A new survey, commissioned by conditional access firm NDS Ltd. , finds that digital video recorders (DVRs) increase household harmony, improve television watching, and are among the devices that users increasingly find they "cannot live without."
The survey, which was conducted by U.K. firm Consumer Analysis Ltd. over four countries, aimed to see how consumers used their DVRs. What the survey overwhelmingly found was that once consumers have used a DVR, they don't want to go without.
According to the report (the full text of which can be found here), the DVR was noted as the "second-most indispensable item of technology, second only to the mobile phone," and that "the vast majority of people internationally with access to a DVR say that they could not live without it."
re: DVRs Improve American Life, Survey Says Oh come on Phil!
I have decided that I will forgo food for my DVR!
You upset - you have been a bit of a contrarian on some of the boards lately. Although the "news" lately has taken a cue from politics and has had plenty of spin.
Like the Ciena thing....macroeconomic uncertainty? Really? They are going to miss by 33% when oil prices are down and housing sales (at the new lower prices) are beginning to pick up. Also factory durable goods orders were up today!
Light Reading is spending much of this year digging into the details of how automation technology will impact the comms market, but let's take a moment to also look at how automation is set to overturn the current world order by the middle of the century.
Understanding the full experience of women in technology requires starting at the collegiate level (or sooner) and studying the technologies women are involved with, company cultures they're part of and personal experiences of individuals.
During this WiC radio show, we will talk with Nicole Engelbert, the director of Research & Analysis for Ovum Technology and a 23-year telecom industry veteran, about her experiences and perspectives on women in tech. Engelbert covers infrastructure, applications and industries for Ovum, but she is also involved in the research firm's higher education team and has helped colleges and universities globally leverage technology as a strategy for improving recruitment, retention and graduation performance.
She will share her unique insight into the collegiate level, where women pursuing engineering and STEM-related degrees is dwindling. Engelbert will also reveal new, original Ovum research on the topics of artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things, security and augmented reality, as well as discuss what each of those technologies might mean for women in our field. As always, we'll also leave plenty of time to answer all your questions live on the air and chat board.