Digital addictions are not official mental disorders. But researchers see the same patterns in digital addictions as in other substance abuse.
By Lesley McClurg, KQED Science
Many of us have psychological itches that need scratching, says Adam Alter. When he was a Ph.D. student, that compulsion took the form of an online slot machine game, which soothed his feelings of isolation. Today we seem to be…
By PBS NewsHour
In a speech Tuesday, FBI Director James Comey said default encryption built into smartphones is "making more and more of the room that we are charged to investigate dark."…
By Eric Tucker, Associated Press
Scientists at Stanford University say they have developed an ultrafast aluminum battery that can be charged in as little as one minute.
By Carey Reed
By Laura Santhanam
Thanks largely to the proliferation of smartphones, about one-quarter of all teenagers today spend nearly every waking moment of their lives online, often using social media, according to new research that should come as no surprise to many parents.
By Rialda Zukic
Some new, more diverse faces may soon be used for emoji symbols, after a push for more racial diversity earlier this year by smartphone users gained traction with developers.
By Charles Pulliam-Moore
Starting on July 1, 2015, residents of California will be able to remotely wipe their cell phone data with the push of a button.
With graduation season upon us, many students across the country will be proudly accepting their diplomas -- but only under the condition that they will refrain from snapping any ‘selfies’ while participating during the ceremonies.
By Colleen Shalby
Mashable reported Wednesday that during a phone conference about Facebook’s purchase of virtual reality company Oculus VR, Mark Zuckerberg casually dropped the fact that Instagram now has two million users.
Support Provided By: Learn more