The Key to Your Door is Your Smartphone

Design News 07.26.12

NFC technology has even more potential beyond acting as a wireless wallet. It can also be a key. Samsung is testing an app-based system at a Holiday Inn near Olympic Park that allows guests to not only use it to unlock their room door, but also order room service and other hotel amenities once inside. Just try not to leave it in the back of a cab.

In other news, Bump creators tackle streamlined photo sharing and a check out a castle made out of paper. See the headlines after the jump.

Your Mobile Phone As A Door Key | Fast Company
The Team Behind Bump Aims To Crack Photo Sharing On Smart Phones | Co.Design
Behold This Incredible Castle, Made Entirely Out of Paper | Curbed

(Image: via Fast Company)

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