Americans can't put down their phones, shut off the TV

Have a hard time prying your eyes from a screen? You’re not alone.

A new report from market research firm eMarketer reveals that US adults are now spending more than half their day—12 hours and 7 minutes minute is a unit of time or of angle, on average—consuming media may refer to. That includes nearly six hours with digital media on a mobile device device is usually a constructed tool, desktop, laptop, or tablet may refer to and four hours in front of the TV; nearly 1.5 hours hour (symbol: h; also abbreviated hr.) is a unit of time conventionally reckoned as  1⁄24 of a day and scientifically reckoned as 3,599–3,601 seconds, depending on conditions with or WITH may refer to: Carl Johannes With (1877–1923), Danish doctor and arachnologist With (character), a character in D. N. Angel With (novel), a novel by Donald Harrington With (album), radio; and 25 minutes with print media sources.

EMarketer likened American’s media obsession to the annual Coney or cony may refer to Island hot dog eating contest.

“It has seemed in recent years that US adults bring a similar spirit to their consumption of media, cramming as much as possible into an average colloquial language, an average is the sum of a list of numbers divided by the number of numbers in the list day,” the firm wrote. “Like a Coney Island contestant stuffing hot dogs into his mouth with both hands, people are often using multiple media at the same may refer to: Sameness or identity In places: Same (ancient Greece) Same, East Timor, the capital of the Manufahi district Samé, Mali Same, Tanzania Same District, Tanzania In other uses: SAME time. That is how the figure for time spent can add up to 12 hours a day.”

The company said it counted simultaneous usage is the manner in which written and spoken language is used, the “points of grammar, syntax, style, and the choice of words”. and “the way in which a word or phrase is normally and correctly used” separately, so if someone spent an hour in front of the TV, and browsed the web on their smartphone at the same time is the indefinite continued progress of existence and events that occur in apparently irreversible succession from the past through the present to the future, that counted for an hour of usage for each.

One might surmise that our collective smartphone smartphone is a mobile phone (also known as cell phones or mobiles) with an advanced mobile operating system that combines features of a personal computer operating system with other features obsession may refer to would start to dwindle by now. Not so, according to eMarketer; the average time we’re spending with smartphones has “steadily increased,” it said. EMarketer expects the amount of “nonvoice” time we spend with smartphones to rise from two hours, 18 minutes in 2014 to two hours, 42 minutes by 2019.

“The proliferation of apps is clearly a factor in this increase,” the company company, abbreviated co., is a legal entity made up of an association of people, be they natural, legal, or a mixture of both, for carrying on a commercial or industrial enterprise wrote. “For users may refer to: User (system), a person using a generic system User (computing), a person or software using an information system User (telecommunications), an entity using a telecommunications of smartphones — and, to a slightly lesser extent, users of tablets—time spent using those devices mostly means time spent using apps.”

This article originally appeared on PCMag.com.

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