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Top Tech Trends This Year

Posted by Brittany DiMarco on Nov 4, 2016 11:41:00 AM
Now that 2016 is winding down and we're getting ready for the new year, let's take a look at a few of the tech trends we’ve seen launch, and talk about what we should be expecting in the upcoming months. We're always looking for the latest technology to make life easier and more convenient. And sometimes, we're really just looking for fun! From phones to watches to WiFi, we have found the top tech products currently trending online.
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Are You Qualified for a Career in Technology?

Posted by Brittany DiMarco on Oct 28, 2016 12:08:08 PM
Have you ever wondered how your friends started their tech career? Do you find yourself feeling jealous when they discuss their jobs, especially the perks and the pay? It's easy to assume you’ll never have a career in technology because of the work and traditional background needed to pursue one. However, we have some surprising news for you: no matter what field you are involved in now, technology could be your next career too!

Don’t worry, you don't have to be an expert in coding or developing to find your place in the tech industry. Just like any other industry, there are more opportunities than meet the eye and more career positions that you probably never even knew existed.

Check out these five misconceptions to see if you actually do belong in tech:
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Why Your Next Job Should Be in Tech

Posted by Brittany DiMarco on Oct 5, 2016 5:11:39 PM

Looking for a job or career change? Do you want a job that you love AND has great perks? Then the tech industry is right for you! In previous blogs, we have discussed transitioning into a tech career with or without a background in the industry. Now we want to discuss why you should be considering a career in this field in the first place.


Here are some great reasons why the tech industry may be right for you:

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Top Tech Hacks That’ll Make You Feel in Control

Posted by Brittany DiMarco on Sep 22, 2016 1:19:09 PM

You know you can’t resist the power of a game-changing secret, especially when it comes to the technologies and different gadgets we use on a daily basis. Whether you’re a student trying to keep up with your studies or a professional in a career who's just trying to make it through the day, there are many tips and tricks that will make your tech life a lot easier. There’s a hack for better battery life on your phone, keeping your headphones untangled, and even tips on how to save money on college textbooks.

Don’t worry, you won’t need to go exploring the internet to find these hacks, we have compiled the top 29 tech hacks you’ll need to get through your (almost) everyday routine:

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Your Guide To Tech Careers Today!

Posted by Brittany DiMarco on Sep 20, 2016 1:45:02 PM

If you're already interested in starting a career in technology, you may already know the different fields available to you. However, knowing a few key descriptions can be useful to someone interested in a tech career or even to the average student or employee in a technology-driven environment.

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How To Use Emoticons in a Professional Environment

Posted by Brittany DiMarco on Sep 13, 2016 2:42:40 PM

Who doesn't love when an emoji or emoticon fit perfectly into a message seamlessly conveying their feelings? We all do. Whether in an email or text message, often times it is hard to express emotions, like confusion, sarcasm, wit, or excitement, in a professional environment.

Did you know that the emoticon has been around since 1982?! But, emojis (the graphic icon version of an emoticon) are a much newer development and therefore, there is limited precedent of how they should be used in different settings.

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UX Design Tips To Improve Your Practice

Posted by Brittany DiMarco on Sep 2, 2016 12:03:04 PM

Did you know that every interaction you have with a product's website is comprehensively outlined by a UX Designer? The job of the designer is to enhance a user's satisfaction by improving accessibility, usability, and efficiency in a website. We all agree that in marketing visual beauty alters how we think and behave and, in this case, visual design can improve consumers' impressions before they physically have the product in front of them. To put it simply, we think attractive things work better. Luckily for those who have or who are exploring a degree in Web and Multimedia Design, the need for the skill will always be abundant... in addition to a handsome average salary of $90K!

With all of this in mind, here are some tips you can use to improve usability through better visual design:

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Tech Tuesday's Coding for Everyone - August 9th, 2016

Posted by Brittany DiMarco on Aug 17, 2016 2:41:04 PM

FREE’ seems to be the word going around this summer! You may have read our latest blog post about free education events this summer brought to you by the Flatiron 23rd Street Partnership. TechTuesday, which was held every Tuesday this summer, gave locals the opportunity to learn about the latest tech trends at no cost. On Tuesday, August 9th, Touro Graduate School of Technology hosted the final event where they discussed Coding for Everyone! No programming experience? no problem! This unique learning session introduced basic programming concepts.


Here is a recap of the event and how you can get started with coding:

Irina Berman, an expert in Instructional Design at Touro GST, was the instructor, that evening, on behalf of the college. Usually, instructors have a slideshow of information for the attendees however Berman took another approach. Berman had an interactive lesson lined up which included a real time, step by step instructional on app coding using Code.org! Anyone can visit Code.org to find and use over 11 billion lines of code along with coding lessons. For this lesson, Berman chose a classic maze inspired by Angry Birds. Some lucky guests were called on as volunteers to test their coding skills. What level can you make it to? Try it out here!

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Top 5 FREE Going Back To School Apps

Posted by Brittany DiMarco on Aug 8, 2016 2:22:37 PM

With September around the corner, students everywhere are gearing up for the fall semester! While going back to school is an exciting time, trying to prepare for the new year can also be very chaotic . In a previous blog, we discussed how smartwatches could help students in education. But not everyone has a smartwatch on their back-to-school list. Though most students are already equipped with smartphones, many don't know that the Apple App Store introduces 1,000 new apps per day! Not all these apps are just fun and games, some of them apps can be utilized by students to help them become more efficient this school year. 

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Tech Tuesday's Launch Your Website Idea - July 12th, 2016

Posted by Brittany DiMarco on Aug 4, 2016 4:17:02 PM

If you didn't catch our previous blog about FREE outdoor classes this summer, then you may have missed Touro’s first #TechTuesday! On July 12th, Touro GST was asked to host their first Tech Tuesday event with the Flatiron 23rd Street Partnership. The Business Improvement District holds free tech classes every Tuesday, this summer, in order to help simplify technology for you! Tech Tuesday - Launch Your Website Idea was presented by Touro GST Web Design student Renata Rocha. Rocha and other Touro elite were joined by eager individuals who wanted free advice on how to launch a website quickly and easily. If you have ever wanted to start your own business but thought web development would be too difficult, Rocha will prove you wrong!

Check out the highlights from this past Tech Tuesday hosted by Touro Graduate School of Technology:
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