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Samsung Gear “S” – The Best Smart Watch, So Far

Samsung Gear “S” – The Best Smart Watch, So Far

January 27, 2015 – 12:25 am | Edit Post

 by John R. Quain, Senior Writer
 What is it? – You’ve heard of butt dialing. Get ready for wrist dialing. The Samsung Gear S is a smart watch that can make calls on its own, no …

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For Winter Driving – Put A Sock On It – An AutoSock

January 29, 2015 – 2:57 pm | Edit Post
For Winter Driving – Put A Sock On It – An AutoSock

If you live in a place where you need snow chains during the winter, you know what a huge pain they are to get on and take off.  Well, now there’s an alternative,  the AutoSock, a fabric wheel cover that’s accepted in most states as a legal alternative to chains. The forecast Blizzard of 2015 missed us in Western Connecticut   But it deposited enough snow to make driving a challenge – well at least for a few minutes.  Even though I wanted to try these out, given my past experiences with chains, I was not looking forward to the experience.  But I was wrong, Read the full story »

The 2014 Boomie Awards

January 23, 2015 – 12:52 am | Edit Post
The 2014 Boomie Awards

There was no shortage of great products coming to market in 2014.  And regardless of whether they were intentionally designed with the 50+ market in mind or not, many have turned out to be well suited …

The Privacy Fear Factor: How Tech is Failing To Serve 50+

January 17, 2015 – 9:27 am | Edit Post
The Privacy Fear Factor: How Tech is Failing To Serve 50+

by Judith Bitterli – Chief Marketing Officer, AVG
As Ann Karpf, the British journalist and sociologist reported in her January 4, 2015 New York Times Op-Ed piece on “The Liberation of Growing Old”: “Ageism has been …

The Best of CES 2015

January 11, 2015 – 4:49 pm | Edit Post
The Best of CES 2015

To be blunt, this was the biggest Consumer Electronics Show ever, but not the best.  It was filled with incremental improvements, but few breakthrough technologies.  There were literally hundreds of wearable devices all looking for …

Off and Running in Las Vegas

January 5, 2015 – 2:27 am | Edit Post
Off and Running in Las Vegas

Even though the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) doesn’t officially begin until Tuesday,  the media events are already underway.  On Sunday night, at an event called CES Unveiled, about 100 exhibitors gave a preview of …

How Apple Beats The Odds

January 4, 2015 – 12:18 pm | Edit Post
How Apple Beats The Odds

By Andy Marken, Founder Marken Communications (http://www.markencom.com/)
Editor’s Note – Andy Marken runs his own public relations agency, but he’s also a keen long time observer of the computer and consumer electronics scene.  We thought you …

Will Your Wearable Be Unbearable?

December 31, 2014 – 3:38 pm | Edit Post
Will Your Wearable Be Unbearable?

At the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show getting underway in early January, one of the big things will again be wearables, dominated by more fitness trackers than you can count.  But sadly, most evidence suggests that …

Printed Jewelry – A Gem of An Idea?

December 23, 2014 – 6:00 pm | Edit Post
Printed Jewelry – A Gem of An Idea?

Imagine shopping for a precious bauble for your wife or lover.  You walk into your favorite jewelry store and instead of just looking in the cases, you can thumb through a catalog or computer files …

The Compelling Case for Remote Home Health Care Monitoring

December 18, 2014 – 12:28 pm | Edit Post
The Compelling Case for Remote Home Health Care Monitoring

Pay attention.  This is a lot more important than your next smartphone.  There’s a pretty good chance that the implications of the subject here will have an impact on you whether or not you suffer …

Holiday Gift Guide Part 5 –  Stocking Stuffers

December 15, 2014 – 8:34 pm | Edit Post
Holiday Gift Guide Part 5 –  Stocking Stuffers

Fitness Tracker – Fitbit Flex – This wristband tracks steps, distance, calories burned and active minutes.  It can monitor how long and well you sleep.  It has a silent alarm that will wake you and …

Make Your Life Easier with Home Automation Products

December 14, 2014 – 9:21 am | Edit Post
Make Your Life Easier with Home Automation Products

By Tim Smith
Home Improvement writer, Modernize.com
While individual home automation devices are nothing new, TV remotes and garage door openers being common examples, the goal in the past has been to integrate things through a central …