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Facebook “Has Known This Forever”

Facebook is soft-pedaling its own internal research about the effects of Instagram, and underestimating the severity of eating disorders, an expert says.

In College, I Unplugged from Social Media. Here’s What I Learned.

A University of North Carolina student ditches social media--and comes to interesting conclusions about living, and learning.

The Internet of (Medical) Things Moment is Here

The global Internet of Medical Things market's value will reach $158 billion by 2022. But IoMT is already changing health care.

Study: Preschoolers Targeted with Marketing in Apps

A new study finds that most apps aimed at preschoolers are using questionable marketing techniques to encourage in-app purchases.

Worries About Tech Addiction Pervaded Techonomy 2018

Concern about the impact of tech addiction on both individuals and broader society was a consistent theme of Techonomy 2018 earlier this month.

Will Technology be the Death of Education?

Schools have lost control of technology. Parents, teachers and students are all equally confused about how to balance tech in the classroom and beyond. The author, a clinical psychologist and school consultant, raises a sobering...

Bringing up Baby in a Screen-Centric World

A new mother grapples with a new parenting conundrum — how much screen time is too much?

Is the Offline You a Better Person? One Man Finds Out

There's a Liz Phair lyric that sums up tech journalist Paul Miller's year without the internet: "...if you do it and you're still unhappy, then you know that the problem is you." The story of...

How Shining Light in the Brain Could Control Addiction

Imaging studies of cocaine addicts’ brains typically show low activity patterns in the region that is key to impulse control, the prefrontal cortex. The same goes for rodents that have been turned into cokeheads in...

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