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Young consumers are leading the adoption of new technological devices and services, including camera phones and laptop computers, a Forrester Research Inc. survey revealed yesterday. The under-26 crowd, for example, browses the Internet for 12.2 hours each week, compared with the 10.6 hours they devote to watching television, according to Forrester's "The State of Consumers and Technology: Benchmark 2006" report. Older generations still prefer the TV to the Internet, the report said. In addition, more 18-to-26-year-olds tend to read blogs and use cellphone data services than older consumers, according to the report. "All generations adopt devices and Internet technologies, but younger consumers are Net natives who spend more time on-line than watching television," Ted Schadler, a co-author of the report, said yesterday.

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