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Volvo Brags About Making The First Car That Doesn't Need Keys

As a carmaker Volvo has always been known for its innovative safety features, and thanks to a new app that now includes eliminating the risk of cuts on your hand after having to break one of your vehicle’s windows because you locked your keys inside.

You Can Now 3D-Print Your Own TSA Master Keys

TSA-recognised locks provide little more than a false sense of security. That’s not news. It is news, however, that some hacker type has uploaded the CAD files of the agency’s master keys to Github, so that anybody can 3D-print them at home. Let the stealing begin!

You Can Play This Tiny Keyboard With Your Gestures

Keys is a MIDI keyboard, built with aspiring piano students in mind. It’s a pretty small guy, making it a great travelling companion (who says you can’t play a keyboard by the campfire?). But the coolest thing about Keys is it incorporates gestures — so you can travel up and down octaves by just waving your hands.

How A Lock Works Explained In One Perfect Cutaway Video

I’m a big fan of cutaway things, specially if they are real like this lock. It’s fascinating to see how machines and mechanisms work, with the little pins and springs moving to fit the shape of the key, leaving the barrel free to move when everything clicks.

This Bizarre High-Security Lock Is Every Drunk Person's Nightmare

While some people are trying to reinvent the lock by eliminating keys altogether, others solutions, like the XPUZMAG from Taiwan, are going in decidedly different direction — by taking a traditional lock-and-key mechanism and just making it a thousand times more complicated. Warning to the belligerent drunk about town: This lock is not your friend.

Lightsaber Replacement Keys: No Need To Use The Forced Entry

Despite what you think of the Star Wars prequels, or even the original films, lightsabers will always be awesome. And despite there being everything from lightsaber BBQ tongs to glowing knitting needles already out there, how could you not welcome these lightsaber-themed replacement keys with open arms?

This Revolving Ring Keeps Your Keys And Saves Your Fingernails

Nothing Apple announced on Tuesday has as much life-changing potential as this revolving keyring does. It’s apparently based on a clever design from the late 1800s that was either lost to time, or confiscated by aliens to slow mankind’s progress. Either way, it’s back, and ready to save your fingernails every time you need to remove a key.

Hit This Magnetic Bullseye And You'll Never Misplace Your Keys Again

Are you prone to losing your keys more often than you’d like to admit? You just need to settle on a specific place to put them every time you get home. And to make this routine enjoyable enough so that it becomes a habit, trying to hit this magnetic bullseye when you get home every night sounds entertaining enough.

An Ultra Minimal Keychain Born From Recycled Bike Chains

It doesn’t matter how ultra-thin your wallet is, your pant pockets will still be overflowing if you’re cramming a huge set of keys in there. But even if you move everything onto a single ring, there’s still no way your current set of keys will get as compact as the TIK keychain.

Neat Trick Instantly Turns Happy Songs Into Sad Songs And Vice Versa

Here’s a fun little musical experiment from The Gregory Brothers. They flipped major and minor keys in popular songs to transform previously happy songs into sad ones and turn old depressing sad songs into happy ones. It sends your brain in a tizzy when you hear the words of songs you recognise but see them in a whole new light.

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