Why Your Data Is No Longer Secure, Netflix in 4K and 30 Second Phone Charging!
This week’s been a big one for tech news, especially with the recent ‘Heartbleed’ scare, scroll down to the bottom of this article and let us know what you think of the leak, does it worry you or not?
Netflix Is To Begin Streaming Cinema Quality 4K Resolution
But only if you have a 4K TV capable of decoding the format, this means that unless you’re paying big money for the latest televisions, you won’t be able to get it. Add on top of this an average download speed of 15.6Mbps (the UK average being around 7.6Mpbs) and the chances of seeing 4K streaming on your Netflix account any time soon seems limited. However, there’s no denying that this could mark the end of standard 1080p HD.
StoreDot to Create Phone Battery That Charges in 30 Seconds!
A Samsung S4 goes from a dead battery to fully charged in 26 seconds in a video demonstration by Israeli start-up company, StoreDot. This incredible technology is oversized at the moment, but could be a commercially viable product within three years according to the firm. More news at BBC.
‘Heartbleed’ Reports 66% Of Sites Handling Your Private Details Could Be Insecure
Heartbleed is a security vulnerability in OpenSSL, one of the most popular, open-source methods used to encrypt a large majority of the web. It’s used to protect your usernames and passwords on ‘secure’ websites. The latest fixed version of OpenSSL are safe and secure, but some sites are still using old versions that contain the vunerability. Read more on the official site.
If you’re worried, a list of some of the most popular sites has been released, detailing which sites are affected. Make sure to change your password if any of the services you use are vulnerable!