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Losing your luggage is no fun, but while companies like Trakdot have been selling trackers for some time, a startup is taking to Indiegogo to create what it calls the \"world's first smart, connected carry-on.\" Bluesmart is a small suitcase with a host of features that its makers believe frequent t

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October 20, 2014 at 9:00AM
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Remember that luggage tracking device we did a hands-on with back at CES? Well, now you can finally get your own hands around it. Trakdot Luggage has just started shipping. The little box auto-transmits its location via quad-band GSM chip and triangulation, letting you know where your toiletries a

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A Yale student is suing US Airways for $1 million in compensation for his lost Xbox 360 and the emotional toll of attempting to recover it. He claims he had an Xbox 360 with a \"specialized hard drive\" and other fancy components worth more than $1,000 (is that the kind with the really, really loud d

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Well, well... three years and change have passed since we first told you about power-assisted Live Luggage. Now it's finally coming to market -- at least that's what we think they mean by a June 26th 2008 \"world premier.\" The PA series of checked baggage features a 12V NiMH rechargeable battery pac

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If you've been feeling like you didn't already have enough zany and / or pointless Department of Transportation rules to abide by, you're in luck! Starting January 1st, 2008, you can no longer pack \"loose lithium batteries\" into your checked luggage on flights. If your battery is attached to a devic

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RFID and luggage have certainly been used in the same sentence before, but IBM and Vanderlande Industries are hoping that their efforts will \"cut down on the amount of baggage lost as it is being transferred between connecting flights.\" Truth be told, Amsterdam Airport Schiphol is likely most concer

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It's not like we haven't seen RFID in luggage before, but a highly focused company is looking to make that niche blossom into a thriving industry with its latest BagChip system. RFID Limited is currently marketing its chipped luggage tags to airline industries as a means of reducing human error and

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