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The existence of smartphones has modified social and work expectations so that 24-hour availability is now often considered the norm. (Shutterstock)

Does being away from your smartphone cause you anxiety? The fact that it makes you available 24/7 could be the reason

Some researchers argue that nomophobia, or no mobile phobia, should be treated through psychological and pharmaceutical treatments. But these claims ignore real-life interactions.
In happier days. Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari (centre) and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo (left) pose as Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg takes a selfie during his visit to the country in 2016. Sunday Aghaeze/AFP via Getty Images

Twitter ban will harm Nigeria as a technology investment destination

Nigeria risks losing its recent status as Africa’s most attractive tech hub following its decision to suspend Twitter’s operations.
Media multitasking: constantly juggling media and non-media activities, often using multiple digital devices. GettyImages

Your phone and your brain - what we know so far

Analysis of 46 studies indicates that there’s still a lot of uncertainty about the long-term impacts of digital device use on cognition.
Exposure notification systems alert people when they’ve been exposed to the coronavirus but don’t record the information. AleksandarGeorgiev/E+ via Getty Images

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

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.

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