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Break Those Annoying Smartphone Habits

Smartphones have made it easier to digest the news, discover that new Thai restaurant, and connect with good friends. They’ve also made it simpler to irritate people, too. That’s the downside of smartphones: They’re so habit forming that they encourage bad habits that we’d otherwise rarely tolerate in others.

Robots As Helpers

Here’s what we dreamed of as children: jetpacks, entire meals that came in pill form, time travel, and, needless to say, helper robots. That last idea was especially interesting: What humans wouldn’t desire a robot to make their bed for them in the morning, go to work for them when they didn’t feel like making the trip, or vacuum the living room rug when they’d rather put up their feet and watch television?