Your Smartphone as Key to Starwood Hotel Rooms

article.wn-00The First Truly Mobile, Keyless Room Entry

‘It’s a mobile office. It’s a virtual wallet. It’s a lifeline. And now, it’s a hotel room key. This fall, the smartphone will get a whole lot smarter – especially while on the road. Starwood Preferred Guest® (SPG®), the award-winning loyalty program from Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. /quotes/zigman/410958/composite HOT -0.23% , introduces SPG Keyless, the hospitality industry’s first truly mobile and keyless entry system that allows guests to use their smartphone as a key. Starting today, the innovative technology will begin to roll out at Aloft, Element and W Hotels around the world…’

UK Police Replace Traditional Notebooks with Samsung Galaxy Note Smartphones
‘Four thousand police officers in Yorkshire will use special apps on Samsung’s Galaxy Note 3 instead of traditional notebooks when reporting crimes.

‘The big screen smartphones, which were launched over a year, come pre-loaded with special software to allow officers record a crime without having to return to a station.

‘The time saved by working remotely will equate to “a million pounds worth of additional policing annually” for the West Yorkshire Police force, according to assistant chief constable, Andy Battle…’

HP Stream 11 vs Chromebook
‘The HP Stream 11 is clearly both inexpensive and a great value. At just $200, it’s cheap, of course. But it also features a solid-feeling construction, a bright and fun form factor, a surprisingly high-quality typing experience and a wonderful screen. This isn’t a bargain bin throwaway. The Stream 11 is something special.

‘I knew that HP had gotten something right the moment I opened the plain cardboard box and saw the Stream inside It didn’t just not scream cheap, but immediately seemed well-made. But the point was really driven home when my wife and daughter—neither of whom really cares about technology per se, both saw the Stream and then started fighting over who could have. This was most unexpected…’

EFF Confirms Reports of Adobe’s Spying
‘When I first broke the news last month I reported that Adobe was tracking what users were doing inside Adobe DE 4, and that they were also scanning my ebook library and uploading all of the metadata to their servers.

‘While the tracking was readily confirmed, the scanning was not witnessed by more than a handful of technical experts. Now we can add the EFF to that list. Working from instructions I gave them, the EFF reported that:…’


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