Approximately 84 percent of Americans owned computers in 2013, including desktops, laptops, netbooks, notebooks, tablets, handheld computers, smartphones and other hand held devices, according to the 2013 American Community Survey. A total of 92 percent of households in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia area owned a computer, which was the highest of any other area, according to the survey. The U.S. Census Bureau relies solely on this survey's data to determine small area estimates for social and demographic characteristics.Know More
A total of 72 percent of Latinos in U.S. households owned a computer in 2012, according to the 2012 Pew Hispanic Center National Survey of Latinos. By comparison, whites represented 83 percent of computer owners and African-Americans represented 70 percent of computer owners for the same year, according to the 2012 Pew Research Center for the People and the Press Biennial Media Consumption Survey and the 2012 Pew Research Center's Internet and American Life Project Health Tracking Survey.
More than 50 percent of U.S. households owned a tablet computer in 2014, and in households with children, the number climbed to 70 percent tablet ownership, according to the 2014 Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute Mobile Media News Consumption survey.Learn more about Computers & Hardware
The positive side of computer technology is the ability of all people who use computers to stay connected; the negative side of computer technology is the lack of privacy that exists in a society that is heavy with computer technology. While computers provide a place for all people to stay connected on both personal and business levels, they also prevent people from keeping many of the things that they want private.Full Answer >
"HP" most commonly stands for Hewlett-Packard, which is a consumer electronics company that manufactures computers, laptops, printers and other devices. "HP" could also be an abbreviation for home page, high performance or headphones.Full Answer >
Computer literacy allows individuals to maximize work performance, use technology in everyday life and operate computers for personal use. In a world with increasing reliance on technology, computer literacy plays an important role in all aspects of life, from work and financial to personal.Full Answer >
A Helkern attack is a type of malicious program that slows down networks and creates vulnerabilities in people's computers. Helkern attacks were at their height around 2003, accounting for a 25 percent decrease in the speed of the Internet.Full Answer >