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SmartSign digital detoxes on National Day of Unplugging

SmartSign digital detoxes on National Day of Unplugging

We’re so glued to our gadgets, that the mere thought of being separated from them provokes anxiety and frustration. “Fashionably late” would no doubt morph into “helplessly late” without our smartphones showing us both the way and the time. However, tech habits can take a toll on our ability to have wholehearted, meaningful experiences. One solution that’s been […]

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Cheeky crossing signs take on those who text and walk

Cheeky crossing signs take on those who text and walk

Here’s a sign of the times: Hayward, California has little tolerance for those who might wander into traffic while glued to a smartphone, and they want you to know about it. They’ve commissioned and posted official crossing signs that read:             HEADS UP!             CROSS THE STREET.             THEN UPDATE […]

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Google Glass and other wearable tech could revolutionize the workplace

Google Glass and other wearable tech could revolutionize the workplace

Wearable technology like Google Glass is set to impact the workplace in ways we can’t imagine. While many of these changes are positive, there are some potential downsides. The real game changer is in field service, according to Gartner analyst Angel MacIntyre. If a technician is stuck, for example, he or she can simply “talk […]

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Should you cyberstalk your child?

Should you cyberstalk your child?

Children as young as eight years old want to get on social networks like Instagram these days. Social networks can be a difficult beast for even adults to master, let alone children. Parents often have to deal with sulky teenagers who accuse them of not trusting their own children. Still, parents do have a responsibility to […]

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Sleep texting on the rise

Sleep texting on the rise

You’ve heard of sleep walking, but what, you may ask, is sleep texting? So called sleep texters send messages and emails on their phones at night, while they are sleeping. They don’t remember doing so when they wake up. “Because it’s so easy to get notifications from smartphones, it becomes more difficult for us to […]

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Our smartphones could be costing us our personalities

Our smartphones could be costing us our personalities

In 1996 Sherry Turkle, professor of the Social Study of Science and Technology at MIT, made a name for herself speculating about the potential of virtual communities to enrich our actual lives. By 2013, she had pulled a 180 and was sounding out warnings on how smartphone dependency erodes our ability to connect with people, […]

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