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Digital addiction can be as bad as substance abuse, can lead to depression

Turns out, digital addiction can increase the feeling of loneliness, anxiety, and depression among people. In a new San Francisco State University study, researchers Erik Peper and Richard Harvey argued that overuse of smartphones was just like any other type of substance abuse. “The behavioural addiction of smartphone use begins forming neurological connections in the brain in ways similar to ... Read More »

Erez Israeli to join Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories as COO

Dr. Reddy’s office in Hyderabad. Erez Israeli will join Dr. Reddy’s on 2 April as COO and global head of generics & PSAI, based out of Hyderabad. Photo: Kumar/Mint Hyderabad:Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd on Thursday announced the appointment of Erez Israeli, former president and CEO of Enzymotec, as the chief operating officer (COO), succeeding Abhijit Mukherjee, who will retire on ... Read More »

Trump’s take on gaming and violence was wrong in the ’90s and it’s twice as wrong now

A cobbled-together meeting at the White House is the latest chapter in the long, misguided crusade against video games. It would be comical if the country were not in a bitter ongoing debate about gun control and the safety of children; but since we are, it’s frustrating that time is still being spent on this long-settled “debate” instead of on ... Read More »

Young men more likely to suffer from mental illness such as depression, bipolar than women

Young men are more likely to experience first-episode psychosis, defined as the first manifestation of one or more severe mental disorders including schizophrenia, bipolar affective disorder, and depression, compared to women of the same age group, says a new study. The findings published in the journal JAMA Psychiatry also showed that ethnic minorities and people living in socioeconomically disadvantaged areas ... Read More »

As Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’ roars, here’s how DC’s ‘dark and turgid’ movies can play catch up

Source: Marvel A panther just mauled the box office competition, and some suggest its next victim might be an upstart superhero movie operation. The record-breaking debut of Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther” further cemented the superhero movie maker’s dominance over Hollywood. Yet Marvel’s counterpart, Warner Brothers’ DC Extended Universe (DCEU), has some serious catching up to do—especially after last year’s “Justice ... Read More »

Samsung Retains Top Spot as Global Smartphone Sales Drop 4.6 Percent in Q4: Gartner

While global smartphone sales to end users were down 4.6 percent in the fourth quarter of 2017, Samsungretained its top spot with 18.2 percent share, Gartner said on Thursday. The South Korean giant though saw a year-on-year unit decline of 3.6 percent in the fourth quarter of 2017, but this did not prevent it from defending its top global smartphone vendor ... Read More »

Childhood abuse may affect social relationships as adults

Children who experience abuse and neglect early in life are more likely to have problems in social relationships and academics as adults, a study has found. Maltreatment experienced before age five can have negative effects that continue to be seen nearly three decades later, researchers said. “It is not a controversial statement to say abuse and neglect can have harmful ... Read More »

Yakuza 6: The Song of Life Promises to Be as Entertaining as Yakuza 0

HIGHLIGHTS Yakuza 6 is out on March 20 It’s exclusive to the PS4 and PS4 Pro It takes place right after the events of PS3-exclusive Yakuza 5 For many, Yakuza 0 was the entry point into Sega’s long-running Japanese gangster series, a game we considered so good, we awarded it a perfect score. This was followed up by Yakuza Kiwami which was a solid remake ... Read More »

Facebook Tests Posting of Instagram Stories as WhatsApp Statuses

HIGHLIGHTS The feature has been confirmed to be in testing A Story posted as a WhatsApp Status will be encrypted Facebook didn’t confirm if it would roll out the feature globally Facebook is running a small test to let users post their Instagram Stories directly to WhatsApp Status. The new feature will let users post decorated photos, videos, and GIF images from Instagram on WhatsApp, ... Read More »

Siemens Partners With Amazon as It Ramps Up Industrial Software Platform

Siemens is partnering with Amazon as it accelerates the rollout of its MindSphere industrial software platform, the core of its bid to dominate the market in digital factory automation. The German group’s next version of MindSphere, to be launched in January, will run on Amazon Web Services (AWS) – the most popular cloud system with industrial software developers. “Many customers appreciate it very much,” Siemens ... Read More »