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How to create a smart home

Fri Jan 27, 2017 by Brian Cody

Internet of Things gadgets aren’t just for toys for techies. They are actually more accessible by cost and ease of use, and people are finding convenience in creating a “smart home” with connected things.

However, convenience does not come without risk. One of the key security concerns with smart homes is ensuring that devices are not vulnerable to hacking and cyber attack. So how do you create a smart home while following cyber safety best practices to keep it secure? 

Posted in digital trends , how to guides and internet of things

The internet of things is everywhere: But what is it?

Tue Dec 20, 2016 by Norton-Team

Our world is hyper-connected, with social media, smart tech, wearables, and apps meaning we’re constantly online. But it’s only going to get more advanced as we move further towards to the Internet of Things. 

Posted in digital trends , internet of things and online security

How to improve your Wi-Fi signal at home

Tue Sep 06, 2016 by Norton-Team

Every day more of the country gets better, faster wi-fi coverage.  But that doesn’t stop your signal at home dropping off or grinding to a halt every now and then.  Here are the latest tips from our top experts on how to get the most from your home service.

Posted in gaming and entertainment , how to guides and internet of things

Holiday Hot-spots for Tech-heads.

Tue Aug 09, 2016 by Norton-Team

Are you a gadget freak? A bit of a tech head? If you’re the sort of person who just can’t help feeding your nerdiness even while on holidays, here’s our lowdown on some of the best getaway spots for tech-heads.

Posted in digital trends , gaming and entertainment and internet of things

Myth or Magic: The Future of Tech

Thu Mar 31, 2016 by Norton_Team

The tech and science world is a very interesting place. Between sending brave explorers to Mars, the constant evolution of robot tech, and Elon Musk’s supersonic train, our world is shaping up to take on the veneer of a sci-fi film.

Posted in digital trends and internet of things

Mobile Apps and IoT Devices are an Overlooked Security Risk by Consumers – and That’s a Problem

Mon Feb 29, 2016 by Norton_Team

By Kevin Haley, Director, Security Response, Norton by Symantec

Today, Norton released findings from a survey of more than 5,000 consumers from the US, UK, Canada, Australia and Japan about their fears of and forays into the connected world. The survey makes it clear that there are two types of people: those who understand smartphones and IoT devices come with risks, and those who do not.  

Posted in digital trends , internet of things and online threats

Hey Siri: The Pros and Cons of Voice Commands

Fri Feb 26, 2016 by Norton_Team

Smartphones are growing increasingly smart and Siri is the perfect example of that. A voice command app, Siri is renowned for her sassy comebacks and funny comments—as well as for making life easier for people who are too lazy or busy to type. With a couple of phrases, you can transform Siri into a personal assistant extraordinaire, but should you use her for everything? 

Posted in digital trends , internet of things and online threats

Is Google’s Project Loon the Future of Internet Connectivity or a Load of Hot Air?

Mon Oct 12, 2015 by Norton_Team

If there’s one thing we know about Google it’s that they have no creative limits. Much like the dreams of the old man in the Pixar animation, Up, Google is reaching for the skies.

The internet is something most of us take for granted. It’s become such an ingrained part of our lives that if we were to suddenly lose it, all hell would break loose. We’re on our phones or computers all day long, and almost constantly connected to Wi-Fi or mobile data.

But believe it or not, more than 60% of the world’s population remains offline. 31% of people in the developing world use the internet, compared to 77% in developed countries.

Posted in digital trends and internet of things

What Will The Internet of Things Mean for You?

Wed Aug 26, 2015 by Norton_Team

‘It’s the marriage of minds and machines… and our lives will never be the same.’  Economist Marco Annunziata.

The phenomenal growth of internet-connected devices and appliances – the Internet of Things (IoT) – means an exciting wealth of possibilities lies ahead, but it also presents challenges in terms of privacy, security and data management. Here’s what you need to know about the Internet of Things to help keep your family, your home and your devices safe as well as smart.

Posted in digital trends and internet of things

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