There’s a growing body of research linking excessive smartphone use to anxiety, sleep loss, and depression, but Google just released a nifty tool to help people wean themselves off their phones: A sheet of paper. Designed by the company’s Special Projects team, Envelope is a paper sleeve you can print out and wrap around your Pixel 3a, leaving you only able to dial via the number pad (there’s an associated app that leaves your screen on dialer mode). Envelope promises to make your phone “a simpler, calmer device, helping you to take a break away from your digital world.” It’s a bit odd for Google to advise people to use its product less — like a budtender warning you that vapes can kill — but as someone who has lost far too much sleep staying up until 1 am reading Reddit, I decided to give it a whirl. I was curious about whether severing myself from the world of content would bring me peace of mind or drive me mad — and it’s a lot cheaper than buying a new “dumb” phone. Commence the smartphone lobotomy Previous Next 1 of 4 Thankfully, dumbing down your smartphone isn’t brain surgery, but… Read full this story
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