BBC News – Are we addicted to smartphones?

New research suggests we are a nation addicted to smartphones.

More than half of adults and two thirds of teenagers say they have used their smartphone while socialising with others.

Nearly a quarter of adults and a third of teenagers have used them during mealtimes and over a fifth of adults admitted using or answering their handset in the bathroom.

The research found that the line between work and social time is also becoming increasingly blurred with 30% of smartphone users saying they regularly take personal calls during working hours and work calls while they are on holiday.

James Thickett, Director of Research with the media regulator Ofcom says this is has affected the type of contracts that phone companies offer.

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BBC News – Are we addicted to smartphones?

New research suggests we are a nation addicted to smartphones.

More than half of adults and two thirds of teenagers say they have used their smartphone while socialising with others.

Nearly a quarter of adults and a third of teenagers have used them during mealtimes and over a fifth of adults admitted using or answering their handset in the bathroom.

The research found that the line between work and social time is also becoming increasingly blurred with 30% of smartphone users saying they regularly take personal calls during working hours and work calls while they are on holiday.

James Thickett, Director of Research with the media regulator Ofcom says this is has affected the type of contracts that phone companies offer.

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Bendi the Tablet Stand is Like a Mini Flexible Arm For Your ‘Pad

Bendi iPad Stand

 

Bendi the Tablet Stand is Like a Mini Flexible Arm For Your ‘Pad

Kat Hannaford — Over on Kickstarter there’s a nifty stand—that fits all sorts of tablets—just crying out for you to invest a dollar or more to put it into production. Apparently it sucks onto the back of the tablet, with the other end clamped to a table like a vice, or with magnets or even with another suction cap if you’d rather stick it to the window.

Unlike a lot of the other ingenious tablet stands we’ve seen before, the Bendi gives the user full control over the angle it’s positioned in, something you can try out for yourself if you commit to investing at least $49, as creator Eric Mann will give you a Bendi as thanks for your help. [Kickstarter via Trendhunter]

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