Articles about Digital Lifestyle

Are you spending too much of your life using technology?


We all spend more time using computers, mobiles and other devices, but exactly how much of your life is devoted to using technology?

UK technology rentals chain BrightHouse has done some research which shows that 37 percent of Brits spend more than two hours every day browsing the web. What’s more the average 18-year-old spends 343 hours a year checking social media.

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Latin America set to see major mobile growth


Until now the Latin America region has been slow to adopt mobile apps, partly because of limited availability of high-speed data connections.

But as the Rio Olympics kick off and the world focuses on the region, Yahoo's analytics arm Flurry is releasing its first-ever report analyzing mobile activity across Latin America.

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The NFL comes to Sling TV just in time for the season


With training camp now underway the new NFL season is starting to feel close. That can mean different things to different people. For some it's excitement while others may think of it as a temporary loss of their significant other on Sundays.

Now, just in time for kickoff, Sling TV has announced that the league is coming to its online streaming live TV service with the launch of the NFL Network and NFL RedZone.

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Digital evolution -- how computers have changed the world

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We tend to think of computers as a relatively modern innovation, but some of the concepts behind them, the binary system for example, go back as far as the 18th century.

The Computer Science Zone careers advice website has produced an infographic looking at the evolution of computing from the punch card controlled weaving loom to the latest nanotechnology.

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What new tech will you see in your lifetime?

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Technology has already shaped the world we live in. Things like television, the jet engine and the first computers have made major changes to the way we live our lives.

But what can we expect in the future? The pace of change is faster than ever and there are innovations on the horizon that will change our lives just as radically as those of the past.

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Is the Internet of Things the next Industrial Revolution?

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The Industrial Revolution changed society and led to the growth of towns and cities with consequent mass production and movement of population.

Electronics retailer RS Components has produced an infographic looking at how the Internet of Things is leading a move to create a new industrial internet, powered by intelligent machines.

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37 percent of Americans would prefer better automation at work to a better sex life

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Whether it says more about their work lives or home lives is unclear, but it seems that more than 1 in 3 working Americans would prefer having a better way to automate all their routine work tasks, such as booking meetings, than have a better sex life. What's also interesting is that 44 percent of those were women and 30 percent were men.

This is among the findings of a survey by automation specialist carried out in conjunction with Wakefield Research. It also finds that Americans are willing to give up some personal information in exchange for a more automated life.

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Majority of consumers will embrace digital assistants like Google Now and Siri

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Like it or not, we’re all going to have Batman’s Alfred Pennyworth soon. In a digital format, that is, but nonetheless an assistant.

This was concluded by research specialists Gartner, which said that by 2019, at least a quarter of households in developed countries will use the services of a digital assistant, either on a smartphone, or in a standalone device.

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Better online security or faster internet, which would you choose?

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Your answer probably depends on how old you are. According to a new survey 57 percent of Americans would take the better security. However, where millennials are concerned 54 percent would rather improve their internet speed.

This is among the findings of a new survey by adaptive access control company SecureAuth Corporation and Wakefield Research. Gender and education make a difference too, while men are split fairly evenly between personal online security (51 percent) and speed (49 percent) significantly more women care about online security (62 percent). When it comes to education, 63 percent of college graduates care about security, as against 47 percent of high school graduates.

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Millennials value connectivity and electricity more than plumbing and heating

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A new study from CommScope has revealed that millennials are so accustomed to constantly being connected that they would rather give up plumbing and heating before giving up connectivity and electricity needed to power their mobile devices.

The millennial generation will place a large burden on global network operators who will have to plan for continued capacity growth, greater flexibility, a larger array of services as well as corresponding billing models if they hope to meet the demand of those born between 1980 and 2000.

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Ransomwhat? 43 percent don't know what ransomware is


A new report shows that 43 percent of consumers in the US and Canada don't know what ransomware is. A similar number (44 percent) say they don’t know what data or information could be stolen in a ransomware attack.

The study by Kaspersky Lab surveyed 4,000 US and 1,000 Canadian consumers aged over 16 and found that only 16 percent mentioned ransomware as a cyber threat they were worried about, compared to their concerns about viruses, spyware and Trojans.

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People want safer alternatives to passwords and they want them now


As the recent leak of LinkedIn data shows, passwords are an increasingly vulnerable and flawed way of securing systems.

A new survey from identity management specialist Gigya reveals that consumers are beginning to recognize this and that 52 percent would choose anything but a traditional username and password account registration when given the option.

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Brands fail to meet mobile communication expectations

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Brands aren't doing enough to meet their customers' expectations for mobile communication, according to a new survey.

The study, by web convergence company tyntec and technology research specialist Ovum, of 1000 people in the US and Germany finds that customers prefer to interact with customer service agents using different communication channels depending on where they are in the transaction process, and that they expect service providers to be effective using mobile.

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Stylish protection from the latest Inateck laptop sleeves [Review]

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The world is a harsh place and if you carry your laptop around with you it's almost inevitably going to pick up knocks and scrapes.

We've looked at Inateck's range of protective sleeves in the past and the company has just launched three new versions aimed at keeping your kit in peak condition.

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Brands are not ready to meet consumer mobile expectations

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New research shows that a majority of brands are unprepared when it comes to implementing a mobile strategy and aren't allocating enough resources to improve the mobile experience to meet consumer expectations.

The study by experience management software company Sitecore shows that although 97 percent of brands believe a good mobile experience impacts customer loyalty, 41 percent of respondents have either no mobile strategy in place at all, or have a mobile strategy that has yet to be implemented. In addition, 70 percent of these brands believe that their organization will not deliver on a mobile experience strategy for at least another six months.

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