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Tech-enhanced life - Jan. 6

How do you set up and maintain some type of mutually convenient calendaring solution that maintains the right balance between "collaborating" and "helping" and "keeping things simp...

 

Oh no! The laundry room floor is flooded!

We want to avoid water leaks altogether. Or, if that is not feasible, we want to get alerted as soon as possible after a water leak starts leaking, so we can intervene and minimize damage....

 

Tech-enhanced life for seniors - Nov. 18

Looking at gifts that will enhance TV viewing? Recently, a product called the Amazon Fire TV Cube has become available. However, the Amazon Fire TV Cube is not so simple to set up, and so I have...

 

Tech-enhanced life for seniors - Oct. 14

This article covers several smart living room features useful for family members or friends - and that focus on "challenges" of particular relevance to people as they age. In the living room, the...

 

Tech-enhanced life for seniors

Suggested Solutions Smart Thermostat, Dementia or Poor Vision I needed a smart thermostat to help overcome problems of an elderly relative with dementia and low vision. I ended up creating a solution...

 

Tech-enhanced life for seniors

Kitchens are especially important for smart home features because there are some quite major things that can easily go wrong if you are not completely on the ball. For example, the stove being left...

 

Tech-enhanced life for seniors

The problem Once or twice a month I leave the stove on after fixing breakfast. Most of the time I realize that I have left the stove on but it may be an hour or two after breakfast. I worry about...

 

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