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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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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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How safe is your router?

The FBI recently reported a new malware hack striking routers. Senior Planet is running this update to alert our members, courtesy of Experian.  The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation is warning “any owner of small office and home office routers” of a dangerous new malware hack called VPNFilter, which has infected 500,000 routers in 54…

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Spring Classes kick off at Senior Planet

With registration for the spring quarter taking place, the first week of April was a busy one for Senior Planet. Members looking to sign up for courses convened at the Manhattan Senior Planet Exploration Center, and at our partner sites across the city, in New York State’s North Country and in Montgomery County in Maryland.…

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New eTools, locations for Kiosks

There are some new developments since a popular Senior Planet news feature appeared about Kiosks for Living Well, a new program that uses kiosk technology to help people better manage health and wellness. The Kiosks, an initiative of Greater Lynn Senior Services (GLSS) in Massachusetts, offer people the chance to use large touch-screen programs that…

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