Security in the modern ‘smart home’

CBT709 Smart Home devices

Recent revelations from WikiLeaks which featured allegations that the CIA had developed methods to listen in on smartphone and smart TV microphones sent shock waves, not only to consumers, but the entire technology industry.

China drives global 4K screens while Netflix and Amazon invest in content

CBT710 China drives global 4K screens while Netflix and Amazon invest in content

China is set to dominate the 4K market this year with forecasts that it will ship 42% of all TVs during 2017. According to IHS research during 2016, over 25 million 4KTVs shipped in China and the analysts expect that by 2020 that number will almost double to 44 million. This represents the same as Western Europe and North America combined. “China is on a different trajectory to the rest of the world when it comes to 4KTVs. It is getting hard to buy a large screen TV in China without 4K,” said IHS Markit principal analyst Paul Gray.

Connecting the home the IoT way

CBT709 Connecting the home the IoT way

The Internet of Things (IoT) has been stealing technology tradeshow headlines this year from CES to Mobile World Congress. The top line take-away is that IoT is now permeating every aspect of the digital spectrum and every player from device maker to bandwidth provider needs to be armed.