Started because I wanted to listen to the news while I was working. I wanted only the headlines and I wanted to listen to them. I couldn't find anything that would do this, so I decided to create it myself.
It is a web app that allows you to listen to the news. You can subscribe to various topics and listen to the news as soon as it is published. It is a simple app that does one thing, but it does it well.
The news comes from rss feeds of various news channels. It goes through minimal processing to format it to TalkingFeed's standards and is sent in real time to the app. The app is a simple Angular app that uses Server-Sent Events to receive the news. The headlines are converted to audio using Azure's neural voices.
Soon after I started working on this project, I realized that I could expand it to other types of feeds. I added support for Twitter, Reddit, and YouTube but this was diverted and I didn't have time to finish it. I will probably come back to this with a new project.
Update: The successor of TalkingFeed is News. It is a more polished version of TalkingFeed with more features.