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Prince Versus Plasma: My Cassette Tape Conundrum

Posted on 08/29/2012 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

TechnologyAmong Best Buy’s TVs, some stretching nearly three yards across, the 46-inch plasma model suddenly looked small. And the fifty was on sale “with, like, a free Blu-Ray player,” noted Trevor, my Product Consultant, braces glittering on the smile beneath his peach-fuzz mustache. My bleeding heart already doubted a new TV. Where did all the old ones go? Shouldn’t I be reading more? I drop cell phones into toilets. I melted my last laptop setting it on the stove to …

App of the Week: Bring Back The Bygone Concerts

Posted on 05/24/2012 by | Technology | Comments

TechnologySummer is starting, and that means lots of outdoor concerts.  But if you’re like me, you have seen most of your favorite bands perform, and the thought of trekking in the heat and humidity to an amphitheater that seems to be at least a mile from your car is not so appealing anymore.  Been there—done that. But the music, the famous live concerts dating back to the 50s at the Fillmore, the Newport Jazz festival, Tanglewood, the Shrine Auditorium and …

VIDEO FUN: My Blackberry Is Not Working

Posted on 01/5/2011 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

TechnologyAARP heads to CES 2011… and serves up a funny BBC video for those of you who are OVER all of these gadgets & apps!