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Tony Fadell is worried about smartphone addiction

This weekend, former Apple engineer and consumer gadget legend Tony Fadell penned an op-ed for Wired. In it, he argued that smartphone manufacturers need to do a better job of educating users about how often they use their mobile phones, and the resulting dangers that overuse might bring about. Take healthy eating as an analogy: we have advice from scientists ...

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Tony Fadell is worried about smartphone addiction

This weekend, former Apple engineer and consumer gadget legend Tony Fadell penned an op-ed for Wired. In it, he argued that smartphone manufacturers need to do a better job of educating users about how often they use their mobile phones, and the resulting dangers that overuse might bring about. Take healthy eating as an analogy: we have advice from scientists ...

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Indian butcher chops off son’s hand over ‘porn & cellphone addiction’

A butcher in India, angered by his son’s addiction to online pornography, has chopped off his right hand as a brutal punishment for the teenager’s refusal to surrender his smartphone. The barbaric incident unfolded near the city of Hyderabad, where an 18-year-old Mohammad Khalid Qureshi refused to obey repeated warnings from his 45-year-old father, who was trying to put an ...

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Germans slowly getting over their cash addiction – Bundesbank

Most money spent in Germany last year is no longer in cash, according to the latest survey conducted by Bundesbank. It marks the first time that cash spending has dropped below half of the transactions. Read more The survey of about 2,000 people reveals that in 2017, cash only accounted for 47.6 percent of purchases by Germans. The number marks ...

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Google temporarily bans addiction center ads globally following exposure of seedy referral deals

Google is temporarily halting advertisements worldwide for addiction and rehabilitation centers, following a report last week showing it was acting as a platform for shady referral services earning huge undisclosed commissions. Essentially these ads, which commanded huge prices on Google’s networks, would show for people seeking addiction treatment; the help lines and services listed would then refer the person to ...

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Investors ask Apple to fight childhood ‘addiction’ to smartphones

Two major Apple investors want the company to do more to curb what they say is a growing addiction to smartphones and other technology by implementing software changes that would make them age-specific. In an open letter Saturday, they asked the company to give parents “more choices and tools to help them ensure that young consumers are using your products ...

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Scientists find key to stubbing out nicotine addiction

Published time: 28 Dec, 2017 23:39 Scientists have identified the brain cells responsible for nicotine addiction. The research could pave the way for people to stub out their need for cigarettes once and for all. During a study of two interconnected regions of the brain known to play a role in addiction – the medial habenula and the interpeduncular nucleus ...

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The technology industry needs to think more seriously about device addiction

Ben SchippersContributor Ben Schippers is a co-founder of HappyFunCorp. More posts by this contributor: Tesla, a great family brand As interest rates climb, explore insourcing Mobile programmers have the ability to build software that provides deep layers of penetration to the end user through sophisticated targeted notifications. Consumers with their chosen apps, have hundreds of notifications turned on and thus are brought ...

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The technology industry needs to think more seriously about device addiction

Ben SchippersContributor Ben Schippers is a co-founder of HappyFunCorp. More posts by this contributor: Tesla, a great family brand As interest rates climb, explore insourcing Mobile programmers have the ability to build software that provides deep layers of penetration to the end user through sophisticated targeted notifications. Consumers with their chosen apps, have hundreds of notifications turned on and thus are brought ...

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The technology industry needs to think more seriously about device addiction

Ben SchippersContributor Ben Schippers is a co-founder of HappyFunCorp. More posts by this contributor: Tesla, a great family brand As interest rates climb, explore insourcing Mobile programmers have the ability to build software that provides deep layers of penetration to the end user through sophisticated targeted notifications. Consumers with their chosen apps, have hundreds of notifications turned on and thus are brought ...

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