John McAfee, the inventor of the McAfee Anti-Virus software, is best known these days for his often disturbing life. In 2012, he was accused of murdering his neighbor in Belize, and more recently was arrested for DUI in Tennessee.
McAfee is also running for president of the United States. And, according to reports, the one-time multimillionaire has burned through most of his money.
Yet, he is also still a brilliant tech inventor. In fact, by March he'll launch a device that could completely upend how you keep your home and digital devices secure.
He is raising money on the crowdfunding site, Indiegogo, to launch Everykey (see photo). He has already raised about three and a half times the $20,000 he said was needed, so it looks like it'll be available soon.
Everykey is an incredible concept. It's a physical device that uses Bluetooth Low Energy 4.0 connectivity to unlock your Internet of Things devices, like your front door, your home alarm system, your garage door, your lights and more.
It'll also use that connectivity to unlock your digital device's passwords, and your debit cards' PINs. And probably a lot more. Everykey's Development Kit is being made available to third-party developers, so they can create apps for it. The possibilities seem endless.