Research + News | Topic: Smartphones
Aug 12, 2016
Kids Bored with Facebook? What to Know About Their New Favorite Sites
Gone are the days of Facebook as a one-stop shop for all social-networking needs. While it may seem more complicated to post photos on Instagram, share casual moments on Snapchat, text on WhatsApp, and check your Twitter feed throughout the day, tweens and teens love the variety. Read the full article here.
Aug 12, 2016
Young Internet Users Say They Are Addicted to Their Devices
According to July 2016 research, more than half of internet users are addicted to them—and it’s most common among younger users. Read the article here.
Aug 4, 2016
The Anti-Cellphone Tech Used by Dave Chappelle, Louis C.K., and Guns N’ Roses
A company called Graham Dugoni has created a small case that locks phones away, preventing audience members from taking pictures and videos at concerts and performances. Read the article here.
Aug 4, 2016
Now Teenagers Have Their Own Version of Tinder
Tinder recently banned teenagers, but that doesn’t mean that their swiping days are over. An app called Spotafriend mimics the Tinder experience, but is exclusively available for teenagers between the ages of 13-19.
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Jul 28, 2016
What’s the Right Age for a Child to Get a Smartphone?
NOT long ago, many parents wondered at what age they should give their child full access to the car keys. Nowadays, parents face a trickier question: At what age should a child own a smartphone? Read the article here.
Jul 25, 2016
How Quickly Do Users Reach for Their Smartphones After Waking Up?
Many users commonly check texts or instant messages first thing every day. Read the report here.
Jul 18, 2016
A Beginner’s Guide to ‘Pokemon Go’
Pokémon Go continues to chug along as a national phenomenon, but there are still plenty of people who have yet to capture their first Pidgey. Read the article here.
Jul 15, 2016
‘Pokemon Go’ Players Fall Off 90-Foot Ocean Bluff
Two men apparently trying to collect “Pokémon Go” virtual characters on their smartphones were rescued after falling off a bluff in Encinitas Wednesday afternoon, authorities said. Read the full article here.
Jul 13, 2016
‘Pokemon Go’ Takes World By Storm, But Sparks Controversy
“Pokemon Go” has become a phenomenon since its launch last week, although the location-based Nintendo game is sparking controversy. Read the article here.
Jul 5, 2016
How to Help Keep Teens Off Their Smartphones
Tech columnist Jennifer Jolly shares tools to help kids shut down those tablets and smartphones. Read the article here.