Tech tools that make travel easier, simpler

By Anick Jesdanun
Posted on November 02, 2014

Your swimsuit and your sunscreen are in the luggage, and your boarding passes are all printed out.But did you remember your gadgets and chargers? Did you download enough entertainment? Do you know where you’re going?In my travels, I’ve come across a number of products and services worth bringing along:Keeping your gadgets charged You’ll need not only the charging... READ MORE

Generations together

By Alexis Bentz
Posted on October 16, 2014

Technology takes toll on young and old  When you hear the word technology, what do you think of?  Probably not the same thing as someone my age (12) thinks. The fact is that the generations may look at technology in very different ways. Many kids think that technology is “cool” because not only does it make them more popular, it allows them to play video games,... READ MORE

Tech-savvy actor still explores new worlds

By Rebekah Sewell
Posted on October 15, 2014

In the second season of “Takei’s Take” — a web series hosted by George Takei, the 77-year-old actor who played Mr. Sulu on “Star Trek” — Takei punches a virtual reality shark in the face, learns about a “brain-activated” skateboard, drives an electric car, and explores how Boston could become the next Silicon Valley.The rapid-fire... READ MORE

E-book services offer a library of choices

By Anick Jesdanun
Posted on October 10, 2014

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
Posted on October 06, 2014

​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
Posted on September 05, 2014

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
Posted on August 30, 2014

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