MojoKid writes "Ericsson and Intel have announced that they are collaborating on a way to keep your laptop's topics safe when your laptop goes MIA. Using Intel's Anti-Theft internet banking components — PC ward (Intel AT-p) and Ericsson's Mobile Broadband (HSPA) modules, lost or stolen laptops can be remotely locked down. Similar to Lenovo's freshly announced holding cell Now PC technology, the Ericsson-Intel telecommunications uses SMS messages sent exactly to a laptop's mobile broadband chip. Once the chip receives the lock-down message, it passes it to the Intel AT-p function, which is ic into Intel's Centrino 2 with vPro computer chips platform. Unlike Lenovo's anti-theft solution, the Ericsson module includes GPS functionality as well."
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