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Personal Technology

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What is a Smart Speaker?

Let Amazon Echo, Apple HomePod or Google Home become your smart home hub

An attendee displays an Apple Inc. iPhone X for a photograph during an event at the Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino, California, U.S., on Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017.

10 Tips and Tricks to Use on Your iPhone

These Apple features already in your hand can make your life easier

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Tech Keeps Grandparents, Grandkids Connected

More than half of grandparents have at least one grandchild who lives hours away

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5 Apps to Save Money on Travel

Money-saving tips that can cut your cell-phone roaming bills and help you sleep at your hotel


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Smart Doorbells Give a Glimpse of the Outside World

But before you buy, consider the risks: Is its data susceptible to hacking, invading others’ privacy?

Online classes are rising in popularity as a convenient and inexpensive option to learn a skill or gain a new hobby.

Join Your Kids, Grandkids As They Head Back to Class

But you don’t have to leave home or pay hefty tuition to experience the joy of learning

Connect With Us

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‘My Online Privacy For Seniors’

AARP’s book offers steps to protect safety and privacy on your cellphones, computers, smart devices

AARP Perfect scam podcast

‘The Perfect Scam’

AARP’s podcast series takes you into the minds of con artists, shows you how to protect yourself

Video Spotlight

How to Spot a Scammer on a Dating Website

Here are five red flags to help you spot a fake dating profile and the real fraudster behind it

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Ditch Drugs for Devices to Help You Sleep Better

Wearable technology identifies problems while you rest and helps address them so you’ll wake refreshed

Aurrigo self-driving car at the 2019 CES Show

Self-Driving Cars Promise Mobility for Everyone

The question from a safety point of view: When will the technology be ready for all?


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