Smartphone addiction forces Dutch town to add traffic lights to sidewalks

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A town called Bodegraven in the Netherlands has been adding the lights to pedestrian crossings. The problem with smartphone addiction has become great enough that a Dutch town has added traffic lights in the pavement at pedestrian crossings. The goal is to help to stop people from walking out into active lanes of traffic when they fail to look up from their mobile devices. The people of the town have been cautioned about looking where they are going but the problem persisted. As the smartphone addiction continues, the town decided…

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Canada’s use of mobile technology is growing quickly

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The country’s regulator has shown that a rising number of Canadians own smartphones and are using them more. According to mobile technology figures that have recently been released by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), two out of every three people in that country now own a smartphone and about half of the people of Canada have a tablet computer. The CRTC’s report showed that Canadians are rapidly taking on some of the latest in consumer computing devices. The three part report focused on the Canadian telecom industry as…

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Checking mobile technology too often is leading to “cognitive failures”

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This same problem has been measured among people who are considered to be high-frequency internet users. According to the results of a new study, people who constantly use their mobile technology to check texts, emails, or use the internet, are developing cognitive failures that are making it difficult for them to pay attention to what is going on in the real world environment. Everywhere we go, from commuter trains to waiting rooms, store lineups, and restaurants – people stare at smartphones. There are certain activities that are inherently boring to…

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Mobile technology use could potentially lead to arthritis

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Doctors are starting to notice that heavy device users are stressing their hands and wrists at early ages. The heavy use of mobile technology is starting to generate a trend in injuries to fingers, thumbs, wrists, and other parts of the hand and related areas, such as in joints, tendons, ligaments, and other issues. Patients are reporting pain in their thumbs, fingers, and wrists at an increasing rate, particularly among device users. Conditions such as torn tendons in thumbs following prolonged use of mobile technology are popping up in doctors’…

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Mobile technology to be removed from U.K. inmates

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The goal is to stop cell phones behind bars from playing a role in organizing drug deals and even murders. Prisoners in the U.K. will no longer be allowed to use their mobile technology while behind bars, as these devices could be used by criminals to be able to continue to run illegal activities both inside the jail and outside, from within their cells. Cell phones that belong to criminals in jail across the country will soon have their numbers disconnected. Prisons will also be utilizing new and inexpensive technology…

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Cell phone addiction: Myth or Reality?

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Technology news headlines have been revealing that people are becoming increasingly hooked on their mobile devices. As a growing number of cases of internet and cell phone addiction have been making headlines – with the latest being a patient diagnosed as being hooked on his Google Glass – many have started to wonder whether smartphones are doing us more harm than good, when all is said and done. For this reason QR Code Press conducted a study to examine the various items and parts of our lives that people consider…

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Mobile technology use is still placing drivers in danger

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A recent survey has revealed that Canadians are continuing to drive while using their smartphones. Despite the fact that the majority of Canadian provinces and territories have put regulations into place that limits or bans the use of mobile technology such as smartphones while driving, a recent survey has shown that many motorists within the country continue this dangerous practice. The survey determined that smartphones and other electronic devices were being used while behind the wheel. This use of mobile technology has been proven by a broad spectrum of different…

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Smartphone trends show most shoppers don’t like device use in lines

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Recent research has revealed that the majority of people don’t like standing in checkout lines with others using devices. Among the largest smartphone trends outside of the various devices that have been released and the directions being taken in mobile commerce, marketing, and payments, is the etiquette surrounding the actual use of these gadgets. Nearly everyone now owns some form of cell phone, but this has been a development that has come on quite quickly. Due to the speed at which the smartphone trends have traveled, it hasn’t made it…

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Mobile devices should be hidden away for the best social interactions

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According to a recent study, for a great conversation, smartphones should be undetectable. Researchers from the department of urban affairs at Virginia Tech have released the results of a study that they have conducted with regards to the impact of the presence of mobile devices on the quality of social interactions. Though these gadgets are seen as social tools and are meant to bring individuals information, they may not help in person. Despite the fact that mobile devices are technically supposed to make sure that we can always keep in…

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Mobile technology proves increasingly popular in real estate

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Agents and agencies are continuing their investments into smartphone friendly marketing. The National Association of Realtors (NAR) has now completed their 2013-2014 Realtor Technology Survey to help to gain insight into the number of realtors who are spending on new forms of tech, such as mobile technology, in order to enhance their businesses. What they found is that spending was greater last year than it had been in previous years. This suggests that real estate agents are looking to mobile technology and other digital environments on an increasing basis in…

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Mobile marketing has great potential to reach Android users

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Users of devices based on this operating system are greatly engaged by their smartphones. In line with the data that was just released through the AppOptox platform of Strategy Analytics, which showed that users of Android smartphones are quite engaged with their devices and spend a great deal of time using them, mobile marketing firms are discovering that this time – because there is quite a bit of it – provides them with an increased potential to reach consumers in a meaningful way. The data has suggested that in May…

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