Minnov8 Gang 306 – Minnesota, Land of 10,000 Tech Events

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Wow! There are an accelerating number of technology events going on in Minnesota, which is both good news and disconcerting. It’s positive since it proves that Minnesota is rapidly becoming a startup and technology hub, and concerning because it is increasingly hard to get to them all! Hosts: Steve Borsch, Tim Elliott, Graeme Thickins and Phil…  [Read More…]

Minnov8 Gang 305 – Tim’s Lead Underwear

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One of the things we talk about on this week’s show is the danger of RF radiation with connected, wearable devices in contact, or close to, your body. Though I joke on the show about wearing lead underwear (like Tim’s), maybe this is something we should be worried about with our current devices and future…  [Read More…]

Minnov8 Gang 304 – Everyone Reveres the Apple Watch?

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One big story we discuss from this past week was the Apple event where they revealed more about the Apple Watch, ResearchKit, a new Macbook and more. Not everyone is gushing with enthusiasm and excitement about the Watch though…lots of parodies on the ‘net like this video too. Hosts: Steve Borsch,Tim Elliott, Graeme Thickins and Phil Wilson. Music: Canal…  [Read More…]

Minnov8 Gang 303 – The Techno Quartet

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When my Gang cohorts and I talk about this podcast, we often wonder why we carve out time early on a Saturday morning to record this show.  The answer is that we genuinely like and respect each other, we love our listeners and get great feedback from you, we all are focused on today and tomorrow’s technology,…  [Read More…]

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…]