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Dumbphones Are Not The Answer To Smartphone Addiction

We look at the constantly rising numbers for smartphone adoption and just sort of assume that sooner or later, everyone’s going to get on board with this thing. But there are some people, young people, who are sticking to dumbphones, and cutting ties with their smartphones. And it’s kind of dumb.

This Is How We Googled In 2011

I Hope Temporary Teeth Tattoos Never Become Popular Here

Trend hunters in Japan say the island nation’s latest fad is for people to stick temporary tattoos to their teeth. If these pics are any indication, it looks as if someone’s teeth are falling apart.

Man Dies Due To A New Facebook Craze Called "Planking"

An Australian man plunged to his death today, with officials saying the fall was due to a new Facebook phenomenon called planking. Planking, or strategically lying on peculiar things and snapping a picture of it, suddenly seems less fun.

Google Mobile Survey Reveals Tablets Are Attacking Television

We’ve heard it said backward and forward that tablets are eating into laptop sales, but rarely if ever do we hear much about the tablet’s influence on TV watching. Turns out all those iPads are disrupting that experience too.

Today's Texting Teenagers Are Ridiculous

Teenagers! Always on call. Especially here in Boston, where many of them—we’ve come to discover thanks to the Boston Globe—sleep with mobile phones under their pillow. Important texts (“Seeing if you’re awake”) simply cannot be missed!

How A Topic Trends On Twitter

Mummy, where do trending topics come from? According to HP’s Social Computing Research Group, maybe not where you think.

Is It Really Possible To Love Your Gadgets?

Marketing professors at Arizona State University say that it’s possible for people to experience “material possession love”, where they spend more time and money on possessions they’re emotionally attached to than they would on a significant other or loved one.

Survey Says: We All Hate 3DTV!

After polling the US a few months ago, Nielsen conducted a worldwide poll to gauge interest in 3DTV displays. SPOILER ALERT: less than 10 per cent of those asked said they’ll buy a 3D television in the next year.

Why Can't We Sit Still For Web Video?

According to a new study by Visible Measures, 44 per cent of viewers click away from web video after just a minute. What’s even crazier is that 20 per cent give up after just 10 seconds. But that’s probably a good thing.

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