life in the fast lane
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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.
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.
Be careful not to take too many pictures at your Memorial Day barbecue, because it might mean you won’t remember it later.
People are spending so much time taking photos on their smartphones, they’re forgetting to actually experience real life — and that means they’re not making memories, NPR reports.
Are you sufficiently alarmed about the prospect of Internet and/or technological addiction? Because solicitous local tabloid the New York Daily News has gathered up all the symptoms of nomophobia, or the fear of being without one’s smartphone, for all the hypochondriacs out there.
Among the signs: