communication devices, e-Readers, and tablets
includes non-PC-based communication devices, such as tablets, e-Readers, videophones, age-appropriate telephones & email appliances
Submitted by Laurie Orlov on Thu, 12/02/2010 - 10:23
Technology & Aging Coalition of San Diego county's website provides a variety of techy gift suggestions in various price ranges.
Submitted by Laurie Orlov on Mon, 11/08/2010 - 14:38
Submitted by Laurie Orlov on Mon, 10/11/2010 - 16:41
More expensive than Skype and other choices, but according to Cisco, a better experience.
Submitted by Laurie Orlov on Tue, 08/10/2010 - 12:50
It’s time for a quick August update of more new and notable tech offerings, from emerging vendors and new offerings from existing vendors – including beta testing. Please let me know about others you know about and are not spotted via the Product Snapshots term on this site: >>> Read more . . .
Submitted by Laurie Orlov on Thu, 07/29/2010 - 07:54
Smaller, $139 Wi-Fi version, out August 27.
Submitted by Laurie Orlov on Wed, 07/28/2010 - 20:16
GrandCare Systems introduces the revolutionary HomeBase
GrandCare Systems introduces HomeBase, a new system that allows families to virtually communicate and chat with disabled or aging relatives. Individuals with ZERO computer experience are now, for the first time, being VIRTUALLY and socially connected to family members and care partners across the world, without having to LEARN anything about computers or the Internet. >>> Read more . . .
Submitted by Laurie Orlov on Wed, 07/07/2010 - 19:47
LOS ALTOS, Calif. — June 7, 2010 — Presto Services Inc. announced today a new, free service that uses social media to connect generations becoming increasingly more separated by tech usage behavior. >>> Read more . . .
Submitted by Laurie Orlov on Mon, 07/05/2010 - 14:22
Line up to learn your longevity likelihood. Aren't you just loving the opportunity we will soon have to download that free genetic marker test kit, the one that with 77% accuracy will tell whether we will live past 100?* Boston University scientists have 'no plans to profit' from the results, but they could make the kit available later this summer. (Warning: analysis of the results will be costly.) I am so struck by how the law of unintended consequences could play out, especially in areas of insurance -- as with a home test kit for Alzheimer's, people might be more likely to purchase long-term care insurance. With a longevity test on the market, how long will the term need to be in term insurance? Taking it a step further, should insurance companies offer free kits as a marketing device? Should your doctor know that you've taken such a test? Should a health insurer know? What happens to rates, deductibles and lifetime caps? What kind of housing and support systems would we want if we knew we could live to 100 or more (or if we knew we would suffer from Alzheimer's)? What would our families do with that information? >>> Read more . . .
Submitted by Laurie Orlov on Fri, 07/02/2010 - 19:11
Graphite Kindle DX price cut to $379.
Submitted by Laurie Orlov on Sat, 05/29/2010 - 09:16
Another week, this time a look at the future of healthy aging. Yesterday kicked off the first of a two-year Think Tank initiative sponsored by Philips through its Center for Health and Well-Being. The purpose of this Think Tank is to consider and flesh out ideas about what it means globally to age successfully -- with implications about future requirements for policy, health systems, and technology use. >>> Read more . . .