Smartphones are key elements of two-factor authentication processes. Weakening their security threatens people's digital identities.
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.
Smart appliances, which let you control lights and power outlets via your phone, promise to cut energy bills. But research suggests these gadgets are confusing, and can just as easily raise power use.
The iPhone changed the game not because of the technical details of the device, but rather as a result of its creators' imagination and courage.