"Hooked on Gadgets, and Paying A Mental Price", "An Ugly Toll of Technology: Impatience and Forgetfulness", and "More Americans Sense a Downside to an Always Plugged-In Existence". The common thread here is about people who are addicted to checking their devices - texting, checking email, playing video games compulsively. Carrying around electronic devices for some people is like carrying an addictive drug. The first article suggests that family life and relationships can be hindered by too much screen time. Seems kind of obvious to me. Bascially, it all boils down to the wisdom of my grandmother - everything in moderation. No one should be checking email 74 times a day. No one should be playing video games so much that they no longer interact with family members. The downside that Americans see to an always plugged-in existence is obvious. Too much of anything is bad for you.