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Boomers and Technology

Apple And IBM Are Joining Forces To Help Care For The Elderly -- In Japan

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 05.01.2015 | Fifty

As many as 5 million iPads will be delivered to Japanese seniors by 2020 in a plan that hopes to "dramatically improve the lives of millions," said Ap...

Technology Gives me a Headache

Laverne H. Bardy | Posted 09.23.2014 | Fifty
Laverne H. Bardy

I miss my Underwood typewriter. The only time I worried about it crashing was when it sat too close to the edge of my desk.

I'm Getting Older, But Everything Else is Getting Younger

Renee Fisher | Posted 10.12.2013 | Fifty
Renee Fisher

Virtually all hospital doctors look like Doogie Howser, and restaurant hostesses look like they, themselves, just started eating solid food recently. LBL has become skeptical about most people out in the world being capable of either curing her illness or getting her a table at a restaurant.

LOOK: One Grandpa's Great Solution To Small iPad Text

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 04.16.2013 | Fifty

Zoom function or no zoom function, we still think this grandpa is a genius. Earlier today Reddit user Eric2929 posted the above photo with the ...

When You Have to Call 'The Guy'

Lisa K. Friedman | Posted 01.27.2013 | Fifty
Lisa K. Friedman

For years, we were careful to not make any changes. Replacing the batteries in the remote control was a sober and concentrated affair. "Will it still work?" "Let's hope so." And so, when our new puppy got hold of the universal remote, we were entirely panicked.

FOMO: Affliction, or Lust for Life?

Julie Danis | Posted 12.02.2012 | Fifty
Julie Danis

FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) is quite different from FONBATR, the Fear of Never Being Able to Retire, which is an affliction many of the 50-plus-year-olds attending this ideas festival/policy-wonk conference are experiencing. But it doesn't mean we don't experience FOMO, too.

What Post 50s Are Doing More Often With Their Smartphones

Posted 05.16.2012 | Fifty

More evidence to banish the stereotype of post 50s as Luddites who need to be dragged kicking and screaming into the digital age: rece...