Humor: How technology is really helping thwart smartphone and wearable theft

Humor: How technology is really helping thwart smartphone and wearable theft
There have been a number of advances made in technology and services to help protect our precious smart gear. From basic insurance to replace a device that is lost, stolen, or damaged, to Find my iPhone, Android Device Manager, and the new kill switches, there are plenty of ways to diminish the allure of swiping our gadgets.

Indeed, technology is advancing at such a rapid pace. Could that in itself be a factor that discourages theft? Why not?

After all, the smartwatch is no good without the smartphone, and the new notifications are still a pain to manage. Then there’s the hassle of recharging everything, every day. Doesn’t seem so attractive after all right? Then there is the possibility, and even likelihood that the thief doesn't know how to reset everything correctly in the first place which then becomes a whole new drama.

source: The Joy of Tech



1. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

So laugh, I forgot to funny..

3. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

I just peed in my pants while laughing...

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19. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Well maybe because the iDevices are worth more money. There's so many android devices that the worth for them are significantly less.

20. shahrooz

Posts: 792; Member since: Sep 17, 2013

Everybody knows they are not worth the money from technology standpoint. They are just expensive. and btw, NICE SENSE OF HUMOR YOU GOT THERE!

2. Well-Manicured-Man

Posts: 688; Member since: Jun 16, 2015

Good one! I really don't see the necessity to own a smartwatch (regardless which brand).

7. Neros

Posts: 1016; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

I paid 100 bucks for galaxy gear and it's a killer device for the cash. $100 is nothing when you have to pay 500bucks for AW in my country. I could get a flagship phone for that kind of money. All in all, it was a great investment, which made my note much easier to cope with. Smartwatches are awesome if you realize one thing. Namely, you can't have a luxury look of a rolex and a functionality of a smartwatch at the same time (rectangular > round - in terms of functionality). What you need is 2 separate devices. I use the gear on daily basis and keep my Swiss watch for special occasions.

18. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

Smart watches are useful when you are running/cycling outdoors, then you have a heart rate monitor, maps, and you also get notifications. If you have gear s, you don't even have to carry a phone.

4. JMartin22

Posts: 2370; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

I didn't find it funny, but the concept behind the script is pretty obvious: smartwatches are redundant, have limited functionality and only serve as a niche for lifestyle centric individuals, who are conscious of their health.

5. My1cent

Posts: 370; Member since: Jan 30, 2014

Toss it toward thief like a hand grenade! (the device exploded as soon as it came in contact with the ground)

6. Neros

Posts: 1016; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

Long story short, AW is a massive flop.

8. kendog

Posts: 4; Member since: Nov 08, 2014

Well they sold more in a day then android sold in a year.

11. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Shows the type of customer Apple have I be thinking

12. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

In what terms do sales make a product better?

16. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

It doesn't, necessarily, but when defining a "flop," sales are the only difference. Since the Apple Watch has outsold every other smartwatch, and maybe the entire field, combined, to deem it a "flop" would be saying that every other smartwatch is an abject failure.

14. M.O.A.B

Posts: 319; Member since: Feb 13, 2015

then what ? 90% drop in sales

17. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

So, after launch, you suppose that all purchases were made online? That's what Slice measures, and while ALL sales prior to launch were made online, once people could go see and try on the Apple Watch, I seriously doubt that online sales made up a majority of sales.

9. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

The only Apple Watch worth stealing is the Edition, so you can melt it down for a few hundred bucks in gold.

21. JoshN

Posts: 202; Member since: Apr 01, 2015

Literally the ONLY use for it is a fancy paperweight

13. Tanii

Posts: 132; Member since: Apr 30, 2015

Funny =))

22. adamvzwez

Posts: 51; Member since: Mar 29, 2015

people cant even walk and chew gum at the same time the last thing they need is another thing to charge everyday

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