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Connected Cars: Safety and Fun Are Driving Innovation

Posted on 04/28/2014 by |AARP Social Media Strategy/Trainer | Comments

Bulletin Today | TechnologyNews 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 …

7 noticias de impacto esta semana

Posted on 02/14/2014 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

En EspañolEstas son las 7 noticias más impactantes de la semana. ¿Estás de acuerdo? Si no es así comparte tu opinión en los comentarios: 1. Murió Shirley Temple, la niña prodigio del cine: La actriz estadounidense que saltó a la fama como posiblemente una de las niñas actrices más famosas en la historia de Hollywood murió esta semana por causas naturales a los 85 años. Shirley Temple será recordada por su carisma frente a las cámaras, su gracia al bailar y sus …

Roy Brown Jr.: He Was ‘Mr. Edsel’

Posted on 03/6/2013 by |Who's News | Comments

LegacyAutomotive designer Roy Brown Jr., who died on Feb. 24 at age 96 in Ann Arbor, Mich., had a long and mostly successful career for Ford, but he’s best remembered for one spectacular miscalculation. The Ford Edsel, which lasted just three model years — 1958, 1959 and 1960 — was a moderately priced status car, aimed at upwardly mobile young families who weren’t yet ready for a Lincoln Continental. Instead, it became one of the most infamous automotive flops ever, earning a …

GM, Ford Offer Lump-Sum Buyouts to Retirees on Pensions

Posted on 06/1/2012 by |Money and Work | Comments

Bulletin Today | WorkImagine you retired from a company with a pension, and now the terms of that steady monthly income you so happily relied on are being reopened. If that scenario makes you a  bit queasy, that’s how some 150,000 retirees may be feeling these days. General Motors announced Friday that it will offer about 42,000 U.S. retirees and surviving beneficiaries (about 36 percent of all its pensioners) lump-sum payments in return for giving up all rights to their monthly pensions. About …