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Put the phone down and nobody feels bad

Put the phone down and nobody feels bad

Lifestyle, Tech
We already knew this, but a study has finally confirmed that depression and loneliness are linked to social media — and the fix is simple. ‘Alone in a crowded room’ is a familiar, perhaps overused phrase, that’s been around a while.  Maybe it’s time it was update it to ‘alone looking at your crowded phone.’ A study conducted by the University of Pennsylvania has finally proven what has been suspected ever since we started peering into the lives of others through our phones: social media is making us lonely. Published in the December issue of the Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, researchers spent three weeks observing 143 students in an experimental study. Some students were asked to either use their social media (Snapchat, Instagram, and Facebook) as they norm
Robots: they’re just (almost) like you and me

Robots: they’re just (almost) like you and me

Design, Have you heard, Lifestyle, Tech, Technology, World
Researchers at Cornell designed a robot capable of making its own decisions. If you need to grab a beer off the shelf from Tesco, what do you do? Maybe you reach your arm up and grab the lager, or perhaps you need a bit of a booster, so you adjust your height by standing on your tip toes. Without thinking, you make a decision on how to solve the problem facing you, even if it requires some adjustment on your behalf. Now, for the first time, robots can do the same. Scientists at Cornell University have developed a self-configuring modular robot — a robot capable of reassembling itself from its different parts and  making its own decisions when faced with tasks in different environments.   Researchers built a library into the robot, giving it 57 different types of way
Royole reveals world’s first foldable phone

Royole reveals world’s first foldable phone

Lifestyle, Tech, Tech (news), Technology
California-based, China backed tech conglomerate, Royole Corporation, win the race to release the next generation of mobile phone technology – introducing the FlexPai. The world’s first commercial fully flexible HD display releaved on the 31st of October offering users the ability to adapt on the go.   https://twitter.com/RoyoleOfficial/status/1057731161705766912   The Royole FlexPai enters the mobile market with an initial price of £1,020 for its 128GB model, peaking at £1,137 for the expanded storage of the 256GB version. The 7.8” super-durable, ultra-thin screen (stress tested for over 200,000 folds) is expandable, foldable or used split-screens with ease thanks to the intuitive drag and share touchscreen technology. The FlexPai pioneers the foldable p
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