Friday, October 12, 2007

Boomer Gadgets!

My latest article is up on MSN:

Boomer Article

Check it out!

Some items that got cut for space:

Keep family ties: “Boomers have grandchildren now, and they want to tell them about their family,” Walker says. “They want to make sure their grandkids aren’t inheriting old pictures of people whom they don’t know.” Boomers who want their children to learn the family history (and those who could use a little help themselves) can take advantage of genealogy Web sites that allow users to quickly create their family tree (complete with uploaded photos) and find out how it links to others—even to celebrities. Ancestry.com and MyHeritage.com are two of the most popular sites.

Go on the road: Boomers have traveled more than any other generation in the history of the United States, according to the Association of Travel Marketing Executives. But that doesn’t mean they never get lost. A GPS navigation device may be more reliable than asking at the gas station. “Once you’ve tried one, you’ll never go back,” Walker says. “To hell with Google Maps.” One of the most popular GPS navigation devices, the Garmin nüvi 350, not only gives directions (and speaks street names), but includes a travel guide, an MP3 player, an audio book player, a currency and measurement converter, a world clock and a digital photo organizer. www.garmin.com/products/nuvi

1 comment:

Hot Mama said...

I enjoyed your MSN article and plan to check out some of the new Boomer friendly technology. Thanks for the FYI.

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