Breaking the Digital Divide and Generation Gap – The Elderly on the Web

Breaking the Digital Divide and Generation Gap – The Elderly on the Web

Breaking the Digital Divide and Generation Gap – The Elderly on the Web. Technology and the elderly don’t always go hand in hand, which is why we can safely assume that they aren’t a match made in heaven. The reason why so many elderly people are not comfortable with technology is something that not many people give a lot of thought to, but recent studies have suggested that the elderly should be encouraged to adopt technology,…

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Smartphones – Not Just A High-Tech Mobile Calling Device

Smartphones – Not Just A High-Tech Mobile Calling Device

Smartphones – Not Just A High-Tech Mobile Calling Device. Everyone, be they young or old, is relying on smartphones for almost half of their daily activities. People cannot even imagine their lives without the aid of smartphone technology. However, the smartphones are not just built for calls and connection purposes. These devices, equipped with wireless networks, have so many features and capabilities that its advantages for people, especially middle-aged businessmen and the elderly, are undeniable. 1….

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Get Smart TV, Get Social!

Get Smart TV, Get Social!

Get Smart TV, Get Social! Generation Y just keeps getting smarter. And by that I mean the technology is getting smarter. It started with the smart phone and has worked its way up to the Smart TV, being manufactured by some of the biggest names in franchise including Samsung, Sony, LG, and Panasonic. But like I said, it’s the technology that’s getting smarter. So what exactly is your Smart TV capable of that you didn’t…

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Things You Need To Know About Strong Passwords

Things You Need To Know About Strong Passwords

Things You Need To Know About Strong Passwords. The first line of defence on the internet against cyber criminals is the selection of a strong passwords. Hackers have been increasing in number, now more than ever, and they are becoming more sophisticated at cracking passwords. There are a number of tips that can help you select the strongest passwords to keep your online data secure. Tips for Selection of a Strong Password Some of the basic…

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Pros and Cons of Tablets and Laptops for Silver Surfers

Pros and Cons of Tablets and Laptops for Silver Surfers

Pros and Cons of Tablets and Laptops for Silver Surfers. On one hand we have entered an age of technology, where life without the internet and gadgets seems almost impossible. On the other hand we have the age group of senior citizens and a well known belief that most of the senior citizens resist change and like to stick to their old ways rather than adapt new ones. This belief however, is being challenged by the…

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The Benefits of Social Media Outweigh the Dangers

The Benefits of Social Media Outweigh the Dangers

The Benefits of Social Media Outweigh the Dangers. There are many articles out there on the internet that highlight the dangers of the social media. However, very few discuss the benefits of these virtual platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and others that it seems we cannot live without. Promoting Success in the Digital Society Majority of the parents believe that the benefits of the social media outweigh the disadvantages. According to them, most of the…

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Is Gaming for the Elderly Good?

Is Gaming for the Elderly Good?

Is Gaming for the Elderly Good? We already know through the vast and abundant psychological research over the past decades that play is the primary tool for fostering children’s ability to reason, logic, improve IQ, and develop problem solving skills.  Video games are designed for the adolescent and young population all over the world, quickly replacing board games and outdoor games for the Xbox and Playstation. But why should kids have all the fun? Research…

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The Rising Popularity of Online Dating

The Rising Popularity of Online Dating

The Rising Popularity of Online Dating. Until few years ago, online dating was a topic nobody liked to discuss openly. People looked down upon those dating online, considering it highly immoral and only suited for those with some kind of social issues. In addition, online dating was labeled as dangerous due to fact that you never knew whom you were meeting in chat rooms and there was no way to guarantee that the description and…

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Would you like to live for ever?

Would you like to live for ever?

Would you like to live for ever? What do Simon Cowell and Paris Hilton  have in common? They have both expressed that they would like to live forever. Far from a fantastical Hollywood film, hundreds of people across the world are currently investing in cryonics, the process by which the body is cooled and stored upon death, to be revived when medical science allows – a chance to live forever. And, for people in the UK,…

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