Items tagged with Anti-Theft

Picture this: you are sitting in a coffee shop working away on your laptop when you realize you need a refill. Do you get more coffee and risk your laptop being stolen or do you simply sit there and stay thirsty? Fortunately, you may not need to be as concerned about this decision in the future, as Microsoft’s recent patent detailed a method that would discourage potential laptop thieves. The patent suggests that the laptop could be wiped and locked through a cellular network, without necessarily being connected to it. The patent noted, “Accordingly, the device may receive a disable command... Read more...
Here lately, Asus has spent the bulk of its time pumping out all sorts of new GPUs. Today, however, it's going back to its roots -- and by that, we mean, back to the notebook arena. The outfit's P Series, which was just showcased at CeBIT in Germany last month, will soon be equipped with Intel's own Anti-Theft Technology in an effort to curb the growing theft of laptop computers. Not surprisingly, Asus is aiming this at businesses, business users and everyday consumers that tend to travel often. The Anti-theft PC Protection Technology provides users with the ability to send a "poison pill" remotely,... Read more...