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Hackers Could Silently Hack Your Cellphone And Computers Over Bluetooth

Security researchers reveal several new bugs that allowed hackers to hack into cellphones and computers simply because they had Bluetooth on.<p>For years, cybersecurity experts have told people to keep Bluetooth off as a precaution against hackers. Now, there's yet another reason to do so: a series of …

Why We Can’t Look Away From Our Screens

In a new book, “Irresistible: The Rise of Addictive Technology and the Business of Keeping Us Hooked,” the social psychologist Adam Alter warns that many of us — youngsters, teenagers, adults — are addicted to modern digital products. Not figuratively, but literally addicted.<p>Dr. Alter, 36, is an …

Drug Addiction

Are we raising digital dummies?

I was at a friend’s place for a party and enjoyed catching up with what everyone else had been up to. All of a sudden, we were interrupted, as our …