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The 2nd-gen August smart lock everyone loves is currently discounted on Amazon

Technology / Gadgets : BGR (Boy Genius Report)

Are you seriously still carrying house keys with you everywhere you go? It’s 2017, ladies and gentlemen, and there’s simply no reason to still have an old "dumb" lock on your front door. There are tons of smart locks out there that ...

Smart Locks Used By Airbnb Get Bricked By Software Update

Technology / Gadgets : Gizmodo Australia

There are many reasons not to buy a smart lock, but high on the list is the risk of getting remotely locked out of your crap. For hundreds of customers using Lockstate's smart locks, that potentiality became a reality last week -- w...

'Smart' Lock Vendor Locks Hundreds Out Of Their Home With Bungled Firmware Update

Industries / Law : Techdirt

So we've talked repeatedly about how the real "smart" choice in the era of "smart" internet of things devices is often -- dumber technology. Whether it's your smart refrigerator or TV leaking your gmail details or viewing data over ...

Airbnb ‘Smart Locks’ Bricked By Bad Firmware Update

Technology / Hardware : Extremetech

Smart lock company Lockstate mistakenly sent a firmware update out to a set of "smart locks" that should never have received it, bricking the devices in the process. Expected replacement time? Between 5 - 18 days. The post Airbnb ‘S...

Update bricks smart locks preferred by Airbnb

Technology / Gadgets : TechCrunch: Gadgets

A subset of smart locks made by Lockstate have been bricked after an update. The smart lock vendor is part of Airbnb’s Host Assist program, and integrates with the accommodation rental platform so, for instance, hosts can automatica...

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