Why a car key costs $200 to duplicate, and some cheaper options

Ever lose a car key or have one go bad after a few years? You probably dreaded asking the dealer for a new one, worried about the cost, with some keys and fobs costing $300 or more. Ron Sparer needed a duplicate key for his 2003 Toyota. He knew the dealer would charge well over $100 (if not $200 – $300), so he ordered an inexpensive blank online. Sparer says three hardware stores and big box stores all refused to even try to duplicate his key. “All three told me the same thing,” he said. “They won’t cut a key, and said I have to go to the dealer.” Some implied it was a security issue, to prevent thieves from making copies, while others wouldn’t do it because today’s keys are “smart keys” with a unique code. And they told him they would not be able to match the code of the RF chip molded into the plastic in the end of the key. Indeed, most car keys sold since 2001 now having a computer chip inside, leaving hardware stores struggling to make duplicates that work. It typically requires a trip to a dealer for a pricey new key fob, and an even pricier programming service. Ace Hardware’s John Doucleff said a growing num...

Impresión 3D o mecanizado CNC: ¿Cuál es mejor para el prototipaje?

La impresión 3D es una tecnología en rápida evolución y con muchas ventajas sobre los métodos de fabricación tradicionales. Sin embargo, aún hay cosas que deben desarrollar, incluyendo que la impresión 3D aún no se puede utilizar de manera efectiva para la producción en masa y tiene una velocidad y accesibilidad limitada. Otra técnica de fabricación para producción baja a media es el mecanizado CNC (control numérico por computadora), una técnica sustractiva bastante común para la creación de piezas. El día de hoy hemos decidido las ventajas y desventajas de cada método para establecer cuál es mejor para ti: impresión 3D o mecanizado CNC. La diferencia clave entre la impresión 3D o el mecanizado CNC es que la impresión 3D es una forma de fabricación aditiva, mientras que el mecanizado CNC es sustractivo. Esto significa que el mecanizado CNC comienza con un bloque de material (llamado espacio en blanco) y corta el material para crear la pieza terminada. Para hacer esto, se usan cortadores y herramientas giratorias que darán forma a la pieza. Algunas de las ventajas del mecanizado CNC incluyen una gran precisión dimensional y muchos materiales compatibles, como madera, metales y pl...

Ministers in Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy’s Cabinet take oath at a ceremony

Ministers in Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy’s Cabinet take oath at a ceremony in Amaravati on June 8, 2019. Photo: Twitter/@YSRCParty   In what the YSR Congress called a “socially-inclusive Cabinet”, 25 Ministers were inducted on June 8 into the Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy’s Cabinet in Andhra Pradesh. In line with his electoral promise, Mr. Jagan gave Cabinet berths to seven legislators from the backward classes, five from the Scheduled Castes, one each from the Scheduled Tribes and Muslims, and four each from the Kapu and the Reddy communities. The Narasannapeta MLA-elect joined the YSRCP in 2012 after quitting the Congress party. He won from Narasannapeta in 2004 and 2009 on Congress tickets and lost the election in 2014 for the YSRCP. He has been handed the portfolios of Roads and Buildings. He quit both the Congress and the State Assembly after the death of Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy to join Jagan Mohan Reddy’s newly-floated YSRCP. He fought the by-elections for YSRCP and was the first YSRCP MLA to be chosenfrom Srikakulam district. Known to be a Jagan-loyalist, his selection to the cabinet doesn’t come as a surprise. His brother Prasa...

Amazon indigenous groups and truckers ally to oppose Brazil’s Grainrail by Sue Branford and Maurício Torres [12/06/2018]

Amazon indigenous groups and truckers ally to oppose Brazil’s Grainrail by Sue Branford and Maurício Torres [12/06/2018] – It is well documented that the construction of new transportation infrastructure in the Amazon leads to an invasion by illegal loggers, illicit ranchers, and other land grabbers. Which is why indigenous people are opposed to Grainrail, a new railroad that, if approved, will penetrate the Tapajós basin threatening 20 indigenous territories. – The Baú Indigenous Territory has already been reduced in size by the government which gave into pressure from invading land grabbers. Now, the Kayapó people worry that the construction of Grainrail will bring an onslaught of new land invaders and further reductions of their territory. – This concern is especially strong as Jair Bolsonaro comes to power. He has made it known that he is opposed to the concept of indigenous preserves, while also being on the side of Amazon development and in favour of the fast tracking of environmental licensing for infrastructure projects – which means Grainrail could go forward quickly. – Indigneous groups have found an unusual ally against Grainrail: truckers who fear they will lose thei...

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You’ll Trash Your Current Monitor When You See Razer’s New 27-Inch Raptor

Happy New Year everyone! It’s the second full week of January and you know what that means. Well, besides the fact that every treadmill at the gym is full and there are more people wandering around the produce section. It’s CES! The big consumer electronics trade show kicks off tomorrow, officially, but that isn’t stopping some companies from getting out ahead of the starting gun. Razer has a slew of announcements planned, but their most interesting dropped early. After partnering with other manufacturers for desktop monitors, Razer has thrown down the gauntlet and introduced an innovative, eye-catching beast called Raptor. The impressively large 27-inch WQHD (Wide Quad HD) 2560 x 1440p display leverages AMD’s FreeSync technology to eliminate stuttering and tearing during gaming and video playback via dynamic framerate adjustment. Razer is promising 1ms Motion Blur reduction and a refresh rate of up to 144 Hz. No more moments of upgrading your video card, only to have your monitor choke on the input. Speaking of inputs, the Raptor’s unique CNC-milled channels built into the display stand are going to have everyone talking. No more cords dangling fro...

