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A Gen Z guide to happiness: Break your smartphone addiction

Not only do smartphones bring momentary satisfaction, but they also can add to the chaos and disorder in life, potentially destroying anything meaningful.


Historic UK music retailer HMV collapses due to digital surge

British music retailer HMV, which was launched by English composer Edward Elgar in 1921 and helped propel the Beatles to fame, collapsed into administration on Friday as consumers switch to digital streaming in droves.


How some videogames got into the holiday spirit in 2018

Christmas is over, but the holiday spirit is still alive and well in a variety of videogames. Here’s how some of them are celebrating the season.


Here’s Tim Cook’s memo to employees about iPhone sales slowdown

Apple Inc chief executive officer Tim Cook told employees he won’t blame “external factors” for selling fewer iPhones than anticipated during the holiday quarter.


Russian teenagers use social media to rebel against teachers

The principal of a prestigious school near St. Petersburg summoned 16-year-old Leonid Shaidurov and 14-year-old Maxim Dautov in for a chat. Then he threatened them with expulsion, a criminal probe and being blacklisted from all Russian universities.


Heathrow, Gatwick investing in anti-drone technology

Britain’s two biggest airports, Heathrow and Gatwick, are investing in anti-drone technology following severe disruption at Gatwick caused by drone sightings in the run-up to Christmas, spokesmen said on Jan 4.


How a US startup is helping senior-living communities step into the digital age

Every apartment at the Cardinal at North Hills, a two-year-old retirement and assisted-living community in Raleigh, comes equipped with a pull cord.


Retail is dead? Don’t tell hot online brands rushing to open stores in desirable urban US neighbourhoods

Four days before Christmas, athletic apparel retailer Outdoor Voices opened a store in Chicago's Ranch Triangle neighbourhood. It should feel at home among neighbours like Bonobos, Warby Parker and Marine Layer.


CES 2019: Privacy becomes a selling point at tech show

Apple is not among the exhibitors at the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show, but that didn’t prevent the iPhone maker from sending a message to attendees on a large billboard.


CES 2019: TV set maker LG makes its sets disappear

The CES 2019 gadget show is revving up in Las Vegas. Here are the latest findings and observations from Associated Press reporters on the ground as technology’s biggest trade event gets underway.