Use these techniques and applications to trace your lost/stolen gadgets:
LocatemyLaptop: This is applicable for Windows operating systems that are newer than Windows 2000. You will have to install a small piece of software. This process takes place in the stealth mode which ensures that you are not disturbed when you are working on your computer/laptop. Through LocatemyLaptop, you can easily trace the location in which your computer is present currently. This enables you to easily recover your laptops as well. LocatemyLaptop is absolutely free of cost. You need to create a free account on LocatemyLaptop to enable the software to work.
FindmyMac: This enables you to track your lost Apple MAC Computers/ Laptops. Through this, the location of your Mac computers can be easily detected and monitored. In case your Mac is stolen, then login to icloud.com from any computer using your Apple id. Then you can see the location of your laptop on a map. You can also remotely lock your Mac and even wipe off the data on your Mac through the FindmyMac.
FindmyiPhone: When you have lost your iPhone/iPod Touch or your iPad, then just log in to icloud.com and enter your Apple id. After you enter this information, you get a list of devices that are associated with your Apple id. You can block all these devices remotely and can even wipe out the data present in these devices.
Avast Mobile Security: This software offers complete security for all your android devices. The Avast Mobile Security is also available in the form of an app. Through this you can monitor and recover your lost android phone/ phones.
Thus, use all the above techniques and make sure that your gadget doesn't end up in wrong hands.