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.
Cybercriminals may steal data from laptops and mobile phones when they are plugged in via USB ports.
The risk smartphones pose to our memory is overblown, but they do get in the way of us making more detailed and authentic memories.
It's not easy to get all those metals out of the ground.
Since 15 June 2017, roaming charges have been banned in the European Union. Are users necessarily beneficiaries of this measure?
Electric cars and smartphones have created growing demand – and volatile prices – for once obscure metals.
Our social institutions and politics suffer from a collective arrested development – and our relationship to technology has only exacerbated this trend.
As younger generations spend more time interacting with people online and less time in real life, they are more likely to experience catfishing – both as victims and instigators.
New tools to help people use their smartphones in less detrimental ways are a good start, but could be even better at protecting users' well-being.
Thanks to a burgeoning procrastination economy, developers are creating content that can be consumed in short spurts. What does it mean for productivity?
Though the World Health Organization has declared "gaming disorder" an addiction, its – and others' – concerns about technology use and alleged addiction don't hold up to scholarly scrutiny.
Motor vehicle crashes are a public health crisis in the US. Distracted driving laws can save lives – but only some states have them.
People in Appalachia are skeptical and cautious around technology – and how they think can be useful and instructive for living in a tech-centric world.
New research shows the impact of technology, especially smartphones, on carbon emissions. Encouraging consumers to get new phones every couple of years leads to extraordinary and unnecessary waste.
When thinking about regulating them, it's useful to know Facebook, Amazon, Google, Apple and Microsoft have some similarities. But generally they're not competing with each other – or anyone else.
March 9-10 is a National Day of Unplugging, a 24-hour break from technology. Disconnecting from our devices is good for our health and our connections with loved ones and our communities.
The internet has revolutionised communication, but voice calls are declining in some demographics. And that means we may be losing out on a powerful part of what connects us to each other.
Smartphones are key elements of two-factor authentication processes. Weakening their security threatens people's digital identities.
Teen sexting is on the rise. Boys and girls are equally likely to share sexually explicit imagery but girls report feeling more pressure to sext and more judgement about how they do it.