Minnov8 Gang 302 – ‘Live Long and Prosper’

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We were saddened to learn this past week that we lost Leonard Nimoy, as any Star Trek fan knows. Though most closely identified with his character on that show “Mr. Spock,” Nimoy had many other memorable roles and most who encountered him found that he was a very nice and gracious man. One of his signature phrases was…  [Read More…]

Minnov8 Gang 301 – Turn off the Internet?

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Last year there were an unprecedented number of security breaches, coming in at a record 783! As of February 17th, the number of them for 2015 is already at 101 and there are over 10 months to go in this year. It’s no wonder news stories about cybersecurity and data breaches are making even the most interested…  [Read More…]

Minnov8 Gang 299 – Tim’s Raspberry Pie

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Tim loves him some raspberry pie…or is it Raspberry Pi? Listen and find out. Hosts: Steve Borsch, Tim Elliott and Phil Wilson (Graeme Thickins is off). Music: Stickybee by Josh Woodward. Brought to us by the podsafe Music Alley. The Podcast Download or listen link Story Links Past Week’s Biggest MN Stories Minnedemo presenters Target Target Names Mike McNamara New CIO Target…  [Read More…]

Minnov8 Gang 298 – Welcome to Skynet

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What if our internet-connected world wakes up, becomes super-intelligent, and Skynet becomes a reality? Should we really be concerned about that? Entrepreneur Elon Musk and physicist Stephen Hawking sure think so, and this past week Bill Gates joined them in expressing his concern about the coming super-intelligent machines. The Gang, on the other hand, focuses on much more pressing…  [Read More…]

Minnov8 Gang 297 – We Found Bigfoot

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Skymall has declared bankruptcy!?! Say it isn’t so. Now we’ll never be able to buy another lifesize Bigfoot statute for $2,250 again. Hosts: Steve Borsch, Tim Elliott, Graeme Thickins and Phil Wilson. Music: Silent Fog by Dave LaGrande. Brought to us by the podsafe Music Alley. The Podcast Download or listen link Story Links Past Week’s Biggest MN Stories Minnesota’s New Cool Image…  [Read More…]

Minnov8 Gang 296 – Too Many Horses!

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The show tagline Too Many Horses is all about the intro for Steve’s Security Tip of the Week…or is it? Instead, maybe it’s Tim’s Budweiser shipment has arrived and he’s unhappy he now has to clean up after the Clydesdales; Phil realizes, like 1930s actor John Barrymore’s famous quote,  there are too many horses, and not enough time; or…  [Read More…]

Minnov8 Gang 295 – Do NOT Eat the Super Cookies!

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Lots of news this week, especially since the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show just ended. Graeme Thickins was there and we’ve also linked to several recaps so you can see more. Unfortunately it looks like we have yet another privacy-breaching tracker ‘super cookie’ in our midst and we talk about that too. One privacy bright spot potentially? There is legislation…  [Read More…]

Minnov8 Gang 294 – The CES Lounge Singer

Graeme is headed to Las Vegas for the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show and will be performing his lounge act, no doubt. (Actually, he’s working with some of his Minnesota clients showcasing their offerings at the show, but who knows?). Hosts: Steve Borsch, Tim Elliott and Phil Wilson (Graeme Thickins is off). Music: Handful of Stars by Midnight Music Quartet. Brought…  [Read More…]

Minnov8 Gang 293 – 2015 Predictions Show

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What predictions for 2014 did we hit? Miss? And what do we predict for 2015? Are we the four Christmas wisemen or something else? Listen to this show and find out. Hosts: Steve Borsch, Tim Elliott, Graeme Thickins and Phil Wilson. Music: Merry Christmas Baby by Calvin Owens. Brought to us by the podsafe Music Alley. The Podcast Download or listen…  [Read More…]