#2: The Physical Web
The Physical Web is a new project recently announced by Google that aims to provide interaction on demand, allowing people to walk up and use any smart device without having to download any mobile app. It is a discovery service meant to broadcast relevant URLs that any nearby device can receive. According to the project’s GitHub page, it is not a Google product and is still in early experimental stages.
Psychson, created by Adam Caudill, provides custom firmware and existing firmware patches for the Phison 2251-03 (2303) USB format tool. The patches create a second hidden partition and modify the password protection method to force the password to fixed value. The project’s GitHub page warns that it is experimental software and may cause loss of data or permanent damage to devices.
Created by Segment, Nightmare is a “high level wrapper for PhantomJS that lets you automate browser tasks.” It is designed to automate tasks across sites that don’t have APIs and aims to provide an API that feels synchronous for each block of scripting. Users can also build plugins to repeat automated sequences.