CES 2016 Review

10 01 2016

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Josh, also known as “The Technologist”, joined the Abt team of experts in 2004 as a representative in the Small Electronics Department. Working for the company runs in the family for Josh, as his father is a former employee, while his uncle and cousin currently work at Abt. A year after being hired, Josh spearheaded the Apple Boutique opening and now serves as its manager. He has appeared on numerous television shows including ABC, NBC, FOX and WGN and has been quoted in many publications including USA Today, Reuters, the LA Times, and the Daily Herald

Week In Review


  1. Yahoo hears fresh shakeup call from activist investor
  2. Fort Drum soldiers to get solar industry training
  3. Jets test virtual-reality experience
  4. Amazon’s now selling its own brand of ARM processors for the connected home
  5. UV Wearables Get Stretchy in a Patch




Better Giving Through Technology

27 12 2015

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Patrick Coleman serves as president and chief executive officer of Coleman Group Consulting, which focuses on increasing the financial health and performance of client organizations through strategic sourcing. As an extension of this work with clients in the nonprofit sector, Patrick and his team developed GiveCentral, a web-based donation platform designed to improve fundraising efforts by making it easier for donors to give, for nonprofits to connect with donors and for administrators to efficiently manage it all. His diverse educational pursuits include a Master of Management Degree from Northwestern University; a Master of Divinity and Baccalaureate in sacred theology from University of St. Mary of the Lake, and a B.S. in foreign service from Georgetown University.

Week In Review


  1. Schumer calls for probe of infrastructure computer breaches
  2. Gonzalez: Big school contract revealed, spurring NYC to seek new deal that saves millions
  3. Yahoo will now tell you if your account is attacked by government hackers
  4. No more passwords! Google trials system that lets you use settings on your PHONE to log into accounts
  5. YOUTUBE ACCUSES T-MOBILE OF DEGRADING QUALITY OF ITS VIDEOS




Computer Refurbishing and Recycling

20 12 2015

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CPCUG’s Project Reboot in Rockville Maryland has been making refurbished computers available to the poor and disabled n the Washington DC area since 1997. Their volunteers have refurbished more than 14,000 computers over the years. They refurbished 1500 computers last year.

Longtime President of the Capital PC User Group (CPCUG) and Director of CPCUG’s Project Reboot computer recycling program.
Retired after more than 35 years in the computer industry as a programmer, data center manager and IT architect.

Week In Review


  1. De Blasio touts progress on OneNYC
  2. The NY attorney general is crowdsourcing speed tests to see if Verizon is scamming customers
  3. Microsoft opens NY studio to showcase HoloLens headset
  4. Hospitals Aren’t the Only Ones Bleeding Stolen Health Records
  5. Microsoft delves deeper into Android with directory app for its own apps




Tech Gadgets for the Holidays 2015

6 12 2015

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Week In Review


  1. This NYC Startup Just Launched To Help You Reach Fans
  2. Quadjobs finds college students to do all your holiday labor
  3. Google-style perks lure millennial workers to Long Island
  4. U.K. Seizes More Than 15,000 Hoverboards at Border Over Fire Risk
  5. Where’s your Uber? New color coding will help you find the right car




CES Unveiled New York 2016 Part 2

29 11 2015

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Week In Review


  1. Verizon Commercial Suggests a Thanksgiving Without Phones
  2. DraftKings, FanDuel head to court to remain in operation in New York
  3. Security officials test new technologies, prepare for Paris-style attacks
  4. Fossil’s Sleek New Smartwatches Finally Hit Stores
  5. Apple Acquires Visual Effects Startup That Worked Its Magic on Star Wars




CES Unveiled New York 2016

22 11 2015

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Week In Review


  1. Silicon Valley besting NYC as job destination for top-college grads
  2. A lot more NYC restaurants are about to go high-tech
  3. ISIS posts diagram of best apps for terrorist communication online: Bratton
  4. Fair use: YouTube protects some creators against questionable DMCA takedowns by paying up to $1M legal costs
  5. Google adds ability to invite non-Google users to Hangouts




Cybersecurity Information Sharing

15 11 2015

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Tomas has held a variety of engineering, sales and support leadership positions in both private industry and the military, including: US Army Signal Corps, Radware and Datatech. In the early 2000s, he was Senior VP of Technology at Zero Gravity Internet Group, a venture capital fund that provided the initial financing to Oingo, which you know today as Google Adwords/Adsense. Tom has been involved in the Internet and related technologies since he first logged on to ESANET in 1981.

Week In Review


  1. Victorious in San Francisco, Airbnb to increase presence in New York
  2. Real Estate Giant Tishman Family Turns to Real Estate Tech Start- Up
  3. Google abandons plan to open first-ever retail store in New York City
  4. Dropbox Enterprise Woos Big Business
  5. Circle With Disney Is A Box That Lets Parents Take Control Of Their Kids’ Internet Usage







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