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Friend of Living in Digital Times, Gary Kaye, writes about Phone Halo’s new Glasses TrackR

Friend of Living in Digital Times, Gary Kaye, writes about Phone Halo’s new Glasses TrackR   Read More
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A Man Walks into a Bar, but with BarTrendr, there are No Surprises

There are social apps to share best places to pee, best places to grab a coffee , best bargains … it was only a matter of time before the bar scene—already, a social networking experience in real life—went virtual too. With the new Bartrendr…
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The Digital Revolution

[youtube url="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iyefyf0MgA4"] Robin Raskin explains five biggest tech trends. 5 looks at the revolution Social Networking  The Quantified Self Human Interface Big Data Internet of Things
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Mashable’s Apps for Boomers

No jokes please.  They misplace things, find calories, and have to work to keep their brain’s in tip top shape.  Here’s Robin’s guide to boomer apps, freshly served up on Mashable.
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The 30th Anniversary of the Internet on Mashable

Mashable's Andrea Smith interviews Google’s Chief Evangelist, Vinton Ceft, about driverless cars, mobile technology, and the 30th anniversary of the Internet. Read more here.
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Coming Soon to Senior Living – the Consumer Electronics Show

Jack York is the CEO and co-founder of It’s Never Too Late.  Here are his impressions of CES 2013. Remember being 10 years old, heading to Disneyland, (I grew up in Southern California so that’s my frame of reference – plug in your own…
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Gary Kaye: "The Day That Facebook Mattered"

Gary Kaye, creator of intheboombox.tv, lives in Newton, Connecticut and offers this poignant look at his community, and the larger Facebook community after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings.
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Digital Health and the Monitored Life

Want to know what to expect from the 2013 Digital Health Summit at CES? Read Robin Raskin’s blog for the Huffington Post for the inside scoop.
FabOverFifity recently put out their Holiday Gift Guide 2012, and Robin Raskin gets a mention in the Teen section for the AfterShokz Sportz M2 headphones.
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Time for the Kids to Become the Online Teachers

Change has always been the domain of the young. From the end of the Vietnam War to the Arab Spring, it’s not parents who are out there advocating change, it’s the youth. In the online world, it’s time to get kids, especially the web-savvy…
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Introducing Wellocracy at the 2013 Silvers Summit

Wellocrasy to launch at International CES 2013 Silvers Summit. Check it out: http://chealthblog.connected-health.org/2012/11/25/wellocracy-is-coming-watch-for-it/
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Welcome: Yomi Abiola!

Welcome to Yomi Abiola, curator for this year’s FashionWare exhibit and party at International CES 2013. We’ll be celebrating the latest wearable fashions from designers all over the world and we’ll be contributing a portion of the proceeds…
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Tech Help for Aging's Little Problems

Try as you might to stay looking and feeling your youngest, there’s no denying that eyesight, reflexes, memory, and hearing all reach a peak and then slowly slip.  Irritating? Certainly. But technology is getting better and better about picking…
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Holiday Gifts for Boomers and Seniors

Our good friend, Susan Ayers Walker, who co-founded the Silvers Summit at CES, shares a few of her best gift ideas at one of our favorite sites, Techlicious:  http://www.techlicious.com/guide/holiday-2012-tech-gifts-for-seniors/
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Moms and Kids are Front and Center at the 2013 International CES

Moms and Kids are Front and Center at the 2013 International CES Nolan Bushnell, David Pogue & Warren Buckleitner among Featured Speakers; Registration open at cesweb.org     (New York, NY) October 31, 2012 – Learn what today’s…
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High Tech/Low Cost Gifts for the Older Folks in Your Life

Technology can be an older person’s best friend—keeping them connected when it may be difficult to get out, keeping them safe, keeping them entertained, and keeping them physically and mentally engaged. Here are a couple of ideas that I…
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Lessons from Sandy: High Tech Tools for the Next Disaster

When your home is on the banks of the Hudson River, you take tide charts and barometric readings very seriously. But when the Internet stops working, it’s time to rely on your wits and a few handy gadgets. Robin Raskin, founder of Living in…
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Boomers Upgrade to Windows 8

Microsoft's new Windows 8 has been evaluated from many different angles, but what’s the benefit of the upgrade to those of us way-back Windows users? Gary Kaye, who will be hosting a panel at this year’s Silvers Summit, looks at Win8 to…
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Google Plus Grandma: How Smart Moms Survive In The Information Jungle by Laura Simpson

Laura Simpson is SVP, Global Director of McCann Truth Central at McCann Erickson and the author of this piece which first appeared on Engage: Moms published by Mediapost. Once upon a time we lived in a world of village parenting where…
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CEA Executive Board Elects Three New Members to CEA Foundation Board of Trustees

10/19/2012| 03:29pm US/Eastern CEA Executive Board Elects Three New Members to CEA Foundation Board of Trustees Arlington, VA - 10/19/2012 - The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® Executive Board elected Bruce Borenstein, president…
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Take Back Your Mobile Bill (Give Back Something Too)

Einstein likely would have been flummoxed given the chance to read his mobile phone bill. Page after page of inscrutable charges leave mobile consumers forever perplexed as to whether they’re getting what they paid for with their mobile service.…
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Kid's Android Tablets Invasion

What's $150, looks just like mom and dad’s version, and will be flying off the shelves this holiday season? Answer – Tablet PCs made just for the kids. In time for the holidays, there are now more than 15 different kid-centric tablets.…
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A Bright Future for the High Tech Death Market

Death is on our minds, in part because the demographics are moving towards an aging population, and in part because dying is one really expensive process. In a $17 billion dollar a year business, memorializing and burial were among the sacred…
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You Can’t Eat ‘Em But You Can Buy ‘Em: Halloween Apps

Not too sure how the kids would feel if you coughed up an app instead of candy, but these might grab their fancy and not be bad for their teeth. Oceanhouse Media’s Halloween offering: In Trick or Treat PictureMe, parents add their child’s…
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ReadWriteWeb's Buying a Mobile Phone in Six Easy Steps

From dispelling the myth of the perfect phone to deciphering hardware specs, from looking at the apps running on each of the platforms to establishing which carrier is best in your area, ReadWriteWeb gets a gold star for this easy to use se…
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3D Printing: Why Does this One Differ From All Others?

By now, you’re either living under a rock or you’ve seen the plastic trinkets being churned out by the many hot new 3D printers on the market. I attended this year’s Maker Faire at the New York Hall of Science in Queens. It may have been…
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Hidden: A Mobile Wireless Speaker with a Fresh Design

They look like a collection of  tin canisters. There's no sign of a logo anywhere on the device. Aptly named "Hidden" this speaker is one of the easiest and elegant wireless solutions we've seen. You simply press down and twist the cannister,…
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Ebook or Print: What's a Parent's Choice?

The Joan Ganz Cooney Center studies children's media from various vantage points. Their most recent study looked at parents' preferences when it came to reading with their young (ages 2-6) children. What they found was a mixed bag. While…