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Tag: Lock

Linka Automatic Bike Lock: Pee-Wee Would Approve

Linka Automatic Bike Lock: Pee-Wee Would Approve
Back in the day, I used to ride my bike everywhere because I didn’t have a car. Most of Texas is too spread out to actually commute on a bike, but in a lot of major…
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Ola Fingerprint Smart Lock: Bluetooth & Nail

Ola Fingerprint Smart Lock: Bluetooth & Nail
Door locks that use Bluetooth or fingerprints have been around for years, but the makers of Ola appear to have combined both functions in one easy-to-install door lock. Similar to recent smart locks such as Lockitron,…
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Automated Master Combination Lock Cracker: Combo Breaker

Automated Master Combination Lock Cracker: Combo Breaker
It’s long been known that you can manually figure out the combination that unlocks any given 40-digit Master combination lock. But hacker Samy Kamkar discovered that the three numbers that open such locks are related to…
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Build Your Own LEGO Magnetized Safe

Build Your Own LEGO Magnetized Safe
Protect your valuables using LEGO bricks – by making a safe with them. You know you have a ton laying around and hey, it beats stepping on them. This video will teach you how to take…
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Time Locking Kitchen Container Keeps Cookie Monsters Away from Cookies

Time Locking Kitchen Container Keeps Cookie Monsters Away from Cookies
Are people always stealing your cookies? Or maybe you are just eating too many and can’t control yourself. There must be a way to have cookies at home and still avoid these situations. Well, this time…
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iFingerLock: a Padlock with an Integrated Fingerprint Scanner

iFingerLock: a Padlock with an Integrated Fingerprint Scanner
Padlocks and combination locks are useful on a fairly regular basis, but they both can be rather annoying. I’ve bought far too many padlocks because of lost keys between uses, and it’s not really practical to…
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Noke Lock Uses Bluetooth, not Keys or Combinations

Noke Lock Uses Bluetooth, not Keys or Combinations
School is starting back up next week in many parts of the country. I can remember going back to school as being something I hated, I also remember the anxiety that went along with trying to…
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Forever Lock Is the Unpickable Bike Lock

Forever Lock Is the Unpickable Bike Lock
Most locks that are designed to secure your bike in public are usually U-shaped and have funny-shaped keys, but if you feel that is not secure enough, try the Forever Lock. It has a great design…
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DIY Secret Knock Lock: Knock, Knock. Who’s There?

DIY Secret Knock Lock: Knock, Knock. Who’s There?
One of inventor Steve Hoefer’s favorite creations is his knock-activated lock: a lock that only opens if you enter the correct knock sequence. Steve says he’s built the lock a dozen times. Instead of becoming increasingly…
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Sphyke Bike Wheel Lock Locks Your Detachable Wheel

Sphyke Bike Wheel Lock Locks Your Detachable Wheel
Sadly, there are a ton of thieves in this world. That’s just the way it is. And those who ride bikes are constant targets. While there are a ton of ways to lock up your bike,…
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LOCK8 Smart Bike Lock Would Have Been Perfect for Pee-wee Herman

LOCK8 Smart Bike Lock Would Have Been Perfect for Pee-wee Herman
At one of those iconic 80s movies of my childhood was Pee-wee’s Big Adventure. That movie started with Pee-wee Herman having his beloved bike stolen by thieves. What Pee-wee need was something like the LOCK8 smart…
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Traveling? Protect Your Backpack with an eXomesh Cage

Traveling? Protect Your Backpack with an eXomesh Cage
When you carry a backpack, it’s like an invitation to thieves. A challenge even. It is tempting and they are no doubt hoping that you have some expensive Apple products in there. Don’t leave your bag…
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August Smart Lock: Hope My Front Door Doesn’t Get Hacked

August Smart Lock: Hope My Front Door Doesn’t Get Hacked
Keys have evolved over the last few years, quite significantly. There are cars which no longer require keys at all, starting at the touch of a button when the key fob is nearby. These days, people…
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iHeart Locket Isn’t the Key to Anyone’s Heart, But It’s the Key to an iPad Diary App

iHeart Locket Isn’t the Key to Anyone’s Heart, But It’s the Key to an iPad Diary App
Remember when you were a kid and you had this secret diary that your little brother would always try to sneak a peek at? Well, probably only the girls can relate, and while I had no…
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PE Secure External Hard Drive Locks Down Your Secret Files

PE Secure External Hard Drive Locks Down Your Secret Files
There are plenty of ways to secure your ahem naughty files, from using hidden folders and strange names, but if you’re really paranoid, you might have to do even more. The PE Secure Hard Drive takes…
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CalypsoKey Brings Missing NFC Technology to the iPhone, Sorta.

CalypsoKey Brings Missing NFC Technology to the iPhone, Sorta.
One of the things that a lot of people have long lamented as missing from the iPhone is near field communications technology. NFC technology allows smartphones to do all sorts of interesting things such as share…
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