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BoomerLife (dot) Live

Tech talk for baby boomers and seniors. Each episode of five to fifteen minutes presents technology available (or "on the way") that is relevant to the baby boomer/senior citizen demographic.

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January 21, 2020 14 min

Hello again! Welcome! (and apologies for being away sooooooooo long).

CES (Consumer Electronics Show) 2020: THE event of the year re: all things technical (even some you'd NEVER think of!) ... but that's a topic for another podcast. This episode is about a few highlighted products at this year's CES. 

Enjoy!

I'll be back ... soon!

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3rd in a series of interviews w/ AI "Assistants", this podcast is an interview w/ Siri. Enjoy! (Next planned interview is with Microsoft's Cortana. Be sure to return for that later this week!)

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Second in a series, this AI interview is with Google's Assistant. Compare  to the last episode: the interview with Amazon's Alexa!

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This is the first in a series of interviews with the most well known AI Assistants. This episode is an interview with Alexa. Coming soon are interviews with: Apple's Siri, Google's Assistant, Microsoft's Cortana, and (possibly) Samsung's Bixby.

Each episode will be an individual interview with the AI Assistant. The final episode of the series will be a compilation of responses to the same question from each participa...

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How  many people work for Amazon? And, what IS digital literacy and why do I need to learn it?

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Highlights of the Keynote presentation made by Apple during the opening of it's 2019 WorldWide Developers Conference (WWDC). Upcoming podcast episodes will dive deeper into the WWDC and present high-level  summaries of upcoming OS product features.

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Brief about Amazon's newest Echo and a preview of sorts re Apple's upcoming WWDC (World Wide Developers Conference) with a promise to follow-up next week w/ highlights from aforementioned WWDC.

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Not a moment too soon! After a hiatus of sorts (what sort, you ask?) ... Back w/ a statement of purpose and a nod to voice input (vs. keyboard) ... and a promise to publish more frequently!

Remember to write: rokeeffe@boomerlife.live Your suggestions, recommendations and requests are always welcome!

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A bit different than usual, this episode introduces a supercomputer and explores some interesting  aspects of it ... it can perform HOW MANY calculation per second???

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Many of us have, or are considering, getting a Smart Phone (smart device). Those of us who already use one might be surprised to learn that we generally use ONLY 10% of the device's capabilities! This episode of BoomerLife dot Live talks about categories of apps that can enable us to more fully utilize the devices capabilities thereby making life just a bit more enjoyable!

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Following last episode, and wanting to be thorough, I compiled a list of connected watch developers and manufacturers. This episode simply presents that list for your information! Links will be available @ www.boomerlife.live soon!!

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Touching the surface of the Internet of Things (IoT) and a mention to the "wear-ables" made possible because of the IoT.

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Dr. OKeeffe introduces technology called voice assistants (Apple Siri, Amazon Alexa, Microsoft Cortana, Google Assistant and SamSung Bixby) and how they enable hands-free computer use.

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Dr. OKeeffe talks about using voice assistants to operate smart home digital devices. In everyday language, Dr. OKeeffe talks about the merging of smart home devices and voice assistant interaction (like telling Alexa to turn lights on or off, setting the thermostat to a specific temperature, streaming some music to wifi speakers and more!

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Dr. OKeeffe talks about smart devices and apps as they relate to baby boomers and seniors.

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Dr. OKeeffe talks about new technology and, specifically questions whether or not to buy ink that (may) cost more than buying a new printer (which comes with ink!).

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January 25, 2019 8 min

The initial episode of BoomerLife dot Live, hosted by Dr. Richard J. OKeeffe. Dr. OKeeffe is an expert in digital literacy as it relates to baby boomers and senior citizens. During this episode, he introduces the podcast, it's focus and a basic overview of where he's headed with the podcast series.

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