lock which just opens for a few hours everyday while you are present; the schedule of which can only be changed one week in advance (if that's possible.)
Here's a super (I mean super) quick mvp of something similar to this idea that I just whipped up: https://isitgettingthrough.herokuapp.com/ . You can send/forward an email to three of the listed email providers with a special code in your email/newsletter and the website will check the inbox of each of those emails and let you know if the email came through. If it goes into spam or any other folders it won't show up on the page.
The issue however is that during some email outages only certain user(s) are affected, so this app cannot work 100% of the time if its account is not affected. If there's some more interest I can add some more email providers.
Unfortunately it didn't receive my code - 92b930c6-b2ff-419a-ba1d-a8efcd05f100 , I tried mailing without signature and tried all three email ids.
This approach has its advantages and disadvantages,
Not dependent upon the email service provider's status updates, So we can get the status even if the provider doesn't update the outage.
Can't say if the email got stuck in the spam or whether there was an outage.
Chances of sender's email loosing reputation is high if it gets sent to spam repeatedly due to unusual email content.
Waiting period wouldn't be practical for mailing lists.
(A) I think the first two can be addressed by using your email id(X) as a bridge and then verifying the email service status by mailing to your own pool of email ids(Y) from each service which has A listed as contact, so that it wouldn't end up in spam and that it's not dependent upon single email id now.
Waiting period can be addressed by not having to receive email from the sender in first place, you can conduct(A) at regular intervals and have the status ready on demand through API.
Thank you for the feedback. I just sent your code, isitgettingthrough:token:92b930c6-b2ff-419a-ba1d-a8efcd05f100, to the gmail address and it went through--I saw an email from you at the gmail account which went to the inbox but there wasn't a "isitgettingthrough:token:" at the beginning so it didn't detect it. I could make it more visible that the prefix for the token is required. I haven't checked what happened to the outlook email though.
The stuck-in-spam-or-outage can be addressed by me by also checking the spam folder and reporting which box the token got sent to. I could also report on the website that the inbox was last checked without errors at date x (i.e. valid pop3 connection.)
The reputation loss would be very difficult to control; I could whitelist everything that contains that token prefix (i.e. "isitgettingthrough:token:") but then it'd be hard to tell if the provider though it was spam as it would be whitelisted.
The waiting period is dependent upon how many emails I receive from my other accounts (gmail automatically checks them based on a moving average from when the last message was received.) I might be able to change it to email forwarding which could reduce this delay.
Oh! that was a user error, I thought for a moment about the prefix but didn't pay enough attention.
Since, the customers for a service like this would likely be bulk emailing services and those who host their own mailing lists with thousands of users I think encapsulating the entire sending/receiving email part of this and offering a simple API would be the way to go.
As there's no barrier to entry from technical perspective, the size of email id pools(from different email service provider), ability to detect outage accurately and in realtime would be the only differentiator; So encapsulation of those can help monetisation.
You have some really good points that I wasn't able to comment on my original post as I hit the character limit; I think the service-status-api-thing that you are suggesting is a good idea. I could send myself emails which are on the safe-sender list as you are saying so that it is guaranteed not to be marked as spam, and then check the most recently received email's date and then use that.
To check regional availability, I could make multiple email accounts in different regions as there are data residency requirements and so the email accounts would be forced to be in those regions. The issue is that gmail/outlook/hotmail/other providers might get suspicious as I have to use my phone number for verification each time, especially since I'd be creating 20+ accounts.
I think Yogesh is asking for a service which can predict what he needs to do in terms of career advice than just what he wants. So the granularity is expected from the service itself.
e.g. Say Yogesh works in commercial airlines sector. Since commercial airline industry was the first to go down during pandemic and further hit by recession he is being layed off. But if there was a service which was tracking his skills, current employment, world events and plotting career trajectory in realtime then it could have predicted the potential threat to his job very early during the pandemic and suggested a career pivot with necessary skill training, job vacancies etc.
That's just one possibility of numerous other use cases of a service which can make career trend projections, in-fact I'm intrigued that LinkedIn hasn't rolled it out yet considering they have all the necessary data and compute facility; Perhaps they are testing individual modules of such system separately.
I'm a bit confused as to whether or not you want this for websites that are still online, or only for those that are only available via archive.org. And, then, do you want a service that hosts the content for you, in addition to making it downloadable?
Hi there, I am Justina from Ailuna mobile app team. We’re building a free app that helps you develop habits that are good for you and the planet. It contains fun challenges and hacks that make our everyday habits more eco-friendly. It does not have a carbon footprint or impact calculator YET, but it does offer a nice way to get on this journey and also share it with your friends. It is already in the app stores, but not complete - you can test it though! ;)
Although a consumer who wishes to see only full quality photographs might be willing to bare the high network charges, high bandwidth, low latency and even faster computation / colour accurate display required to display full quality images on their phones; how much they are willing to pay for such a service would matter the most as storage costs is the important if not the primary motivation behind compression for the business.
>A career coach who specializes in technology can help
That's exactly what I wanted to avoid, how much a career coach who talks with me for a limited time for a premium can know what I need? I think technology is at a point where widely accessible, guidance through accurate predictions of career trajectory is possible without human middlemen.
>How much is your budget for subscribing for this service? How often do you want updates?
That is a good question, I think widely accessible app based service means price would be affordable or better since it's a career guidance service it can monetize from employers or even universities.
