Crime-fighting laptops to include GPS and remote disabling
Attention! Are you a forgetful civil servant, cack-handed recruitment officer of a dim-witted spy who can't remember whether they left the gas on this morning? You are? Good news! Ericsson has developed just the gadget to save your neck when you invariably leave your laptop chock-full of Government secrets / personal data / hardcore German pornography on a train / the front seat of your car / in a restaurant etc etc:
Ericsson has announced it will begin manufacturing mobile broadband modules compatible with Intel's Anti-Theft Technology. Likely to be built into commercially available laptops in the second half of next year, the device will allow laptops to be remotely disabled, ensuring no thieving little scroates profit from their ill-gotten gains. Better yet, the module will include in-built GPS to ensure the laptop can be recovered, and the local plod can go Gene-Hunt on the guilty party. Or alternatively, file some paperwork.