In Praise Of Using Camera Phones As Defensive Weapons

I’m here to praise the hell out of those everyday videographers, acting in defense of themselves or others, and to also argue in favor of more of us using our camera

Amelia McDonell-Parry | November 3, 2015 - 4:00 pm

I Tried The “Bored And Brilliant” Project And Learned Just How Badly I “Need” My Phone

A few weeks ago, I tried out WNYC’s “Bored and Brilliant” project, a challenge that encouraged participants to step away from their phones and see what kinds of creative thoughts come up when we allow our minds…

Claire Hannum | February 24, 2015 - 3:00 pm

Break Free Of Your Phone Addiction With WNYC’s “Bored And Brilliant” Project

Most of us suffer from some form or another of smartphone addiction, and we have a tendency to whip out our phones anytime we’re alone with our thoughts or find ourselves…

Claire Hannum | January 31, 2015 - 11:00 am

Study: iPhone Separation Anxiety Is An Actual Thing

A new study from the University of Missouri found that people can suffer serious psychological and physiological effects when separated from their phones. Despite the fact that our collective cell…

Claire Hannum | January 18, 2015 - 11:40 am

Apple Unveils The iPhone 6 And The Apple Watch

Today, Apple unveiled two new phones: the gigantic-screened iPhone 6 and the even clunkier iPhone 6 Plus. Both phones will be released on September 19th. One exciting feature will…

Claire Hannum | September 9, 2014 - 6:30 pm

This PHHHOTO App Turns Your Pictures Into GIFs

A new iPhone app called PHHHOTO (created by a company called, not surprisingly, HYPERHYPER) turns your photos into instant GIFs. As you can see, even Diplo is into…

Claire Hannum | July 30, 2014 - 3:30 pm

6 Tiny Ways To Look Up From Your Smartphone More Often

The more time I spend staring at my iPhone when I don’t really need to, the more choppy and unfocused my thoughts are. When I’m staring at the thing too…

Claire Hannum | July 3, 2014 - 2:00 pm

This App Helps Us Get Real About How Many Hours We Spend On Our iPhones

A new app called Moment is an attempt to help us curb our iPhone addictions by telling us exactly how much time we spend staring it at each day. I think most…

Claire Hannum | July 1, 2014 - 9:30 am

Study: iPhone Cameras Are Zapping Our Memory, But We Can Do Something About It

One of the biggest reasons I take pictures on the regular is a fear of forgetting, but as it turns out, all those pictures may be making my memories more likely…

Claire Hannum | June 15, 2014 - 10:00 am

Attention, Cat Ladies: Kittyo App Lets You Hang Out With Your Cat Long-Distance

Does the thought of missing Mr. Bojangles’ adorably pawing at shadows on the wall give you social anxiety?  Kittyo, an intriguing/obnoxious new app, will allow you to hang out with…

Claire Hannum | April 25, 2014 - 12:30 pm

Do You Need A Social Media Cone Of Shame?

As much as it bugs me when companies try to go all “high road,” I can make an exception for this hilarious Coca-Cola Social Media Guard commercial. The Guard, a…

Claire Hannum | February 21, 2014 - 10:40 am

Here’s How Scary An Emoji Would Look In Real Life, In Case You Were Wondering

A brilliant ad campaign about the dangers of internet predators shows us who could be lurking on the other side of those oh-so-quaint emoji that we love to send back…

Claire Hannum | January 17, 2014 - 9:30 am
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