Yeah I saw that - great look app solves the problem of accountability. Wondering if this idea is more geared towards self-motivated, high performers that have too much on their plate and just need a way to bring focus.
I agree there needs to be a service that scrapes multiple sources to give you your own entertainment list. You can input your preferred country or countries as well as services. Prime, Netflix, HBO MAX, Hulu, Crave etc... are all of these open to scrape their data?
Could we integrate the system to verify the user completed the course. You don't want reviews from folks mid-way or that bailed half way through. It should showcase that you "passed" the course and you are a verified student.
I see the idea and. have thought about this myself - especially know - how do we support the small businesses in our communities even though we can get cheaper alternatives from the giants. How do you promote this type of purchasing patterns. I guess this is similar to what Etsy has done with handmade goods?
You could have a small city by city curated site that sells on behalf of those businesses - though you aren't going to be able to add a lot of margin on this. Since they will just go to the local business to purchase. Maybe what a local business needs is a better platform. You could setup a curator in each city to manage the relationships. For delivery - I guess you could get a uber model going and just drive to locations for pick up and delivery vs standard shipping.
Microsoft is developing an ASIC that does data compression: azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/improved-cloud-service-performance-through-asic-acceleration
"Today, we announce the companion technology to Project Zipline — Project Corsica. Over two years in the making, Corsica is our ASIC implementation of Zipline technology. It delivers Zipline’s first rate performance in compression, encryption, and data authentication, all accelerated in a special purpose ASIC developed by Microsoft in collaboration with Broadcom."
Although LUCI web interface has made OpenWRT more accessible to new users than other aftermarket router firmwares, even basic computer-networking skills are beyond the targeted customers of entry level routers from eCommerce websites. They usually come with one click configurations for ISPs in the country of sale or even preconfigured from their ISPs.
We need OpenWRT, Ubiquiti like security updates but with easy configurability and within price range of entry level routers to address this problem.
iOS has HomeKit automation via the Shortcuts app. Perhaps creating an event-driven Shortcut which sends a notification to a smart switch (which the power strip is connected through) on the desired battery level could tell the power strip to turn off/on.
In Safari, I get the error - TypeError: undefined is not an object (near '...null).click();...')
In Chrome, It just keeps printing - youtube_player_api_elements NodeList 
I tried it in youtube.com as suggested, shouldn't it be done in https://www.youtube.com/feed/channels ? I had to close the browser each time to quit this, I understand that this is a test but a more intuitive browser extension based solution would be much appreciated.
Thanks for testing it out! I don't have a machine to test it on Safari but I know that it works on Firefox. I also found out that your browser window has to be large enough to show the "Subscriptions" sidebar automatically. I'll continue working on it to make it more user-friendly.
I did a lot more testing and it "just works" in Chrome without having to resize your browser window or clicking on anything first. It also "just works" in Firefox (but still needs to be made into an extension) but I haven't tested it in Safari yet.
Edit: the next steps after this (which I have not started yet) is to make a social-network out of it is to monitor the HTTP request that corresponds to YouTube downloading the list of subscriptions and extract and parse the contents. This is possible to do (I found it manually using the network inspector) but is more involved. This would mean that anytime you visit youtube.com it could automatically check your subscriptions, optionally upload them to a server to compare with your friends.
Depending on where you live, you could store the password in a safety deposit box and then in your will specify who will become the owner of the safety deposit box on your death.
Gmail has a dead man's switch where another person becomes the owner of your account if you haven't logged in for x years. You could store your password in that account and log in every once in a while. Of course, Gmail would know your password now.
You could also split your encryption key into n pieces and give each numbered piece to someone you trust. While it is still possible they could access your account while living, they'd all have to cooperate to get your account.
All of them are good suggestions, but I feel cryptographic trust needs to be maintained in a solution for exchanging encryption keys especially since Alice is dead and Bob should be whom he claims to be but verified by the system.
We solve your social network addiction by giving you a browser just dedicated for a task at a time. It's kind of human nature to try and keep the browser clean, since it now has a purpose.
Amna also gives you some activation energy. Sometimes there are tasks that can be boring, and even if you do just a small bit of it today, it can be hard to come back. With Amna, with just one-click, items can come back. Just right click and move it to the next day.
Amna looks very professional, I would suggest reducing the onboard friction and getting the application to the visitors directly on the home page.
You can see that there's no dearth of task managers from this thread, So I think the email -> filling up the form -> then download is going to turn away lot of visitors.
Also, email should never be the hero of the home page. With current limited-attention economy and especially considering the target audience for Amna you should put your best gif at the hero and download CTA below it.
Amna is neat! Unfortunately when I try adding browser it results in 'Error: Failed to load extension from: . Manifest file is missing or unreadable', after dismissing that error couple of times, the browser does open but seems to be independent of the application and so does nothing inside the Amna.
I'm jumping in with my take on the bookmark problem. I just launched BrainTool ( https://braintool.org ), its a bookmarking solution that gives you a visual side panel which shows all your tagged bookmarks. The hierarchical tags allow you to organize bookmarks visually and you can add notes to capture why a page was of interest. It just takes a couple of keystrokes to categorize and store a page. The side panel allows you to open and close pages with the same tag as a group which makes it easy to keep track of what you've saved. Click thru to the site to see what I mean.
Thanks Girish, thats good to hear. Most of the examples are from my personal use over the last couple of years and my son actually did the artwork! I'd love to hear any feedback you have after installing. - Tony