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The cost of keeping in touch
All this week on BBC Newsline we'll be taking a look at how technology is affecting our lives.
Do you have all the latest gadgets? Do you feel under pressure to get them? And how much is it all costing?
To answer these and some other questions this week we've asked some of you to take part. Members of our e-Panel have given us some very interesting information about how technology is changing their lives.
The average cost of computers and other technology in the home is more than £2,500.
But more than one in ten have spent more than £5000.
Average monthly running costs are £86, but 5% of our e-Panel spend more than £200 a month.
BBC Newsline's Tara Mills has been to meet the Hammond family in Lisburn to find out the cost of their communication.
John spoke to her about how his family uses the various communications technologies available to the contemporary household.
Sheila explained the habits and agreements the family has evolved around their use of technology.
last updated: 21/04/2009 at 11:10