Research

Smartphones Make Eating Out With Friends Boring, Shows Research

According to a new study released by the University of British Columbia, while smartphones might make people feel more connected, they actually add to the boredom when dining out with friends and family (via Peninsula News Review). The research, which was led by psychology PhD student Ryan Dwyer and involved observing the effect of smartphones on face-to-face social interactions,...

It’s Okay to Give Your Kids More Screen Time: Oxford Study

A new study conducted by the researchers from the Oxford Internet Institute and Cardiff University, limiting children’s screen time to one or two hours a day doesn’t have an effect on their psychological well-being. The research involved talks with parents of kids aged two to five in nearly 20,000 interviews, in order to study correlation between limited screen […]

Younger Canadians Rely on Smartphones to Maintain their Social and Sex Lives

According to a new research from Fido, younger Canadians are relying on their smartphones for everything from friends and streaming to their sex life. "Our customers rely on their smartphones and their data to stay connected to their world. One in four millennials would even rather lose their wallet than their phone," said Nancy Audette, Vice President,...

71% of Canadians Use Twitter as Part of Their TV Viewing Experience

According to new research from Twitter Canada, more than 8 million Canadians use Twitter every week as part of their TV viewing experience. Movies and TV combined are the no. 1 interest of Canadian Twitter users, a greater interest than sports, politics or music. A total of 71% of Canadians on Twitter have been found to use the platform...

Apple to Finally Start Publishing Artificial Intelligence Research

Apple’s artificial intelligence researchers are planning to start publishing some of their previous work as well as engage on a higher level with more academics regarding AI in general, according to a new report from Business Insider. Russ Salakhutd, the director of artificial intelligence research at Apple and a professor at Carnegie Mellon University in […]

Siri and Other Hands-free Technologies are Dangerous for Drivers [Research]

According to a new research by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, potentially unsafe mental distractions can persist for as long as 27 seconds after dialing, changing music or sending a text using voice commands. The results of the research are raising unexpected new concerns regarding the use of phones and hands-free systems while driving. The study...

Research Shows Apple’s Growing Presence in the Enterprise Sector

According to the latest research from analyst firm Telsyte, the usage of PCs and Macs in enterprises is currently on par, despite the fact that PCs have been the platform of choice within business for a long time, revealing how Apple is growing its presence within the enterprise sector (via ZDNet). Analyst Rodney Gedda says that Macs are increasingly...

Experts Call on Health Canada to Research Dangers of Cell/WiFi Radio

A recent review of Canadian safety limits for exposure to cellphone and WiFi radio waves recommends that Health Canada should pursue more research on the subject, in order to clarify the debate of whether these limits should be altered due to unproven links between health problems, including cancer, and wireless devices, The Globe And Mail is reporting....

iPhone 5S is a Massive Hit in China, Makes up 10% of all iPhones

Latest data released by market research company Counterpoint has revealed that iPhone 5S has been a massive hit in China, comprising 12% of smartphone sales in the region during the month of October (via The Guardian). More interestingly, the result comes before China Mobile, the world's largest carrier, begins taking preorders for the phone starting today, ahead of...