Playing Games While You Are on the Road

For those of us gamers, we often fancy the possibility of being able to play anytime anywhere. Well, thanks to the ever-evolving technology world we are living in, it’s no longer a dream. Most recently is the arrival of Stadia, a service provided by Google. Stadia lets you play your favorite video games anywhere provided your Internet connection is strong enough. How cool is that?

Imagine being able to play World of Warcraft on your phone, not an expensive phone but an ordinary one with average hardware. This would be unheard of just one year ago. We all know how expensive gaming laptops cost. Thanks to Google, you will not have to worry about infrastructure and hardware anymore. Google will host the game on their data center, and stream it to you in real time.

Playing Games on the Go

If you want to be able to play games on the go, it’s important to have an Internet connection. Since most games are graphic-heavy and demand a high amount of bandwidth, it’s not an economical option to play on a mobile connection, unless you manage to get unlimited mobile data with your mobile service provider.

You can get to play your favorite games if you stay in a place with wi-fi though. For example, if your hotel has wi-fi in the room, you are free to connect to Google Stadia and play to your heart’s content.

Secure Your Device When Using Public Internet

Nowadays, public wi-fi is the norm. Most of the time, you’ll be able to find a free hotspot that lets you connect for either an unlimited time or there will be a time limit. Regardless, public wi-fi hotspots are generally not secure, so make sure you know the basic security measurements to avoid getting targeted by hackers and the like.

Refrain from logging into your bank account while on a public wi-fi hotspot. There may be key-logging spyware installed on the machine (in case you use a public computer) or the network connection has already been compromised and all your connections are being forwarded to a third party without your knowledge.

If you really need to log into a financial site or your personal email account, make sure to install a VPN software prior to establishing the connection. The virtual private network (VPN) will serve as a wall to safeguard your connection against the “curious eyes of outsiders”. With the use of a VPN, even the wi-fi hotspot provider will have a hard time tracking your connection. For public unsecured wi-fi hotspots, the use of a VPN is very much recommended. Most hackers tend to target these public wi-fi networks to be able to reach out to as many victims as possible.