Living room is 'a digital hub'

The traditional living room is being transformed into a digital media hub where the household watches television while multi-tasking via tablets and smartphones, according to a report by the media regulator Ofcom.

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Tablet ownership 'more than doubles' over past year

Tablet ownership has more than doubled in the past year alone, with 24 percent of homes now owning at least one of the devices, up from 11 percent the year before, according to a report by Ofcom.

Tablet ownership has more than doubled in the past year alone, Ofcom says. Credit: J.M. Guyon - Copyright 2012/Candybox Images/Press Association Images

More than half of adults - 51 percent - own a smartphone, up from 27 percent two years ago.

Two-thirds of tablet users say they use the device every day, and 95 percent use it at least once a week.

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