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ShareKey smartphone app replaces your house keys

Tue, 01/08/2013 - 09:59 -- rprice

effectively an Android app that communicates with smart door locks via NFC to open and close them simply by waving the phone near the lock.

you can give your houseguests unrestricted access for a week, or give your temporary employees access in work hours.

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ShareKey smartphone app replaces your house keys

Tue, 01/08/2013 - 09:59 -- rprice

effectively an Android app that communicates with smart door locks via NFC to open and close them simply by waving the phone near the lock.

you can give your houseguests unrestricted access for a week, or give your temporary employees access in work hours.

Security
phone
nfc
internetofthings
house
smart

Made in USA: Builders construct Made-in-USA home — here's what was learned - OrlandoSentinel.com

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 08:39 -- rprice

My clients now say they'd like to do this, but there's the cost."

Greg Gent is able to recite the origins of almost every part and product used in building the house, from the suppliers of sand and limestone in Lake Wales to the cement company in Sumterville. The item he is most excited about, however, is the Pawleys Island handcrafted rope hammock from South Carolina.

Unable to find a ceiling fan manufactured on U.S. soil, he said he and his wife are holding off on ordering any. Maybe someone in this country will start manufacturing them again, he said.

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Made in USA: Builders construct Made-in-USA home — here's what was learned - OrlandoSentinel.com

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 08:39 -- rprice

My clients now say they'd like to do this, but there's the cost."

Greg Gent is able to recite the origins of almost every part and product used in building the house, from the suppliers of sand and limestone in Lake Wales to the cement company in Sumterville. The item he is most excited about, however, is the Pawleys Island handcrafted rope hammock from South Carolina.

Unable to find a ceiling fan manufactured on U.S. soil, he said he and his wife are holding off on ordering any. Maybe someone in this country will start manufacturing them again, he said.

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construction
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footprintpodcast

Of Bears, Bats, and Bees: Making Sense of the Internet of Things | Blog | design mind

Tue, 09/04/2012 - 15:16 -- rprice

Bats are what prompted me to write my “Mobile Apps Must Die ” blog post as their app-for-every-bat approach just isn’t sustainable. As we get more and more bats in the world, the user overhead of app maintenance is going to break down. This is the primary difference between bears and bats: bears carry their interaction within them as they can afford big screens and pointing devices. Bats, being small and inexpensive, need to have it added on by another device.

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Of FEMA trailers and Brad Pitt | rethinking the city

Thu, 08/09/2012 - 16:38 -- rprice

this wasn’t in some distant hazy land full of minarets and goats in the streets, this was here, in the United States of freaking America! These tax paying citizens were not only failed to be taken care of adequately, but they were failed to be taken care of humanely. A civilized, Western State was so entrenched in bureaucratic policies, that it did what it had always done; evacuate, house, and walk away. According to the powers at be these people should have used their bootstraps and be reality show millionaires by now.

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