There’s at least one good reason why you should take a break from your smartphone—it can put you in a bad mood. A new study out of Britain shows that one-third of notifications you receive by phone can adversely affect your emotions. Researchers from Nottingham Trent University conducted a small … Read More
There’s nothing quite so dangerous on the 21st century street as a person walking and texting (obligatory video of a jerk doing so here). A new study from the University of Washington monitored a thousand people at “20 high risk intersections” and recorded what they observed. 29.8% of all pedestrians … Read More
Let there be light? Well, anyone with a smartphone can do that, but it takes something else to make said light soft and relaxing. Enter the Travelamp light diffuser ($8). It’s a soft silicon doohickey that wraps around your smartphone and turns the harsh directional light into something more ambient.
Hate letting your phone go? You’re not the only one, and it can have a very real effect on your brain. A study published in the Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication has found that separation can cause some iPhone users to have increased anxiety, difficulty focusing, and problems solving cognitive tests. … Read More
Modern frustration #29843: phone dying. And it happens oh-so-easily. All night, you’re listening to music, texting, and using the GPS, and when you call an Uber it dies. Frustration in a nutshell, especially if it affects your passenger rating. You can’t count on your phone battery improving anytime soon, so … Read More