13 Jan '12, 7am

Today Online (Singapore).. Sign of a smartphone addict: Phantom vibrations a new angle on this paper from #DOPconf

LONDON - Smartphones are so addictive many users now hear "phantom vibrations" because they are desperate to receive new messages, a study has found. Blackberries and iPhones are meant to help workers manage their workload by giving them access to messages and alerts while away from the office. But people become so obsessive about checking their email accounts and social networking sites that they actually become more stressed as a result, researchers said. Some are so hooked to their devices that they even begin to experience "phantom" vibrations where they mistakenly believe their phone is buzzing in their pocket, it was claimed. The findings were presented to the British Psychological Society's Division of Occupational Psychology Conference in Chester this week. Researchers issued questionnaires and carried out psychometric stress tests on more than 100 volunteers inclu...

Full article: http://www.todayonline.com/TechandDigital/Digital/EDC1201...

Tweets

Feeling 'phantom vibrations' from your phone? Y...

todayonline.com 13 Jan '12, 6am

LONDON - Smartphones are so addictive many users now hear "phantom vibrations" because they are desperate to receive new m...

Smartphone vendors to limit new models

digitimes.com 13 Jan '12, 2am

Smartphone vendors including HTC, Research in Motion (RIM), Sony and Motorola Mobility all are likely to adjust their stra...

Smartphone vendors to limit new models -> might...

digitimes.com 13 Jan '12, 3pm

Smartphone vendors including HTC, Research in Motion (RIM), Sony and Motorola Mobility all are likely to adjust their stra...

looks like a promising movie

gv.com.sg 18 Jan '12, 6am

Wei Jie and Jian Ren are best of friends in school, and they both face their share of family problems; Wei Jie has a gambl...

The Viral Factor (In Digital)

gv.com.sg 18 Jan '12, 6am

A mission to escort a witness from Jordan to the Netherlands leaves International Security Affairs agent Jon severely scar...

Haywire (In Digital)

gv.com.sg 18 Jan '12, 6am

This dynamic action-thriller directed by Oscar(R) winner Steven Soderbergh (Traffic) boasts a talented cast that includes ...

Sign up for The Straits Times' Android phone app

straitstimes.com 11 Jan '12, 12am

Android smartphone users will soon be able to browse The Straits Times (ST) on the go. Direct subscribers can sign up for ...