The first long-term study on how screen time affects children’s brains suggests more than 2 hours a day could do damage

A first-of-its-kind study from the National Institutes of Health is analyzing how screen time affects children’s brains, CBS News reported. Over the next decade, the study will follow more than 11,000 children, who are currently ...

Google and Levi’s smart jacket can now warn you if you’re about to leave your phone behind

Google and Levi’s Jacquard smart jacket has introduced a new function designed to stop you from mistakenly leaving your phone behind, as spotted by Android Police. The feature, called Always Together, is an automatic alert that will go ...

China’s new games censors take tough stance

A panel of censors set up to vet mobile video games in China has signalled it will be hard to please. State media reports that of the first 20 titles it assessed, nine were refused permission to on sale. The Xinhua news agency added ...

Children spending hours a day in front of screens are at risk of ‘short-sightedness, obesity and CANCER’

Spending too much time gawping at screens is making children more likely to be short-sighted, become overweight and get cancer, experts say. A review of 80 studies on more than 200,000 people has ranked smartphones and tablets ...

Is screen-related short-sightedness the next health timebomb?

Will buying your child an iPad this Christmas doom them to a lifetime of short-sightedness? Possibly. In recent years, smartphones, screens, and social media have been blamed for everything from obesity to loneliness to shortening ...

Facebook, Instagram roll out tools that allow you to manage the time you spend on the apps

Facebook and Instagram have decided to roll out new tools to help people manage their time on the apps. The tools include an activity dashboard, a daily reminder and a new way to limit notifications. The company said it has developed ...

Google DeepMind’s AI Can Detect 50 Eye Disease Conditions And Save Sight

DeepMind, a Google-owned artificial intelligence company, has developed an AI system that can accurately identify 50 different types of eye condition as accurately as a doctor. The system — capable of analysing 3D retinal OCT scans for ...

The Digital Gap Between Rich and Poor Kids Is Not What We Expected

For the last six months, at night in school libraries across Overland Park, a suburb of Kansas City, Mo., about 150 parents have been meeting to talk about one thing: how to get their children off screens. It wasn’t long ago that the ...

The Dangers of Distracted Parenting

Smartphones have by now been implicated in so many crummy outcomes—car fatalities, sleep disturbances, empathy loss, relationship problems, failure to notice a clown on a unicycle—that it almost seems easier to list the things ...

WHO: Gaming addiction ‘a mental health condition’

For most people gaming is an enjoyable hobby and a way to spend time with friends. But for some it can become more than that. Gaming addiction has been listed as a mental health condition for the first time by the World Health ...