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  • Older people are letting mobiles disrupt mealtimes
  • Older people are letting mobiles disrupt mealtimes
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Older people are letting mobiles disrupt mealtimes

There's nothing worse than someone constantly being on their phone. But while many think of this as a teenaged habit, there's been a 9% increase in the number of over-65s accessing the internet since 2012. And they're even more distracted by their devices than their younger counterparts.



  • Article image How habit-forming tech gets people Hooked

    Four in five Americans check their phones within 15 minutes of waking, and 79% keep that device on or near them for 22 hours each day. As author and entrepreneur Nir Eyal points out, these devices have the human race hooked - but why? We sat down with him to find out more.

  • Look Up: unplugging from social media Look Up: unplugging from social media

    In an emotionally charged video, British filmmaker Gary Turk urges people to unplug from smartphones and social media. The five-minute spoken word raises questions about how much of our lives we spend online, and the impact that this is having on our real social lives.

  • Article image Why Twitter is just a digital high school

    Has social media killed the art of conversation for teens? Not according to author, social media expert and youth researcher danah boyd - who says it's "nothing more than a release valve to changes that have happened in the real world." We caught up with her to learn more.

  • Article image Soundhalo: redressing the live experience

    The urge to document concerts is often prioritised over the experience itself, affecting the atmosphere for performers and fans alike. Video app Soundhalo offers the best of both worlds.