Tech

Virtual Reality: August’s Tech of the Month

VR, or Virtual Reality, once a staple of military or medical training, or flight simulation, is entering the mainstream. VR is an interactive, computer-generated experience within a simulated environment, communicated via a VR headset. It is most commonly used in entertainment applications such as gaming and 3D cinema, but research in using VR to ease dementia symptoms…

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Are you ready to try esports?

There’s are some new teams in town and they’re shaking things up in the sports world – the esports world.   Esports basically turns video game playing into a competitive, spectator sport, and requires very fast reflexes. (Pros are often washed up by the age of 25; they’re too slow.)  Despite this, teams such as Sweden’s…

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Film at…79

When actress and broadcaster Carmen Gilda decided to re-start her career at the age of 77, after spending 15 years caring full-time for her parents, she signed up for filmmaking classes at Manhattan Neighborhood Network, the nation’s largest community media center (learn more here). Gilda, known professionally as Gilda Miros, initially worried she wouldn’t be…

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Online dating for Senior Men

If you are a single senior male, there is a good chance you are dating online. Today, it’s the best way to meet a woman. Dating online lets you know immediately who’s single and looking. That’s half the battle of dating: finding someone who is looking for the same thing you are. You’ll want to put…

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Some spots still open for free tech classes

NOTE: Classes at Senior Planet Exploration Center on West 25th street in Manhattan are currently full! We do offer classes at many other locations, however. Check the map linked below! Although summer courses have already begun, there are still some spots open at Senior Planet Centers’ summer sessions for free five or ten week classes.…

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Healthcare Data Breach: symptoms and cures

Having your records stolen in a healthcare data breach can be can be a prescription for financial disaster. If scam artists break into healthcare networks and grab your medical information, they can impersonate you to get medical services, use your data open credit accounts, break into your bank accounts, obtain drugs illegally, and even blackmail…

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Alexa, what shall we have for dinner?

Who, or what, is Alexa? Alexa is Amazon’s voice service. She comes into your home via one of the Amazon Echo products. She can play music and audiobooks, control other smart devices in your home such as the light switches and thermostat, get information, news, weather, and more… using just your voice! During the month…

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Best Websites for Playing Online Games

Videogames aren’t just for kids. In fact, as you age, playing certain games can help you cognitively and, according to new research, might even improve your mood and sense of well-being.  So we looked for games that you can play online for free without having to download any software. We found several good ones on…

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