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F-U-N-D-E-D: Startups for seniors raise cash to give grandpa options

The famously youth-focused tech industry has written big checks recently to companies built around the problems of aging.

By July 3, 2015


Grandpa makes Death Star fire pit for granddaughter, and you too

A "Star Wars"-style steel fire pit proves so popular on Reddit that the 84-year-old who made it is now selling them on Etsy. Now you too can watch the Death Star go up in flames.

By January 2, 2015


Reddit restores 87-year-old grandpa's damaged Navy photo

A cherished family heirloom gets a new lease on life after Reddit users kick in to restore a heavily damaged photo belonging to an 87-year-old Royal Navy veteran.

By May 6, 2013


'WoW' launch: Sleepy old grandpa geek comes out at night

Eric Franklin attends Blizzard's launch party for its much-anticipated second WoW expansion, Wrath of the Lich King, in San Francisco.

By November 13, 2008


Buzz Out Loud 641: Save Aaron's grandpa's house

There's an Internet petition to help save Aaron's grandpa's 150-year-old house. Plus, we recommend not driving into swamps.

By January 16, 2008


Get grandpa his FireFork, youngin'

A simple design turns a stick into an elongated fork-- just slip it onto the end of a stick to cook hot dogs and more.

By September 9, 2008


Tales of Silicon Valley: iPod's grandpa

We meet Daniel Kottke's prescient invention, the ancient ancestor to Apple's famous music player.
Digibarn's display of Daniel Kottke's Apple relics

May 21, 2008


Gasp! MySpace founder is a grandpa

Tom Anderson is no longer cool. He's 37.

By November 1, 2007


Nintendo Wii is the new fountain of youth at senior centers

It's all strikes and smiles at one senior center in Northern California as grandmas and grandpas play Nintendo's Wii bowling to stay in shape, keep sharp, and have some fun. CNET News.com's Kara Tsuboi rolls a few herself and reports on this latest cross-generational video game trend.

By May 16, 2008