SmartPhones

programming

Dark Mode Isn’t ‘Easier on the Eyes’ for Everybody

Apple’s new dark mode for iOS 13 can save battery life, but it won’t save everyone's eyes from screen strain.
Samantha Cole
6.5.19
this is fine

A Huge Pikachu Phone Case Was My Unexpected Solution to Professional Dread

Pikachu turned a depressing professional and social crutch into a joy—a small (and, okay, mostly useless) act of defiance.
Clio Chang
4.22.19
SmartPhones

Review Units of Samsung's Folding Smartphone Have Broken Almost Immediately

The Samsung Galaxy Fold costs $1,980, but multiple reviewers say theirs has broken after just a day of use.
Matthew Gault
4.17.19
Photography

This Photographer Is Exploring the Mechanics of the Nude Selfie

Dora Papanikita's project 'Sex in the Digital Age' focuses on how technology has changed sex, and how we create sexual images.
Chris Bethell
1.3.19
cell phones

UK Restaurant Chain Offers Free Meals for Diners Who Put Their Phones Away

Teenagers at the dinner table will just have to piss off their parents the old-fashioned way.
Bettina Makalintal
11.28.18
addiction

Study Says Students Would Rather Go Without Food than Without Their Phones

Research into smartphone addiction is still in its preliminary stages, but folks: It's looking bleak.
Jelisa Castrodale
11.16.18
SmartPhones

New Study Suggests People Are Keeping Their Phones Longer Because There’s Not Much Reason to Upgrade

The average trade-in age for iPhones keeps going up.
Samantha Cole
10.30.18
SmartPhones

Turn Off Push Notifications

Notifications are no longer used to notify you of anything—they’re used by apps to beg for attention.
Jason Koebler
9.19.18
SmartPhones

It's Time to End the Yearly Smartphone Launch Event

Samsung announced the Galaxy Note 9. But as we reach peak smartphone, there's less-and-less that distinguishes one phone from the other.
Owen Williams
8.10.18
tech

This Smartphone Airbag Automatically Protects Your Phone When You Drop It

The design was a thesis project for a German engineering student.
Kaleigh Rogers
6.28.18
Moveable

Inside BlackBerry’s Push to Dominate the Security Market for Autonomous Cars

After its epic smartphone failure, BlackBerry is determined to fend off competitors in automotive.
Tracey Lindeman
4.13.18
Technology

Study Confirms that You're Making Everyone Miserable by Checking Your Phone at Dinner

Now that there's evidence that you're being a jerk, will you please stop scrolling through your Instagram feed?
Jelisa Castrodale
2.28.18
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