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How Technology Gets us hooked
Tech & Society

How Technology Gets us hooked

From a young age, humans love to press buttons that light up and make a noise. The thrill of positive feedback lies at the heart of addiction to gambling, games, and social media
Can't Unplug? Here's how to navigate your digital anxiety
Tech & Society

I deleted my social media apps because they were turning me into an idiot

Giving up Facebook and Instagram made me realise I was using them to block out real emotions with likes. But I couldn’t help going back
Can't Unplug? Here's how to navigate your digital anxiety
Tech & Society

Can't Unplug? Here's how to navigate your digital anxiety

We know it's unproductive to waste time online, but the problem is growing. Disconnecting completely, even for short periods, can help you build better habits.
Punkt. – A Phone That Will Help You with Digital Detox
MP 01 Review

When Smartphones Become Too Addictive, Stylish Dumb Phones Offer a Respite

MIT Technology Review discuss why when Smartphones are so hypnotizing that it shouldn’t be surprising that breaking the spell may require more technology.
Punkt. – A Phone That Will Help You with Digital Detox
MP 01 Review

Harvesting boredom to let creativity flourish Willem L.

Middelkoop uses the MP 01 mobile phone to enable space for creative thought.

Punkt. – A Phone That Will Help You with Digital Detox
MP 01 Review

Rebalancing my relationship with technology

Christian Payne from Documentally.com chooses the MP 01 as his detox phone.

Punkt. – A Phone That Will Help You with Digital Detox
MP 01 Review

Going Off Grid

Martin Kentish goes off grid with the MP 01.

Punkt. – A Phone That Will Help You with Digital Detox
Health and Science

What too much screen time is really doing to your brain

Did you know that humans now have a lower attention span than goldfish?

Punkt. – A Phone That Will Help You with Digital Detox
Health & Science

Are we sleep-deprived or just darkness-deprived?

Over exposure to the blue light from smartphones and computers keeps us awake at night because it makes us product melatonin.

Punkt. – A Phone That Will Help You with Digital Detox
Health and Science

Gray Matters: Too Much Screen Time Damages the Brain

Neuro-imaging research shows excessive screen time damages the brain.

Punkt. – A Phone That Will Help You with Digital Detox
Health & Science

Don't Look Now! How Your Devices Hurt Your Productivity

How multitasking effects your productivity levels and your brain’s activity in general.

Punkt. – A Phone That Will Help You with Digital Detox
Health and Science

The Talking Dead: How personality drives smartphone addiction

Is there a link between smartphone addiction and personality types?

Punkt. – A Phone That Will Help You with Digital Detox
Health & Science

How to cope with Loneliness

The new spin on loneliness is that we ought to welcome it, in modest doses, says Oliver Burkeman (His health and wellbeing column on the Guardian is a guaranteed good read)

Punkt. – A Phone That Will Help You with Digital Detox
Tech & Society

Convenience Comes With a Cost

'Some thoughts from Punkt.'

Punkt. – A Phone That Will Help You with Digital Detox
Tech & Society

Our Fear of Artifical Intelligence

Will the machines we build to serve us destroy us instead?

Punkt. – A Phone That Will Help You with Digital Detox
Tech & Society

Is Google making us Stupid?

What the Internet is doing to our brains.

Punkt. – A Phone That Will Help You with Digital Detox
Tech & Society

A Search Engine could become the first true artificial intelligence

So what if Google, or Facebook, or any of the companies we entrust our information to, wanted to use our search histories to create an artificially intelligent robot?

Punkt. – A Phone That Will Help You with Digital Detox
Lifestyle

This is your brain on mobile

A critique of destructive smartphone habits diagnosed by someone that makes a living off of them.

Punkt. – A Phone That Will Help You with Digital Detox
Lifestyle

Technology destroys people and places. I’m rejecting it

More than a digital detox.Mark Boyle chooses to ditch the lot, what he refers to as the world of complex technology, which includes hot water et al. Extreme, true but read about his reasons in this article on The Guardian, you might find he’s got a point.

Punkt. – A Phone That Will Help You with Digital Detox
Lifestyle

Ev Williams: How I Keep Tech in Check

Tech startup CEO and Co-founder of Twitter, Ev Williams, shares his technology-balancing practices.

Punkt. – A Phone That Will Help You with Digital Detox
Lifestyle

Low Productivity? You may need a digital detox

A digital detox may give you the boost you need to recover some healthy habits and hobbies.

Punkt. – A Phone That Will Help You with Digital Detox
Lifestyle

I used to be a Human Being

Author, editor and blogger Andrew Sullivan explains how too much technology almost killed him.

Punkt. – A Phone That Will Help You with Digital Detox
Lifestyle

Look Around

Henrietta Thompson for Punkt.

Punkt. – A Phone That Will Help You with Digital Detox
Lifestyle

What happens when you’re forced to put down your phone?

You might find you’re forced to use your mind more, and that’s positive.

Punkt. – A Phone That Will Help You with Digital Detox
Reading

Alone Together:

Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other by Sherry Turkle

Punkt. – A Phone That Will Help You with Digital Detox
Reading

Reclaiming Conversation

The Power of Talk in a Digital Age by Sherry Turkle

Punkt. – A Phone That Will Help You with Digital Detox
Reading

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