•   
  •   
  •   

Offbeat Desktops Now Less Popular Than Tablets in the U.S.

20:21  07 june  2018
20:21  07 june  2018 Source:   gizmodo.com

9 clever ways to re-purpose your old cell phone

  9 clever ways to re-purpose your old cell phone You've upgraded and still have a functioning, if slow, smartphone. It's got more life to it yet. There innovative ways to re-use and recycle your old cell phone for fun, utility andEven without their cell signal, smartphones may still function just as well with a Wi-Fi connection, making them (essentially) miniature tablets. You can use all those apps and features you always had, and you can access the Internet and even use regular communications like iMessage, Skype, and WhatsApp.

That said, there’s still a significant internet access gap between families making less then ,000 and those making ,000 and more, which have Surprisingly, despite the boom in PC gaming, tablet use actually surpassed desktops for the first time ever in the U . S ., at 32 percent for tablets versus

To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs. Desktop PCs less popular than ever. Now , worldwide tablet sales are forecast to outpace both desktop and laptops in coming years, according to researcher Canalys.

a close up of a device © Photo: David Davies (Flickr)

The gadgets we use can be a good indicator of where our society is at today, and where it’s going in the future. And judging by numbers from a recent survey by the NTIA (National Telecommunications and Information Administration), some encouraging tech trends have been occurring over the last couple years.

The data, which was part of a supplement to the U.S. Census Bureau’s Current Population Survey, polled more than 123,000 people across all 50 states (and D.C.) and suggests that the digital divide between Americans continues to shrink.

Part of this change was driven by increased internet access for 13.5 million people, a large portion of which consisted of low-income families, senior citizens, and minorities. This pushed the number of Americans who used the internet in November 2017 to 78 percent, a three percent increase from 75 percent back in July 2015.

Intel wants PCs to be more than just "personal computers"

  Intel wants PCs to be more than just Your smartphone is probably the computer you rely on most throughout the day. But Intel thinks there's still a place for PCs. They've gone from being huge desktops to laptops, convenient all in ones, and convertible machines that can twist, turn and mimic tablets. looking ahead, it could be much more than just another thin laptop.

To this point, Ooyala found that Facebook is across the board a more popular means of sharing video than its social media rival, Twitter. In the U . S ., for every With viewers watching 28 percent longer per play on tablets compared to desktops , the publishers are now beginning to be guaranteed to have

Tablet Video Viewership To Beat Desktops And Smartphones In U . S .; 149 Million Viewers On Tablet By 2018! Out of 132.2 million tablet users in the U . S in 2013, 92.6 million users or 70% of tablet users were watching videos on their devices, at least once every month.

a close up of a map © Graphic: NTIA

Internet access among Hispanics saw one of the biggest jumps, increasing from 66 percent to 72 percent between 2015 and 2017. However, the most encouraging stat may be that for families earning under $25,000, internet use increased to 62 percent, up from 57 percent just two years ago. That said, there’s still a significant internet access gap between families making less then $25,000 and those making $50,000 and more, which have remained at 80 percent or higher since 2015.

The survey also highlighted the shift in how people are accessing the internet, with 88.9 million people opting for mobile data plans versus 85.3 million for traditional wired broadband. That reinforces a trend that for more and more people, smartphones are their primary means of using the internet, something that will only become more important with the arrival of 5G in late 2018 and early 2019.

Intel wants PCs to be more than just "personal computers"

  Intel wants PCs to be more than just Your smartphone is probably the computer you rely on most throughout the day. But Intel thinks there's still a place for PCs. They've gone from being huge desktops to laptops, convenient all in ones, and convertible machines that can twist, turn and mimic tablets. looking ahead, it could be much more than just another thin laptop.

Americans have embraced mobile connectivity in the form of laptops, smartphones, tablet computers, and e-readers, while desktop computers have become less popular over time. In February of 2010, Pew Internet reported for the first time that laptops had overtaken desktops in popularity among

U . S . desktop PC shipments are down 40% in the past decade as consumers shift to mobile PCs (laptops, notebooks and netbooks). Both have dropped significantly in the past two years with the introduction of tablet computers.

a close up of a map © Graphic: NTIA

When you dig into individual device statistics, this is also borne out by data showing that 64 percent of Americans used a smartphone in 2017, versus 46 percent for laptops. Surprisingly, despite the boom in PC gaming, tablet use actually surpassed desktops for the first time ever in the U.S., at 32 percent for tablets versus 30 percent for desktops, according to the study.

The internet has been long hailed as the best way to distribute information, so it’s good to see more people get access to the wealth of knowledge (among others things) available online. However, with concerns over data caps of between 20GB and 30GB for even the most expensive mobile phone plans, compared to limits of 200GB or more for wired broadband, and the big (though slowly shrinking) gap between internet access for low and high-income families, it’s clear there’s still a lot of work to do.

Tourists plunge 100 feet to their death while taking selfie on wall above popular Portuguese beach .
A British woman and Australian man have died after falling 100 feet off a beach wall in Portugal while taking a selfie. The man, who was in his 40s, and the woman in her 30s were apparently taking a picture on top of a wall that overlooks Pescadores beach in Ericeira when they plunged to their deaths between 1 a.m. and 6 a.m.Their bodies were found by a beach cleaner on Tuesday morning and a cell phone was found at the top of the wall.

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks

Topical videos:

This is interesting!