Smart truth to iPhones

The Gold Coast Bulletin - - NEWS -

WHAT­EVER your view of how smart­phones have af­fected mod­ern so­ci­ety, new re­search claims that with­out one peo­ple would have to lug around the equiv­a­lent of 50 sep­a­rate items.

Its tech­nol­ogy re­places the need to carry a map, a cam­era, train timeta­bles and a host of other essen­tials. While a smart­phone eas­ily fits in the palm of a hand and weighs lit­tle, re­searchers es­ti­mate it would take two ruck­sacks to haul all the ex­tra items around. And it also works out cheaper. It is about $1500 less to use a smart­phone rather than buy­ing all the ex­tra items sep­a­rately.

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