smartphone addiction

The museum that defines the Instagram age wants visitors to ditch their phones

The museum that defines the Instagram age wants visitors to ditch their phones

If we look up from our phones long enough to really process the world that Instagram built, will we like what we see?

Woman temporarily goes blind in one eye after smartphone overuse

Well, here’s a reason to listen to the recommendations of Apple’s Screen Time feature! A woman in China reportedly suffered a grisly injury after going temporarily blind in one eye due to excessive
Seven ways to deal with smartphone stress

Seven ways to deal with smartphone stress

Use Apple’s Screen Time, Android’s ActionDash, or the Moment app to take an audit of how often you use your phone and which apps take up most of your time.
Google's New Anti-Smartphone Apps, Ranked

Google's New Anti-Smartphone Apps, Ranked

We know that we’re all spending too much time glued to our phones, rather than looking at the person we’re talking to, the movie we’re watching, the sunset we’re missing, or the children we’re
Control Your Smartphone Addiction With Google's Experimental Apps

Control Your Smartphone Addiction With Google's Experimental Apps

Android: The Google Creative Lab has kicked six new experimental apps out into the wild, all designed with one purpose in mind—to get you to stop obsessing over every notification, checking every
Google Releases Five 'Digital Wellbeing' Experiments to Curb Your Smartphone Addiction

Google Releases Five 'Digital Wellbeing' Experiments to Curb Your Smartphone Addiction

Smartphones are a modern day necessity, but for all that they enable, they’re also a fount of crippling anxiety. To help combat that, Google is launching five “digital wellbeing” experiments to “help
The Best Apps for Spending Less Time on Your Phone

The Best Apps for Spending Less Time on Your Phone

Are you, maybe, perhaps, spending too much time staring at your phone? Those minutes spent scrolling through social media feeds and beating your latest high scores can really add up, and before you

Want a real break? Put down your iPhone!

Using your phone during a break from work doesn’t give your brain a chance to rest and recoup, according to a new study. It’s like not taking a break at all. The experiment’s results don’t indicate

YouTube CEO restricts how often her kids get to use mobile phones

The CEO of YouTube has joined a growing list of big name tech industry figures who restrict their kids’ access to mobile devices. Susan Wojcicki says that, “I have times when I take away all my kids’

Coaches charge big bucks to help kids kick the smartphone habit

Forget about Screen Time. Some affluent families are hiring special coaches to help wean kids off their devices. These coaches can charge anywhere from $80 to $250 per hour, with parents typically

‘This is Your Life in Silicon Valley’: Former Pinterest President, Moment CEO Tim Kendall on Smartphone Addiction

Welcome to this week’s transcribed edition of This is Your Life in Silicon Valley. We’re running an experiment for Extra Crunch members that puts This is Your Life in Silicon Valley in words – so you
The inescapable social media crisis is about expectations, not addiction

The inescapable social media crisis is about expectations, not addiction

If we change the way we talk about "phone addiction," we'll have a better shot at addressing it.
If you can give up your smartphone for a week, this company will pay you $1,000

If you can give up your smartphone for a week, this company will pay you $1,000

There's a good chance you're reading these words right now on a smartphone. And just as good of a chance, in fact, that you've been essentially either tethered to your phone all day or it's at least
Mark Zuckerberg built Priscilla Chan a screen-free bedside alarm

Mark Zuckerberg built Priscilla Chan a screen-free bedside alarm

It spares her from a sleep-disrupting smartphone display.

Apple CEO Tim Cook Wants You to Put Your iPhone Away

"If you’re looking at a phone more than someone’s eyes, you’re doing the wrong thing."
Why Dating App Hinge Wants You to Shut Your Phone Off

Why Dating App Hinge Wants You to Shut Your Phone Off

The dating app is offering a night out for those who celebrate National Day of Unplugging on March 1.

Candy Crush Addiction Is Real—and Can Lead to Destructive Results

There are four major dangers to look out for.
Tucker Carlson wants the federal government to ban kids from using smartphones

Tucker Carlson wants the federal government to ban kids from using smartphones

Fox News host Tucker Carlson said he believes Congress should pass legislation banning kids from owning smartphones, citing research showing that smartphone use is harmful to children's
Fake news-wary Indians are resolving not to trust WhatsApp in 2019

Fake news-wary Indians are resolving not to trust WhatsApp in 2019

Indians are becoming increasingly aware of the dangers of fake news. Almost half of the respondents in a survey by public-opinion research firm YouGov said…