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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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March 2015

Blackberry Announcements: What to Look Forward To In the midst of Blackberry’s two-year turnaround plan, the company is focusing more on mobile software and security offerings. Chief Executive John S. Chen wants to show the shift from the company as a pure device maker to a company powering business services on a variety of devices.…

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February 2015

Insurance via Internet: No More Agents? Among the many jobs being potentially threatened by the Internet is that of the insurance agent. Technology start-ups and companies from the insurance industry are creating websites designed to sell or promote a range of insurance including auto and small commercial policies. These new websites serve as online insurance…

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