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July 29, 2019

High-tech answers to Low vision

…from magnification. Electronic magnification can be desktop (CCTV) or handheld. The user is able to adjust magnification size, font, and contrast. Many electronic magnifiers have read aloud feature. Smartphone Technology:…

February 16, 2015

Presidents: A Techie History

…was only seen on a few TVs in NYC. (Video link for mobile) Eisenhower, the First TV President Dwight Eisenhower was elected President with the help of the first TV

June 4, 2016

Watch: Remembering Muhammad Ali

  Thanks to one of our favorite blogs, Open Culture, for pointing us to this video from ITV, Britain’s only commercial station in 1978, when this special Christmas episode of…

May 31, 2016

A Day in the Digital Life of Joe Isaac

…help manage payroll for the Burger Shake that he and his cousin bought in the 50s when TVs came along and ate into the family’s live-theater business. “CKCS was already…

September 7, 2018

Tech of the Month: Streaming services

services, those free (like YouTube) or low cost alternatives (like Netflix, Amazon Prime or Hulu) to traditional TV or cable – and the smart TVs and streaming devices that display…

January 28, 2019

Senior Planet goes to CES

…the past three to five years. Smart home products, the Internet of Things (IoT), health tech, and advanced displays/TVs (with beyond-belief resolutions) stole the show. A fair share of drones,…

November 5, 2015

Human Rights, War — and Your Gadgets

(Video link for mobile) What do human rights have to do with our gadgets? Computers, tablets, smartphones, smart TVs, smart watches — it’s hard to imagine living without our electronic…

December 4, 2017

Need Quick tech help? Try Youtube

…major purchase he’s worth checking out. Check out his explained playlist with 46 videos which explain everything from curved TVs to Google Glass to virtual reality.     Unbox therapy….

January 14, 2015

How to Cut the Cable Cord and Save Money

…include: Sling TV which will stream live TV for $20 a month. Channels streamed by Sling TV will include ESPN, ESPN2, CNN, TBS, TNT, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Travel Channel,…

January 3, 2016

The Best of 2015 on Senior Planet

…on Your Cable Bill Millions of TV addicts are learning how to cut their cable TV service without losing the shows they’re hooked on. It’s called Internet TV. And even…

September 1, 2017

Bulletin Board: A New Steve Harvey Show and a Paid Study

…find out when your show will air. Interested? To toss your hat in the ring: Email the casting office at with your name and location in the body of…

March 1, 2015

Memory improvement myths & facts – and more from the week online

…feed the tree. According to NDTV, “The tree is chosen when the person is alive, relatives and friends look after it when death occurs.” Read more here. And tell us…

April 13, 2014

A major security alert – and more from the week online

…home how to use computers. An aspiring filmmaker, Saffron tagged along. The resulting feature film is an upbeat, often funny look at generations bonding and seniors embracing the new.…

August 8, 2014

Gadget Designers Aren’t Thinking Past 40: Whatcha Gonna Do?

…55” BeoVision Avant Ultra High Definition Smart TV As soon as I walked onto the show floor I saw a humongous TV with a curved screen and color and 4K…

January 7, 2015

Tiny Houses: The Next Big Thing for Seniors?

…and 400 – the trend is growing fast; as of last month, there’s even a tiny house TV show: Tiny House Builders premiered on HGTV on December 14. The Tiny…