New To The Cloud: Your House Keys
New Yorkers no longer have to worry about recovering lost or stolen keys: KeyMe automated kiosks can provide replacements at any time from a stored digital copy.
What's the Latest Development?
Debuting this week at selected Manhattan 7-Elevens is KeyMe, a kiosk service that allows users to get copies of their keys at any hour of the day or night. If a customer just wants a duplicate, the kiosk will scan it and produce a new key for a few dollars. It also offers the option to create a free account, which puts the scan into cloud storage. Afterwards, if the key is lost or stolen, all it takes is another visit to get a replacement, costing about $20. For added security, the kiosk asks for the account e-mail address as well as a fingerprint scan.
What's the Big Idea?
KeyMe founder Greg Marsh says that the kiosk technology took over a year to develop, including the scanner that creates the key images using both visual and mechanical techniques. However, after trying it out for herself, writer Francie Diep says, "In spite of all of its high-tech bells and whistles, it still needs to cut keys from metal blanks, just like your local human locksmith does." Carnegie Mellon University professor Ed Schlesinger says that storing key copies in the cloud is safe "up to a point...Are your bank records secure? Yeah. Have people broken into banks? Yeah." He adds that fingerprint verification makes the service much safer than using a PIN or password.
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Meteorologists propose a stunning new explanation for the mysterious events in the Bermuda Triangle.
One of life's great mysteries, the Bermuda Triangle might have finally found an explanation. This strange region, that lies in the North Atlantic Ocean between Bermuda, Miami and San Juan, Puerto Rico, has been the presumed cause of dozens and dozens of mind-boggling disappearances of ships and planes.
Nazi supporters held huge rallies and summer camps for kids throughout the United States in the 1930s.
- During the 1930s, thousands of Americans sympathized with the Nazis, holding huge rallies.
- The rallies were organized by the American German Bund, which wanted to spread Nazi ideology.
- Nazi supporters also organized summer camps for kids to teach them their values.
A Bund parade in New York, October 30, 1939.
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Tea and coffee have known health benefits, but now we know they can work together.
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- A new study finds drinking large amounts of coffee and tea lowers the risk of death in some adults by nearly two thirds.
- This is the first study to suggest the known benefits of these drinks are additive.
- The findings are great, but only directly apply to certain people.