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  1. Industry News
    In 2010, television set-top boxes in the United States consumed approximately 27 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity, equivalent to the annual output of nine average (500 MW) coal-fired power plants, according to recent research by the Natural Resources Defense Council. The researchers...
  2. Industry News
    The New America Foundation, a nonprofit public policy institute out of Washington D.C., has issued a report that it says shows Canada and the United States have some of the highest wireless phone rates in the World. In the report, entitled "An International Comparison of Cell Phone Plans and...
  3. Industry News
    A study released this week by the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard Law School this week, which compared broadband service across thirty OECD countries has concluded that Canada's is lagging most developed countries in critical broadband measures. Despite high penetration...
  4. Home Computing
    In a study that shouldn't surprise anyone, Ipsos Reid is reporting that online spending dropped 13% among online Canadians in the third quarter. The study, which tracks consumer activities on the Internet, also found spending from Q2 to Q3 had dropped by 15%.
  5. What's On Television?
    The average American spent more than 142 hours a month in front of the television in the third quarter of 2008 according to a recent report from ratings research giant Nielsen. Yikes that's a lot of television.
  6. Home Computing
    Through surveys of some 2,000 American households, the researchers found men were more likely to spend time reading online newspapers than curling up with a good book and more involved in their online communities. Can we help if we prefer to be in front of our computers chatting about Home...
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