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Accessible technology is better for everyone, and accessible technology benefits when the people who rely on it most help build it. Chris So/Toronto Star via Getty Images

Why getting more people with disabilities developing technology is good for everyone

Developers with disabilities are in the best position to build accessible technology, but they face a Catch-22 – most technology design tools themselves are not particularly accessible.
Cellular networks have improved rapidly over the last few decades. moodboard via Getty Images

What’s cellular about a cellphone?

A professor of wireless communications explains the origins of cellular networks and how they evolved into today's 5G networks.
Apps that warn about close contact with COVID-19 cases are key to relaxing social distancing rules. Walter Bibikow/Stone via Getty Images

How Apple and Google will let your phone warn you if you’ve been exposed to the coronavirus

Bluetooth wireless communication makes it possible to track when people have been exposed to people infected with the coronavirus. The right cryptography scheme keeps alerts about exposures private.
We spend on average four hours a day looking at our phones. from www.shutterstock.com

How to deal with smartphone stress

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.

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