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The 49th Annual CES Technology Show was held in Las Vegas, Nevada, on January 6 - 9, 2016. This show featured 3,600 companies, including 500 startups, displaying new technology – from robotics, 3D printing, and unmanned systems to automotive tech, wearables and beyond. Click the link below this article to read the CES Press Release.
There is lots of speculation on what technology 2016 will bring. Here is a small listing of what may be coming available this year:
- Virtual Reality becomes “reality” with new head sets for mobile phones
- Wiser Messaging Apps
- Safer, Smarter Drones
- A newly revised USB Port that is capable of two-way power
- Voice-Operated Everything
- Cameras that see more
- Streaming Channels (competition for cable and satellite)
- Wireless Charging Everywhere
- Independent Wearables (that don’t require your phone to be close by)
You can check out more details on these and other new technology by clicking on the links below this article.
As you embrace new technology, always remember to do research on any new products you may be interested in – read the reviews and see what others that have already purchased them are saying about it BEFORE YOU BUY.
Remember your cybersecurity! Make sure you understand where your personal or financial information is going and how it is being used if you choose to enter your personal or financial information into new technology.
For safety tips, check out our Cybersecurity Page.
- Fowler, Geoffrey A. and Joanna Stern. “The Tech That will Change Your Life in 2016.” The Wall Street Journal. 27 December 2015. Web.
- Speed, Barbara. “The best new technologies (probably) arriving in 2016.” NewStatesman. 1 January 2016. Web. <http://www.newstatesman.com/science-tech/technology/2016/01/best-new-tec...
New Technology for 2016
Online banking, mobile banking, mobility in general, – is a big part of your financial future, whether you are ready for it or not. Just a few years ago, Americans conducted online banking mostly through desktop based personal computers. Now, banking connectivity comes in many forms. Today’s household might include one or more of the following: smartphone, tablet, laptop computer, desktop computer and smartwatch; any one of which can be used to connect to an online account – and with each other in some cases. This is called interconnectivity. With increasing numbers of devices having embedded operating systems comes a wealth of new opportunities for the end user AND more security precautions that you need to be aware of to keep you “Cyber Safe”.
One of the best ways to protect yourself is by taking an Integrated Approach to security. This simply means being aware of where your risks might lie, then addressing each of these risks.
- Make an inventory of all your Internet connected devices – phones, tablets, computers, smartwatch, etc.
- Evaluate how each device is protected from hackers and malware.
- Can a hacker gain access to any or all of your devices?
- Purchase and install the appropriate software protections for each device.
- Important Note: Pay attention to the Wi-Fi router in your home – this is the main way devices connect to the Internet.
- Use a strong password (Using Strong Passwords)
- Name the device in a way that won’t let people know it’s your house
- Keep the router software up to date
Public Wi-Fi and hotspots are very convenient, but not very secure. To be secure, avoid performing banking transactions on a public network. TIP – if you need to access your account, try disabling the Wi-Fi and switching to your mobile network. Keep in mind that “shoulder surfing” is still one of the biggest threats to your online security when you are in public.
BankStuffers – “Online Banking & the Internet of Things”. www.BankStuffers.com