Americans spend a lot of time on their phones. According to Nielsen, American smartphone users spend an average 34 hours and 21 minutes every month on their phones—and that's just time spent on apps and browsing the internet.
WNYC's New Tech City is challenging listeners to put away their phones in their new Bored and Brilliant project.
Every day this week, they are challenging listeners to take one step towards using their phone less—and hopefully in turn making time to be more creative. Manoush Zomorodi, host of New Tech City, explains how the challenge works and how you can get involved.