Lenovo Lets You Disable Your Stolen Laptop With a Stern Text Message

In the next couple months Lenovo will be rolling out a BIOS update for its Montevina laptop users which enables remote shutdown and subsequent encryption via text message. The tech relies on the laptop having a WWAN connection and activates when a custom string, defined by the user and sent from a single, paired phone, … » 11/25/08 5:40am 11/25/08 5:40am

HP Mini 1000 Already Supports 3G?

Initially, HP indicated that a 3G WWAN-equipped version of their newest netbook, the HP Mini 1000, would be arriving sometime in December » 11/24/08 9:50am 11/24/08 9:50am. But if we are to believe a forum poster on , all it takes to get 3G humming on an HP Mini 1000 today is to download a driver and slide in your SIM card in a mysteriously hidden…

Sprint EX720: The Must-have Card For the Net Addicted

We've had our eye on Sprint's EX720 mobile broadband card for quite some time now and the folks at SlashGear recently got the chance to take it for a test spin. Performance-wise, the card averaged impressive download speeds of 826 kb/s with upload speeds of 103 kb/s. It runs on Macs, but you'll need BootCamp or… » 3/06/07 5:53pm 3/06/07 5:53pm

Sony Ericsson PC300 Does 4 Flavors of Wireless

Amidst the barrage of phones they introduced this morning, Sony Ericsson quietly released their first mobile broadband card capable of supporting 4 types of wireless—HSDPA, UMTS, EDGE, and GPRS. The card will get you 3.6 MBps of download speed and it's been fitted with an integrated antenna, so you don't have to worry … » 2/06/07 10:30am 2/06/07 10:30am