SmartPhones

cell phone addiction

I Tried to Cure My Smartphone Addiction Using My Smartphone

There are apps for that! And they're mostly worthless.
Nick Greene
2.27.18
Features

Follow the 10 Commandments of Clubbing, Or Go to Hell

Memorize them like your phone's passcode.
THUMP Staff
7.17.17
true crime

The Suicide-by-Text Trial Comes Down to a Judge's Ruling

Twenty-year-old Michelle Carter faces up to 20 years in prison for allegedly goading her boyfriend into killing himself.
Susan Zalkind
6.14.17
Animation

We Can't Leaf These Mesmerizing Plant GIFs Alone

Sasha Katz blends greenery with technology in these soothing endless loops.
Beckett Mufson
5.10.17
Installations

Light Art Installation Plunges Smartphone-Savvy Kids into the Digital World

Iregular's new immersive audiovisual experience teaches 8–12-year-olds about creating digital personas and giving away their data.
DJ Pangburn
2.17.17
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Watch This Furious Dude Go on a Phone-Smashing Rampage Inside an Apple Store

Going to the Apple store can be a highly stressful experience.
Lauren Messman
9.30.16
Art

Classically-Styled Paintings Reveal Our Smartphone Obsessions

By taking away our phones, Erin Pollock exposes what we look like as internet-obsessed zombies.
Kara Weisenstein
8.7.16
Gaming

I’m the First (and Maybe Final) Professional 'Pokémon GO' Trainer

The story of one woman's Craigslist post gone viral reveals the limits of augmented reality.
Casey Halter
7.13.16
tech

Alton Sterling's Killing Shows How Important It Is to Film Cops

Without diligent bystanders and their phones, we'd never know about the most heinous police shootings of the past few years.
Harry Cheadle
7.7.16
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Make a Kim Jong-un Look-a-Like Cry in This New Mobile Game

'Mrs. Kim' invites you to chase a despot son through an array of obstacles, to give him an almighty thrashing.
Mike Diver
5.26.16
Health

Researchers Say That Smartphones Are Causing ADHD-Like Symptoms in Adults

It's not good enough to just put your phone away in your bag.
Jake Kivanc
5.25.16
Health

How People with ADHD Deal with Constant Smartphone Notifications

A new study of 221 young people found "ADHD-like symptoms" present in their smartphone habits, but what about people who actually have ADHD?
Sophie Hyatt and Tim Noble
5.12.16