E-book services offer a library of choices

By: Anick Jesdanun

Own a tablet or a smartphone? Then for a few bucks a month, you can have a (virtual) library in your pocket or carrying case.Two startups are trying to do for e-books what Netflix does for movies: Oyster and Scribd let you read as many books as you want for a fixed monthly price — $10 for Oyster and $9 for Scribd.I was skeptical at first. I can never find enough time to read, and... READ MORE

Technology that gives you peace of mind

By: Carol Sorgen

​Using technology to maintain the health and safety of older adults is not new — medical alert jewelry, for example, is one example. But advances in technology have now given family members and caregivers an opportunity to monitor for themselves the well-being of the ones they care for.​A number of in-home safety systems and personal tracking devices being offered by... READ MORE

What shopping will look like in the future

By: Mae Anderson

When it comes to shopping, more Americans are skipping the stores and pulling out their smartphones and tablets. Still, there’s more on the horizon for shopping than just point-and-clicking.No one thinks physical stores are going away permanently. But because of the frenetic pace of advances in technology and online shopping, the stores that remain will likely offer amenities and... READ MORE

Learning technology’s benefits hands-on

By: Carol Sorgen

If you don’t know the difference between analog or digital, or a hash tag from a hard drive, AARP’s got you covered. The national membership organization based in Washington, D.C., recently rolled out AARP TEK (which stands for Technology, Education and Knowledge) to close the technology gap and help boomers and seniors learn how to use personal digital devices in a... READ MORE