Security experts have cloned all seven TSA master keys

tsa-master_keys-travelsentry_xmas-100673377-primary.idge_-906x603@2x Key escrow — the process of keeping a set of keys for yourself “just in case” — has always been the U.S. government’s modus operandi when it comes to security. From the disastrous Clipper chip to today, the government has always wanted a back door into encryption and security. That plan backfired for the TSA.
The TSA, as you’ll remember, offers a set of… Read More

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Apple Researching Taptic Feedback For Keyboards With No Physical Keys

force-touch-trackpad-1 Apple has a new patent application that modifies one of their existing inventions based on one of their newly announced techs: Taptics. The application, published by the USPTO today (via Patently Apple) features a virtual keyboard design that resembles the current Magic Trackpad accessory in its construction, with a smooth piece of aluminum used instead of physical buttons. Virtual buttons… Read More

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Opho’s Keys Teaches You How To Play The Piano

Opho Keys Those looking to learn the piano have a new option in the form of Keys, a smart keyboard you can connect to your phone to pick up new songs or to your computer to make your own. Read More

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Tim Cook Says Apple Watch Could Replace Your Car Keys, And That’s Just The Start

0910_apple-iwatch_2000x1125-1940x1091 Apple CEO Tim Cook is doing a tour in part to help prepare the world for the launch of the Apple Watch, which is likely going to be the start of the show at a special even on Monday March 9 at the Yerba Buena Center in San Francisco. He spoke to The Telegraph about the company’s first smart wearable, and in that interview he talked about what will motivate a purchase decision for the… Read More

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Watch The New Phorm iPad Mini Case Generate Physical Keys Out Of Thin Air

Phorm iPad Tactus Apple’s touch-based devices have changed the way we interact with computers entirely, but that hasn’t stopped users from occasionally thinking wistfully of the days when physical keyboards ruled the roost. Tactus has taken that desire to heart, and the startup’s first consumer product, the Phorm, is about to bring a tactile experience back to your iPad mini’s… Read More

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