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October 20, 2014

Help for aging in place, “Iris” the movie – and more from the week online

…with them, but I learn from them because I’m curious. I think my curiosity will stay with me till my dying day.” Read the whole interview.   Grandad, tech-curious The…

April 6, 2016

Scam Alert: The Global Privacy Enforcement Network

…from anyone who wants to gain access to any online or email account for purposes such as tech support (see our alert about the Microsoft tech support scam). Don’t give…

September 13, 2014

Gadgets for Us

…a deep psychological reason for my love of gadgets, but I suspect it’s probably just innate laziness. Gadgets make life easier and more fun. The problem with many tech gadgets…

December 28, 2012

What We Googled in 2012

…are what Google calls a “zeitgeist” of the year past, and they’re fascinating. Guess who tops the list of people who Americans searched the Internet for. Which tech gadgets did…

July 23, 2013

7 Online Flash Sales: How to Get Good Deals

…on finding could show up on a flash sale. You’ll learn about interesting new products that you never see in stores, especially tech and home design items. We discovered a…

September 23, 2013

How Can I Save My Favorite Websites So I Can Find Them Later?

save the Tech Tips page so I can easily find all the tips in one place, I might name my bookmark “Senior Planet Tech Tips.”     If you bookmark…

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Watch robots compete

Watch the SciBorgs of Bronx Science, the Tech Knights of Brooklyn Tech, the Cyber Warriors of Curtis High School and other STEM teams from high schools around the city compete…

October 23, 2015

“The Intern”: Grownup to the Rescue

…thought about it again and realized what makes this film a clap-worthy achievement. In an era where there’s only contempt for elders who have been left behind by technology, “The…

May 11, 2015

Older Women’s Voices, Loud and Clear

…Sexism #olderwomenvoices @everydaysexism_ @OReillyMiriam — Kaite O’Reilly (@kaiteoreilly) April 7, 2015 Need more diverse images of older women e.g. science, tech, business, politics – we don’t just do baking &…

January 28, 2019

Senior Planet goes to CES

utopia mediated by technology, complete with requisite “oohs and aahs.” However, this year it was all about the refinement of existing technologies, rather than the development of new groundbreaking tech-trends….

April 4, 2014

Why Computers Make Us Feel Stupid & How to Get Around It

…60, unless we’re techies. I’ve been trying to understand computers for 30 years and I still feel really stupid when something unexpected happens – or when something expected doesn’t. But…

April 18, 2016

Life Expectancy Depends on Where You Live + more from the week online

…Up Old Tech Saturday, April 16 was International Record Store Day The BBC took a look at the history of vinyl. Happy #RecordStoreDay! BBC Archive takes a look at how…

October 10, 2014

Is AARP’s RealPad Spin Ageist?

…professionals at AARP have recognized how helpless those of us over 60 are when it comes to technology. Younger adults would have no doubt noticed the wide variety of tablets…

November 17, 2015

Assisted living on a working farm, and more from the week online

…read some stories. Visit To Live a Hundred Years. Essential tech tools for older adults US News & World Report has come up with a list of 10 tech tools…

December 7, 2015

Quads turn 80, Oprah on ageism & more from the week online

…design small drones capable of performing simple household chores for seniors. Dr. Hovakimyan admits that the idea might seem strange now, but she believes that by the time the technology…