Excessive screen use has been linked to addictive behaviours, changes in mood, increased stress and difficulty sleeping - here's how to take a break.
Social isolation is not new to many elderly people, technology can help alleviate some of the feelings of loneliness.
From Facebook to WhatsApp, technology is important to keeping older generations from feeling lonely while social distancing during coronavirus
Media firms, management consultancies, business schools and economists are envisaging a new version of capitalism - but they all approach it from a skewed starting point.
Privileged children get to use phones in school while others face bans for 'messing around''.
WeWork wanted to be a lot more than a shared workspace.
Adam Neumann both controlled and managed the co-working company he founded in 2011. A finance scholar explains why that can be a serious problem in venture capital-backed startups.
Our understanding of where new and exciting ideas come from in the business world is backwards.
Whose responsibility is it to manage technology-related distractions in class?
Some students who participated in a study of technology in the classroom believed instructors are at fault if students turn to technology when they are bored.
Amazon plans to retrain 100,000 employees in new technologies.
Amazon's plan to invest $700 million retraining its workforce signals very soon all jobs will be STEM jobs – and higher education needs to play a bigger role.
Google’s size isn’t the only reason way it exerts market power.
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US lawmakers and regulators are beginning to investigate big tech's growing power, but they need to look beyond size and into their very natures.
Consider running wild and free at this summer’s music festivals – without your phone.
The habit of using our phones while at a summer music festival can negatively impact our experiences.
Facebook’s Mia Garlick says, ‘we’re frequently seeing politicians use the Facebook Live tool to augment a press conference or to directly speak to voters about the issues of importance of the day.’
Facebook’s Mia Garlick on how Australian politicians are using social media.
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Today's Media Files podcast examines the role of social media in election campaigns, including the spread of 'fake news' and foreign political interference.
Assistant professor of chemistry Sidney Wilkerson-Hill, left, in a chemistry lab at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, with Bolatito Babatunde, a student in the Chancellor’s Science Scholars program at UNC.
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Researchers find promising results for two programs patterned after the Meyerhoff Scholars Program, a renowned initiative launched at UMBC in the 1980s and known to increase diversity in STEM.
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There are a lot of similarities between the state of tech companies today and when the 2000 dot-com bubble burst.
Protesters fill the streets outside the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago.
This year, The Conversation celebrated the 50th anniversary of 1968 with its first podcast, 'Heat and Light.' These are some of the most interesting stories we uncovered – ones that still resonate in 2018.
Mid-career workers have solid business skills valuable to the tech industry.
Tech companies that have been wary to hire anyone over 30 are missing out on skilled workers.
The Mother of All Demos.
In 1968 computers were the size of a room. But after the founding of Intel and the introduction of the mouse that year they would eventually fit in a pocket – and change the Silicon Valley forever.