smartphones

The art of switching off: how to go phone-free

Could a 5:2 phone diet be the answer to our smart phone addiction?

26 Feb 2019

How smart, portable medical devices are changing lives

Miniaturisation and wireless connectivity have seen the bulkiest of devices shrink down to once unfathomable sizes, allowing complex and life-changing…

25 Oct 2018

How luxury watches smartened up their act

The latest generation combine smartphone technology with time-honoured craftsmanship

25 Apr 2018

When is it OK to sign off with an ‘X’?

Emails ending with a ‘kiss’ have become a ubiquitous and confounding part of our working lives

6 Nov 2017

The joy of giving up the internet for Lent

Like many great love stories, ours ended on a train. A stranger tapped me on the shoulder to ask if…

6 Apr 2017

We can’t just blame smartphones for kids’ poor sleep

Allowing children to have a smartphone or tablet in their bedroom could disrupt their sleep, according to a review by…

The medical (and legal) consequences of looking at your phone in bed

It’s not my fault I look at my emails 24 hours a day — so who can I sue?

20 Oct 2016

Healthcare is about to undergo a revolution. Here’s what will change

Not everyone may have noticed, but we are living in a period of revolution — and it eclipses the industrial…

16 Mar 2016

Don’t blame smartphones for young people feeling depressed. The problem goes deeper

At a student bar a few weeks ago, a friend told me they’d been struggling with depression for some time.…

21 Sep 2015

Is screen time wrecking family life? To my shame I know the answer

Every now and then, amid the blizzard of health reports that bombard us on a seemingly hourly basis, one strikes…

16 Sep 2015