teenagers

  • Phone-addicted teens aren’t as happy as those who play sports and hang out IRL, new study suggests

    Phone-addicted teens aren’t as happy as those who play sports and hang out IRL, new study suggests

    To no parent’s surprise, too much smartphone use makes teens unhappy. So says a new study from San Diego State University, which pulled data from over one million 8th-, 10th-, and 12th-graders in the U.S. showing teens who spent more time on social media, gaming, texting and video-chatting on their phones were not as happy as those who played sports, went outside and interacted with… Read More

  • Two large Apple shareholders say it needs to research the impact of smartphones on kids

    Two large Apple shareholders say it needs to research the impact of smartphones on kids

    Two of Apple’s institutional shareholders, hedge fund Jana Partners and California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS), are calling on the company to study the impact of smartphone use on child development. In an open letter, the two investors said that after reviewing research, they believe that Apple needs to give parents more resources and software tools to make sure… Read More

  • Crunch Report | The $199 Oculus Go Standalone Headset

    The new $199 Oculus Go, the California DMV is changing rules for self-driving cars, Amazon’s new way to have your teens shopping and a new waterproof kindle from Amazon. All this on Crunch Report! Read More

  • Fitbit turns teens off exercising, study finds

    Fitbit turns teens off exercising, study finds

    Fitness tracker makers would have you believe that all that stands between you and the motivation to get up off your couch and get healthy is their shiny wearable device. But a new study conducted by researchers in the UK found groups of teenagers ended up being discouraged from exercising after using a Fitbit device for eight weeks. Read More

  • Pixelberry Studios Tackles Teenagers’ Body-Image Issues With A New Mobile Game

    Pixelberry Studios Tackles Teenagers’ Body-Image Issues With A New Mobile Game

    According to recent studies, 80 percent of teenage girls and 20 percent of boys in the U.S. have struggled with negative body image. So Pixelberry Studios and the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) teamed up to create a mobile game that educates teens about developing a health attitude toward their bodies and avoiding eating disorders. Read More

  • Ringblingz Is Wearable Tech That Helps Teens Stay Connected

    Ringblingz Is Wearable Tech That Helps Teens Stay Connected

    The lack of wearable technology created just for teenagers is surprising, especially when you consider how tech-obsessed kids are: the average American teen spends 7.5 hours consuming media, while 70% of 13 to 17 year olds now own a smartphone. A new startup called Ringblingz wants to tap into this potentially lucrative market. Read More

  • Facebook Without The Cool Kids

    Facebook Without The Cool Kids

    It’s not just an attractive advertising demographic that Facebook is losing as teens take their mercurial attention elsewhere in sullen search of what’s cool. Facebook sans the cool kids may well be taking a substantial knock to the accuracy of its data too. Read More

  • NYT Reveals Teenagers Know About Craigslist

    A big shocker from the NYT over this weekend. Did you know that your teenager could be actively engaging in selling electronic goods via Craigslist? That’s right. Your son or daughter could be selling those gadgets you got him for Christmas or Hanukah last year for top dollar. The Times goes on to point out the epic story of one Greg Stoft, an 18-year old who wanted a $45 skateboard. As… Read More