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Siri can unlock your front door with August’s HomeKit-ready smart lock

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“Siri, unlock my door.”

That phrase is something I have enjoyed muttering into my iPhone or Apple Watch far too much as of late. You see, I installed August’s newest Smart Lock, Keypad, and Connect just over a week ago.

At this point, I could ditch my house key altogether, opting to let Siri play the role of gatekeeper to my humble abode. Then again, I’d be a single dead battery or lost iPhone away from being locked out.

Using a…

Siri can unlock your front door with August’s HomeKit-ready smart lock

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“Siri, unlock my door.”

That phrase is something I have enjoyed muttering into my iPhone or Apple Watch far too much as of late. You see, I installed August’s newest Smart Lock, Keypad, and Connect just over a week ago.

At this point, I could ditch my house key altogether, opting to let Siri play the role of gatekeeper to my humble abode. Then again, I’d be a single dead battery or lost iPhone away from being locked out.

Using a…

Siri can unlock your front door with August’s HomeKit-ready smart lock

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“Siri, unlock my door.”

That phrase is something I have enjoyed muttering into my iPhone or Apple Watch far too much as of late. You see, I installed August’s newest Smart Lock, Keypad, and Connect just over a week ago.

At this point, I could ditch my house key altogether, opting to let Siri play the role of gatekeeper to my humble abode. Then again, I’d be a single dead battery or lost iPhone away from being locked out.

Using a…

Japanese island tells tourists to stop farting in public

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Hokkaido, the northernmost island of Japan, welcomes millions of visitors each year to its hot springs and ski resorts. But it would really like it if all of you stopped burping, farting and talking so loudly in public.

Paula Abdul, Boyz II Men, Dream in same festival lineup because it’s 2001

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In case you were under the impression that the nation had finally grown out of its “the ’90s were so much better” phase, the Summer MixTape Festival in Hershey, Pennsylvania, has announced a lineup that’s more ’90s than a Lisa Frank notebook.

IKEA rides into flat pack transportation with its own bicycle

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Trips to IKEA are regularly marked with impulse buys, but you could be riding one of your purchases home next time around.

The Swedish furniture chain has released its first flat pack piece of transportation, the SLADDA, a bicycle designed for easy maintenance and city riding.

It’ll be available in Australia from September, however in IKEA’s home country of Sweden they’ll get to ride one of these from August.

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10 destinations for making the most of your Summer Fridays

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Not everyone is blessed with summer Fridays, but everyone certainly appreciates a weekend getaway, and some destinations are better (read: cheaper) than others for a quick vacation.

Here are the top 10 U.S. destinations for a long — or even regular — weekend getaway, according to KAYAK. The travel search engine ranked destinations based on searches for Friday-to-Sunday stays, and has also run the numbers so you know what…

Up Periscope: Inside Twitter’s one-year-old broadcast startup

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It’s been a little more than a year since we collectively discovered our passion for personal live broadcasting on Twitter – mostly thanks to Meerkat. It’s no small irony that, today, Meerkat has pivoted away from live broadcasting while Periscope, Twitter’s own service that appeared just a few weeks after the mongoosian streaming option, survived and, by some measures thrived.

In the social media world, Periscope enjoys success on a small scale. As of its last reported daily active user…

Up Periscope: Inside Twitter’s one-year-old broadcast startup

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It’s been a little more than a year since we collectively discovered our passion for personal live broadcasting on Twitter – mostly thanks to Meerkat. It’s no small irony that, today, Meerkat has pivoted away from live broadcasting while Periscope, Twitter’s own service that appeared just a few weeks after the mongoosian streaming option, survived and, by some measures thrived.

In the social media world, Periscope enjoys success on a small scale. As of its last reported daily active user…

Global warming makes this luxury cruise through the Northwest Passage possible — but perilous

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When Canadian explorer Roald Amundsen traversed the Northwest Passage in a tiny wooden boat from 1903 to 1906, he likely never envisioned that a little more than a century later, a 1,725-person vessel would sail through the same waters during the course of just a week, enabled by shrinking ice cover from global warming.