Prey lets you keep track of your phone or laptop at all times, and will help you find it if it ever gets lost or stolen. It's lightweight, open source software, and free for anyone to use. And it just works. Basically you install a tiny agent in your PC or phone, which silently waits for a remote signal to wake up and work its magic. This signal is sent either from the Internet or through an SMS message, and allows you to gather information regarding the device's location, hardware and network status, and optionally trigger specific actions on it. Prey uses either the device's GPS or the nearest WiFi hotspots to triangulate and grab a fix on its location. It's shockingly accurate. Take a picture of the thief with your laptop's webcam so you know what he looks like and where he's hiding. Powerful evidence. Fully lock down your PC, making it unusable unless a specific password is entered. The guy won't be able to do a thing! If enabled, Prey will attempt to hook onto to the nearest open WiFi hotspot when no Internet connection is found. Grab a screenshot of the active session -- if you're lucky you may catch the guy logged into his email or Facebook account! Get a complete list of your PC's CPU, motherboard, RAM, and BIOS information. Works great when used with Active Mode.