Clinically speaking, you can't become addicted to a device, but you can develop behavioural addictions to smartphone functions.
It's a big issue for users and the industry.
Smartphones are new tools for body rehabilitation, sports training and motor development.
It isn't cheating, per se. But if you're in a committed relationship and have multiple 'back burners' that you keep in touch with, is your relationship doomed?
It's not just fitness trackers – mobile phones can reveal users' whereabouts too, even with location tracking turned off.
Technology is changing how plant diseases are recognised and dealt with by small scale farmers in Africa.
The problem isn't kids owning smartphones. But when daily use exceeds two hours a day, mental health issues start to crop up.
With studies from the past year exploring the relationship between smartphone use and mental health, sleep, learning and romance, a more nuanced portrait of the device has emerged.
Do you check your work email before you go to bed at night and first thing when you wake? How about on holiday? This is the effect of mobile working.
To counter the unbalanced effects of the digital age, reading literature is the key.
Older relatives often object to younger people using their smartphones and tablets during family gatherings. But digital devices can connect distant relatives year-round.
Public spaces have become more, not less, important to our experience of cities in the digital era. These technologies can be used to confound and enlarge our experiences of and connections to place.
Why do tech companies care so much about self-driving cars? If drivers no longer need to pay attention to the road, they can use their mobile devices even more.
Is it necessary to control exposure to electromagnetic waves by limiting the number of relay antennas? Yes, but that's not the only thing.
Should police be able to use cellphone records to track suspects – and law-abiding citizens?
According to a new analysis, the number of US teens who felt "useless" and "joyless" grew 33 percent between 2010 and 2015, and there was a 23 percent increase in suicide attempts.
Why do so many people queue overnight (or longer) for an over-priced, at best incrementally-changed gadget?
Reaching out for reassurance every time you have a doubt, or problem, might seem helpful in the short term. But learning to face uncertainty is essential to managing our mental health.
There are a few reasons why smartphones, tablets and PCs start to seem less snappy over time.
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.