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Old 09-22-2011, 10:18 AM   #1
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Technology to train your (ER) brain

Kim Komando's tech question for today:
Q. I'm looking for a program or website to exercise my brain. Since my early retirement I need the stimulus - use it or lose it!, Website for The Kim Komando Radio Show®, Komando Toolbox

Now if you'll excuse me, I'll be busy practicing my sight-memorization of the card deck in Windows Solitaire...


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Old 09-22-2011, 10:26 AM   #2
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Old 09-22-2011, 12:25 PM   #3
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Hmm, she slipped in the how to make money from home tips.

Now I'll have to check out some of those games she listed and find more time filling activities.
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Old 09-22-2011, 03:19 PM   #4
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Old 09-22-2011, 03:29 PM   #5
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I dutifully play my video games to stay sharp. At least that's what I tell DW. I'm not sure that really helps with anything else though.
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90M. Level 152 on Bejeweled 2 and still going, good for my brain? Thought I had the worlds highest score until I Googled it and found I was no where close.
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Old 09-23-2011, 04:19 PM   #7
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Lumosity is a web site that seems to have taken it to another level, they give you 'brain' exercises to do based on areas that you want to improve and track your progress and compare your scores to others. I've only tried their free demo, it is a pay site and haven't made the jump yet.
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Old 09-23-2011, 04:35 PM   #8
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I like the low tech method.

Sound mind in sound body. Currently the biggest issue is how to execute a smooth and good looking forward inside three turn. On a very narrow steel platform. AKA ice skates.

No batteries required.
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Old 09-23-2011, 06:56 PM   #9
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I recently rejuvenated my PS3 and am having a ball playing SuperStardust, Space Invaders, and Galaga when I have an hour to kill. I limit my time to an hour or less so I don't strain my hands.
I like the arcade shooting style games for the eye-hand coordination sharpening and the quick response time re-training.
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Old 09-23-2011, 10:50 PM   #10
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Spider Solitaire six decks...I lose a lot of the time but it keeps my brain active. I have a problem with video games because the fake 3D seems to make my brain get seasick on action games.
Work? I don't have time to work....I'm retired.
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Old 09-24-2011, 06:38 AM   #11
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I find handheld video games are much better about not making me sick. My DSiXL gets used daily.
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Old 09-24-2011, 08:39 AM   #12
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Instead of just filling time, learn a new skill. Take up a musical instrument. I got a guitar and go to youtube. Any song I want to learn, there are a dozen vids on how to do it. My latest the theme song from the TV show, 'Deadlist Catch' / Wanted Dead or Alive by Bon Jovi. My grand kids think I'm a rock star and my kids just shake their heads and check the yellow pages for a good home to put me in. Ha!!
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Old 09-24-2011, 06:12 PM   #13
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OT post - hey, isn't that what everyone does here?

I went to college with Kim - she was one of the four Kims I knew (?!? Same with Jennifer - seems like those names won the baby name lottery of my generation).

I then met back up with her later in life as she was newly into her radio broadcasting business....amazing the change. Very nice lady and very successful....

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