The Longevity Explorers: How older adults are finally influencing the products designed for them
The Longevity Explorers meet regularly to discuss what they find challenging or fulfilling about products ranging from canes to hearing aids to the Amazon Echo.
January 22, 2020
Mom just died. What do we do with her Facebook account?
Memorializing, securing and closing social media accounts are part of today’s end-of-life responsibilities.
January 14, 2020
People keep finding their deceased loved ones on Google Maps
A heartwarming way to feel connected to loved ones who've passed away.
January 9, 2020
10 ways tech is making aging easier (or at least trying to)
A spate of new tech startups are focused on improving our quality of life as we age.
January 3, 2020
The Internet was made for — and by — you and me
A significant part of the Internet-using population is over 50 — including the people who invented it. Here's what older users need.
December 18, 2019
Is your smart TV spying on you? FBI issues new warning
In rare instances, hackers can turn on your bedroom TV’s camera and microphone and silently watch you. The FBI offered these tips to stay safe.
December 6, 2019
Breaking up (with Facebook) is hard to do
After a long and often tumultuous relationship, I may have finally mustered the courage to do the once unthinkable: leave Facebook. I said may, right?
December 6, 2019
Amazon’s Alexa wants to help manage your prescription drugs
Customers will be able to request refills and set medication reminders.
December 4, 2019
Are you addicted to your phone? Ask yourself these two questions
How do we avoid the potential pitfalls while still reaping the benefits?
November 26, 2019
What it really means when the “someone’s typing” indicator shows up
Are they actively writing, or still deciding whether to hit send?
November 25, 2019
The payphone is making a comeback
They're free to use — and you can do a lot more than call your friends.
November 20, 2019
Video games bring family members’ personal history to life
Game designers refer to it as “gaminiscing.”
November 18, 2019
Technology could be the solution to caregiver shortage for seniors
The number of caregivers in the job market is not even remotely expected to keep pace with those needing care.
November 7, 2019
Would you lend your face to a robot-maker if they paid you $130,000?
If you've got a “kind and friendly” face, we've got the perfect opportunity.
October 24, 2019
Password help: 5 strategies for remembering all your online passwords
Here are 5 strategies for managing all those pesky passwords
October 23, 2019
17 perfect products for people who live alone
When you live by yourself, sometimes you need a little extra assistance
September 17, 2019
Boomers quickly catching up in technology use
Are boomers less tech savvy than younger generations? Not by much, according to a new study.
September 13, 2019
Aging drivers need these car safety features
If your parents aren’t ready to hand over the keys, make sure they have these features.
September 11, 2019