BBC News (from last year)
"Smartphones have made everyone seriously dull" claims the man who took this series of intriguing images. The street photographer - who goes by the name of Babycakes Romero - calls the set the Death of Conversation.
His images are snapshots - tiny moments in time - and he could not have known precisely why those featured were gazing at their screens.
See some of the images below - or click to see more, and hear his personal observations as to why people are so keen to jump into a virtual world of "computer cuddles".