A quick distraction is at our fingertips – and app developers know it.
Thanks to a burgeoning procrastination economy, developers are creating content that can be consumed in short spurts. What does it mean for productivity?
The amount of time teens have spent working and participating in extracurricular activities has held steady in recent years. There has, however, been one big change in their lives: smartphones.
It feels like we've seen less progress on charge time than almost anything else in smartphones. Could software efficiency be the answer?
How much is too much screen time for kids?
For decades, parents have fretted over 'screen time,' limiting the hours their children spend looking at a screen. But as times change, so does media... and how parents should (or shouldn't) regulate it.
How much data do you still store only on your mobile, tablet or laptop?
We have never been so connected and we are producing more data than ever before. But how can we manage our data effectively while making sure it remains safe?
Bedtime stories can be comforting, chilling and mysterious, but new research highlights how emotions change depending on how children are doing it.
Windows 10 was designed with more than the desktop in mind.
A year after its launch, Windows 10 continues to evolve and improve upon its predecessor. However, the privacy concerns still haven't gone away.
Apple-developed lessons help students learn to code on the same device the code will be used on.
If you're creating an app for an iPad, then why not create it on an iPad too. Is Apple's Swift move to do this just another step towards the end of the personal computer?
Paper or tablet?
With the surge in e-books and digital devices, one concern has been whether students are learning as much. Research shows that some crucial elements of learning are indeed being lost.
What else is there for her to do?
A new study shows how concerned parents of young children are about e-books.
The original recommendations were made with TV shows and films in mind.
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The American Academy of Pediatrics has called its guideline of two hours per day of screen time outdated. So what about the decades of research that led to the original recommendation?
Guidelines recommending no screens before age two came before interactive and educational tablet and smart phone apps.
There is no question that excessive screen time can have negative impacts on children's sleep and development generally, but is there sufficient evidence for an all-out ban before age two?
Look for a warning on the box before you attempt to crush or chew tablets, or cut capsules open.
Some people are incapable of swallowing tablets because of physical or psychological reasons. What should they do when the doctor prescribes a drug that comes in tablet form?
This sort of 3D display you can’t buy in the shops.
Jason Alexander/Lancaster University
The iPad changed the way we interact with screens, but the physical, 3D touchscreens of the future will change it more radically still.
Mobile networks are undergoing the transition from 4G to the much faster and more capable 5G.
Mobile networks are making the transition to 5G technology, promising faster data transfer and improved coverage.
Tablets can be a novel reading experience for parent and child.
A recent US survey commissioned by the children’s books publisher Scholastic found that 65% of 6-11 year olds prefer to read print books even when e-books are available on tablets. In the UK, a National…
You’re a vegetarian? But your subconscious ordered the Meat Lover’s!
If you prefer to order your pizza without going through all the trouble of actually speaking, Pizza Hut has just the thing for you — “the world’s first subconscious menu.” You sit down, glance through…
A digital childhood is no longer unusual.
A recent New York Times article points to a glaring inconsistency between the amount of “screen time” toddlers have using tablets, phones and computers – and the advice of many early years specialists…
Manchester United supporters lucky enough to see high-profile signings Radamel Falcao and Angel di Maria in action for the first time at Old Trafford at the weekend may have done well to remember we look…
Are parents using technological devices as pacifiers rather than talking to them?
A parent with a small child in a stroller is walking along the footpath with headphones in. The child is crying, the parent is oblivious. A parent walks into a cafe engaged in conversation on the phone…