This Website Shows You What You Might Look Like in 20(-ish) Years

As (presumably) living, breathing humans, we can't not spend exorbitant amounts of time wondering about the future. Will I have kids? Will I be dead? Will I finally get my goddamn hoverboard? All valid questions! And while Orange's new site, Future Self, might not answer all (or any) of them, it does attempt to at… » 10/06/14 2:35pm 10/06/14 2:35pm

This 100-Year-Old Celebrated Her Birthday By Stunt Flying Upside Down

As if living to be a centenarian isn't badass enough, a 100-year-old woman from Suffolk, England celebrated her birthday by doing a loop-de-loop in a stunt glider. » 10/05/14 12:00pm 10/05/14 12:00pm

Aging Veterans Are Using Oculus Rift To Fly War Planes Again

Flying days don't have to be over for elderly vets. Thanks to Reddit user Jwsimmons, who's been visiting assisted living homes with Oculus Rift for the past year, these former pilots get to experience the planes from their glory days all over again. » 6/09/14 11:28am 6/09/14 11:28am

What Emily Post Can't Teach Us About 'Netiquette'

True story: When I was in middle school, my mother sat my brother and me down at the dining room table to give us lessons from Emily Post's big blue bible called Etiquette. Fold your napkin when you leave the table. Start with the silverware on the outside and work your way in. A lot of those lessons still apply… » 6/14/13 4:00pm 6/14/13 4:00pm

Malfunctioning Cake Ruins Party and Spews Liquor All Over Oil Tycoons…

Sea-raping mega-oil firm Shell has a new rig to launch, and like any enormous company, it decided to celebrate with a private party atop Seattle's Space Needle. The crown jewel? An oil rig-shaped cake which sprays liquor! Into your face. » 6/07/12 9:40am 6/07/12 9:40am

Parents Can Have Text Message Slang Too!

In the New Yorker this week, William Sorensen delves into the strange and amusing world of parental texting. Highlights include: "T4W = Time for whiskey" and "RxV—>BW = Got Viagra prescription, just need Barry White cassettes." » 8/11/11 11:20am 8/11/11 11:20am

A Man Who's Never Used a Computer in His Life Tries Internet Explorer

Jennifer Boriss, a Firefox dev, went to the mall seeking test subjects to help improve the browser. She expected to meet people with a range of tech savvy, but she was't expecting a man who'd never before touched a mouse. » 7/18/11 9:14am 7/18/11 9:14am

Watch the Elderly Struggle to Use a Mac

Making fun of old people using tech is like shooting old people in a barrel, so let's not ridicule. Instead, let's just watch, smiling, as these lovely senior citizens try to take a picture of themselves with a birthday cake. » 6/10/11 9:40pm 6/10/11 9:40pm

What Happens When a Grandpa Thinks Twitter Is Google

Apparently, someone has told his 81-year old father that you use Twitter to search things on Google. The result? A stream of old man searches ranging from "cold toes" to "diane sawyer swimsuit pictures." Mean? Yes. Hilarious? Yesserer. » 5/18/11 1:20pm 5/18/11 1:20pm

0 to 100 iPad App Beautifully Gives You the Faces, Advice and Stories…

0 to 100 is an iPad app filled with the faces of complete strangers. Why should you care? Because all those people come together in the app to show each stage of life, from birth until 100 years old. Each picture comes with a little info about the person and when they're young, it captures the childlike wonder and… » 4/20/11 11:20pm 4/20/11 11:20pm

This What Happens When Your Grandparents Discover Photo Booth on Your…

If this isn't proof that your grandparents can be just as big, if not bigger, of a jackass than you, I don't know what is. » 2/17/11 2:40am 2/17/11 2:40am

Back in 1994, People Had No Idea What the Internet Was

1994! Doesn't seem that long ago, right? But for Bryant Gumbel and Katie Couric, it's been a very long time. This hilarious 1994 clip of The Today Show shows the two of them trying to explain what the Internet is. » 1/29/11 11:00am 1/29/11 11:00am

Outlet Eject Buttons: For the Sake of Old People Everywhere

Does your old person have trouble unplugging power cords from their sockets? Fear not! This award winning student design can see to it that, with a simple eject button, your grandma's osteoporotic fingers need not suffer unplugging her computer again. » 1/28/11 11:20pm 1/28/11 11:20pm

Confused Old Driver Follows GPS Directions Into Old Church

Old people and technology don't always get along. Like the retired British couple who were driving in Germany last week when their GPS told them to turn right, leading them straight into a 19th century church. Damn you, computer things! » 1/25/11 7:40am 1/25/11 7:40am

Andy Rooney Hates Gadgets, Cars, and Gadgets in Cars

Andy Rooney, proprietor of all things that aren't fun and hater of all things that are, went on a 60 Minutes rant tonight about his dislike for gadgets, "green" cars, and—naturally—green cars with gadgets in them. Video inside. » 10/04/10 8:44am 10/04/10 8:44am

Buddy Radio Lets Your Grandma Broadcast Her Feelings to Twitter and…

How does Grandma stay connected to you? Buddy Radio hopes to help the elderly by giving them an old school gadget—a basic radio—that combines new school technology—social networks—so they can broadcast their mood and ask for help. » 5/26/10 7:20pm 5/26/10 7:20pm

Old Person Hovercrafts Are the Wave of the Future

Here's something we can all get behind: levitating chairs for the elderly that scoot around like bumper cars. There is no way this can go badly. » 2/23/10 4:40pm 2/23/10 4:40pm

The Apple iPad Is For Old People

The guys at Ultimi Barbarorum came up with an idea—an idea we were tossing around after the event yesterday, and even talked about a little last night—and put it into words. The iPad is for old people. » 1/28/10 5:20pm 1/28/10 5:20pm

Screw Avatar, I Just Want Green Screen Grandmas

Grandma Millie and Grandma Fran + green screen roller coaster = 80 seconds of pure hilarious joyride. Please, god, let this be a series. Next stop: Grandmas in Space! [The Daily What] » 12/29/09 2:00pm 12/29/09 2:00pm