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Podcast 1519: The Gadget Guy Answers the Big Question & Listener Q & A




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The big Question

Show Notes

Hour 1

Rick Broida the Gadget Guy and legendary Cheapskate answers:

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. Rick Broida 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.

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Podcast 1409 3/1/14: Mobile Moves and Civic Hacking

Show Notes:

Where is Mobile technology heading and what is happening to our data?

jeff ingalsbeProfessor Jeff Ingalsbe, University of Detroit/Mercy puts some of the recent advances in mobile technology showcased at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain  in perspective and explores the threats to our privacy that come with these advances.

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Civic Hacking: Local Tech Tackles the Big Issues

Matt HampelMatt Hampel of Code for Detroit Brigade shares the vision of this group of  technologist who want to solve practical problems for Detroit by tapping into the vast resources of the Motor City’s growing tech savvy population.  Eating the elephant one bite at a time! ;-))

Code for Detroit Gathering, Thursday, March 6, 2014 6-8 PM (at Grand Circus )

Projects:  TextMyBus,  Detroit Wiki, Detroit Future City

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The MiTechNews Report is a weekly feature with Mike Brennan, editor and  publisher of which focuses on technology headlines and the impact of our tate’s growing high tech sector. MiTechNews Report is brought through the support of:

  • ITA and New Horizons Computer Learning Centers.  New Horizons is  offering deep discounts for the sign up classes by March 10.
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