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Cars could be protected from theft by a safe-like coding system.

Anyone who works in public places would welcome the chance to leave their laptop unattended. To use the toilet for instance.

Research shows that worldwide around 10% of laptops are stolen. Enter a US startup and its easy-to-install solution.

A mounting arm is taped to the underside of the computer with a strong adhesive patch, before being swung out and inserted into a small vice.

This is then fastened to a table edge and secured by a pin-code enabled lock. An acceleration sensor detects attempts to break the lock or remove the laptop, sounding an 80db warning.

Whereas security labels for mobile goods needn’t make use of electronics

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