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Researchers Build Smartphone Algorithm That Senses Boredom

Your phone can now be programmed to tell when you are bored. Researchers from Telefonica Research in Barcelona, Spain, say an algorithm they have developed could be used to push content to you when you're looking for something interesting to do. On the other hand, it could also be used to encourage you to put your phone down and go find some other way to be productive.


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