Artyom Leydiker has been interested in technology for as long as he can remember. Now more than ever, technology has become a domineering force — both in our individual everyday lives and in global shifts toward change and progress in business, entertainment, education, and much more. Artyom created this blog to share some of the news and trends in technology that inspire him, including but not limited to virtual reality, artificial intelligence, and the rise of blockchain. Check out his blog page for all content, or get started with a few posts below!
There are raving debates that go on in between scientists, politicians, and the public about what the future of energy is or what it should be. People all have different ideas about how energy should be collected, stored, and used. Whatever the stance is on energy, there is no denying that there have been massive shifts in how countries are collecting their energy. This article will focus on some of those changes in collecting energy that are renewable energy sources.
In recent news there has been a lot of talk of many places putting up enormous wind turbines to collect energy from the wind. Wind power is a renewable energy resource and today is used to power some businesses in different parts of the world. Although this type of renewable energy resource is not the best alternative to traditional fossil fuels, the technology for the turbines are constantly developing. The wind turbines are being developed and tweaked to better serve the purpose of capturing the wind for energy and countries could see more and more wind farms popping up sooner rather than later.
At first, solar energy was not a popular option among businesses or individuals in residential areas. The cost of installing solar panels was very high a few years ago but prices have dropped significantly since then, making it a more feasible option for all people. This no pollution alternative to fossil fuels could dramatically decrease your own carbon footprint and eventually will pay for itself from the savings you will earn from the panels. In recent years, solar energy has become one of the most popular methods of renewable energy and similarly to wind power, the technology is becoming more efficient as time goes on.
Similar to wind power, hydroelectricity is gathering energy through a turbine that is under water. A hydroelectric turbine gathers energy from moving water. Installing a turbine for this purpose could change the landscape of the surrounding area. The turbines can be massive, leading the water levels nearby to fluctuate in turn. There is one massive turbine in the Hoover Dam and plans to utilize this technology are being made even today as a good alternative energy resource.
Ever since the breach of Apple’s Cloud people have been skeptical about putting too much faith in a system that was so easily hacked. The situation with the Apple iCloud was not actually a hack, it should be more accurately described as a well-guessed password attempt for accounts. Since the breach, Apple has created the two-step verification system where people who want to access their information through the iCloud have to go through a two-step verification process to ensure maximum security. Even so, people still doubt the security of the cloud today. Here we will talk about how the Cloud keeps data secure and some advice about what Cloud provider you should select if you choose to use the service.
What Keeps The Information In The Cloud Secure?
Encryption algorithms is what keeps information in any cloud service secure. Decrypting requires a lot of time and effort from both the hacker and the computer that they are using. It is safer to keep your information in the Cloud rather then just stored on your personal computer. Personal computers are easier to get into therefore are more prone to hacking then a cloud service. That being said, hackers usually do not attempt to hack individuals. They are more likely to attempt to hack a larger service like a Cloud rather than your own personal computer.
Keeping Your Cloud Data Secure
If you do opt to use a Cloud service it is very important that you do some research before settling in on a particular provider. Once you have that settled, it is also very important to change your passwords every three to six months. A common way hackers are able to access private information is having the same password for all of your profiles and accounts. Keep your passwords secure by writing them down with a pen and paper and perhaps keeping your information in your wallet or purse for safekeeping.
Dropbox is a great cloud service provider that is user-friendly and easy to use. Along with many other cloud service providers, Dropbox keeps your files secure while they are in transit. When you are sending a file from one person to another, Dropbox encrypts it so it is secure during the time it is getting to its destination.