iPhones to replace room keys at select Starwood hotels

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The international hospitality chain, Starwood, has two boutique hotels that will soon let travelers bypass the check-in counter and unlock their room by using digital keys sent to a special application available for Apple’s iPhone.

 

 

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USB Electronic Key Impressioner Could Help You Be Gone In 60 Milliseconds

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If you’re stealing a car these days, there’s a good chance you’re not bothering to actually pick the locks, but if you are, your job is about to get a little easier. A device called the Electronic Key Impressioner is inserted into a car door and scans the position of the tumblers inside. ..

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Kryptos: Code The CIA Can’t Crack

Kryptos:  Code The CIA Can’t Crack

The sculpture named Kryptos 

The most celebrated inscription at the Central Intelligence Agency’s headquarters in Langley, Virginia, used to be the biblical phrase chiseled into marble in the main lobby: “And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” But in recent years, another text has been the subject of intense scrutiny inside the Company and out: 865 characters of seeming gibberish, punched out of half-inch-thick copper in a courtyard.

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Unlock Your House From Anywhere By Text Message

Unlock Your House From Anywhere 

 Schlage LiNK Door Lock System

How many times have you needed to send someone to your house to pick something up at the last minute, but had no way to get them a key? Sure, it’s not something that comes up all the time, but when the situation does arise, it can be frustrating. With the new LiNK door lock system from Schlage, you can unlock your house from anywhere.

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Intelligent Key – World’s First Cell Phone-To-Car Remote Control

Intelligent Key - World’s First Cell Phone-To-Car Remote Control 

 Nissan’s Intellegent Key Cell Phone

Three Japanese engineering giants, Nissan, NTT Docomo and Sharp, have joined forces to introduce the world’s first cellphone with the ability to act as an Intelligent Key for your car. Nissan’s Intelligent Key technology already comes standard in most of its vehicles, but incorporating the function into a cell phone pushes the boundaries of what Japanese multi-function phones can do. The wireless controller has the ability to lock or unlock a car, as well as start or stop the car’s engine.

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Key to Hunger Problem – Stop Sending Food

 Key to Hunger Problem - Stop Sending Food

 Food shipments bogged down on their way to starving people

Rapidly increasing world food prices have already led to political upheaval in poor countries. The crisis threatens to tear apart fragile states and become a humanitarian calamity unless countries get their agricultural systems moving.

Now, with conference committee negotiations over the final shape of the Farm Bill at a critical stage, Congress needs to change the foreign food-aid program and help avert this calamity. The Bush administration has urged, rightly, that the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) be allowed to buy food locally, particularly in Africa, instead of only American-grown food.

 

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