We blame electronic devices for our increasingly sedentary behaviours. So why not harness them to study our movement patterns and tackle urgent health crises?
Climate extremes are killing Australian trees, but we don't know where they're dying. Scientists are asking the public to use their phones to help.
Some have called reports overblown, with others going so far as to call it a myth. But the data that continues to emerge tell a different story.
Smartphones are here to stay, so why don't art teachers explore using them mindfully for visual and aural self-expression and to create intentional classroom communities?
Using smartphones and wearable devices to identify mental health symptoms and deliver psychotherapy will allow more people to access quality care, according to one psychiatrist.
There's a lack of scientific evidence supporting claims that digital detoxes actually have any benefit to us.
Today's smartphones have the technology to help you take amazing photographs – so long as you do it right.
Philip Pullman can help us understand what smartphones are doing to people – here's how.
Some say the hysteria over screen time echoes parents' worries that their kids were watching too much TV in the 1980s. But new studies show there's nothing overblown about parents' growing concern.
'Heavy' media multitaskers performed worse on attention and memory tests – and some even had structural brain differences.
Experts describe their research into how smartphones collect and share private personal information with tracking companies and advertisers.
Both the Coalition and Labor agreed to new laws that will give law enforcement agencies the power to access encrypted systems.
Younger generations could learn a thing or two from their older counterparts about how to have a healthier relationship with digital technologies like social media.
Reports of the death of radio are, as ever, exaggerated – but it could re-engage with younger listeners.
Technology could be a promising alternative to traditional therapy.
Without their devices, regular GPS users take longer to negotiate a route, travel more slowly and make larger navigational errors.
As their kids get older, should parents should be more – not less – vigilant?
Looking at your phone while in the presence of others – called phubbing – has become commonplace. But who gets phubbed most? How frequently? And in what situations?
While many parents believe equipping their young child with a cellphone is a matter of safety, research shows the practice comes with certain risks.
After two decades of work, the technical challenges of a bendable screen may have been overcome.