April 2015

Tag Heuer, Google and Intel: Android Wear Smartwatch It is no surprise that Apple’s smartwatch announcement took the technology world by storm, but they aren’t the only company investing in wearable tech. Tag Heuer, Google and Intel have recently announced their own partnership to produce the “world’s first luxury Android Wear smartwatch”. The watch, still…

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May 2015

Microsoft Office 365:Back to School Necessity? Officials in NYC recently announced their plan to offer free downloads of Microsoft’s office software to all City University, CUNY, students. The deal was a collaboration between the City Council, Microsoft Corporation and the City University of New York. Microsoft Office 365 Pro Plus will be provided to over…

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Summer 2015

Breather: Personal Rented Space   Need peace and quiet, but only for a limited amount of time? Download Breather, the app that gives you virtual keys to private spaces for any length of time. Whenever you need a space, you can request and reserve it on your smartphone, and unlock the door with a unique…

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September 2015

Nearables: Your Shopping Experience   Electronic beacons, or nearables, beam Bluetooth signals to your smartphone. The emerging trend is changing shopping experiences, where sensor-equipped everyday objects can detect your location, identify your personal information, and collect data about what’s happening. For example, supermarket chain Marsh is testing a network of nearable-enhanced apps with inMarket, placing…

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October 2015

Bitmoji: Your Better Self   Bitmoji is a fairly new app we’re obsessed with, and we’re not the only ones. The app allows you to design a caricatured version of yourself, choosing everything from face shape to hairstyle and even your outfit. Then you can enable the bitmoji keyboard which places your avatar in a…

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November 2015

Neighborhoods.nyc: Hyper-local Info   New York City is on a mission to make it easy for you to find out up-to-the-minute information on your neighborhood. The Neighborhoods.nyc website has been created and allows you to search for your neighborhood to see what’s going on. In early 2016, new and more specific sites will start to…

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December 2015

Chromebit: Chrome OS on an HDMI Stick   Google and ASUS have brought their companies together to announce the arrival of the Chromebit. Chromebit is a full Chrome OS-based computer on an HDMI stick. This means that Chrome OS can be used on any screen with an HDMI port. The 2.6 ounce stick is retailing…

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January 2016

Honey: Your New Favorite Extension   Honey, a Google Chrome browser extension, is about to be your new favorite extension when shopping online. The browser automatically finds and applies coupons to your online shopping cart. A team of entrepreneurs and technologists created the service to save consumers time and money. While shopping online, Honey will…

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February 2016

MCG President: Not Just Business But Life Goals   For anyone who is not aware the running bug caught MCG’s President Ken Goldberg a few years ago, in large part to this author’s accomplished goal of running a half marathon. As a result, Ken felt the burn of competition and has since gone from barely…

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March 2016

Paribus: Tech-Couponing Made Simple   Despite all the apps out there that have made our lives easier in one way or another, 63% of U.S. credit and debit cardholders who use coupons when shopping still rely on and prefer coupons from newspapers and other paper mailings. This statistic is surprising, considering how many online and…

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