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F-Secure Hack Can Unlock Millions of Hotel Rooms With Handheld Device

It’s very rare these days that a hotel will give you a real key when you check in. Instead, most chain hotels and mid-sized establishments have switched over to electronic locks with a keycard system. As researchers from F-Secure have discovered, these electronic locks may not be very secure. Researchers from the company have managed to create a “master key” for a popular brand of hotel locks that can unlock any door.

In Search of Golf Lovers

FOR DECADES, professional golf has had a stable business model. Corporate sponsors pay millions to put their names on tournaments in deals that also require them to buy commercial time during broadcasts. That, in turn, drives more revenue to the PGA Tour through broadcast rights deals.

Digital money has made it harder to tip the hotel housemaid

Last summer, Uber at last started allowing its customers to tip their drivers. There was nothing actually preventing them from tipping before. At the end of the ride a passenger could have pulled out his wallet, fished around for change and handed the driver a few dollars. But it would have seemed absurd to do so, when everything else about the transaction was handled through a few taps of the app. The app didn’t enable tipping, so riders didn’t tip.

Wait List Apps

Waiting in line is never fun. Especially not when you're hungry and trying to get a table at the latest dining hotspot. But today’s technology can make the process less painful for patrons and restaurateurs alike.