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Be a Changemaker – Digitally

Not long ago, doing social good meant taking to the streets…literally. Whether the issue was the environment, politics or social justice, any plan had to include meetings, marches and public demonstrations…in fact the Senior Planet Exploration Center had a panel discussion about it (learn more here). Today, we have new tools that make it possible…

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New horizons in data breaches?

Experian released its sixth annual Data Breach Industry Forecast, which includes its top five data breach predictions for 2019. The report addresses new cyber threats to biometrics and gaming, along with susceptible breach targets that include cloud and wireless networks. Here’s a summary from Experian’s Matt Tatham: The scale of data breaches in 2018 has been…

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Are you ready for Winter Classes?

The coming Winter Quarter is full of ways to get your tech on no matter what your skill level – Senior Planet classes take all comers!  Senior Planet offers a range of free 5- and 10-week digital technology courses that require advance registration, as well as weekly tech-themed events, workshops and lectures. Registration procedures, dates…

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Tech Gifts under $50

What’s a Christmas stocking without something that beeps or buzzes inside? It’s that time of year when the playful and the practical team up in the form of glorious gadgets. Here is Senior Planet’s list of the Best Tech Gifts to  snag for $50 or less — all of which you can buy from the…

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Tech empowers Holocaust survivors

A unique pilot program designed by Older Adults Technology Services (OATS) is helping a special group of trauma survivors gain a sense of community, access resources, and enter the digital age.  “Our Voices” is a special six-month program for Holocaust survivors, supported by a grant from the Jewish Federations of North America’s (JFNA) Center for Advancing…

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Is this the most Ageist Ad of all time?

Adweek called this a “Comically Savage” election PSA series; but there’s nothing comic about it.  This ad series tries to scare Millennials into voting by portraying older people, who vote in much higher numbers, as greedy, selfish monsters.  Read about the series and watch the ads here. At a time when our society is more…

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Tech can turn an extra room into extra $$

When Irene Carr-Zalusky and her husband Paul moved to San Diego 15 years ago, they found a property with a cottage in the backyard that made a perfect “mother-in-law” suite for her aging parents. But her parents eventually moved to Washington State to live with another sister.  When Irene retired in 2017, it occurred to…

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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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