Addiction

Fortnite game addiction cited as cause for divorce     – CNET
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The popular battle royale game is one of the online titles cited in 200 divorces this year, according to UK site Divorce Online.

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Android P Tackles Phone Addiction, Distraction
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Google has revealed some major new features in the next version of its Android operating system for mobile devices. Now in public beta, the OS known as “Android P” includes features designed to address growing concerns about phone addiction and distraction. For example, a dashboard will show users how often, when and for how long […]

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Apple Skirts Tech Addiction Issue in Response to Worried Investors
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Apple has responded to an open letter from investors who called for the company to address the negative impact of the iPhone on children and teens. Jana Partners and the California State Teachers’ Retirement System have urged Apple to give parents more choices and tools to help ensure that young consumers are using the company’s […]

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Google temporarily bans addiction center ads globally following exposure of seedy referral deals
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 Google is temporarily halting advertisements worldwide for addiction and rehabilitation centers, following a report last week showing it was acting as a platform for shady referral services earning huge undisclosed commissions. Read More

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Getting Serious About Teen Smartphone Addiction
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Parents don’t need a poll to tell them their teenagers are addicted to smartphones. After all, smartphones are a permanent fixture rather than accessories for kids of all ages these days. Even so, polls move these everyday observances from anecdotal to official problem when the numbers tilt in that direction — and a Common Sense […]

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Child-parent activity helps prevent gadget addiction:
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The rate of Indonesian children's attachment to gadgets has reached a worrying level as 55.2 percent of 2,558 children from 25 provinces spent more than two hours every day in front of a TV, a computer or a gadget, based on a study by Southeast Asian …

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Indian Doctors Warn of Gadget Addiction Consequences
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Owaish Batliwala, 10, from Mumbai, India, admitted spending three to four hours each day playing games on his tablet computer. When he started complaining about a neck pain, his mother Mehzabin became concerned. “My son got a problem in his neck …

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Reddit: Don’t worry, we didn’t tell that foreign government about your /r/brony addiction
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Uncle Sam on the other hand … Data demands by feds revealed 4chan-with-karma-points Reddit has published its first dossier on government demands for users’ private records – and the stupidly popular messageboard says it handed over the goods 32 times last year.…

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Teachers Will Embrace Students’ Smartphone Addiction In 2015
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 These are heady days for education technology. In fact, with big investments in outfits like Everspring and Udemy, I’d say 2014 was the biggest year yet in edtech. However, if you thought that was impressive, you haven’t seen anything yet. What does 2015 hold for the year in this fast-moving sector? Read More

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