A Chinese shopping mall has implemented special lanes for the 'heads-down people,' meaning those who walk around looking down on their smartphones. Along the lanes, painted messages remind people to look up.
Life & Style June 9, 2018
'I hate my mom's phone,' wrote a second-grader in a homework from school that had students write about inventions that they did not like. The heartbreaking answer has gone viral, as smartphone addiction affects relationships between parents and their children.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech May 25, 2018
Siempo is an app that allows users to end their smartphone addictions. It offers a white background and bland icons that help prevent smartphone distractions.
Apps/Software May 19, 2018
Phubbing occurs when people check their smartphones during a face-to-face interaction with another person. This action can have some negative consequences on those relationships.
Healthy Living/Wellness March 29, 2018
Employees who once worked for big-name companies have formed Center for Human Technology, a nonprofit group aiming to raise awareness about the dangers of social media. The group is planning to launch a nationwide campaign as part of its efforts.
Internet February 5, 2018
A new study concluded that teenagers with smartphone addiction are unhappier compared to those engaging in other activities, such as playing sports and meeting their friends. Depressed teens might want to take a break from social media for a while.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech January 24, 2018
Apple was pressed to roll out solutions that combat against iPhone addiction in children. That may take some time, but you can take measures already with these parental control apps.
Apps/Software January 8, 2018
There’s a growing evidence of smartphones playing a central role in dysfunctional mental health among children. Two Apple investors want the company to do something about it.
Apple January 8, 2018
Researchers discovered that smartphone addiction may lead to chemical imbalances in the brain, resulting in anxiety and depression, among others. For people who do not think therapy is for them, here are some things to try to cure smartphone addiction.
Medicine December 4, 2017
Compared to the control participants, the MRS results of the smartphone and internet-addicted young participants showed chemical imbalance in their brains. Fortunately, their brain chemistries returned back to normal after being subjected to therapy.
Neuroscience December 1, 2017
A product designer based in Vienna has created the perfect product for smartphone addicts. It’s called the Substitute Phone, which looks and feels like a phone but is essentially a bland slab of material with marbles in it.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech November 27, 2017
If you’re wondering why your child has been acting up lately, it may have something to do with you spending too much time on your smartphone. A new study linked child behavior problems to parents' heavy use of digital technology.
Healthy Living/Wellness May 26, 2017
Your nighttime smartphone habits can cause temporary blindness. Two women suffered temporary blindness for months due to regularly using their smartphones in the dark with one eye.
Healthy Living/Wellness June 24, 2016
Women spend more time on their smartphones than men and are more likely to get addicted to the devices, a recent survey has found. Women also admit to feeling insecure when they can’t use their smartphones.
Healthy Living/Wellness June 1, 2016
A poll conducted by Common Sense Media revealed that 50 percent of teens feel addicted to their smartphones. The survey also showed that parents are aware of the addiction.
Healthy Living/Wellness May 3, 2016
We are all a little too glued to our smartphones these days. This new challenge from WNYC will help you get your life back and be more creative, too.
Internet Culture February 3, 2015
A new Nielsen Digital Consumer report says 40 percent of U.S. young adults (18-to-24) use social media while indisposed. Yes, you read that correctly, while going to the bathroom.
Society February 17, 2014