Are We Becoming Addicted To Smartphones? 'It's A Digital Drug'You pick up your phone intending to spend just a few minutes checking social media or texts and the next thing you know - an hour has gone by. Are we addicted to our smartphones?
Smartphones Distract Parents From Connecting With Their Kids, Study SaysA new study on how the cellphone obsession is affecting parents claims that smartphones are preventing mothers and fathers from connecting with their children.
Google Creates App That Teaches Adults How To CodeGoogle is now trying to help adults keep up with their tech-savvy kids by introducing an app designed to teach people how to code.
Anxiety Expert To Speak To Mother McAuley High School Students, ParentsTeenagers, smartphones, school and anxiety is what will be discussed Thursday with students and parents at a Southwest Side high school.
Investors Urge Apple To Help Children Fight Smartphone AddictionTwo heavyweight Apple shareholders are urging the company to research whether cell phone use in teens is a distraction or an addiction.
More Time On Smartphones Linked To Higher Suicide Risk In Teens, Study SaysResearchers at Florida State University (FSU) say there's a link between an increased risk of suicide in teens and the time spent using mobile devices.
Survey: Most Chicagoans Reluctant To Disconnect From Their PhoneAccording to a Bank of America survey, 73 percent of Chicago residents sleep with their smartphones, and 30 percent have fallen asleep with their phone in their hand. In addition, 38 percent said it’s the first thing they reach for in the morning, and 58 percent check their phone at least once an hour.
Too Much Time Staring Down At Your Phone Could Be Giving You "Text Neck"CBS 2's Marissa Bailey explains what one doctor calls "text neck."
New Studies Point Out Dangers Of 'Talking' To CarJust because you can talk to your car doesn't mean you should. Two new studies have found that voice-activated smartphones and dashboard infotainment systems may be making the distracted-driving problem worse instead of better.
Group Stresses Railroad Safety After Deaths Rise In 2013More people than ever have been killed or injured by trains in Illinois and elsewhere, and safety advocates said it’s largely because of people being distracted by using their smartphones and other mobile devices.
'Yik Yak' App Disabled In Chicago After Schools Warn Of Cyberbullying Danger Some local schools have begun warning parents of a new smartphone app that kids can use to anonymously post vicious and nasty comments about each other.
Chicago Area Voters Can Use Smartphones To Prepare For ElectionBoth the Cook County Clerk and the Chicago Board of Elections have redesigned their websites so voters can prepare for the election with their smartphones.

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