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The Effects of Technology on Children

Posted by Brittany DiMarco on Nov 30, 2016 7:30:00 AM

For most of you reading this, your childhoods consisted of outdoor games of tag, actual dictionaries, and board games. However, today you will see most children constantly engrossed in some type of mobile device or tablet. Whether they have their own devices to play games on or they use their parents' phones and tablets in order to stay occupied, more and more children are connected to these screens. Are these new technologies helping your children grow? Or are they harming developing children?

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Top 5 Technologies to Be Thankful for This Thanksgiving

Posted by Brittany DiMarco on Nov 23, 2016 12:15:00 PM

With Thanksgiving around the corner people across the country are getting ready to celebrate with family and friends to reminisce on what they are thankful for. Usually we are thankful for loved ones, a new job, and great health. However, have you ever considered how technology has played into your success? Was it the app on your phone that brought you and your partner together; LinkedIn that connected you with your new employer; or the supercomputers that have made great strides in healthcare to keep your body in tip-top shape? That’s why we want to take the time to talk about the technologies we are thankful for this year!

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Career Night with Mary Crane

Posted by Brittany DiMarco on Nov 9, 2016 4:14:24 AM

It was a successful Career Night at Touro Graduate School of Technology this past Thursday, November 3rd. This semester's speaker was a school favorite, Mary Crane, whose goal is to “help students transform from students or employees into professionals”. The students that attended received invaluable information on making their transition successful with Crane's 10 Rules of Engagement for Working Events. If you’re bummed you missed out or stumbled upon this in your search, don’t worry! Today we are recapping the rules of engagement for you, as well as how to get your hands on the other tips that will be helpful to your professional career.

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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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