Antitheft

04.15.14
Apple, Samsung and others to adopt anti-theft smartphone kill switch
04.15.14

Apple, Samsung and others to adopt anti-theft smartphone kill switch

Apple and Samsung are duking it out in court yet again, but there's at least one thing they (and a...

By C. Velazco,   04.15.14
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07.17.12
Google patents Project Glass motion-based theft detection, locks up if it feels 'unnatural' movement
07.17.12

Google patents Project Glass motion-based theft detection, locks up if it feels 'unnatural' movement

We know that you're never gonna take your Google glasses off, but if some nefarious lout feels dif...

By D. Cooper,   07.17.12
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07.10.12
Apple granted patent for accelerometer-aided theft-detection system
07.10.12

Apple granted patent for accelerometer-aided theft-detection system

Despite the added risk brought on by Apple's Find My iPhone feature, the iOS handset remains a fre...

By Z. Honig,   07.10.12
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06.05.12
Intel demos Bluetooth-based anti-theft alarm for Ultrabooks, we go hands-on (video)
06.05.12

Intel demos Bluetooth-based anti-theft alarm for Ultrabooks, we go hands-on (video)

We interrupt our wall-to-wall laptop and Windows 8 coverage to bring you some news about... chips....

By D. Wollman,   06.05.12
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04.20.11
That hotel towel you're stealing might have an RFID chip in it
04.20.11

That hotel towel you're stealing might have an RFID chip in it

For many travelers, stealing hotel towels or bathrobes is more pastime than petty crime. Hotels, o...

By A. Toor,   04.20.11
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09.28.10
Blue Watchdog Bluetooth proximity alarm: 100 decibels of aural terror in a credit card-sized package
09.28.10

Blue Watchdog Bluetooth proximity alarm: 100 decibels of aural terror in a credit card-sized package

While we've seen (and reviewed) a few Bluetooth proximity alarms in our day, these guys are still p...

By Joseph L. Flatley,   09.28.10
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10.14.09
nio Bluetooth security tag review: your phone's new muscle
10.14.09

nio Bluetooth security tag review: your phone's new muscle

Picture this scenario: you've just left work after a long shift, and have to endure the lengthy com...

By R. Lai,   10.14.09
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08.06.09
Nokia N97 Cityman disguise knocks N97 back a good two or three years technologically
08.06.09

Nokia N97 Cityman disguise knocks N97 back a good two or three years technologically

Americans probably associate Motorola-style brick phones with... well, Motorola, but Nokia had an e...

By Chris Ziegler,   08.06.09
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08.06.09
Nokia N97 Cityman disguise knocks N97 back a good two or three years technologically
08.06.09

Nokia N97 Cityman disguise knocks N97 back a good two or three years technologically

Americans probably associate Motorola-style brick phones with... well, Motorola, but Nokia had an e...

By Chris Ziegler,   08.06.09
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