About 60 million or 25% of all televisions sold worldwide in 2011 will come with some form or internet connectivity according to recent report from Display Search.
The reseach firm predicts the number of Internet enabled televisions sold will rise to 138 million units in 2015, accounting for just under half of all flat panels sold.
Worldwide consumer spending on video game hardware, software and online gaming is expected to top $74 billion in 2011, up 10.4% from 2010, according to a report out today by Gartner.
The research firm predicts that by 2015 spending will reach $112 billion, up from $67 billion in 2010.
Mobile devices and tablet computers accounted for over 5% of all browsing on the internet and over 8.2% in the United States in June 2011 according to the latest global internet browsing numbers from NetMarketShare.
The share of internet browsing on these devices is more than double the 2% market share recorded in June 2010.
The percent of U.S. adults with an e-book reader doubled from 6% to 12% between November 2010 and May 2011 according to a recent survey by the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project.
Over the years, it has become an article of faith among Canadians that this country had some of the most expensive wireless voice and data rates in the world.
This belief was confirmed by two reports in the last two years: a 2009 OECD report which ranked Canada as the third-most expensive OECD country with respect to medium mobile phone usage; and a Fall 2010 report from The New America Foundation, a Washington based public policy institute, which concluded that Canada had some of the most expensive voice and data rates among eleven major countries.
The World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research (IARC) today classified radiofrequency electromagnetic fields use as “possibly carcinogenic to humans” because it increases the risk for glioma, a malignant type of brain cancer.
The WHO says human exposure to radiofrequency electromagnetic fields can occur from occupational exposures to radar and to microwaves; environmental exposures associated with transmission of signals for radio, television and wireless telecommunication; and personal exposures associated with the use of wireless telephones.
Four out of five Canadian households (79%) had access to the Internet in 2010 according to a StatsCan survey of about 30,000 households.
Among the one-fifth (21%) of households without home Internet access last year, over one-half (56%) reported they had no need for or interest in it. Only about 4% of respondents said they did not have internet service because of the cost of service or equipment.