With smartphones, you can play games any time, anywhere. But that may be dangerous. Doctors have noticed that the brain patterns of smartphone gamers are similar to those of alcoholics. Games can be addictive.
The brains of young people who use their smartphones or the internet too much sustain chemical changes. These change correlate significantly to diagnoses of addiction, depression and anxiety.
Although unlimited access to mobile data has increased overall worldwide, some countries still charge a bundle. A new report shows prices in the United States, Canada and Germany are among the highest.
Smartphone owners look at the display an average of every 12 minutes. Psychologists have found this habit can make people unhappy. Increasingly, people are turning to digital detox programs to tackle their addiction.
Video game maker Nintendo is launching "Super Mario Run" for the iPhone, marking the company's first ever smartphone game. With this move, the Japanese pursue a double strategy, market analysts say.
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