• When Will Your Phone Replace Your Keys And Wallet? Crunch Network

    When Will Your Phone Replace Your Keys And Wallet?

    When I leave my home, I check that I have three things: keys, wallet, phone. How long will it be until the first two are obsolete? My wallet has only three things I actually need: credit cards, cash, ID. Any American with an iPhone 6 has already obsoleted credit cards, courtesy Apple Pay. Any Kenyan, Senegalese, etc. with a phone has long obsoleted cash, courtesy M-Pesa, Orange Money, etc. Read More

  • Keychain-friendly screwdriver set actually looks somewhat useful

    Putting a screwdriver on a keychain isn’t an entirely new concept, but these “heat treated blackened steel” screwdrivers with the flattened heads look like they might actually work pretty well in a pinch, even on otherwise stubborn screws. Read More

  • Hacking your Nike+iPod to open your door

    This Sparkfun project by Nate creates a keyless entry fob for a Mazda using a Nike+iPod kit, allowing you to leave your car keys at home. Using a serial board you can read the input and output bits of the footpod and grab signals and decode them. Read More

  • Always losing your keys, remote, wallet, glasses, etc.?

    The Find One, Find All key finder is straight cheese like a bad infomercial, which it actually is now that I’ve perused the site long enough. But I haven’t been able to find my keys for days and I could really use this. The FOFA-XD key fob and credit card-sized doohickeys have been around for a while, but the Glasses FOFA-XD is completely radical and new. Actually, it’s not… Read More

  • Pinky-impaling Caps Lock key aims to curb shouting

    You should all know by now the simple rules of internet etiquette – or “netiquette” as it’s so ROFL-ingly referred to in some circles. One of the first-learned and easiest-to-remember rules is that you mustn’t shout at people unless it’s absolutely warranted. Example One: “DOES ANYONE KNOW WHERE I CAN BUY DOOM 7 IT CAME OUT I THINK ALREADY BUT I… Read More

  • iPhone SDK app key leaked?

    18 84 58 A6 D1 50 34 DF E3 86 F2 3B 61 D4 37 74 What does it all mean? In a Lost-esque move hackers have released the iPhone SDK key which means, potentially, you can “sign” your homebrew apps and have them show up on the iPhone as official applications. Doesn’t help us much right now, but who knows. Maybe it was Penny’s boat! Rumors: iPhone Application Key… Read More

  • Who Needs Keys? SmartScan Biometric Scanning Opens Doors to Our Future

    Keys are so 20th century. Who has the time to reach into their pocket, choose the correct key, put it in the keyhole, turn the key and push the door open? I sure as hell don’t. That’s why, if I owned a house, I’d look at Kwikset’s SmartScan biometric scanning door opening solution. (Everything’s a solution these days.) With the mere swipe of your finger, the… Read More

  • CyberLock: Uncomprimising Security

    The lock is the primary safeguard to the conduit of your home. So you better be sure it’s secure enough to deflect would-be intruders from your valuables, whatever it/they may be. CyberLock promises to protect that conduit a little bit more. Using specialized electronic cylinders, it can convert existing locks into high-tech, high-security home guardians. The electronic cylinder contains… Read More

  • True Utility LockLite: A Flashlight on Your Keys (Literally)

    Many people carry those little LED flashlights on their keychains. But, they can add extra bulk to your pockets creating an unsightly bulge. Enter the True Utility LockLite. The LockLight “system” is a “revolutionary new pocket tool,” in that it’s a flashlight you affix to your favorite key. House key, boat key, car key, bordello key, whatever you stick a key in. Read More

  • Key Finder Thing

    versions and shows you which keys it found on your disk. Might be a good way to backup your info, as necessary, and keep things on the legal.You could also potentially go into Best Buy, pop out your USB key, rock some warez. Retrieve Serial Numbers or CD Keys from your computer [Raymond] Read More