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New numbers from research firm NPD Group find that there are now more web-connected devices in the U.S. than there are people. As Brett Molina of USA Today reports:

Desktop and laptop computers continue to dominate the space, although mobile devices are slowly catching up. The survey finds 183 million of those Net-connected gadgets are computers, followed by 133 million smartphones. Video game consoles are a distant third with 39 million and tablets reaching just over 31 million.

All told, NPD Group reports there are now 425 million connected devices — over 100 million more than there are people.