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Friday, August 03, 2018

E-Sports Pioneers Are Making It Up as They Go

Another reason e-sports has strong growth potential is that, unlike many other sports, whose fans may only be spectators, e-sports attracts video gamers, many of whom could become e-sports competitors themselves.

"Today, 62 percent of U.S. consumers in broadband households play video games at least one hour per week, and 10 percent of consumers in broadband households watch e-sports," said Hunter Sappington, research analyst at Parks Associates.

From the article "E-Sport ...read more

Thursday, August 02, 2018

Most U.S. Wearable Owners Use Their Gadgets Daily: Study

The vast majority of fitness tracker and smartwatch owners in the United States use their wearables on a daily basis, according to the latest study from Parks Associates. Approximately 68-percent of fitness trackers owners utilize those gadgets every day, whereas the same holds true for three out of four smartwatch users in the country, the firm found. Consumers who resorted to purchasing digital scales with Wi-Fi or Bluetooth capabilities aren’t as committed to their devices as ...read more

Wednesday, August 01, 2018

Is it ‘Smart’ Home or ‘Connected’ Home?

According to the research firm Parks Associates, nearly 40 percent of security dealers that offer interactive services today report that half or more of their sales now include at least one smart home device, which is testament to the growing consumer demand. Dealers are listening. The Parks study also found that more than 90 percent of U.S. security dealers offer some form of interactive service, and 75 percent of security sales overall include at least one smart home device.

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Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Need help with your TV and smart-home setup? At-home tech support may be the answer.

Patrice Samuels, senior analyst at Parks Associates, a market research company specializing in emerging consumer technology products and services, said demand for traditional technology support, like fixing bugs in computers or tablets, is falling as those devices are becoming more reliable.

Consumer questions now are about wireless connectivity and other network connectivity questions, whether those are traditional devices or smart home and/or other emerging technology, she ...read more

Monday, July 30, 2018

What dealers need to know to keep their customers cyber-secure.

Advising customers about options such as these could be an important task for security dealers, considering that a recent Parks Associate survey conducted for Qolsys found that 64 percent of professionally monitored security system owners believe their home security system uses encrypted communications from the sensors to the panel, even though the percentage likely is considerably lower.

“Proprietary protocols used in various security products have varied in the degree of p ...read more

Friday, July 27, 2018

The Arrival of OTT Live Video

Today, every major television outlet is in the midst of launching or advancing their direct-to-consumer VOD streaming services. Consumers now have more control and choice than ever, and the industry is becoming fiercely competitive in its quest for high-quality content to keep viewers. According to Parks Associates, there are over 200OTT services in the U.S. market, and that number is increasing rapidly.

From the article "The Arrival of OTT Live Video" by Dan Murray.

Friday, July 27, 2018

Amazon patents floating warehouses to cater for drone delivery

“Sleep-tracking features of smartwatches and fitness trackers are raising consumer awareness about lack of sleep. 42pc of consumers in US broadband households are concerned their health will worsen due to poor sleep quality,” said Jennifer Kent, director of research quality and product development at Parks Associates.

“Still, once a consumer understands their sleep patterns, then the issue becomes, what to do about it? Most consumers have not brought up these concerns with t ...read more

Thursday, July 26, 2018

How Home Automation Can Provide a Good Night’s Sleep

A hot topic in health today is the importance of getting a good night's sleep. According to research by Parks Associates 25% of consumers are very concerned about a lack of quality sleep. This is not an unfounded concern as medical research has shown that adequate sleep has been linked to:

  • Improved Memory
     
  • Creativity
     
  • Improved Attention in Children
     
  • Reduced Stress
     
  • And More

From the article "How Home Automation Can Provide a ...read more

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