Android gains on iPhone in global smartphone sales

Android's dominance of the US smartphone market hasn't yet spread to the rest of the world, says Gartner, but Google is narrowing the gap with Apple.

Gadgets make the world a happier place, says report

Technology makes people happy, and women benefit even more than men, according to a global study from the British Computer Society.

iPad users are rich old men

iPad users are male, rich and enjoy using Flickr, according to a Yahoo user analysis.

Nearly half of Americans have social media profiles

48% of Americans over the age of 11 now have profiles on at least one social networking Web site, including 78% of teenagers, according to a newly released study.

11% of young adults will check texts during sex

Things are getting hot and sweaty when all of the sudden you hear that sound: a new text notification. What do you do? If you'd actually interrupt sex to check the message, you're not alone.

Luke Skywalker was first man on the moon, say kids

The Queen invented the telephone, and Isaac Newton discovered fire - according to British schoolchildren, anyway.

Gamers slave labor for virtual cash

Gaming used to be about playing not work, but with the advent of virtual currency to enhance game options, more and more gamers say they are willing to earn cyber cash by pimping themselves out to marketeers as survey monkeys, ad video guinea pigs and subscription sign up sasquatches.

Life, liberty, the pursuit of happiness... and internet access

Four in five people around the world reckon internet access is their fundamental right, according to a poll conducted for BBC World Service.

Gaming causes violence claims yet another nincompoop

Yet another hysterical survey has tipped up in a supposedly prominent psychology magazine, the Psychological Bulletin, claiming yet again that playing violent video games leads to violent thoughts and doesn’t promote “positive social behaviors.”

Americans turn to the net for their news

The writing may be on the wall for newspapers - or on the screen, at least. A new report from the Pew Internet and American Life project says that online news has taken over from print as the third most popular way for Americans to get their news.

Google doesn't make you dumb, say experts

It would be pretty evil to make your customers stupid. So Google must be relieved that the latest expert survey from the Pew Internet & American Life Project has found that, in this at least, it seems to be living up to its mission statement.

Most online content should be free, say users

It's not the conclusive answer they were probably hoping for, but Nielsen has found from a massive survey that people 'might' be prepared to pay for online content.

Identity fraud reaches new high

Identity fraud is rocketing, according to a survey from Javelin Strategy & Research, and victims are getting increasingly vengeful.