#1: SweetAlert

Created by Tristan Edwards, SweetAlert is a replacement for JavaScript’s alert. It automatically centers itself on the page and works with desktop computers, mobile devices and tablets. Instead of having a generic alert come onto your screen, SweetAlert is visually appealing, according to Edwards, and customizable. It can implement text, animations and images.

#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.

#3: Psychson

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.

#4: Nightmare

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.

#5: JuliusJS

JuliusJS is a speech recognition library for the Web that actively listens to a user and transcribes what they are saying though a callback. Created by Zach Pomerantz, JuliusJS features real-time transcription and is a 100% JavaScript implementation. Users can use the provided grammar or write their own, but it must follow the Julius grammar specification.