Your Home Is Connected. But Is It Secure?

Internet gadget security

 

Your home has just experienced a data breach. It wasn’t from a neighbor stealing wireless internet. It wasn’t from a hacker accessing your Netflix account. It was from your smart razor. Sound far-fetched?

It’s not.

According to May 2018 report by Forbes, cyber thieves were able to gain entry into more than 100 million home automation systems because they discovered a system vulnerability in a smart razor called the Z-Wave.

The Internet of Things (IoT) may let you network multiple devices together, including your smartphone, television, and home automation systems, but it also increases the risk that hackers could breach a single device and access your entire network. This booming market, which Statista projects will reach $470 billion market revenue by 2020, is forecasted to ship more than 90 million units into homes by the end of 2018. In other words, the threat of cyber theft in IoT devices is growing.

Here’s what you need to know about securing your IoT devices.

Tuesday, August 14, 2018/Comments (0)/
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What's the Difference Between TV Everywhere and Streaming TV Services?

 

Streaming video technology offers users a different way to view live and on-demand shows and movies. Streaming gives consumers unmatched convenience. You get to choose what you want to watch, when you want to watch it, and which devices you’d prefer to watch your content on.

Currently, there are two main types of digital streaming services: TV Everywhere and Streaming TV Services. In the following post, we’ll define what each of these services offer you as a viewer and what their key differences are. Read on to learn more.

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Top 5 Streaming Video Devices

 

Even though today’s smart TVs come with their own built-in apps, there’s still plenty of value to be gained from owning a separate video streaming device. The streaming device of your choice can offer functionality and flexibility to access your favorite live or on-demand shows and movies. You can expand your TV Everywhere and streaming TV service beyond your phone, laptop or tablet. When paired with a CCI traditional TV or streaming TV subscription, a streaming device can bring the entertainment experience to the big-screen TV anywhere in the home, including non-wired locations such as the basement or guest room.   

With a plethora of devices on the market, it’s hard to judge which option is best suited to match your individual needs and budget. To help cut through the noise and find the best device for your preferences, here’s a look at the most popular streaming devices currently available.

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What to Do With Your Old Laptop

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Nowadays stashed in everyone’s study, closet, attic, or basement is a laptop so old it doesn’t get used. The owner moved on to a newer technology long ago and left it to collect dust.

Instead of letting out of date computers go to waste, there are options for refurbishing, recycling, donating, and selling them. Here’s what you can do.

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The 5 Best Grilling and BBQ Gadgets of 2018

Grilling Gadgets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The days are getting longer, hotter, and sunnier. The summer is the season for grilling out. This summer, trade your old-fashioned charcoal grill for next-generation barbecuing technology. Here are five new options to check out in 2018.

1. Looftlighter

The way we light a grill is a little archaic and potentially dangerous. We dangle a lighter over gas, into a stack of wood, or onto a bed of charcoals. The Swedish-designed, electronic Looftlighter offers a much safer alternative. It uses superheated air to quickly light your grill, whether it’s indoors or outside. There is one downfall, which is the cost.  It’s a little pricey at approximately $80 per lighter.

2. Grillbot

Cleaning the grill is the bane of every outdoor chef’s existence. Those metal bristles, the burnt chunks of meat that won’t come off, and the relentless scrubbing. It’s enough to spoil a great afternoon of barbecuing.

Instead of doing all the cooking and the cleaning yourself, outsource it to an automatic grill cleaner. The Grillbot has three settings with different speeds, directions, and movements. The brushes are completely replaceable, including nylon, brass, and stainless steel brush options.

Find out about the rest

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