Teaching Seniors Pokémon Go

Teaching Seniors Pokémon Go

Have you heard of enormously popular new game, Pokémon Go?  Imagine that, parallel to our own world, there is a world full of fantastical creatures.  What would you do?  Would you become their friend?  Would you collect them?  Would you train them to protect you and fight for you?  You can do all that and more in Pokémon Go!  Yes, even grandparents are now getting in on the action! Teaching Seniors Pokémon Go So what exactly is Pokémon Go? Pokémon Go is a scavenger hunt game for mobile devices where you try to find and capture virtual creatures called Pokémon.  Visit landmarks called

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Teaching Seniors Hulu and Hulu Plus

Teaching Seniors Hulu and Hulu Plus

Article source: What are Hulu and Hulu Plus? by TechBoomers.com Let's face it: life's busy, and you don't always have time to sit down in front of your TV and watch the latest episode of your favorite show.  But what do you do if that happens? Do you record the episode? Wait for a rerun to come on? Watch the next episode and hope that there's a pre-show recap that can help you fill in the blanks? Hulu puts the power of TV entertainment in your hands. If you've ever wished that you could watch the hottest shows on TV on

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Introduction to WhatsApp and 5 Key Features

Introduction to WhatsApp and 5 Key Features

Introduction to WhatsApp and 5 Key Features Article source: TechBoomers.com WhatsApp is a multi-functional communication application for your mobile phone. As long as you and other people you know have WhatsApp, you can use it to exchange text messages, pictures, videos, audio messages, phone calls, and more... all without having to buy a texting plan or extra phone minutes!  Introduction to WhatsApp and It’s 5 Key Features How does WhatsApp work? 5 key features of WhatsApp 1. Connect with contacts without the hassle WhatsApp automatically detects people in your phone's address book who are using WhatsApp, so you don't have

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Introduction to Twitter and 7 things that it can do

Introduction to Twitter and 7 things that it can do

Introduction to Twitter and 7 things that it can do Article source: What is Twitter and how does it work by TechBoomers.com Most of us tend to lead busy lives, so it can sometimes be difficult to keep track of the world around us. That's where a website called Twitter comes in, a service that's part short-form online journal, part social network. Twitter allows people to post updates of where they are, what they're doing, or what they're interested in. The catch is that each post can only contain 140 characters, so most people post frequently and get right to

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Introduction to Priceline and It’s 5 Main Features

Introduction to Priceline and It’s 5 Main Features

Introduction to Priceline and It’s 5 Main Features Article source: What is Priceline + How Does It Work by TechBoomers.com Booking travel accommodations online has become a popular new alternative for people looking to plan a getaway. The main draw of doing so is the convenience: you can book your flights, hotels, rental cars, and so on right from the comfort of your own home, and often all on the same website! Plus, many booking websites offer rewards programs and other discounts, so you can take a vacation without breaking the bank! Introduction to Priceline and It’s 5 Main Features The

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Introduction to LinkedIn and 7 Useful Tips

Introduction to LinkedIn and 7 Useful Tips

Introduction to LinkedIn and 7 Useful Tips Article source: What is LinkedIn and how does it work by TechBoomers.com The Internet has become a fantastic tool for searching for jobs if you're looking to get (back) into the workforce. By the same token, it has become a great way for companies to put their job openings in front of people from far and wide who are looking for them. But regular job search websites are kind of impersonal: a job gets posted, a person applies, and a decision is made on whether to give the applicant further consideration. Introduction to LinkedIn and

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Robotics to Help Age in Place

Robotics to Help Age in Place UC-San Diego researchers are working to develop robots that can listen, speak and react to human needs. Robotics to Help Age in Place Earlier this month, the university launched its Contextual Robotics Institute, a multi-disciplinary effort to develop robotic technology with artificial intelligence that can be used to help the country's growing elderly population "age in place." Rajesh Gupta -- professor and chair of the computer science and engineering department at UC-San Diego -- said the new institute's work is unique in that it draws heavily on cognitive sciences with the goal of developing robots that

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5 Websites Show Internet Power

5 Websites Show Internet Power

This is the first Senior.com blog in an on-going series on Tech Support for Seniors!   Hi everyone!  I'm Corbin from Techboomers, a free educational website that teaches older adults and others with limited computer skills how to use popular and trusted websites on the Internet. Today, I'm going to give you a primer on 5 well-known websites on the Internet, which is a fascinating network full of valuable tools for enriching your quality of life. For example, did you know that there's a website that lets you book rental properties for when you go on vacation? How about a website

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