Mobile phones

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Are young people growing horns because of mobile phones? Not so fast | Gideon Meyerowitz-Katz

Mobile phones probably arent turning young people into literal demons from hell just yet People are strange about mobile phones. On the one hand, we cant live without them. A modern existence is almost entirely reliant on the ability to at all times be connected to virtually every person alive today, which if you think […]

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Don’t use it as an alarm clock! Five ways to cut down on phone use

Many of us rely on our devices for everything from rousing us in the morning to staving off boredom. But there are ways to break the habit Keep your phone out of the bedroom Get yourself an alarm clock. Photograph: Image Source/Getty Images Many of us use our phones as alarm clocks, meaning they are […]

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‘Our minds can be hijacked’: the tech insiders who fear a smartphone dystopia

The Google, Apple and Facebook workers who helped make technology so addictive are disconnecting themselves from the internet. Paul Lewis reports on the Silicon Valley refuseniks who worry the race for human attention has created a world of perpetual distraction that could ultimately end in disaster Justin Rosenstein had tweaked his laptops operating system to […]

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Are smartphones really making our children sad?

US psychologist Jean Twenge, who has claimed that social media is having a malign affect on the young, answers critics who accuse her of crying wolf Last week, the childrens commissioner, Anne Longfield, responded to the campaign. The assumption that time online or in front of a screen is life wasted needs challenging. It is […]

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iPhone at 10: how it changed everything

Alex Hern bought the first iPhone a decade ago. As it celebrates its 10th anniversary, he looks back on how it changed the world and his life Ten years ago today, the first iPhone hit stores in the US. On paper, the device was nothing special: it lacked the 3G connectivity which was becoming standard […]

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Rise of the machines: who is the internet of things good for?

The long read: Interconnected technology is now an inescapable reality ordering our shopping, monitoring our cities and sucking up vast amounts of data along the way. The promise is that it will benefit us all but how can it? In San Francisco, a young engineer hopes to optimise his life through sensors that track his […]

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Is our smartphone addiction damaging our children? | Rowan Davies

Research has found a link between technoference and poor child behaviour. The need for light relief is very human, but perhaps we can find a happier balance A technology-based interruptions in parentchild interactions a phenomenon known as technoference, which Im fairly sure was a club night in Stockwell in the 1990s could be associated with […]

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Apple to fix ‘touch disease’ flaw for iPhone 6 Plus

The significant flaw in touchscreens can be triggered when devices are dropped multiple times, Apple claimed Apple has acknowledged a significant flaw that causes touchscreens to fail in some iPhone 6 Plus smartphones, claiming the problem can be triggered when devices are dropped multiple times. Announcing the Multi-Touch Repair Program for iPhone 6 Plus on […]

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Chemical traces on your phone reveal your lifestyle, scientists say

Molecular signature showing everything from grooming products used to drugs taken could help police and medical professionals to build profiles of individuals If worries about Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers from the US and Germany describe how they swabbed the mobile phone and right hand of 39 individuals and analysed the samples […]

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Get live presidential election results on your mobile lock screen

A live updating notification will offer the latest US election results every time you pick up your phone On 8 November, US presidential election night 2016, the Mobile Innovation Labs mission to learn more about mobile storytelling. After the experiment, well send out a survey soliciting feedback on the experience. Were eager to hear what […]

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