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Tracking your stolen laptop

By Wendig0 ยท 8 replies
Oct 21, 2008
  1. God forbid this ever happens to you, but it does happen many times every day. You're at the airport, or a coffee shop, and you turn your back for a moment. When you turn back around your laptop is gone. Stolen.

    I've searched many different makers of laptop tracking software, and found most to be fairly expensive in today's struggling economy. I found this one here recently, and tested it out with very satisfying results. I urge anyone in the market for laptop tracking software to give this open source version a try.

    http://adeona.cs.washington.edu/index.html

    Wendig0
     
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,246   +235

    You could chain it to your wrist too :)
     
  3. Wendig0

    Wendig0 TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 1,117   +117

    I thought about that, but figured it would attract Ninja assassins. :rolleyes:
     
  4. Zsj

    Zsj TS Rookie Posts: 84

    you could hide a tracking sensor inside of it :)
    and use a GPS to track it :)
     
  5. Wendig0

    Wendig0 TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 1,117   +117

    That's just what the Ninjas would expect you to do. Besides, this is free software ;)
     
  6. kristant

    kristant TS Rookie

    cool!

    Thanks for the advice... I have had my laptop for a year now and wish I would have bought the low jack add on for three years instead of one, as I have been searching for something reasonable.

    K
     
  7. Wendig0

    Wendig0 TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 1,117   +117

    You're very welcome. I was hoping that someone else might be able to benefit from it :)
     
  8. Leffememer

    Leffememer TS Rookie

    I'm wondering if this would work with gps
     
  9. Wendig0

    Wendig0 TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 1,117   +117

    That's very possible. It is open source, so even if it doesn't, if you have any programming knowledge you could try developing it.
     
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