It's withstood the test of time, and it's leading people to get out of the house, travel around and spend more time with their families.
‘Someone likes me.’
Many of us complain about the stress of being 'always on' – here's what life could be like, if you actually disconnected.
There is limited mobile reception on Mt Kosciusko in New South Wales.
People are increasingly seeking out retro-style holidays, where connectivity is an afterthought.
Mobile text books.
Smart phones are educational – and a big part of students' futures.
How data is changing the shape of our personal 'bubble' – in pictures.
Citibike station in midtown Manhattan.
Dozens of US cities have launched bike-share programs in the past decade. There have been bumps – critics want wider access, and cities want bikes stored out of the way – but bike sharing is on a roll.
Go on, use your imagination.
Winnie the Pooh understood the importance of allowing your mind to wander – and the science agrees. It's time we all found the time to daydream.
The combination of a divisive political climate and widespread use of social media networks to share controversial material has many people asking this question. Here's what Aristotle would say.
What attaches us so deeply to our phones?
Why we love our phones so much might be related to our basic yearnings as human beings, explains a scholar, who is also a pastor.
When the smart city looks inhuman: a robot police officer from Dubai greets guests at last November’s Smart City Expo World Congress in Barcelona.
The corporate world has taken the lead in promoting various creative/smart city visions, which struggle to be inclusive, let alone entrust citizens with control over their lives.
It never ends.
A host of spaces that were once immune to commercial intrusion – from parks to our friendships – are now being infiltrated by advertisers. Are we being enslaved by a 'merciless master'?
The research found the more confident a participant was, the worse they understood the phone contracts they were given.
Consumers don't understand the contracts they are signing when they buy smartphones, new research shows.
Chris, Tim, Lachlan and Emma travelled to the University of Queensland’s Great Court to play Pokemon Go.
The Pokemon GO craze has transformed a generation of gamers who admit they would otherwise be inside watching TV, surfing the internet, or playing console games.
Playing Pokemon Go.
Within days of its release the new Pokémon Go had got people pounding the streets trying to capture virtual creatures. But already there are concerns over the risks it poses to gamers.
Mobile phones have many benefits. But they can also interrupt classes and distract pupils.
More pupils in Ghana, Malawi and South Africa are taking smartphones to school. These can be useful learning tools – or terrible distractions.
What do students miss when they access the Internet only through mobile devices?
A third of families living below poverty level access the Internet only through their phones. And young people from these families get access to few learning opportunities.
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A new report on the future of humanity explains what we really need to be worrying about over the next 35 years.
The smartphone is rising as a reading device. What happens to the stories they're telling?
Low-income teens are unable to participate in social media conversations of their wealthier peers.
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With low-income kids unable to participate in the social media conversations of their wealthier peers, a new form of digital inequity is emerging.
The phone that debuted in 2007 and disrupted an industry.
Nokia, Motorola, Sony-Ericsson and BlackBerry-maker Research in Motion were all victims of disruption. During the 1990s and 2000s, they shepherded the cell phone during its period of takeoff into ubiquity…