Robots can do a lot of things nowadays, but we're not sure theft should be among them.
They say you shouldn't leave your fancy gadgets lying around unattended, but who knew this could be a problem when you're sitting on the ocean floor?
We recently told you about how a study concluded that 50% of found cellphones are returned to their owners. That doesn't really speak to willfully stolen phones — a trend that's rising fast enough that major wireless providers are banding together to create a central database of stolen cellphones.
Our phones contain more personal information — from bank account numbers to personal texts and emails — than we've ever really carried around before. A security firm conducted a social experiment to find the rate of return on lost smartphones in an attempt to better security them.
Not only was stealing a laptop not a crime in this story, students successfully lifting the laptops from University of Twente in the Netherlands could count as university credit. Who says crime doesn't pay?
You know what anti-piracy groups are supposed to be all about? That's right, pirating stuff. Oh, oops, I mean not pirating stuff. Yeah, sorry about that, but it's an easy mistake to make, seeing as these guys keep doing the exact opposite of anti-piracy.
Like a scene from The Italian Job, traffic in Johannesburg South Africa has been brought to a standstill by a tech failure. But in this case the culprits are thieves who have been cracking open the city's traffic lights, to steal the valuable SIM cards contained within.
Recently, a couple of Target employees stole a bunch of digital music players from the store where they worked. By a ratio of five to one, they preferred iPods over "similar Microsoft devices." Is that being a bit harsh on...
Brazil has a really big problem with car theft. In fact, the criminals and drug dealers that steal most of the cars take them to areas so dangerous, that the police will simply cut deals with the gangs to...
One nativity scene in Wellington, Florida was and will be packing some high-tech gadgetry to guard against theft. Last year, Baby Jesus, asleep on the hay, also had a GPS tracking device (or a "G-P-S implant," as Fox calls...