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crackberry

(ˈkrækˌbərɪ)
n, pl -ries
(Computer Science) informal a nickname for a BlackBerry handheld device that functions as a telephone, PDA, and e-mailer and appears to have an addictive hold on its users
[C21: from crack (sense 30) + BlackBerry]
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China already has an estimated 300 Internet addiction centres, and there may be more than 24mn young Chinese addicted to the Internet.
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The concern," psychiatrist Allen Frances recently told CNN, "is that there will not be a clear, bright line in between a true Internet addiction and the rest of us, who are using it recreationally.
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e installation responds to the emerging eld of internet addiction and has been created in dialogue with Henrietta Bowden-Jones, neuroscience researcher and specialist in internet addiction.
In her practice she specializes in helping people with unhealthy relationship dynamics, problem gambling, Internet addiction, disordered eating, and substance abuse; she has also been an addict herself, the result of taking medications prescribed to treat her Crohn's disease.
Overuse can affect a user's mental state and lead to depression and Internet addiction.
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