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Is the answer to your smartphone addiction a worse, colourless phone?

New research shows how important color is to our understanding of priorities and emotion

Nellie Bowles | NYT 

I’ve gone gray, and it’s great. In an effort to break my smartphone addiction, I’ve joined a small group of people turning their phone screens to grayscale — cutting out the colours and going with a range of shades from white to black. First popularised by the tech ethicist Tristan Harris, the goal of sticking to shades of gray is to make the glittering screen a little less stimulating. I’ve been gray for a couple days, and it’s remarkable how well it has eased my twitchy phone checking, suggesting that one way to break phone attachment may be to, ...

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First Published: Sun, January 14 2018. 01:20 IST