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Choosing the Right Tech for Seniors

Today’s advancing technologies have made life a lot more convenient, and senior citizens can use it to their health benefit. It’s important to choose the right technology for different needs, so we’ve drafted up a list of tech devices and applications that work to improve the lives of seniors.

Tech Tools That Make Life Easier

Though some of us are more enthusiastic adopters of technology than others, at the end of the day, we all rely on our smartphones and laptops. And that is because modern technology – apps, websites, digital platforms, the sharing economy, and more – has revolutionized the way that we live. For everything from the trivial to the practical, technology has a solution. These tech tools will show you just how easy life can be if you put your devices to good use.

Made w/ Code: Google Invests in Future Female Developers

“And when you learn to code, you can assemble anything that you see missing.”

Above is a line from the landing video of the new Google initiative, Made w/ Code, appeals to young women to consider what they can do by studying computer science. Created by Google, along with a collection of strong women’s rights activists ranging from Chelsea Clinton and Mindy Kaling to Girls Inc., the video, the initiative, and the activities on the site are compelling and creative. The basis for this project stems from a lack of female representatives currently participating in the computer science field. In fact it’s reported that only 1% of high school girls are interested in pursuing a computer science degree and only 12% of computer science graduates are women.

Tech Industry Leaders Partner to Improve Internet of Things

“The internet of things (IoT),” a new tech phrase that’s somewhat reminiscent of the “the dot- com boom,” has been bouncing around a lot lately. It refers to the recent push by companies like Nest, acquired by Google in January for 3.2 billion dollars, to connect daily electronics in homes and businesses to the internet. This would allow homeowners or authorized users to control devices from their smartphones. Daily chores like getting up to turn off the lights before bed would be a thing of the past.

And despite the inherent creepiness that comes along with being able to turn on your blender from another room, it’s become remarkably obvious how serious tech companies are about this new idea. And no one wants to be left behind.

SocialRadar Review: Do We Need Another Location-Based Discovery App?

Two years ago, location-based apps like Highlight and Sonar were going to be the next big thing, according to participants at SXSW. But a funny thing happened during the annual tech conference: no one really used the apps. They drained your battery and weren’t particularly useful.

But are they now?

Michael Chasen, one of the masterminds behind the infamous college technology tool Blackboard, thinks so. He’s founded SocialRadar, a location-based people discovery iPhone app that pulls in your contacts from Twitter, Facebook, Foursquare, and other social networks to show you who’s nearby. We tried it out to see if it’s improved on the “ambient location” space.

Fitbit Force Recalled Due to Rashes

Rough news for wearable this evening. Fitbit is recalling all Force wristbands and has stopped selling the product after customers complained of irritation from the band. The company is offering a full refund through the voluntary recall and the product has already been taken off of Fitbit’s online store.