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Support for the elderly in going digital

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Adult Hungarian Internet users consider it important that elderly family members should also be comfortable in the digital world. For that purpose, 17% of young people regularly educate senior relatives in using the Internet and digital devices, and another 59% do so occasionally. The success of these efforts is indicated by the fact that one third of all grandparents and…

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Hungary: home to 3.7 million gamers

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3.7 million people reported playing some sort of video game in 2017, which constitutes 58% of the Hungarian population between 18 and 65 years of age. Last year the turnover of the sector – including video game, hardware and in-game purchases – exceeded 28 billion Hungarian Forints. There is a steady income of reinforcements, too: more than half of all…

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Internet access has become a basic need for Hungarian youth

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According to adult Hungarian Intenet users, feeling ’at home’ means different things for different generations. Whereas having Internet access is mostly a convenience feature for older people, for youth it has become a basic need. Internet users feel strongly about staying connected: two out of ten would rather have no warm water for a month than giving up access to…

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5G: seven out of ten Internet users keep an open mind in Hungary

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The next few years will see the world go through some major changes as the era of 5G technology approaches. The question is: how will that affect us, users? Fifth generation mobile networks will open up new horizons, and intelligent traffic management systems, smart cities and telemedicine will undoubtedly make our lives easier. 80% of adult Hungarian Internet users are…

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The gamer inside us

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Six out of ten Internet users in Hungary play video games (including any game played on electronic devices, i.e. computers, smartphones, tablets, consoles, or TVs). This activity extends well beyond hardcore gaming: the most popular video games are Solitaire, Mahjong, Candy Crush Saga and Scrabble. Fifty-six per cent of gamers play on their smartphones (too) – these are the findings…

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Smartphones blur the line between work and private life

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As the widespread availability of smartphones promotes a continuous online presence, the boundary between work and private life is increasingly blurred. It is possible to attend to our private chores and keep in touch with family and friends even during working hours – and likewise, with the help of smartphones, work-related duties can be performed at any time. Most smartphone…

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News, music and films now consumed on mobile phones

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Almost 4.5 million people now use smartphones in Hungary, and 90% regularly consume content of some kind on their mobile phones. Smartphones can replace all other devices as they are used not only to read news and articles and listen to music, but also to watch short videos and even full movies. And such content increasingly comes from online sources…

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Internet at Christmas: Connecting Us and Providing Activities

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The Internet is integral to keeping families together in the Christmas period, just like at other times. It connects us with friends and loved ones who are far away, and offers increasingly popular options for the typical year-end pastimes of watching movies, TV series and other programmes.  Even though live television still prevails at Christmas, six out of ten respondents…

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What the Internet gives us for Christmas

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Christmas is now inconceivable without the Internet: online services not only help preparing for the festivities and organising family visits, but also allow us to purchase presents. This year, two million Hungarians are expected to buy Christmas presents (and other goods) online, and there will be plenty of net-connected devices under the tree. These are the conclusions of eNET –…

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Mobile Internet connection – wanted all year round

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With the proliferation of smartphones and tablet computers, the number of mobile Internet users is growing steadily in Hungary, and has by now reached 2.6 million. Even though mobile Internet access may be especially important in the summer holiday season, we cannot do without it in the rest of the year either: people are online always and everywhere. This time,…

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