Stupid Things You Do With A Smartphone -- And How To Fix Them

Your smartphone can be your second brain, but it can also turn you into a person with no sense of direction, poor social skills and next to no privacy. Fixing these problems is easy, but first you need to know about them. Here are all stupid things you're doing with your smartphone.

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  • FCC moving forward on speedier in-flight Internet service
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  • VCU School of the Arts' New Dean Talks About His Innovative Approach to the Arts and Leadership
    How did you apply this to your own artwork? In 2004 and 2005 I built a project called Altamira which was roughly the size of a smartphone. It attached tiny electrodes to frontal temples and the bones behind your ears. When you were a kid, maybe you ...
    08/22/2017 - 9:10 am | View Link
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    08/21/2017 - 11:50 am | View Link
  • A Complete Guide to the Google Search Console
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    08/21/2017 - 8:07 am | View Link
  • Alarming Trends for Wearables
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    08/20/2017 - 11:03 pm | View Link
  • Meet the new little black box that promises to block almost all your stupid robocalls
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    08/19/2017 - 5:05 am | View Link
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  • Stupid Man, Smart Phone BBC3: Russell Kane reveals how he ...
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    05/1/2016 - 4:03 am | View Website
  • Is your smartphone making you dumb? | Ars Technica
    A new study in Computers in Human Behavior suggests that an over-reliance on smartphones may allow people to “offload” thinking to technology, resulting in lazier ...
    03/14/2015 - 3:03 am | View Website
  • Your smartphone might be making you stupid
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    03/10/2015 - 4:30 pm | View Website
  • Smartphones Don’t Make Us Dumb
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    01/21/2015 - 10:07 am | View Website
  • Forget smartphones — dumbphones are now hip
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    10/9/2014 - 4:49 am | View Website
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