It seems that he has a "gadget" problem. There is new information that people actually are addicted to video games, electronics, etc. Just a side note. There has to be a compromise and that can be very difficult. This sounds like a problem that you could be resolve successfully in couples counseling. Try to find a way to compromise that isn't as drastic so that you get less resistence. Try to tell him the way all this makes you feel and a small gesture that would not send him into culture shock. it can be something small; just to know that he is trying. Maybe checking email half as often (that may not be a good example). You both have to compromise. See what he is willing to do.