By Elizabeth Woyke
We predict we all know every little thing approximately our smartphones. We use them consistently. we rely on them for each possible goal. we're conversant in each inch in their compact frames. yet there's extra to the cellphone than meets the eye.
How have smartphones formed the best way we socialize and have interaction? Who tracks our activities, our personal tastes, our activities as recorded via our smartphones? those are only a number of the questions that journalist Elizabeth Woyke solutions during this muckraking exposé of the $241 billion that produces greater than seven hundred million units every one year.
In the culture of The espresso Book, The Sneaker Book, Oil, and Cigarettes, The Smartphone deals not just a step by step advisor to how smartphones are designed and synthetic but in addition a daring exploration of the darker facet of this huge undefined, together with the exploitation of work, the disposal of digital waste, and the underground networks that hack and smuggle smartphones.
Featuring interviews with key figures within the improvement of the telephone and professional tests of the industry's major players—Apple, Google, Microsoft, and Samsung—The Smartphone is the suitable advent to this so much own of contraptions. Your cellphone won't ever glance a similar back.
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