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Lock Stops Bike Thieves by Making Them Throw Up

SkunkLock emits 'noxious' vomit-inducing chemical

(Newser) - You wouldn't think a product that makes people lose their lunch would be a viable item to bring to market, but the inventors of SkunkLock are hoping their innovation will be a hit in the bike-riding community, the Guardian reports. The creators of the crowdfunded Indiegogo project , billed as... More »

Paris Breaks Up With Love Locks

1M locks will be cut off starting tomorrow

(Newser) - The City of Lights is breaking up with a beloved yet needlessly dangerous gesture of tourists and lovers: That of couples scribbling their names on a padlock and locking it to the side of Paris' Pont des Arts, then tossing the key in the River Seine, you know, for love.... More »

Hackers' New Target: Hotel Room Locks

Easily exploitable bug goes public, and burglaries result

(Newser) - Forbes has a story sure to make travelers paranoid: It seems that burglars have begun taking advantage of a bug in the keycard locks used on hotel room doors. Several burglaries using the technique took place at the Houston Hyatt in September, and more are suspected at other Texas... More »

Ronson Locks LiLo Out

(Newser) - Samantha Ronson has replaced the locks on the Los Angeles home she and perhaps-former-girlfriend Lindsay Lohan shared for the past 6 months, Us reports. The move comes after LiLo tangled with bouncers ordered to keep her out of a Friday event Ronson hosted for her sister in West Hollywood. “... More »

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