Was the last number 23, or 32? Wait, is this even my lock? If you've ever been late for class or stuck at the gym because of a frozen analog combo lock, you're in luck. With this digital directional lock, it doesn't matter if you can't memorize a string of numbers—but you still have to know your left from right. »
This Master Lock dialSpeed ditches the old combination wheels of yore and flimsy directional joysticks of two years ago for something more techy: an electronic directional interface that's more like a d-pad than a lock. You can customize the code, create multiple unlock codes and if you've forgotten 'em all, use a… »
Some engineering students at Olin College have built a robot that can crack the combination of any MasterLock brand combination lock. The complimentary GUI gives you the combination once it's done cracking, and offers "entertainment options" (like pictures of monkeys, and links to CNN and GrooveShark) while it's… »
The Skinny: Opens your garage via fingerprint of up to 20 others. Survives in extreme temps from -30 to 122 degrees Fahrenheit and wet weather. Costs $130 bucks.
The Catch: The preferred way to open a garage is still the good old janky wireless remote from inside your car. [Smarttouch via Gearlog] »