Tweets spoken out loud

Just been playing with the Microsoft Speech API and have integrated it into a version of Twitter Watch to make Twitter Watch Speech! It will only work if you have Microsoft Speech installed though (it will be if you have a "Speech" section in your control panel), and Internet Explorer, albeit on a lowered security setting (i.e. enabling "Initialize and script ActiveX controls not marked as safe for scripting" in custom security settings). But you trust me, right?!

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Question Bank

The Yahoo Answers API allows developers access to all the questions being asked there, so we've made a mashup called Question Bank that provides an auto-updating feed of the latest questions, given a region of interest and category. If you can help answer a query, do help out!

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eBay Mashup

eBay-o-Maniac is a new site we've developed which relies heavily on the auction site's API.

Three tools have already been made at launch; one shows the most most popular searches, another shows the most popular items but lastly (and most exciting) is eBay Spy, which is a realtime feed of the auctions that are about to end.

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Facebook friends count

Friends Count is a little mashup that finds out how many Facebook friends your friends have... not that it's a competition of course!

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Mortgage Calculator

As an excuse to play around with the Google Chart API, we've made a mortgage calculator for you. It takes in the loan amount, interest rate and loan period to display how much equity you gain over time and the interest you're paying too.

The mathematical formula used is also shown. Read more »

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Flickr Watch

Made using Flickr's API, Flickr Watch displays recently uploaded photos as a photo stream. We take no responsibility for the contents of the images (!) but it is quite interesting to watch what people are willing to share. It can also serve as a source of inspiration for your own future subjects for kodak moments.

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Twitter Watch

This mashup is based on the addictive messaging medium that is Twitter. Twitter's API allows users to get hold of the latest tweets and Twitter Watch displays these as a constant stream, updating your screen every few seconds with a new tweet. (May contain foul language.)

UPDATE: Because not all tweets are in English, we've improved this mashup so that tweets can be translated into any one of a fairly large selection of languages. This is possible thanks to the Google AJAX Language API.

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Geography quizzes

The City Quiz and the Country Quiz are mashups that gave us an excuse to play around with Google Maps. Both have educational value in that they test your geography knowlege. The cities quiz names a world city and tests how closely you can pinpoint where its location. The Country Quiz is similar but a little easier, in that it asks you to mark the location of an entire country.

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