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Submission + - Thieves use Bluetooth to find laptops in cars (

Alex C writes: "This is not the first time that I heard about people using the Bluetooth technology to get some advantage. The mobile phone technology is being used by thieves to seek out and steal laptops locked in cars in Cambridgeshire County, UK. Up-to-date mobiles often have Bluetooth technology, which allows other compatible devices, including laptops, to link up and exchange information, and log on to the internet. But thieves in Cambridge have cottoned on to an alternative use for the function, using it as a scanner which will let them know if another Bluetooth device is locked in a car boot. Det. Sgt Al Funge, from Cambridge's crime investigation unit, said: "There have been a number of instances of this new technology being used to identify cars which have valuable electronics, including laptops, inside". more...."
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Submission + - The iPhone beater: a $24,500 Vertu phone (

coondoggie writes: "If you thought the iPhone was somehow, cheap, then you may want to look upward. Way up to Nokia's Vertu subsidiary which is selling a $25,400 phone that celebrates Ferrari's 60th year in the business of making beautiful, unbelievably fast cars. Cars and cell phones, what a match. Vertu's Ascent Ferrari 60 a hand assembled using top-of-the-line stainless steel and titanium components — it is manufactured with the same screws used in different parts of the car — as well as authentic Ferrari leather and features the distinctive Ferrari Prancing Horse logo. Specifically the Ascent Ferrari 60 is inspired by the Ferrari 612 Scaglietti and features wallpapers and ringtones of the car."

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