Mike Ammann, CEO of San Joaquin Valley Partnership joins us once again in studio to talk about developing and mentoring entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley’s neighborhood. Mike also brought along a new member of his extended family.
John Osment, soon to be Mike’s nephew by marriage, is also the founder of Roomble.org a website dedicated to civilizing conversation online by offering the rules of structures of debate to allow more heat than light to arise from arguments online.
Dave Phillips and Bob Waltenspiel join the IA crew to talk about their brand new recording studio in Ferndale, MI and their incredibly popular weekly podcast that is heading toward 1 Million listeners each week . ITintheD is one of the hottest new tech podcasts on the Internet and it’s homegrown right here in the Ferndale, MI.
Nuri Gocay is the newest member of the ITintheD team and is also one of the organizers of Penguicon, originally “a convention in the midwestern …
Grand Circus: Training the Next Generation of IT Pros
Derek Turner, CEO of Grand Circus presents the cutting edge training being done by this Detroit startup to develop the next generation of IT Pro’s for the new economy. The company is coming up on 2 yrs since launch and in that time they have taught more than 600 people some form of tech skill. Their main focus now is intensive 8-Week boot camps and they just graduated their 100th student.
Mayor Jim Ellison shares the vision for transforming a small corner of downtown real estate into a futuristic hub for Internet connectivity, smart car charging stations and entertainment in the heart of one of America’s …
Royal Oak has kicked off a crowdfunding effort to raise money to build a small “smart park” in a pedestrian plaza next to a downtown parking deck with public WiFi, solar-powered digital charging stations, covered bike parking, a children’s area and more.
The city’s Downtown Development Authority and the head of the annual Arts. Beats & Eats event have already contributed $10,000 each. Donations to the park can be made online at rosmartpark.com.
Royal Oak needs to raise $60,000 by the time the campaign ends June 16 in order to qualify for a matching grant from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation. That would raise a total of $120,000 to build the park.
As I’ve said many times before, a password manager is an absolutely essential tool. That’s why I routinely share deals on products like LastPass and RoboForm Everywhere.
Although many of them offer freebie versions, those are usually limited to a desktop client, with no syncing with the Web or mobile apps. And, trust me, syncing is something you really want. I can’t tell you how often I end up needing a password or other personal info when I’m out and about.
Typically you have to pay $20 to $40 per year for the privilege, but there’s an often-overlooked gem that will cost you nothing:Norton Identity Safe. Though once part of Norton’s paid security-suite offerings, this password manager is now a standalone product — and a free one at that.
L-R Keith Famie, Marilyn Trent, Denise Illich and Emily Hay
Our social media expert, Emily Hay was honored by the Detroit Chapter of Women in Communication for “innovatively using a communications medium during the past year.” She shared the honors with famous chef Keith Famie and Marilyn Trent of Trent Creative.
Emily Hay of Hay There Social Media will be recognized with a Vanguard Award for innovatively using a communications medium during the past year. Hay is founder of Hay There Social Media and TweetTeam™, delivering social media marketing services to a variety consumer-focused clients. She also is the co-creator of “Saving Face for Parents and Schools,” an online video program helping parents and educators coach tweens to become smart digital citizens. A Birmingham resident, Hay is a public speaker, social media contributor to the Internet Advisor show on WJR 760 AM and a contributing professional on “Live in the D” airing on WDIV/NBC Detroit. She was named one of “30 in their 30s” by DBusiness magazine and one of “52 Empowering Women of 2013” by the WooHoo Radio Network. Hay is a volunteer with Challenge Detroit and a partner at Cornerstone Schools.
The Big Question: What should I buy to replace my aging PC before Windows 10 arrives? PC or Laptop?
Don’t miss this rousing discussion that is being repeated everywhere as the deadline for the launch of Windows 10 approaches in the summer of 2015. RickBroida wants to replace his mother’s aging computer and Foster Braun needs to replace his wife Ginny’s aging, refurbished Core Duo PC to make the move to Windows 10. New desktop or laptop? Is cheapest best? Do you trust brand names? Will a “new” out-of-lease or refurbished device fill the bill? How do you buy for the future but keep within a budget? All questions that we will tackle with the Gadget Guy, Rick Broida.
Shane Hamelin works at CompTech Servicesin Sterling Heights, MI and day by day he deals with the complaints and fears about changing from aging, broken down, corrupted Windows XP machines to new computers often because of the horrible reputation that Windows 8 has justifiably earned.
In today’s show, Shane and his fellow tech experts Gary Baker, Ed Rudel and Cal Carson tackle some of the big issues that may determine Microsoft’s future:
Getting over the fear of windows 8
Learning to love Windows 10…it will be everywhere!
The Cloud? What is it, why is it important.
In the last 30 days Microsoft has held two conferences that are potentially the key to their future.
The Build Conference, San Francisco, CA
Like WWDC for Apple and the Google I/O Conferences, this was Microsoft’s pitch to developers to get them designing applications that would take full advantage of the new …
As expected, Windows 10 got some face time at Microsoft’s Build 2015 event in San Francisco, and Joe Belfiore took the stage to go over several of its newest features.
Belfiore brought attention early to how Windows 10 is bringing back the Aero Glass theme fromWindows 7, showing that good ideas from the past have not been forgotten.
But what received a greater crowd reaction was the updated Windows 10 version of the Start menu. Removed in Windows 8, the new OS will bring back the Start Menu in the lower left corner, but will also show live tiles to the right of the regular functions as a way to keep both interfaces intact.
A new function dubbed Windows Spotlight gives your lock screen a dynamic, regularly updated background with personalized information and fancy wallpaper images. You can interact with elements in the background and it works as a reminder for Windows services you may not have tried. For example, Spotlight will identify apps and features you haven’t used yet, such as the Surface stylus, and offer up a lock screen advertisement of sorts for an app such …
One of the main challenges of running a power grid is that supply and demand have to be in balance at all times. This means that electricity has to be consumed when it is generated. This makes it harder to integrate sources of energy over which you don’t have control, such as wind and solar power. What if there’s a high demand for electricity but the wind isn’t blowing and the sun isn’t shining? What if it’s a sunny and windy day and supply far exceeds demand?
That’s the problem that having more energy storage connected to the power grid could solve.
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Tesla Powerwall Home Battery
Tesla Powerwall A Household/Business Battery
Elon Musk announced a stunning new battery technology that could reshape electrical use around the world, even in countries where there is no power grid! Is this just another toy for rich greenies or is this another great leap forward in energy independence?
Dave Hurst is Director of Market Analysis at NextEnergy, leading Next Energy’s Energy Sector and Program teams in the understanding and development of various market segment intelligence. NextEnergy is a convener, collaborator, and service provider accelerating advanced energy technologies through industry and venture development