Boing Boing: This website turns text into music. “Typatone assigns musical tones to letters. Start typing (or paste in any text) to hear original music.” I tried it. The music I made reminded me of some of those trippy Sesame Street animations from the early 70s.
Make Tech Easier: 5 of the Best Speed-Typing Games on the Internet. “Whatever your approach to typing, it’s always interesting to find out just how fast you can type. There are several websites that not only let you test your typing speed but compare your results against other people around the world and have extra features as well to spice up the experience.”
New York Times: Here’s How to Type Faster on Your Phone. “For many of us, our approach to typing on a smartphone is something we stumble upon. Unlike composing words on a typewriter or computer keyboard, there is no widely taught, proper way.”
Digital Inspiration: Voice Dictation – Type with your Voice. “Introducing the all-new Voice Dictation v2.0, a speech recognition app that lets you type with your voice. There’s no software to install, there’s no training required and all you need is Google Chrome on your Windows PC, Mac OS or Linux.”
Jsomers: DocWriter: the typewriter that sends its keystrokes in real time to a Google Doc. “For years I’ve wanted a writing machine that would combine the best parts of a typewriter and a word processor. After months of tinkering, my friend Ben Gross and I just finished building one. We call it the DocWriter. It’s a typewriter that sends its keystrokes in real time to a Google Doc.” I think I’m in love.
Johns Hopkins: Technology could allow Facebook users to type 100 words per minute—using only their thoughts
Johns Hopkins: Technology could allow Facebook users to type 100 words per minute—using only their thoughts. “The Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab is working on new technology to support a Facebook project focused on developing a silent speech interface that will allow users to type 100 words per minute—five times faster than typing on a smartphone—using only their thoughts.”