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Finding It Hard to Focus? Maybe It’s Not Your Fault

It was the big tech equivalent of “drink responsibly” or the gambling industry’s “safer play”; the latest milestone in Silicon Valley’s year of apology. Earlier this month, Facebook and Instagram announced new tools for users to set time limits on their platforms, and a dashboard to monitor one’s daily use, following Google’s introduction of Digital [...]

Study: Smart Phones Accurately Detect Depression

Photo: Atsushi Tomura/Getty Images To determine symptoms of depression, doctors may only need to look no further than a patient’s smart phone. While people can lie on questionnaires and fake it on Facebook with upbeat status updates, the GPS and usage data on their phones can be a good indicator if somebody is [...]

Kids’ Smartphone Usage Rampant, Says Study

12 is the average age of ownership. 10 year olds spend an average 14.7 hours on their phones. 17 year olds spend an average 26.3 hours on their phones. More than half (54 per cent) of those who own smartphones also own a tablet. Facebook, instant messaging and Snapchat are the most distracting apps, according [...]