Stolen Camera Finder – This site uses the camera’s serial number to search for photos on the web taken by the your camera. If someone else is using your camera, it will help you track it down. The site works best in Firefox or Chrome.
CameraFound.com -Worldwide “lost and found” for cameras.
IFoundYourCamera.net – Another “lost and found.”
If you don’t already have an app installed to assist in finding your phone, try one of these sites:
Icantfindmyphone.com – Enter your phone number and click the “Hello” button to make your phone ring.
Where’s My Cellphone? – Similar to the site above, with the added feature of a delay in call time.
Laptops are more difficult to recover unless you have installed software to protect against loss, such as LoJack for Laptops or Hidden (for Mac). If you would like to read an amusing computer recovery story involving Hidden, one Mac owner kept a blog about the theft, complete with embarrasing pictures of the thief!