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Connectivity token.

A token device (or even your smartphone) that can connect wirelessly to the computer you are on at the moment, logs you in your e-mail accounts, adds your bookmarks in the browser and keeps track of all your logins to the service.
Due to the fact that I travel alot and I can't always carry a laptop with me, and data roaming on my phone is still very expensive, I think such a device would be very useful.
I know Google has already managed to do something similar with Chrome, but I'm thinking of every website or service you use.
When you're done, you just walk away and the device turns itself off and logs out of the said computer, if you forget to turn the service off.

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  • Mar 27 2013: Yes, in the case of a theft it would be a major drawback.
    I think some protection measures can be taken, like a password or the methods you suggested.
    Also, there could be a smartphone app that enables you to completely wipe the device remotely if such an instance is necessary.
  • Mar 27 2013: This would be very convenient, but it would have a critical drawback.

    If it is stolen, your entire online life would be available to the thief. I wonder if enough people would buy this device to make it marketable.

    Also, it will be in competition with biological identification devices, particularly face recognition. One day you might be able to walk up to any computer, anywhere, and it will greet you by name and bring up your personalized home page. For extra security the face recognition software would also check the GPS position of your mobile phone, to assure that you are located there, and someone else is not using a mask.
  • Mar 27 2013: I solved this problem on my computer by clicking on the no cookies or memory of websites on explorer.
    To say exactly go on settings and click the manage add ons. Then just click on the (sort of exception button) that says to remember password.