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Is a Smart Home for You? Here’s What You Told Senior Planet

Years ago, living in a smart, or automated home was the stuff of science fiction, but technology is catching up… ..but would you live in a smart home? Senior Planet recently fielded a survey of some of our readers to learn more about your attitudes and concerns about smart home technology. Here’s what we learned. Does this…

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Senior Planet goes to the Consumer Electronics Show

  The Consumer Electronics Show (learn more here) is wrapping up. This annual trade show is a gadget/tech/electronics extravaganza that is the proving ground for gearheads, dreamers, upstarts, startups, and inventors in new and established companies worldwide. To stay on top of tech developments and innovations that can help Senior Planet members and improve programs…

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4 New Wearable Devices That Will Change Your Life

The ultimate “selfie” technology may be a device that keeps your “self” strong, healthy, and safe from harm.  2017 brought to market dozens self-monitoring wearables, and more are sure to come. These smart tools are especially appealing to seniors who want to monitor their activity or sound a digital alarm they don’t want to wear…

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Find gigs online and earn extra cash

Looking to pick up some cash for post holiday bills? It might be time to try out the so-called “gig” or “sharing” economy. The gig economy is what economists call work arrangements that come without fixed hours, fixed salary or fixed benefits. The term originated with musicians, who’ve always called their jobs gigs. Now, though,…

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Cool Tech Gifts for the Holiday

Wondering what to gift family and friends this holiday season? Here’s a quick guide to some of the coolest and most-popular tech gifts for 2017. Good Things Come in Small Packages The Echo Dot (2nd generation) is a mini-tech gift (3 x 3 x 1”), fits easily in a Christmas stocking but functions in powerful…

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How to Find Healthy Recipes on Pinterest

Mediterranean diet, MIND diet, heart diet, meals that support bone health, keep blood  pressure on the rails and help us retain muscle strength… As we get older, cooking meals means health-boosting as well as tasty. One place to look for recipes that meet your nutritional needs is Pinterest. This online visual discovery tool lets you…

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The Krack Attack, and How to Avoid It

  Another day, another internet warning. According to the Wi-Fi Alliance©, an industry group, “Recently published research identified vulnerabilities in some Wi-Fi devices where those devices reinstall network encryption keys under certain conditions, disabling replay protection and significantly reducing the security of encryption.” In other words, our wireless networks aren’t necessarily safe — even if…

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