Oh the Times Oh the Mores

More Americans Use Their Phones to Get Online Because Laptops Are, Like, Heavy

#NoNewApps. (Photo: STR/AFP/Getty Images)

In the beginning, there was the desktop. The desktop gave way to the laptop, which gave ground to the tablet, and now the smartphone is coming for all the eyeballs. Hence the results of the latest Pew Research Center study, which found that 21 percent of American adults who own cell phones use them for most of their Internet browsing.

Well, yeah, because it’s not like you can whip out your laptop while you wait for the elevator/enter an awkward patch on that date/poop.  Read More

Med-Tech

‘Doctor Google’ Isn’t Replacing Actual Doctors Any Time Soon

To be fair, the Internet is WAY less awkward. (Photo:flickr.com/thart2009

As much as we can accomplish over the Internet these days, sometimes there’s just no substitute for IRL. Case in point: That mysterious rash that won’t disappear no matter how much lotion you apply.

A study released today by the Pew Internet & American Life Project says that while 59 percent of Americans have looked online for some sort of health information, only 35 percent have turned to the Internet with the specific aim of diagnosing themselves or someone else online. A mere third! That seems a little low, no? Read More