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    A new report has revealed just how much time Canadians are spending online. Hint: it`s a lot. According to measurement firm comScore, there were almost 28 million Canadians accessing the internet with a computer as of August. They spent an average of 39 hours a month on the web when using a...
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    The average American watched traditional television for an average of 32 hours and 47 minutes a week according to a recent Nielsen research report entitled "State of the Media: Consumer Usage Report 2011." The ratings giant said that American Seniors (Adults 65+) watched the most television, a...
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    After six months of increases, global sales of personal computers totalled 92.2 million units in the fourth quarter of 2011, a 1.4 decline increase from the same period last year according to a recent report from Gartner. The research firm says weakening demand for computers among consumers...
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    Interest in stereoscopic 3DTV appears is rising in Europe and China while it appears to be waning in North America according to a recent report from DisplaySearch. “We were surprised to find that 3D appears to be a far more popular feature in China than North America, and the penetration rate...
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    According to Nielsen's most recent monthly survey of 25,000 U.S. mobile consumers, 44% of them now own a smartphone, compared to just 18% two years ago. In Canada, comScore recently estimated smartphone ownership at 40%. Young adults continue to be the leading age groups for smartphone...
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    Consumers desire for "anytime, anywhere" entertainment is radically changing the traditional TV viewing experience outside of Canada, according to a global study released today by Motorola Mobility. One notable finding in the global study of video consumption habits among 9,000 consumers in 16...
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    A new Canadian survey confirms what Digital Home readers already know, that bigger is indeed better when it comes to high definition televisions (HDTV). The Sharp Canada sponsored survey of just over 1,000 Canadians found that a larger screen size was the number one feature respondents wished...
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    Worldwide sales of ebook readers, such as the Kobo wireless readers shown here, are predicted reach 67 million by 2016, nearly triple the 25 million devices expected to be sold in 2011 according to a recent forecast by Juniper Research. The research firm expects sales to remain strong thanks to...
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    Consumer spending for online music worldwide is estimated to reach U.S. $6.3 billion in 2011, up from $5.9 billion in 2010, according to a recent report from Gartner. That number is forecast to reach $6.8 billion in 2012, and grow to $7.7 billion in 2015. While the numbers are positive, Gartner...
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    In its annual report released last week, Canada’s Commissioner for Complaints for Telecommunications Services (CCTS) is reporting an increase in telecom consumer complaints for the fourth straight year. The commission handles a wide range of complaints about products and services offered in the...
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    The number of adult wireless smartphone owners who have downloaded an app nearly doubled in the past two years, from 22% in September 2009 to 38% in August 2011, according to a new survey by the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project. The most commonly downloaded apps...
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    Over 234 million Americans age 13 and older used mobile devices in the third quarter with over a third of them - 87.4 million - saying they owned a smartphones according to a recent report by comScore. The number of smartphone owners was up 12 percent from the preceding quarter. In its online...
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    Global tablet computer sales are predicted to reach nearly 330 million units by 2017, up from less than 60 million units in 2011 according to a recent report by DisplaySearch. By comparison, worldwide sales of personal computers (which includes desktops, laptops and netbooks) in 2010 were 350...
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    Global sales of personal computers reached 91.8 million units in the third quarter of 2011, a 3.2 percent increase from the same period last year according to a recent report from Gartner. While the numbers were up over 2010, they were below Gartner's earlier projection for 5.1 percent growth...
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    The following statistic might surprise some readers of Digital Home but a Statscan report released yesterday found that 80% of Canadian aged 16 years and older used the Internet for personal use in 2010. In its 2010 Canadian Internet Use Survey, the federal reporting agency found the largest...
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    Worldwide sales of tablet computers are on pace to reach 63.6 million units according to a recent report from Gartner. If correct, tablet sales would be up over 250 percent from 2010 sales of 17.6 million units. While the increase is still amazing, the numbers are down significantly from the...
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    Aside from the Android Market app itself, Facebook, Google Maps and Gmail are the most used Android apps used by American according the first mobile media rankings from Nielsen. Using data collected from on-device meters on thousands of Android smartphones, Nielsen measured the "active reach,"...
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    Worldwide Sales of personal computers are expected reach 364 million units in 2011, up 3.8 percent from 2010 according to an updated forecast from the Gartner research firm. While the numbers are expected to be positive for the year, the estimates are much weaker than originally predicted. This...
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    Almost two out of three (65%) of adult internet users in the United States now say they use a social networking site, up from 61% a year ago, according to a recent report by the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project. The researchers also say that if marks the first time that...
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    A recent online survey of 601 randomly selected college and university students from Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto and Montreal has found that 60 percent of cell phone users own smartphones. Smartphone usage was highest among students in Toronto at 65 percent while Montreal was the lowest at 50...
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