Gabatron Morning Briefing – 5-21-15: Smartphone Separation Anxiety

Research from the University of Missouri shows cell phone separation can have serious psychological and physiological effects on smartphone users. They are actually calling it “smartphone separation anxiety.” How long do you think you could go without checking your phone?

Students at Cambridge University are petitioning the school to stop publicly posting exam results. Apparently that’s how the school has always traditionally done it. The students say it’s “grade shaming.”

In technology news, you’re about to have a whole lot more to listen to on Spotify. They’ve decided to add more content like videos and podcasts.

In politics, Rand Paul took over the Senate floor Wednesday to rail at length against government surveillance programs. He was filibustering the renewal of the PATRIOT Act.

Plus, your interesting stat of the day: 6,028. That’s the number of shows David Letterman did during his late night run.

Each morning Keith Conrad will give you a few stories useful for starting conversations around the water cooler at work. Assuming that your office actually has a water cooler.

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