Are you future-proofing your tech before buying it?

Future-proofing means buying tech with the specs to survive the next upgrades

Are you future-proofing your tech before buying it?

ORLANDO, Fla. (Ivanhoe Newswire) – When you buy a phone ready for the 5G future or a computer with the size and resolution to render in 8k you’re actually part of a trend called future-proofing -- or anticipating the needs of future technology.

Future-proofing means buying tech with the specs to survive the next wave of upgrades. Examples include display upgrades, compatibility issues, or new software.

So, what do you need to know? Are you buying a TV or monitor? Don’t worry about 8k. While it’s possible to buy an 8k display at a high cost, there won’t be any content to watch for several years. 4k OLED is what you’re looking for.

Also, smart TV’s pre-loaded with apps may seem convenient, but when a new streaming service comes out, like Peacock or Paramount Plus, you won’t be able to download the apps or stream those shows. Smart devices like fire stick, chrome cast, or even a gaming console are better examples of what you might need.

Norton reports it’s also important to know if your service providers release frequent program updates. As time goes on hackers find new ways to break into smartphones, computers, and devices.

Patching these holes in the software often will keep your information and your identity safe.