Are smartphones really making our children sad?

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Samsung suspends sales of Galaxy Note 7 phones, warns users: ‘turn it off’

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The company has been forced to suspend production and global sales of both the faulty smartphones and their replacements after devices caught fire Samsung has withdrawn all of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones from sale globally after a spate of fires involving safe replacements. In a statement issued late on Monday, Samsung said consumers with […]

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Galaxy Note 7 owners told to turn off phones due to exploding battery risk

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US product safety agency says owners of the smartphones should stop using their device, and that its working on an official recall just weeks after launch The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) says owners of the Galaxy Note 7 smartphones should turn them off and stop using them because of the risk that their […]

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