March 2019

Luminary Podcasts  As a devoted podcast listener, I was both excited and intrigued to learn about Luminary, a “born to pod” app built by and for podcast lovers. The free app already has shows you know and love, but the new premium version, coming soon, is a new way to podcast, including over 40 ad-free…

February 2019

Bose Sunglasses Bose is debuting a sunglass collection unlike any other, with built-in Bose speakers for an immersive audio experience. The collection features two classic silhouettes, the Alto and the Rondo. The Alto sunglasses have a classic angular look with a larger fit, while the Rondo pair have distinct rounded lenses with a smaller fit.…

January 2019

Tile RFID Tracker Tile has added two new trackers to their family of products, using Bluetooth to help you find your things should you lose them. Aiming to help you find your lost things fast, especially your wallet or your luggage, Tile Slim is the world’s thinnest Bluetooth tracker. Easy to stick, slide, or tuck…

December 2018

Chime Neobanks Neobanks, small and challenger to traditional banks, are on the rise, disrupting the banking industry as we know it. Chime, one of the fastest-growing bank accounts in America, is one such Neobank. Chime banking wants to change the way you bank. This means no more ridiculous bank fees to worry about, earlier pay…

November 2018

Amazon in NYC New York City will become one of two locations housing Amazon’s second North American headquarters. Known as HQ2, the tech giant recently announced the new split-up version of their second headquarters in two different locations including Crystal City in Arlington, VA and Long Island City in Queens, NY. LIC was one of…

October 2018

Jet.com in NYC Jet.com, a Hoboken-based e-commerce website now owned by Walmart Is going head-to-head with Amazon. In September, the company started offering delivery, within three hours, of select grocery and other items to New York City customers. Jet is also relaunching its website, giving it a more local feel with offerings from identifiably New…

September 2018

Apple’s Annual Event Apple held their annual event unveiling new products this month, leaving some people disappointed. Three new iPhones and a new Apple Watch were shown, though based on reports they were pretty much everything that everyone thought they would be. The iPhone XS, the iPhone XR, and the Apple Watch Series 4 are all…

June 2018

Google One While Google Drive isn’t going away entirely, the introduction of Google One will change it’s purpose. With the rebranding of Google One also comes new features to look forward to. Google Drive will now only refer to the company’s Dropbox-like service where you can upload files to a personal online vault. Google One…

May 2018

Hidden Commands The hidden command Alexa and Siri can hear, but you can’t. While many of us have grown accustomed to talk to our smart devices, we’ve been unaware someone else might be secretly talking to them too. Over the last two years, researchers in China and the U.S. have begun demonstrating that they can…

April 2018

Drone Usage Though law enforcement and emergency responders have been using drones to give them an ‘eye in the sky’ for years, they may soon provide ears as well. Verizon and AT&T are both exploring using unmanned aerial vehicles as flying mobile hot spots to provide phone and other services when cell towers are down…