life in the fast lane

This Sidewalk Has a Separate Lane for People on Smartphones

We'll avoid this lane at all costs.

When you’re trying to get somewhere on foot, few things are more irritating than getting stuck behind someone whose eyes are glued to Kim Kardashian: Hollywood, and who’s consequently walking at negative six miles per hour.

The Chinese city of Chongqing has a nifty solution to the problem, Engadget reports. Pedestrians on Foreigner Street recently noticed the sidewalk was painted with white lines, dividing it in two: one lane for normal humans walking at normal human speeds, and the other for cyborgs people who insist on using their smartphones while they walk. Read More

Sure Why Not

‘Game of Phones’ Is Trying to Turn iPhone Addiction Into a Group Activity

"Show your yuppiest app." (Screengrab: Kickstarter)

Usually it’s impossible to communicate with your friends when they’re staring at their iPhone screens all night.

Game of Phones, a new crowdfunded card game, is trying to turn iPhone addiction into something friends can bond over. The game, which purposely incorporates smartphones, mixes Cards Against Humanity and scavenger hunts to work technology into the social dialogue. Read More