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TECH TRENDS

66% of Americans own at least two digital devices – smartphone, desktop or laptop computer, or tablet – and 36% own all three, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis.

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TEENS AND MOBILE

What’s the favorite device for today’s teens.  A survey of 16-19 year olds by Refuel finds: 1) Smartphone, 55%; 2) laptop, 18%; followed by tablet, music player and finally, TV at just 7%.  

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TABLETS OVER TV

According to a research report from Miner & Co. Studio, televisions are no longer the screen of choice for kids who have ready access to tablets and smartphones. More than half (57%) of parents surveyed said their children now prefer to watch video on a handheld device rather than on TV.

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TECH TRENDS

Smartphones are now the third most-owned consumer electronics product in the country, trailing only TVs and DVD/Blu-ray players, according to a survey by the Consumer Electronics Association.  Tablets saw the largest increase in ownership growth over last year now at 54% ownership, and for the first time joining the list of top 10 most-owned tech… read more

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SMARTPHONE SURVEY

69% of farmers today own smartphones. Based on plans to purchase, 87% of farmers will use smartphones by 2016,  according to a February 2015 Farm Journal Media survey,

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TECH UPDATE

text messaging is the most widely-used smartphone feature but voice/video calling remains popular, even among young smartphone owners; email continues to retain a place of prominence in the smartphone era, according to Pew Research.

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WHAT WOULD YOU MISS THE MOST

People between the ages of 16 and 24 would not blink an eye if newspapers and magazines went extinct; smartphones are the “must-have” device of the younger generation. The breakdown among all adults shows a much stronger craving for TV over smartphones and computers.

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TECH TRENDS

Nearly 10% of households headed by people under 35 are smartphone only, with no laptop/desktop computer at home.

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TECH TRENDS

Apps today are driving the majority of media consumption activity, a new ComScore report claims, now accounting for 7 out of every 8 minutes of media consumption on mobile devices. On smartphones, app activity is even higher, at 88% usage versus 82% on tablets. You can download the FarmWeekNow.com app for the latest Illinois farm… read more

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ILLINOIS TOLLWAY TO TEST NEW TOLLING TECHNOLOGY

Motorists on the Illinois Tollway might one day be able to use a smartphone app to pay tolls automatically while driving. That’s one of the technologies the agency wants to play with at a test site it plans to set up on a section of the Tri-State Tollway. The test site is schedule to open… read more

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