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Starwood swapping room keys for mobile phones at two hotels

Starwood plans to roll out refreshed SPG apps that can unlock your guest room later this quarter. The new tech, which the company refers to as “keyless key” in its intro video (embedded after the break), will soon let you bypass the front desk and …

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Nokia’s new Bluetooth ‘Treasure Tag’ will prevent you from ever losing your keys again

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Nokia is preparing to launch a proximity sensor accessory for its range of Lumia Windows Phones. Sources familiar with Nokia’s plans have revealed to The Verge that the Finnish smartphone maker will debut a “Treasure Tag” accessory that combines Bluetooth 4.0 and NFC to track items from a phone. The Treasure Tag will pair with Lumia Windows Phones via NFC, and Nokia will ship the device with a loop strap to attach it to a set of keys.

The basic idea is to let Windows Phone users track items with a special application and the small square Treasure Tag accessory. Tile, a recently funded Kickstarter project, is very similar in concept to Nokia’s device, and works with Apple’s iPhone. Nokia has built a Treasure Tag application for Windows…

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In 2013, the keys to Android are still held by the carriers

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Just under two years ago, HTC’s CEO responded to public pressure by making an equally public promise: “We will no longer be locking the bootloaders on our devices.” Today, that promise is only half-kept by HTC, while other manufacturers have an even spottier record when it comes to keeping the Android ecosystem as “open” as its intended reputation. The bootloaders are locked, and the carriers are holding the keys.

The bootloader, if you’re unfamiliar, is basically the low-level bit of software on a computer that allows the rest of the operating system to start up — a nerdy little piece of code that turns out to be important if you want to tinker with the phone to make it do what you want. If the bootloader is locked, you can’t put…

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Corsair unveils $130 Vengeance K70 gaming keyboard with backlit keys

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Just a few months after Corsair revealed its high-end K95 mechanical gaming keyboard, the company has unveiled a slightly lower-end K70 for those who want to save a bit of money. Essentially an upgrade to the K60, the K70 still has those Cherry MX Red mechanical switches, but each key is now individually backlit — the backlighting can be adjusted to four levels of intensity and can be independently enabled or disabled. Other features include 20-key rollover, a 1000Hz reporting rate, contoured keycaps for WASD keys, dedicated multimedia controls, a detachable wrist rest and an extra USB connector. The K70 will be available in April for $ 130 in two different color schemes; silver aluminium with blue backlight and anodized black with deep red backlight.

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The Seaboard: A Keyboard With Soft, Mushy Keys That Lets You Control Pitch, Volume And Timbre Via Touch

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This is a video of the ROLI Seaboard, a new mushy-keyed keyboard that allows you to control more of the output than you could on a traditional keyboard thanks to pressure-sensitive keys. I’m not even going to pretend like I understand any of this because if there’s two things I don’t get, it’s music and technology. “But you’re the Geekologie Writer!” Haha, I’m in a band too.

Evolved from the piano keyboard, the Seaboard is a new musical instrument which bridges the gap between acoustic and digital music by putting the control of pitch, volume and timbre right at your fingertips.

The patent-pending SEA Interface is ROLI’s disruptive platform sensor technology. SEA stands for Sensory, Elastic and Adaptive. SEA Interfaces are highly precise, information-rich, and pressure-sensitive, and can be built in any form factor. They enable seamless transitions between discrete and continuous input, and capture three-dimensional gestures while simultaneously providing the user with tactile feedback.

I dunno, could be cool. Probably not as cool as that giant keyboard Tom Hanks jumps around on in ‘Big’, but what is? I actually went to a bar a couple weekends ago that had a Zoltar fortune telling machine and I made a wish to get rich but then the piece of shit took my money without giving me a fortune. So like, the exact opposite happened. I took four shots in 10-minutes.

Hit the jump for a video of the thing getting played LIKE A CHUMP. You know she got another man!

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BlackBerry Creative Director Alicia Keys tweets from iPhone, pins blame on hackers

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BlackBerry announced pop music star Alicia Keys as its new Global Creative Director to great fanfare during its launch of BlackBerry 10 late last month, but if a tweet posted by Keys today is any indication, she may not be being that faithful to the new platform. The superstar was caught tweeting “Started from the bottom now were here!” from the Twitter for iPhone app this morning, despite her promise to The New York Times that she was exclusive to BlackBerry 10 now. The original tweet has since been deleted, and Keys has followed up with not an apology, but rather a claim that she was hacked and didn’t post the tweet in question. It’s hard to say for sure whether or not Keys is telling the truth and someone with her password decided to…

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Why on Earth did BlackBerry hire Alicia Keys?

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Step, if you will, into the shoes of Thorsten Heins. Your company is on the defensive, struggling for 3rd location in among the most bloodthirsty industries there is. You have actually got just a couple of even more chances to reveal consumers you’re worth their money. Your back is to the wall. What do you do?

The answer, as we learned this morning, is to work with Alicia Keys as your new creative director. That’s not all they did, obviously. (There were a couple of brand-new phones, if we recall correctly.) But the choice exposes a great deal about where BlackBerry is as a business, and it’s bad news.

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ROCCAT unveils Ryos gaming keyboard ahead of CES, individually lit keys in tow

ROCCAT unveils Ryos gaming keyboard ahead of CES, individually lit keys in tow

ROCCAT made its debut in the States a year ago and now the German video gaming attire is aiming to get a jump begin on the happenings at this year’s CES. The business has actually revealed the Ryos, its first mechanical video gaming keyboard with per-key lighting and up to 2 32-bit ARM Cortex processors. This method of lighting allows the peripheral to display key features and macros in addition to details like health stats. The device also sports 2MB of internal flash storage, up to 4 Cherry MX crucial switches in a range of colors and a consisted of SDK. No word on rates yet, however the Ryos is anticipating to ship during Q1 2013. If a couple of more specifics are exactly what you’re after, take a look at the PR that awaits simply past break.

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