Tech

One of the tech industry’s leading critics says Apple and Google’s new ‘screen time’ features will never work because they ignore the underlying problem

Tristan Harris is happy that companies like Apple and Google are starting to focus on their customers’ well-being. But efforts such as Apple’s Screen Time are a bit misguided, because they don’t address the underlying problem of attention manipulation, said Harris, the cofounder of the Center for Humane Technology. Instead […]
One of the tech industry’s leading critics says Apple and Google’s new ‘screen time’ features will never work because they ignore the underlying problem
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What staring at a screen all day does to your brain and body

Most Americans spend more than seven hours a day staring at digital screens. But screens are changing our bodies and possibly our brains. This screen time often leads to blurred vision, eye strain, and long-term vision problems like nearsightedness. Screens emit blue light, which disrupts our circadian rhythms at night […]
What staring at a screen all day does to your brain and body
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5 ways you can help your kids balance screen time with healthy sleep

Chronic lack of sleep can have multiple negative effects on a young person’s wellness, including poorer performance at school, impaired physical development, and mental health issues. Nearly 50% of American children are not getting enough sleep these days despite broad understanding of the importance of rest. One of the leading […]
5 ways you can help your kids balance screen time with healthy sleep
Strategy

Silicon Valley parents are so panicked about kids’ screen time that they’re having nannies sign ‘no-phone contracts’ and posting photos of rule-breakers online

Silicon Valley parents are growing increasingly concerned about the effects of technology on kids’ development. According to The New York Times, some are asking their nannies to sign contracts guaranteeing zero screen exposure for their kids. Others are secretly snapping photos of people who look like nannies using phones near […]
Silicon Valley parents are so panicked about kids’ screen time that they’re having nannies sign ‘no-phone contracts’ and posting photos of rule-breakers online
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Top 9 features coming to the iPhone in iOS 12

The next version of Apple’s iPhone software – iOS 12 – is currently in beta, but we are already able to test out some of the new features coming this fall. Memoji will allow you to create your own Animoji, notifications will finally be grouped by app, and Apple is […]
Top 9 features coming to the iPhone in iOS 12
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Smartphones horrified me as a new parent — here’s why I stopped worrying and learned to embrace kids’ tech-filled futures

Smartphones and tablets are irresistible to children, but many parents aren’t sure how to responsibly manage their use. Plus, scientists don’t really know how using interactive screens influences brain development. Meanwhile, screen-time guidelines have struggled to keep pace. The good news: Experts are beginning to discover some potential benefits for […]
Smartphones horrified me as a new parent  —  here’s why I stopped worrying and learned to embrace kids’ tech-filled futures
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