Slowly, yet surely, it’s starting to seem like things are getting back to something closer to normal. Normalish. New normal? And maybe you’re thinking about going on vacation, perhaps the first real vacation to a far-off place in a long time. I know what you’re probably thinking: “I’ll take my smartphone so I can find the best tourist spots and take the best photo of the Eiffel Tower ever.”
And we’re here to say: Don’t do that. In fact, we have a more radical suggestion. Consider turning your phone off while on vacation. Or better yet, put it in do not disturb mode or use the wellness features to turn off all the notifications and apps. Put the phone away entirely. Does that sound crazy? Well, hit the top story, and let us make a case for why you shouldn’t rely on your smartphone during your next vacation.
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As it turns out, no artificial intelligences can’t have a patent and don’t have any rights. Sorry Data, we’re not ready for that future yet.
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If you’ve started collecting houseplants this year, you’re not alone. And while it’s easy to buy plants (and stare at them fondly from your couch), it can be tough to take care of them properly if you don’t have a green thumb. If you’re unsure of how to keep your plants alive, let these informative apps help you out.
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