Those who drive off and wonder whether they locked the front door can rest easy. Kwikset® is now shipping its SmartCode® keyless entry electronic locks, which let homeowners lock or unlock doors via remote control, cell phone, security system touch panel and/or a secure Internet connection. Kwikset's Home Connect™ Technology uses ZigBee, Z-Wave and other RF protocols to communicate with home security and automation platforms. The battery-powered lock, which fits in any existing deadbolt, secures wireless transmissions by employing 128-bit encryption.
The promise of the Internet of Things (IoT) is that devices, gadgets, and appliances we use every day will be able to communicate with one another. This potential is not limited to household items or smartphones, but also things we find in our yard and garden, as evidenced by a recent challenge from the element14 design community.
If you didn't realize that PowerPoint presentations are inherently hilarious, you have to see Don McMillan take one apart. McMillan -- aka the Technically Funny Comic -- worked for 10 years as an engineer before he switched to stand-up comedy.
The first Tacoma Narrows Bridge was a Washington State suspension bridge that opened in 1940 and spanned the Tacoma Narrows strait of Puget Sound between Tacoma and the Kitsap Peninsula. It opened to traffic on July 1, 1940, and dramatically collapsed into Puget Sound on November 7, just four months after it opened.
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