We spend on average four hours a day looking at our phones.
The relationship between our smartphones and levels of the stress hormone cortisol isn't yet clear, but people report feeling more stressed than they were before they had a smartphone.
But out-of-date kit, lack of access to digital technologies and expensive mobile broadband packages can all act as barriers to being able to operate successfully in the digital world.
Uighurs wait in line at a face scan checkpoint in Turpan, Xinjiang in northwest China on April 11, 2018.
An anthropologist who interviewed Uighurs in China found different ways in which Chinese authorities used checkpoints, social media and smartphones to identify, categorize and control this group.
Lucy spends much of her life living through her phone screen – what happens when we are let into this vantage point?
Lucy is a millennial having a quarter-life crisis. In Content, a new kind of TV using the selfie as a camera technique, we view her life as it is reflected back at her through her phone screen.
With its multiple camera lenses, some people may think the new iPhone favours function over form?
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The idea of a phone that can do everything is hardly new. But the premium pricing of Apple's iPhone 11 begs the question of how far this trend can realistically be taken.
Don’t wait - update your phone’s software.
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The news that malware can invade iPhones and other Apple devices via the Safari web browser has damaged Apple's reputation for security. But you can fix the problem by updating your phone's software.
Online distractions come at a considerable cost when you're out for groceries.
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.