Technology | Your LifeHow about a phone so simple the button controls are printed on a sticker that is applied to its face? Or a cellphone made just for you with photos of your family as speed dial buttons? Or an anti-smartphone that only makes and receives calls? A phone with all these innovations and more arrived on my desk last week from Age UK with the help of my colleagues at AARP International. Back in August 2012, tech blogs like Engadget were …
News RoundupsAll right, fess up: How many of you have sent a text message that would make your mama (or teenage daughter) blush? It seems sending X-rated texts–aka “sexting”–isn’t just an indulgence of the young: A recent online survey found one in 10 Americans age 55 or older use their cell phones to sext-message.
News RoundupsUpdated: Jack Kevorkian, 83, dies. The trumpeter of assisted-suicide died Friday in a Detroit Hospital. What you may have missed this week: Dangers of the cellphone: The World Health Organization announced this week that using cell phones could be linked to cancer. More specifically, talkers may be at risk for two types of rare tumors: glioma, a type of brain cancer, and acoustic neuroma, a noncancerous tumor of the nerve that connects the ear to the brain.