Connected Cars: Safety and Fun Are Driving Innovation

News last week that a North Carolina woman died in a head-on car crash while posting selfies and Facebook updates brings home the hope for “connected cars.” More cars connected to the Internet, the argument goes, would help, not distract, drivers. With hands-free, eyes-on-the-road communication and entertainment as the norm, we might hear fewer such horror stories. Related: Top Ten Technologies for Mature Drivers We’re definitely moving toward connected cars. The market for hardware, software and apps that connect cars …

iPad + Microsoft Office = ?

Office for iPad is here, including聽Word and Excel and PowerPoint, the applications so many of us have grown up with at work. Is this the set of applications that will change how you use your iPad? Cost.聽You can download the applications separately, and they’re free.聽Sort of. They’ll let you聽open and read聽documents and spreadsheets and presentations. But you can’t edit or create documents unless you fork over $99 a year for a subscription to Microsoft’s Office 365 – or pay as …

Your Gut: There’s No Travel App for That!

Here’s some good news for the tech-challenged! No matter how many travel apps you have on your smartphone, they can’t replace the kind of serendipity you’ll find when you follow your gut. I’m not saying that a good app doesn’t come in handy, especially for navigating through those last-minute travel disruptions that seem so commonplace these days. For example, I always download the app of the airline I’m traveling with so I can easily rebook cancelled or delayed flights. HotelTonight …

How Smart Phone Apps Help Doctors Track Your Health

By Daniela Hernandez, Kaiser Health News Staff Writer, produced in collaboration with Wired Eric Topol, a cardiologist at the Scripps Clinic in San Diego, knows when his patients’ hearts are racing or their blood pressure is on the rise, even if they’re sitting at home. With high-risk patients hooked up to “personal data trackers” – a聽portable electrocardiogram built into a smartphone case, for instance – he and his researchers can track the ups and downs of patients’ conditions as they …

‘Apps’que te ayudar谩n a mantener una nutrici贸n balanceada

Si tienes un tel茅fono m贸vil inteligente o una tableta en la que puedes descargar aplicaciones, estas son tres apps que te recomiendo considerar. Son gratis y te van a ayudar a llevar un diario de los alimentos que consumes y conocer la informaci贸n nutricional de estos, ambos importantes para una nutrici贸n balanceada. Est谩n disponibles solo en Ingl茅s: The Pocket Dietitian: Si sufres de alguna condici贸n como la diabetes, hipertensi贸n, colesterol alto o enfermedades renales, esta aplicaci贸n te indicar谩 la cantidad …

5 Highlights of the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show

Two million square feet of display space. Two giant halls (and some satellite venues) with 3,200 exhibitors hawking their high-tech wares. This year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas is overwhelming, even for regulars. (CES runs Jan. 7-10) But a group of 50 explorers聽organized by the AARP Nevada office set out Jan. 7 with a very focused approach to the show. They were looking for gadgets, apps and products of particular interest to people over 50. Three of the …