Nearly 50% of teens in the US say they’re now online ‘almost constantly,’ according to new research

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A new study from Pew Research Center found that one out of two teens reports being online “almost constantly.”

The study found that another 44% say they go online multiple times each day.

The time teens spend online has gone up significantly since Pew’s 2014-2015 study. Back then, only 24% of teens reported being online constantly.

Nearly half of US teens report being online on a near constant basis, according to a new report from the Pew Research Center.

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People will take 1.2 trillion digital photos this year — thanks to smartphones

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Thanks to smartphones, millions of people around the globe are turning into prolific photographers. According to estimates from InfoTrends, people will take a hundred billion more photos in 2017 than they did in 2016. As highlighted by this chart from Statista — which is based on the InfoTrends’ data — the vast majority of those photos will be taken on smartphones.

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Top 10 worst technology predictions of all time

“Cellular phones will absolutely not replace local wire systems.” — Marty Cooper, inventor (1981)

Bold predictions abound in the tech world.  Some try to make educated guesses about where technology is headed.  Others prognosticate in reaction to disruptive technologies that could boost (or threaten) their business.

 

 

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San Francisco passes law requiring radiation warnings for cell phones

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Will radiation warnings curb cell phone use?

“Cell phones cause cancer.” “No they don’t!” “Yes they do.” “No they don’t!“

Back and forth it goes, like the world’s slowest game of tennis. One study spends 6 months proving that cell phones turn you into a giant walking tumor, and another pops up showing that cell phones cause nothing but an increased need to tell people what you’re doing…

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Gorilla Glass Could Be Corning’s Next Multi Billion Dollar Bonanza

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An ultra-strong glass that has been looking for a purpose since its invention in 1962 is poised to become a multibillion-dollar bonanza for Corning Inc.  The 159-year-old glass pioneer is ramping up production of what it calls Gorilla glass, expecting it to be the hot new face of touch-screen tablets and high-end TVs.

 

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Over a Million Blackberry Users in the UAE and Saudi Arabia Face Being Cut Off Due to ‘Security Concerns’

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The UAE said it would suspend BlackBerry Messenger, email and web browser services from October 11.

The United Arab Emirates is to block sending emails, accessing the internet, and delivering instant messages to other Blackberry handsets.

 

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Are Cell Phones to Blame for the Disappearance of Honey Bees?

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Researchers claim they have found the cause of the decline in bees which could be the first step in reversing the decline.

The growing use of mobile telephones is behind the disappearance of honey bees and the collapse of their hives, scientists have claimed.  Their disappearance has caused alarm throughout Europe and North America where campaigners have blamed agricultural pesticides, climate change and the advent of genetically modified crops for what is now known as ‘colony collapse disorder.’ Britain has seen a 15 per cent decline in its bee population in the last two years and shrinking numbers has led to a rise in thefts of hives.

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Long Term Use Of Cell Phones May Be Linked To Cancer

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Heavy users may face a higher risk of developing brain tumours later in life

Long-term use of mobile phones may be linked to some cancers, a landmark international study will conclude later this year.  A £20million, decade-long investigation overseen by the World Health Organisation (WHO) will publish evidence that heavy users face a higher risk of developing brain tumours later in life.

 

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Chile’s Desert Key Source To Growing Demand Of Lithium

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Chile’s Salar de Atacama desert is a major source for the world’s lithium, key ingredient in the batteries we use in our laptops, cell phones and other gadgets every day. And, key ingredient in batteries for a growing selection of electric and electric hybrid cars. As the demand for battery-powered devices increases, so does the demand for lithium and therefore the earthly resources that provide it. Check out this video from CBS about the production and demand.

 

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