Forget the Panic Button: Fireworks Will Help Lead You To Your Car

If you are one of those people who constantly forget where you've parked your car, the Fireworks Locator System concept—a button on your key—could help grab your attention by triggering a holographic explosion of fireworks above your vehicle. However, the effectiveness of this gadget is questionable as there would be… » 11/03/08 10:15pm 11/03/08 10:15pm

Sharp Builds Wireless Electronic Car Keys into a Phone, Finally

In collaboration with Nissan and NTT Docomo, a Japanese mobile operator, Sharp has developed what they claim is the first mobile phone that also functions as a keyless entry and ignition device for cars. Rather than building a new system from the ground up, Sharp has simply opted to include Nissan's existing… » 9/24/08 5:30am 9/24/08 5:30am

NTT RedTacton Device Turns Your Body Into Swipe Card

Japanese telecom company NTT is soon to launch a product that transmits data via your body, effectively turning you into a touch-technology swipe card. RedTacton is a card-like gadget that you simply carry anywhere on your person, and it transmits data via electric fields&mdash a world's first according to NTT. » 2/25/08 6:33am 2/25/08 6:33am

Researchers Decode Keyless Car Entry, Can Break Into Almost Every Car

Because virtually all keyless car entry systems run on an encryption system called KeeLoq, developed in the 1980s, researchers have found a way to break into just about every car out there (provided they have a keyless system). By snooping on the transmissions between the key and the car for about an hour, they can… » 8/29/07 2:20pm 8/29/07 2:20pm

Locca Access - Keyless Remote for Your Home


Isn't it about time that your house caught up to your car in terms of remote access options? The Locca Access remote key entry allows you to open your house's front door from up to 50 meters away—super convenient for those times when you are laden with shopping bags, when it's dark, when the weather is bad or when… » 2/15/07 7:28am 2/15/07 7:28am