Average US time spent with mobile in 2019 has increased

 

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US Adults Spend More Time on Mobile than They Do Watching TV

 For the first time ever, US consumers will spend more time using their mobile devices than watching TV, with smartphone use dominating that time spent.

Consumers’ use of smartphones will continue to make up the majority of their media consumption, but we predict that use will plateau by 2020, as consumers become increasingly uneasy about overuse of mobile devices.

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Chinese brands rule Indian smartphone market with 66% share: Report

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Xiaomi’s India shipments fell by 2% over last year, but the Beijing-based company was still the biggest smartphone brand in the country, followed by Samsung Electronics

Chinese brands rule Indian smartphone market with 66% share: Report Chinese brands controlled a record 66% of Indian smartphone market in the first quarter, led by Xiaomi, a report showed, with volumes rising 20% on the back of popularity for brands like Vivo, RealMe and Oppo.

Xiaomi’s India shipments fell by 2% over last year, but the Beijing-based company was still the biggest smartphone brand in the country, followed by Samsung Electronics, according to Hong-Kong based Counterpoint Research.

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19 trends we’ll be obsessing over in 2019

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Last year was dizzying, with exciting moments that were both good (the Central Park duck! Lena Dunham’s comeuppance!) and bad (tiny sunglasses! market volatility!). But if the experts who track social change are to be believed, you ain’t seen nothing yet. Next year promises even bigger surprises both in real life and online…

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How Apple’s iPhone changed the world: 10 years in 10 charts

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Apple’s first iPhone was released 10 years ago this week — on June 29, 2007. While it wasn’t the first smartphone, it leapfrogged far beyond the competition and launched the mobile revolution. Few industries or societies have been left unchanged.

Here are 10 charts that show some of the profound effects the iPhone-led — and Google Android-fueled — mobile boom have caused over the past decade.

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Foxconn wants to use robots to lower cost of smartphones

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Foxconn, one of the largest private employers in the world with 1.3 million workers, makes many of the smartphones and tablets used today, including Apple iPhones and iPads, and some android smartphones.  The CEO of Foxconn has indicated that he wants to reduce the workforce by using robots.  Continue reading… “Foxconn wants to use robots to lower cost of smartphones”

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College libraries are lending out some surprising gadgets

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Florida university library lends drones to students.

Justin Ellis  is an instructional-technology associate at the Georgia Institute of Technology’s library. He thinks of himself as the gadget guy. He manages a program at the library that lets students and professors check out a growing catalog of computers, cameras, and other electronics—a selection more akin to a Best Buy store than a lending library.

 

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Mobile marketplaces are creating a million new jobs in the U.S.

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These emerging new businesses are already on track to create one million brand-new jobs in the U.S.

Uber and Instacart are just two examples of online marketplaces that are rapidly transforming the way people get what they want when they want it, whether it’s a ride, a meal, or a pet sitter. These companies are on a hiring spree in order to make this happen, one that’s gone virtually unnoticed by the statisticians and economists who track the labor market.

 

 

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Why technology is not making us smarter: Study

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People have become uncomfortable being alone with their own thoughts.

Most Android users check their phones 150 times a day, according to Google. Wearable technologies like smart watches and Google Glass may eventually make us check our phones less often, but will almost certainly drive up the average user’s digital interruptions each day. Early users of Android Wear who were given Samsung Gear Live or LG G Watches at Google I/O report their wrists “constantly buzzing.” Digital technology has certainly increased the quantity of our mental stimulation, but what about the quality?

 

 

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Smartphones in the future could be printed on your clothes

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Graphene and carbon nanotubes can generate intense surface plasmons for use in nanoelectronics and cancer therapy.

Engineers at Monash University Department of Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering (ECSE) have modeled the world’s first “spaser” (surface plasmon amplification by stimulated emission of radiation) to be made completely out of carbon.

 

 

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