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Students love gadgets

IRISH students can't live without their gadgets and are increasingly dependent on technology, new research has found.

The poll, which drew from over 2,800 respondents in six European countries, including Ireland, found that if given the choice of carrying only one thing with them for a year, smartphones were the number one choice, followed by laptops and tablets.

But as much as the students of today love carrying around their tech equipment, the survey also found that they may not be as savvy as one might expect.

At least 39pc admit they don't use technology in the best way to get work done most efficiently.