Latest in Gaming

Image credit:

Gizmondo thief busted by GPS

Marc Perton
October 20, 2005
Share
Tweet
Share

Sponsored Links

Looks like the integrated GPS on the Gizmondo is good for something after all. Word is that, after a robber stole a Gizmondo unit from the company's London store, he was tracked by GPS and got a text message from the company letting him know they were onto him. The thief immediately returned the device. We're not quite sure exactly how the staff at the store accomplished this, but we hope they're only able to do it with display units. After all, while the Gizmondo is capable of phoning home with tracking info via GPRS, we'd like to assume that, in most cases, this has to be activated by the purchaser, and isn't on by default. Or is our Gizmondo tracking us right now at this very moment?

All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Share
Tweet
Share

Popular on Engadget

Engadget's 2020 Back-to-School Guide

Engadget's 2020 Back-to-School Guide

View
Netflix confirms it's adding playback speed controls to its Android app

Netflix confirms it's adding playback speed controls to its Android app

View
Facebook forms financial group to focus on payments

Facebook forms financial group to focus on payments

View
Space Force official logo and motto unveiled

Space Force official logo and motto unveiled

View
Apple is reportedly planning 'Apple One' subscription bundles

Apple is reportedly planning 'Apple One' subscription bundles

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr