April 2017

Blippar App: Augmented-Reality Meet Blippar, the augmented-reality app introducing facial recognition software to the masses. This app is the world’s first facial recognition for phones, allowing users to scan faces via their smartphones and profile them. When using the app, people will have the ability to scan a face in print, on TV, or in…

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March 2017

Email Phishing: A Unique Test With phishing scams on the rise, we have talked a lot about how to stay safe and protect yourself against threats. Sophos has now released a Phish Threat test to help train end users, teaching them how to be defensive against real threats. Sophos’ Phish Threat test was created as…

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February 2017

Gone Phishing Lately: Protect Yourself   The term phishing these days pops up all over the place but not everyone knows what the term means or the dangers implied by phishing. Phishing is defined as the fraudulent practice of sending emails purporting to be from a reputable company in order to induce an individual to…

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January 2017

ParkNYC App: Stress-free Metered Parking If you think driving in NYC is stressful, parking is even worse. Even when you can manage to find a street spot, you might have to dig around for coins or visit a local bodega to exchange cash for coins in order to pay for your meter. Mayor de Blasio…

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December 2016

Amazon Go: Experimental Store A concept that Amazon employees began thinking about four years ago is starting to come to fruition. A grab and go store, named Amazon Go, is opening its first set of test doors on the ground floor of one of the company’s new office towers in Downtown Seattle. The 1,800-square-foot store…

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November 2016

Will.i.am: Button Earphones   You probably best know Will.i.am as one of the founding members of The Black Eyed Peas, but the rapper, singer, songwriter, and more is expanding his already impressive resume. Will.i.am has finally released his new wireless bluetooth “Buttons” earphones, during the I.am+, Button’s tech company’s event. The headphones are currently available…

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October 2016

Refer a Colleague: Earn MCG Credit   Do you know of any friends or business associates who may be in need of IT services for their business? MCG, Inc. is offering up to a $1000 credit if a referral from you turns in to an ongoing client. This credit would be applied for each referral,…

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September 2016

Lyft: Up for Grabs   Lyft, the second largest hall-riding company behind Uber, is making moves to sell itself. Though the company has $1.4 billion in cash and can continue operating privately for quite some time, putting itself on the market for sale does not evoke much confidence in its future. Some reports say Lyft…

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August 2016

NYC’s MTA: Wi-Fi Inside Your Subway Car   The MTA has been racing to install wireless Internet inside subway stations by the end of the year; about half of the city’s 278 underground stations have accessible cellular service and Wi-Fi so far. Now the MTA is aiming to also take on the task of installing…

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July 2016

Sense: The Newest Sleeping Device   There are many factors that can contribute to a good night of sleep, from darkness to noise and even temperature. The San Francisco start-up Hello has recently created Sense, a sleeping device in the shape of a ball, designed to help you better. The device is simple to set…

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