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Briefly: T-Mobile confirms LG G Flex, Okidokey's smart lock and key

updated 08:29 pm EST, Mon January 6, 2014

Six-inch LG G Flex offers multitasking features, curved screen

T-Mobile has expanded its 4G LTE smartphone line-up with the addition of the LG G Flex. A curved, flexible smartphone, the G Flex offers users a thin, light and flexible sx-inch plastic OLED display, with a rear key control for convenience of using one index finger to power the device on or off and adjust volume. Its 'self-healing' paint on the back cover limits daily wear and tear use, and its 13-megapixel HD camera can produce high-quality images and video.

The G Flex includes LG-exclusive features that allow users to perform several tasks simultaneously, such as KnockON, Slide Aside and Qslide Function. Its QuickTheater function provides instant access to entertainment apps for cinematic viewing, and Dual Window divides the display into two separate windows for multitasking. Pricing and availability for the G Flex will be announced in the upcoming weeks.

Okidokeys launches wireless locks and keys at CES 2014, features digital key sending from 15 miles away

OpenWays' Okidokeys has announced today the launch of its new line of smart locks and keys at CES 2014. Enabling users to securely and easily manage access to all of one's properties through a smart device. Okidokeys can lock and unlock any door -- including garage doors and electronic gates - using smartphones, cell phones or smart tags, as well as having the option to use traditional keys.

The Okidokeys line of wireless smart lock and key solutions can provide remote access to a property (ideal for contractors), or provide a digital key for a limited time (suitable for a babysitter, for example). Its smart tag function can provide a notification for when a door has been accessed, with a suggested use for a parent desiring an alert for when a child has returned home safely. Available for purchase in late January, the Okidokeys system is priced at $180.

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