Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Coming in 2022: A big leap in smart home technology

Most consumers haven't caught IoT fever yet. "New research from Parks Associates indicates that just 36% of US broadband households have one smart home device, a percentage that decreases if all households are tallied," CNET reports.

From the article "Coming in 2022: A big leap in smart home technology" by Jennifer A. Kingson. 

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Speed bumps on the way to smart cities

Data security concerns are still the top hurdle to the adoption of initiatives involving connected devices, including smart-city deployments, per 451 Research.

According to research released this week by Parks Associates, 63% of the general public are concerned about cybersecurity, and 71% of people with smart devices are concerned about cybersecurity.

Skepticism over how companies working with city governments are using citizen data can slow down the process of getting more

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Music streaming leads on smartphones

Streaming music is the most popular way consumers spend time on their smartphones, according to market research firm Parks Associates, significantly outpacing playing games and watching video clips.

It's not entirely surprising that streaming music is how people spend most of their time--it's a passive activity that can be done while commuting, working, exercising and even while doing other phone tasks. If you're anything like me, you listen to music and play games at the sa more

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