Minnov8 Gang 289 – I *LOVE* My TV


Julio Ojeda-Zapata from St. Paul Pioneer Press’ TwinCities.com (Julio writes YourTechWeblog) joins us and, during our “Black Friday Deals” discussion, we learned that Julio absolutely LOVES his TV…so much so that he hugs it. Um…OK.   Hosts: Steve Borsch, Tim Elliott and Julio Ojeda-Zapata (Graeme Thickins and Phil Wilson are off). Music: 4.23 by Chris Greene Quartet. Brought to us by…  [Read More…]

Minnov8 Gang 288 – Don’t Stick It In Unless You Know Where It’s Been


The Security Tip of the Week, and the basis for the innuendo in the title, is to point out the danger of sticking any-old USB thumb drive in to your computer and why. Listen to find out more. Hosts: Steve Borsch, Tim Elliott, Graeme Thickins and Phil Wilson. Music: Wah Blues by Nite Kats. Brought to us by the podsafe Music…  [Read More…]

Minnov8 Gang 287 – Uri Geller Bent My iPhone!


Poor Phil. Though he does both yoga and ballet in his downtime, he somehow fell on his butt in a home construction accident—with his new iPhone 6 in his back pocket—and now needs to tell the Apple Geniuses what happened. We suggested he blame Uri Geller. Hosts: Steve Borsch, Tim Elliott, Graeme Thickins and Phil Wilson. Music: Happy by The Rev….  [Read More…]

Minnov8 Gang 285 – Phil’s Free Hugs


Just in time for Halloween: Phil’s Free Hugs. Hosts: Steve Borsch, Tim Elliott and Phil Wilson (Graeme Thickins is off). Music: We’re in Hell by Boo Boo Davis. Brought to us by the podsafe Music Alley. Discussed During the Show Minnesota’s Top Stories Midwest Mobile Summit recap Minnetonka’s Digital River acquired in $840 million deal Olson Purchased By D.C. Tech…  [Read More…]

Minnov8 Gang #284 – Breakfast of Champions


Inventor Dean Kamen is on our minds since he was just in town as one of the keynoter’s for the Minnesota Interactive Marketing Association (MIMA) Summit. This guy is incredibly prolific which begs the question: Why isn’t Dean Kamen on a Wheaties box? Hosts: Steve Borsch, Tim Elliott, Phil Wilson and Julio Ojeda-Zapata (Graeme Thickins is off). Music:…  [Read More…]

Minnov8 Gang 283 – Open Mouth, Insert Foot


Like the women at the Grace Hopper Conference this week, the Gang was stunned that Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said to women in attendance that they should ‘trust karma’ so they could expect pay equity (see Re/Code’s: Open Mouth, Insert Foot: Microsoft CEO Tells Women Techies to Trust “Karma” on Pay Inequity). To say that there was negative blowback…  [Read More…]

Minnov8 Gang 282- Miss Fit


Tim’s “Cool Thing of the Week” inspired this week’s show name and image, but we had a lot more interesting stories to cover and did. Some serious, some not so much. Hosts: Steve Borsch, Tim Elliott, Graeme Thickins and Phil Wilson. Music: Banjo Tango by Cynthia Sayer. Brought to us by the podsafe Music Alley. Discussed During the Show Minnesota’s Top Stories…  [Read More…]

Minnov8 Gang 281 – Don’t Bash Me!


This week’s episode touches on our usual wide variety of topics, but one focus is on the “Bash Bug”, or what this article from TwinCities.com describes as: “Internet security experts are warning that a new programming flaw known as the “Bash Bug” may pose a serious threat to millions of computers and other devices such…  [Read More…]

Minnov8 Gang 280 – Catch a Silicon North Star


Our guest this week is Steve Grove. Steve and his wife Mary, a husband and wife team, started Silicon North Stars, an initiative that brought 16 students from Minneapolis-St.Paul to spend one week in Silicon Valley this summer. They met with Internet and technology leaders from top companies, startups, and venture capital funds. The week began with an…  [Read More…]