It’s not news that smartphones, tablets and e-readers emit a blue light that can keep us up when it’s time for bed. But in addition to abstaining from screens an hour before bed, experts say that all gadgets should have a “bedtime mode.”
According to a detailed study from Ofcom, the UK version of the FCC, different generations have vastly different attachments to internet devices: the grandparents can’t live without the TV, and (surprise surprise) you’d have to wrest the smartphones from millenials’ cold, dead hands.
In a way, what you do in the privacy of your own home is literally Ikea's business. So it's no surprise that the Swedish company spends a ton of time and money studying how people live. What is surprising, though, is what its latest study found out. Including the fact that you're not the only one who reads their phone…
A new federal study proves that gays are having a hard time renting a place to live—especially male gays. Landlords are less likely to rent to gay men couples, the Housing and Urban Development study reveals. Lesbian couples also face discrimination, but not quite so much.
Biomimicry borrows design solutions from the embedded intelligence within animals' bodies—chiefly from other species. But occasionally, it also borrows from within the human body. For example, a new study from MIT suggests that buildings of the future could be built with super-strong materials based on the structure…
A new study proves that women who don't seem to know much about cars are quoted higher prices for automobile repair than men. But women calling about the hypothetical repair who "indicate they have done research online and know the market rate to replace the radiator" got the same price as men.
By conventional wisdom, the things we own don’t define us—no matter how much we hope they will. But according to science, there are some reliable correlations between who we are and what we own.
Every little piece of information you give away online can reveal something about you—but it seems your Facebook likes could reveal rather more than you bargained for.
A team of scientists have finally bothered to do a study, crunch the numbers, and come to the same conclusion as everyone else - blocking pirate sites does nothing to stop piracy.
A study forthcoming in IEEE Technology and Society Magazine offers new insight on how certain behavioral patterns can be indicative of depression, with particular attention given to the ways we use the internet.
The results of a study conducted by a team from the University of Groningen Medical Centre in the Netherlands show that watching porn will actually turn off the part of the brain that processes visual stimuli. At least in women.
Red has always had a reputation for being raunchy. But why is it that men seem to be more attracted to women wearing red than any other color?
Dead is dead. Except when you're actually dead, apparently, because a recent study published in Cognition shows that people think a dead person is somehow better at thinking than a human vegetable. Score one for the zombie apocalypse.
Sorry Android. You get by with having this reputation of being open but in reality you're the least open/most closed "open platform" around. In a study with eight other platforms, Android finished dead last. And it wasn't even close.
Whoops! Looks like we shouldn't have funded that university study on the effects of looking at 3DTVs, probably says some guy at Samsung right now. Probably, because the study found that 3DTVs cause eye strain and fatigue, Ars reports.
Rock, paper, scissors … shoot. We've all played the game as a child and an adult, but did you know there's an easy way to increase your odds of winning. All you have to do is close your eyes.
Don't bother with morphine the next time you are in pain. All you need is a healthy dose of love to make yourself feel better in an instant.