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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January 2015

Nomorobo.com: Rid Yourself of Robocalls Nomorobo is a simple and free solution to end robocalls and telemarketers for good. Nomorobo requires a one-time setup on your current phone line to activate the service. The service, which can be turned off at any time, will stop annoying telelmarketing phone calls at no charge to consumers. Legal…

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December 2014

KeyMe: Digitally Copy Your Keys KeyMe is your solution if you often find yourself with lost house keys, and not enough money to continue changing your locks. The KeyMe service lets customers store digital copies of their keys. These copies can then be physically made from a computer or iPhone and sent to your home…

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November 2014

ClassPass: Ditch your gym now! In select cities, you can say goodbye to your boring gym membership and alternatively sign up for a ClassPass membership instead. ClassPass is available for $99/month and offers you access to the best “boutique fitness classes in your city”. With over 1,000 classes available to members, including spinning, yoga, strength…

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September 2014

Mophie Battery Pack for Your Cell: A Review It’s no surprise that with all the different uses for our smartphones the one thing we are all longing for is a longer lasting battery life. One of many new companies selling battery packs is Mophie, and they just released a new “Space Pack” battery and storage…

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