In this excerpt from his new book, "Future Files: How the Digital Age Is Changing Our Minds, Why This Matters and What We Can Do About It," author Richard Watson examines the modern phenomenon of being addicted to tech, from the Internet to the cell phone, and the effect it's having on our brains--and our culture.
Ninteno's guru Shigeru Miyamoto has just revealed that Nintendo might be aiming at a surprising new market for its games consoles: Schools. With all the controversy about distractions and violence, is this sensible?
Today in insane, hilarious push polls: Apple iPhone addiction among college students. Conducted by Stanford University researchers, this poll actually asked whether respondents feel that their iPods are jealous of their iPhones. However, it missed a golden opportunity to ask if the students felt that their iPhones are jealous of their 30-racks of Natty Light (my estimate: 13.2% say yes).
China has banned the use of physical punishment to cure Internet addicts, according to a report in CIO, a publication of the International Data Group. But was there ever such a thing as Internet addiction in the first place?