Fragged by Your Granny

Senior citizens are finding new addictions in their old age to replace knitting, drinking, and smoking. Dozens of homes for the elderly across the country now carry Wiis, and grandmas are hooked. Instead of gathering in their community's living rooms to watch Wheel of Fortune, they're lining up to get their shot at… » 12/03/07 2:00pm 12/03/07 2:00pm

Grampa's Robot Enforcer

Japanese researchers tested out a new robot designed to take care of elderly people, at a Waseda University lab today. Despite its 244-pound bulk and menacing pincer-arms, the battery-powered Twendy-One is supposed to handle old people gently. [Photo by Koji Sasahara for AP] » 11/27/07 3:30pm 11/27/07 3:30pm