New research has shown that smartphone owners are spending an increasing amount of time on the internet but are reading books and exercising less.

The study conducted by mobile phone website found that people are spending an average of five hours a week surfing the web on their devices.

It also showed that people with smartphones are using a lot of their spare time to interact on social media sites, sending emails and shopping online.

The State of the news media report conducted by Pew research centre’s project for excellence in journalism last month found that more people with smart devices are keeping abreast of the news.

Editor of Hannah Bouckley told the Daily Telegraph that boredom is becoming a thing of the past for people with internet access on their mobile phones.

“Mobile internet access is a key part of everyday life for many of us, so much so that it is hard to imagine a time without it,” she continued.

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