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Tablets and smartphones may affect social and emotional development, scientists speculate

Journal commentary warns that using a tablet or smartphone to divert a child’s attention could be detrimental to “internal mechanisms of self-regulation”<p>Using a smartphone or iPad to pacify a toddler may impede their ability to learn self-regulation, according to researchers.<p>In a commentary for the …

The Leatherman Tread: 25 Tools You Wear On Your Wrist

Wearable Tech

Facebook's Oculus forms in-house virtual-reality film studio

Virtual Reality

BlackBerry CEO thinks Apple should be legally required to bring iMessage to BlackBerry

<i>If you can’t beat ’em, tell the government to force ’em to let you beat ’em.</i> That’s the approach BlackBerry CEO John Chen wants to take to mobile software development. Today Chen wrote in a blog post on the BlackBerry website that he believes the issue of net neutrality requires the government to …

Net Neutrality

Microsoft HoloLens won't be the next Google Glass, and that's a good thing

Microsoft stunned audiences of Wednesday's Windows 10 event by unveiling HoloLens, the company's augmented-reality headset and platform.<p>Not only is …

Artist reveals a hidden message in Apple's iCloud agreement

Terms of service for the internet are often good for two things: inspiring wild outrage, or simply acting as a textual speed bump between us and the web. Now, it appears they're also good for hiding secret messages.<p>Artist Florence Meunier scoured Apple's terms and conditions for iCloud and found a …

Xiaomi launches sleek, powerful alternative to the iPhone 6 Plus

China's smartphone maker Xiaomi, which recently raised $1 billion at a staggering $45 billion valuation, has launched a new flagship phone — the Mi …

How to save Facebook content for later

We've all seen a link to a really interesting article on Facebook and not had the time to read it. We've wanted to watch a video someone shared, but …

Up close with Google's new and improved Project Ara prototype

Google has come a long way since it first publicly demoed a "working" Ara Prototype during Google I/O last summer. That device was big and didn't …

Oculus VR's software development kit for mobile is now available

When Oculus VR hired away legendary programmer John Carmack from id Software, there was a specific intention: Carmack's commitment to virtual reality, specifically as it pertained to mobile VR. The first major fruit of Carmack's work over the past year is now available for you to download, as …

How to Get in Shape Using Psychology: 6 New Tricks From Research

Why is there an obesity epidemic? It’s not because we eat the wrong things or we lack exercise.<p>Research shows that, plain and simple, most of us just …

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