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    by Karl Schuster on November 13th, 2017No Comments

    For most of the 20th century, phonograph records, particularly vinyl LPs and 45s, were unquestionably the most loved and popular format for one’s favorite albums and songs. At one point, nearly every household had at least a modest collection of LPs and singles along with a turntable and, just maybe, a set of decent headphones. Then, of course, there were the enthusiasts who arranged their whole living room around their quadraphonic hi-fi and would endlessly fiddle with knobs and adjustments.
    Many think of technological advancements as a one-way street, forever onward and upward. To be sure, once clever new bits of tech like answering machines and boxes of neatly arranged punch cards have likely been relegated to the scrapheap of history for good. There are, however, some bits of technology that hold on long past the expiration dates set by experts in the field and, in some cases, even the manufacturers of the products themselves. Whether it’s nostalgia of the users, the timelessness of their designs, or some people simply rediscovering technology of days past, some technology is frankly too good to simply fade away. What follows are bits of tech you’ll undoubtedly remember from your youth that have experienced surprising second acts in their long lives.

    by Mayra Rocha on June 30th, 2017No Comments

    With so much social media being used in today’s world and new sites and apps popping up all the time, it’s no surprise that Baby Boomers should keep up with this trend and use these online networking tools more than ever before.
    Each year companies are creating cool high-tech toys that attract Boomers in droves that are ready to pay big bucks just to be the first to have the newest gadget in their home. From smartphones and smartwatches to underwater drones and wireless tech devices, there is sure to be a new product out there that may make your life more exciting, or at least make you believe that. If you like trying out new products or just want to be the first one in your active adult community to show off the latest gadget then check out these new high-tech products.
    PulteGroup is using high tech devices to help homebuyers view their potential future home. The company has introduced virtual reality headsets that allow prospective buyers get a peak at their future home via virtual tours. Pulte unveiled the virtual reality headsets at the master-planned community of Starkey Ranch in Odessa, FL and its active adult community The Retreat at Carmel in Carmel, NY.

    by Elliot Crumpley on December 3rd, 20161 Comment

    A golf handicap gives beginning golfers a level playing field when playing against more experienced golfers. The objective is to show the potential ability of each player, not the average ability, which is a common misconception about golf handicaps. Finding your handicap is based on an 18-hole course, the number of holes played, and the difficulty of the course. The handicap index is then calculated on the number of strokes per hole, finding an average and using a multiplier, which varies by the index used. The USGA Handicap Index® is necessary if you wish to enter tournaments. Following are five great apps for calculating your golf handicap in a snap.

    by Riley Ubben on September 21st, 2016No Comments

    Ancestry: Depending on the age of your grandchild, they may not know that they want you to have this app. When they're older, though, they'll cherish the time you both spent discovering your family history together. Ancestry puts the photos and stories of your distant relatives into an easy-to-use interface and allows you to keep an entire family tree in your pocket. Bring it to your next family gathering.

    by Elliot Crumpley on September 3rd, 20161 Comment

    Today, help for your home issues are as close as the internet where you can find sites for everything imaginable. Whether you need to know how to build a new deck or find the best way to clean tile floors, someone has a website that can give you direction on the subject. The most difficult part is finding a reputable site that gives good accurate information that is truly helpful. Following are five sites that have been around for a few years and have helped many homeowners.

    by Elliot Crumpley on August 17th, 2016No Comments

    Moving is never fun. A neverending row of boxes, stacks of paperwork, hiring professional movers, and the stress of relocating to a new place is no one's idea of fun. But rest assured help is on its way in the form of your smartphone.

    by Mayra Rocha on July 27th, 2016No Comments

    Active adults are sometimes faced with space and storage issues when downsizing from their large family home to a smaller home or condo. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to maximize small rooms with tech savvy gear. One way to get the most out of your small space is by purchasing gadgets that are versatile. Check out some of the best tech we think would benefit your small room.

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