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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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Lockitron Relaunches, Locks Down More Features

Lockitron Relaunches, Locks Down More Features

Apigy made waves last year when they released the Lockitron, a door lock system that was remotely operated via phones. They’ve recently unveiled a significantly improved version of the device, adding tons of new features at…

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Concave Lock Will Help You Open the Door in the Dark

Concave Lock Will Help You Open the Door in the Dark

The light on our front porch got busted recently, so it took me several minutes to get the door open. Not because the lock was jammed or broken, but because I couldn’t get my key into…

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Master Lock DialSpeed Padlock: The Lock from the Future

Master Lock DialSpeed Padlock: The Lock from the Future

Who doesn’t remember using combination locks at school or at your gym? Well it looks like Master Lock has taken it upon itself to push the old combination lock into the future, thanks to its new…

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Ben & Jerry’s Pint Lock Makes Sure You Don’t Get More Than What the Doctor Ordered

Ben & Jerry’s Pint Lock Makes Sure You Don’t Get More Than What the Doctor Ordered

On a diet? Trying to get your kids to lay off on the ice cream? Then you might find Ben & Jerry’s Pint Lock useful for your purposes. The picture says it all. Need we say…

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Crypteks Flash Drive is as Secure as it Looks

Crypteks Flash Drive is as Secure as it Looks

Earlier this year, we featured a flash drive with a literally puzzling handmade casing, which requires the user to enter a 5-digit combination via a series of wheel locks to gain access to the flash drive…

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Yale Automated Lock Opens with NFC Smartphone Tech

Yale Automated Lock Opens with NFC Smartphone Tech

I hate to have to keep a bunch of keys on my key ring. The keys rub on my leg when I drive my car, and it drives me insane. This is the reason that I…

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Cryptex Flash Drive is a Mini Mechanical Marvel

Cryptex Flash Drive is a Mini Mechanical Marvel

When I first saw this gadget, I figured it was some sort of Cryptex designed for hiding away secrets in the bowels of a tomb or under the Vatican. But what you’re looking at here is…

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Lost Your House Key? Print a New One!

Lost Your House Key? Print a New One!

3D printers are cool. These things are sort of like a normal ink jet printer but instead of ink on paper, they use something like resin and lasers to generate 3D objects. These printers are often…

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