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Tablets, Smartphones Are Electricity Hogs

Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Your iPhone may be using a lot more electricity than the family fridge.

The finding comes in a new report on the electricity use by mobile gadgets, the Internet, cloud services and the rapidly growing data storage industry.

According to the Digital Power Group, the world’s information communications systems are using nearly 10 percent of the world’s electricity generation, and the share continues to rise.

“Trends now promise faster, not slower, growth in ICT [information communication technologies] use,” says the report.

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