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Study: Adults more likely to trust human content than AI

The way people use, think and feel about different types of media is constantly changing. In Ofcom’s latest media literacy research, the media regulator takes a deep dive into how people across the UK are navigating an increasingly online world. This year’s study explores how adults across the UK feel about issues ranging from artificial […]

April 19, 2024

Research: Consumers embrace AI in smartphone market

Smartphone brands such as Samsung and Google that successfully market ‘halo’ artificial intelligence (AI) features in their devices can influence consumer behaviour. This is according to the latest Worldpanel ComTech study from Kantar, the marketing data and analytics company, which began tracking AI as a driver for smartphone purchasing across its global markets in February […]

April 4, 2024

Research: For Gen Z, everything is entertainment

As the first native smartphone generation, Gen Z consumers are entertainment omnivores. Their handheld devices allow them immediate access to a wealth of platforms and content and they are taking full advantage. The latest 2023 results of Hub  Entertainment Research’s annual Video Redefined survey shows that unlike their older counterparts for whom TV and movies […]

January 30, 2024

Patent granted for “direct communications” to smartphones

The US Patent Office has granted a Patent covering ‘SATCOM GSM Solution Directly Communicate With GSM Phones’. The Patent was granted on November 14th 2023 to three inventors – Zhi Zhong Yu or Reading UK, Frederico Pedro Fawzi of Midland, Texas and Abel Avelian of Coral Gables, Florida. The Continuation Patent is assigned to AST […]

January 29, 2024By Chris Forrester

Research: 17 connected devices per US household

Parks Associates has announced research at CES 2024, from its quarterly consumer research of 8,000 US internet households, finding the average number of connected devices per US internet household reached 17 in Q3 2023. The international market research and consulting firm’s Consumer Electronics Dashboard, an ongoing service that visualises the most important metrics for consumer […]

January 12, 2024

Survey: 32% Millennials, Gen Z have phone bill paid by parents

A poll of 1,000 adults aged 18 to 35 found almost a third (32 per cent) still have their phone bill paid for by their parents, while 35 per cent also use their logins to TV streaming services. Other bills paid for by the bank of mum and dad include utility bills (30 per cent), […]

December 6, 2023

Report: German home electronics sales fall

German consumers are keeping their wallets firmly closed according to a study from HEMIX (Germany’s Home Electronics Market Index). The first 9 months of this year saw a 6.1 per cent fall in sales of a broad range of consumer electronics compared with the same period in 2022. TVs, the backbone of consumer electronics sales, […]

November 30, 2023By Chris Forrester

From Halls to Screens: How digital media is transforming the bingo experience

Bingo is a time-tested pursuit, initially conceived in Italy around 1530. Rapidly moving forward in time to the 20th century, bingo became radically popular in the UK in the 1960s; originally known as ‘Housey-Housey’, the British Betting and Gaming Act of 1960 laid the foundations for an exponential increase in participation. However, it suffered a […]

November 23, 2023

Qualcomm pulls plug on Iridium link

Satellite operator Iridium says that chip-set giant Qualcomm has ended its relationship with Iridium. Qualcomm and Iridium were in an agreement to include satellite-to-cellular chipsets in smartphones. Iridium said that, while “the companies successfully developed and demonstrated the technology,” smartphone makers “have not included the technology in their devices,” leading Qualcomm to end the agreement. […]

November 13, 2023By Chris Forrester

Report: Smartphone owners now the majority

Over half (54 per cent) of the global population – some 4.3 billion people – now owns a smartphone, according to mobile industry trade body the GSMA’s annual State of Mobile Internet Connectivity Report 2023 (SOMIC). Smartphone owners are much more likely to be aware of, and adopt, mobile Internet services, as well as use […]

October 12, 2023