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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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Man Hacks Doorbell, Turns It Into a Key

Man Hacks Doorbell, Turns It Into a Key

Piet De Vaere read about a hack made by Steve Hoefer, in which Steve made is to he could unlock his door using a secret knock. Piet was becoming annoyed that he had to take out…

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LibeTech Uses QR Codes as Door Keys: Convenient or Dangerous?

LibeTech Uses QR Codes as Door Keys: Convenient or Dangerous?

Mobile phones are making a lot of things obsolete – payphones, maps, privacy – because of cheap and easy to use apps. A new open source technology might add keys – and keychains, and locksmiths –…

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Dropbox Turns on 2-Step Verification for All Accounts: You Should Too

Dropbox Turns on 2-Step Verification for All Accounts: You Should Too

Losing the totality of your digital life can be a mind-boggling experience, which is one of the reasons that I immediately turned on 2-step verification when Google made it available for Google/Gmail accounts. Dropbox finally followed…

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Fake Security System Scares Burglars Away with Frikkin’ Laser Beams

Fake Security System Scares Burglars Away with Frikkin’ Laser Beams

Most security systems are only good at dealing with break-ins after they happen, but this security system stops burglars dead in their tracks and does its best to prevent break-ins. It does this with some impressive…

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Clopen Shelf Hides Away Valuables on the Inside

Clopen Shelf Hides Away Valuables on the Inside

If you’re worried about the safety of your valuables, or are just looking for some extra storage, check out the Clopen shelf by Torafu Architects. The skinny shelf contains a secret, hidden drawer that allows you…

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Cloak VPN App: Encrypts Connections When Using Public Wi-Fi

Cloak VPN App: Encrypts Connections When Using Public Wi-Fi

It’s true that surfing the web through public connections isn’t that safe. I still remember a crazy computer virus I got in Thailand that migrated from my compact flash card onto my home system. Cloak aims…

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Power Pwn Powers Gadgets, Pwns Networks

Power Pwn Powers Gadgets, Pwns Networks

Pwnie Express first made waves in the hacking and cybersecurity community when they released the Pwn Plug, a device that looks like an electric air freshener but is actually a computer used for penetration testing, i.e.…

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Yellow Jacket iPhone Case Doubles as Stun Gun

Yellow Jacket iPhone Case Doubles as Stun Gun

Do you live somewhere dangerous? Then this case might solve all of your problems, because as the smartphone mantra goes, “there’s an app for that“. Though in this particular case, it’s not an app but a…

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Embedding an RFID Transit Card Inside Your iPhone

Embedding an RFID Transit Card Inside Your iPhone

After seeing Dhani Sutanto from London embedding a RFID Transit Card into a ring, Becky from Adafruit thought that it would be a cool idea to try and embed one into her iPhone.…

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DataKiller Obliterates Hard Drive Data in a Second

DataKiller Obliterates Hard Drive Data in a Second

If you’ve got a bunch of data lying around on old hard drives, and want to make sure that nobody gets their hands on it, you could try reformatting the drives, but there’s always a chance…

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Anti-Wi-Fi Wallpaper Keeps Nosy Neighbors off Networks

Anti-Wi-Fi Wallpaper Keeps Nosy Neighbors off Networks

Unless you vary your passwords often, it’s possible that some tech-savvy neighbors have figured out the password to your Wi-Fi home network, and they could be using it to download massive amounts of data, porn and…

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EZSAVE Lockdock Provides Easy Encryption for Storage Devices: Mass Encrypt

EZSAVE Lockdock Provides Easy Encryption for Storage Devices: Mass Encrypt

Many modern external hard drives nowadays already include 256-bit AES encryption, but what if you still have spare hard drives and only want the encryption? You can try encrypting them with the EZSAVE Lockdock. It’s a…

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Sony Power Outlet Recognizes Devices and Users to Regulate Power: Convenient or Creepy?

Sony Power Outlet Recognizes Devices and Users to Regulate Power: Convenient or Creepy?

There are already several ways of tracking and restricting the Internet access of a specific device, but Sony has developed a concept that controls a much more basic commodity: electricity. Its Authentication Power Outlet concept has…

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Google Security Paranoia Forces Sys Admins to Work in Miner Helmets

Google Security Paranoia Forces Sys Admins to Work in Miner Helmets

According to some online surveys, a delay of a fraction of a second in loading content can be the difference between users visiting a site and not visiting a site. Search giants like Google spend massive…

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Knuckle Blaster Doles out a Shocking Kind of Knuckle Sandwich

Knuckle Blaster Doles out a Shocking Kind of Knuckle Sandwich

I attended an all-girls school, so there was none of those after-school brawls and fistfights that I heard were a common occurrence at coed or all-boys schools. Some guys “cheat” by wearing brass knuckles because it…

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