45 Of The Coolest Products On Amazon That You Never Knew Existed

Whenever I’m about a week away from having to pay my credit card bill I usually check to see what the current balance is like — mostly out of a sense of morbid curiosity and impending doom, but also because if for some reason it’s lower than I’m expecting, it means I can go blow a few hundred dollars on some of the best products on Amazon prime. Is that a mature and adult way to handle my finances? Not really — but when the options are either saving myself $40 for later or buying myself a DIY lip balm kit, let’s just say I’m about to have a lot more cosmetics on my hands. Jokes aside, if I have any extra money at the end of the month I generally try sticking to buying surprisingly useful products on Amazon that I can get some decent use out of. Who could say no to a pair of super-cute silicone oven mitts shaped like bear paws, or a portable infusion smoker that you can use on meats and cocktails? And if you’ve been having trouble sleeping lately (we could always use a few extra hours, no?) I suggest the memory foam mattress topper that’s infused with green tea — not only are these some of the most genius products you can find on Amazon, ...

Gear-best of the day: τα best selling gadgets της ημέρας σε προσφορά!

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The Best Memorial Day Deals On Grills And Accessories From Amazon

This story was written in collaboration with Forbes Finds. Forbes Finds covers products we think you’ll love. Featured products are independently selected and linked to for your convenience. If you buy something using a link on this page, Forbes may receive a small share of that sale. Gas grills are the most popular for backyard cooking, and Weber is the best known quality brand of gas grills. Memorial Day is the unofficial start of outdoor cooking season across the country, and for the next few months backyard chefs will grill, smoke, roast and occasionally burn dishes as they try to outdo themselves and their neighbors. According to the Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association’s (HPBA) 2019 State of the Industry survey, seven in ten U.S. adults have at least one grill, more than half of new purchases where second (or more) grills, and 83% of consumers have three or more dedicated grilling accessories. It’s a topic I have been covering here at Forbes and elsewhere for years, so when I was asked to curate a list of items available at Amazon.com, I did not realize how difficult it would be, because they have just about everything from bestsellers to obscure brands of cooking hard...

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If you’ve unsubscribed by mistake and would like to continue to hear about the latest Boat International & Events news, update your preferences now and let us know which emails you’d like to receive. The 49.6 metre motor yacht Ann G, listed for sale by Arcon Yachts, has been sold in an in-house deal. Built in steel and aluminium by Dutch yard Heesen Yachts to a design by Clifford Denn, Ann G was delivered in 2015 and went on to be a nominee at the 2016 World Superyacht Awards. An interior by Reymond Langton with strong Art Deco elements accommodates 10 guests in five cabins comprising a main deck master suite, three doubles and a twin, all with entertainment centres, television screens and en suite bathroom facilities. The main saloon is designed for entertaining, with an intimate seating area adjoining a bar built of macassar and backlit onyx. Extending aft through sliding glass panels, it visually and thematically links the interior to the aft deck. Forward, an elegant dining area is anchored by a three-tiered rectangular crystal chandelier, which contrasts with the planked floor below, while an ebonised tray ceiling detail and macassar window frames establish the homage ...

What to see at trade fair Denfair 2019 in Melbourne

Marking its fifth year, Australia’s leading architecture and interior design trade fair, Denfair, will be showcasing lighting innovations, new furniture launches and furnishings by emerging local designers and established brands with a scattering of international talent from 20 June in Melbourne.  ‘Many of our exhibitors are specified in both residential and commercial environments…we’re having conversations about the crossover between work and life, and how our environments have been changing to reflect this,’ says Claudio Oyarce, Denfair’s co-founder and director of the overarching ‘Life Work’ theme. We’ve tracked five Australian talents whose approach to exploring utilitarian forms and ambient nature of their creative output have caught our eye… Smooth, elliptical lines characterise this Collingwood-based studio’s furniture pieces. Principal and designer Anne-Claire Petre’s new Sedis seating probes the aesthetic potential of simplified forms and the essence of balance and proportion. Offering six size variations – from low stool to chair, to low and high barstools, with or without backs – Sedis offers five different finishes that tonally reference the Australian landsc...

After bringing back the popular New York Yankees logo on its freshly released GG Supreme Backpack

After bringing back the popular New York Yankees logo on its freshly released GG Supreme Backpack last week, Gucci drops off another luxe accessory by way of its metal-coated Ghost Ring. The band is made of 925 sterling silver and is defined by its various engravings that incorporate the label’s logo along with the artwork by artist GucciGhost. GucciGhost’s signature GG print is featured all around, and is even used to make up the “eyes” on the face of the ghost illustration. The inner band is also marked by brand imprints, with the “GUCCI” emblem etched along the interior. In other fashion news, the company recently announced that its Cruise 2020 show would be held at the Capitoline Museums in Rome, based around the theme “the Old World.” Baby Pearl Rhinestone Crowns Tiaras Receive the latest updates, breaking stories and headlining articles curated by our editorial team just for you. We appreciate your support in allowing HYPEBEAST ads, where we can share contents from the latest fashion, to those culturally relevant. In adding HYPEBEAST to your ad blocker’s whitelist, ads on our sites will show while you continue to browse. Pageant Crowns, Bridal Crowns, Rhinestone Mas...