Servers and bartenders say those addictive glowing screens are changing restaurant experiences, and not for the better. "This is just sort of the new norm," psychology professor Thomas Plante says.
Tracking how technology — from the simplest tools like pencils, to the most advanced artificial intelligence — is affecting and changing our individual habits, but also group behavior and society.
What's the etiquette around using your laptop in public? If you stop for lunch at the August First Bakery in Burlington, Vt., keep your computer in your bag. The cafe is banning screens.
If you fear your device devotion has gotten too intense, how about imposing a no-cellphone zone in your home? Here are a few ways you can take a break from your addictive little screen.
We asked you about where to draw the line when it comes to using phones while in the presence of other people. Lots of you wrote in with stories about how smartphones are changing your relationships.
When you're at a bar, staring at your device instead of chatting with friends defeats the purpose of being there in the first place. This innovation steers beer lovers toward the right choice.
This is one way to encourage being fully present at mealtime.
Norms around what we're supposed to do with our digital devices at mealtime — and during other human interactions — are changing. Where do you draw the line on smartphone use?
Programs — some already on your smartphone — are preparing useful information based on your past behavior, ushering in the era of predictive, or anticipatory, computing.
For the past week, a social experiment has been going on in the gaming community: a democratically played video game on community site Twitch. A site exec says the result is chaotic but inspiring.
KQEDOnline pornography was the cutting edge of e-commerce during the Internet's early days, but its heyday is over. To recoup some of those costs, one porn empire in San Francisco is using data analytics, lifestyle events and new products to keep customers loyal.