Archives for Ed Rudel

Podcast 1818 5-4-18 The Gary, Ed and Cal Show and Caston Thomas


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Podcast 1714: The Resume is Dead…Long live the Resume!


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Podcast 1711: Pocket Democracy and Bridging the Digital Divide With MeshNet


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1600 Tech Predictions 2016


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Special: Listener Question and Answer Marathon


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Keepers, Stage II & Comcast Speed

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Point Aux Barques Lighthouse, Port Hope, MI

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Keepers, Stage II

Technology of all sorts is radically changing our society and lives.  The independent film Keepers dramatically portrays the impact of those changes on the lives of the brave men, women and families who ran the lighthouses of the Great Lakes and beyond.  Sharma Krauskopf, executive director of the movie, joins us to launch Stage 2 of her tireless effort to get this movie produced in Michigan despite recent politically motivated repeal of movie incentives.  Sharma discusses the progress made, actors cotracted and crowdfunding campaign started for Stage II.

 

 

Stuart St. Paul, the film’s director, also called in from England to share his perspective on the road to producing Keepers.  He talked about the director’s job and the interaction with Sharma as screenwriter.  Stuart is currently directing a web-based mini-series in Great Britain call Shades of Bad.

 

 

 

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Keepers: Crowdfunding Campaign

 

Bonus Section:

A frank discussion with Sharma Krauskopf about the future of movie making and viewing. Streaming video on the Internet is taking a deep bite out of the already tottering movie …


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Winning Women & Mighty Mentors

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Emily Morningstar, Linda Mitchell and Tonya Thomas

MCWT Honors Winning Women

Linda MitchellLinda Mitchell, Dir. of Cloud Sales and Devices, Microsoft Heartland Division and MCWT VP of Programs introduced two of the recent scholarship winners, Emily Morningstar and Tonya Thomas. Linda also talked about the wide range of MCWT programs like GET-IT programs in high school and annual Camp Infinity to encourage young women of all ages to embrace and pursue IT careers.  For more information on MCWT programs for young women click here.


Two Outstanding Winning Women

Emily Morningstar HeadshotEmily Morningstar graduated from high school in Canton, MI and plans to study computer science at Michigan Technological University in Houghton.  She won the $20,000 MCWT Foundation GET-IT Scholarship. Emily founded her school’s GET-IT club, served as its president and participated throughout all four years of high school. She was a finalist in MCWT’s Website Design Competition and a Robofest State Qualifier. She also was recognized as the national runner-up in the National Council of Women in Technology Award for Aspirations in Computing. She served as a summer IT co-op for Mercedes Benz Financial Services.

 

Tonya Thomas HeadshotTonya Thomas is a multifaceted professional with 20+ years …


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Emmys, IoT & aimWest

 

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Visual Compass Director Hits the Red Carpet

Eddie Fritz grabbed the gold at the Michigan Emmy’s with his Motion Graphic Presentation: Visual Compass Field Guide: Navigating the Digital Landscape.  Congratulations Eddie and the whole crew at Visual Compass. Watch the award winning presentation right here.

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AT&T and the Internet of Things (IoT)

Mobeen_Khan_AVP_Bio_with_Photo_Mar2015__Compatibility_Mode_Mobeen Khan, Executive Director of Product Marketing Management for AT&T shares the increasing complexity of a world where more and more of our lives and work are connected digitally. AT&T is on the cutting edge of this booming sector which seems certain to reach trillions of dollars in the near future.

 

 

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aimWest Young Techie

Doug KellyDoug Kelly, President of aimWest shares the vision for promoting technology in the western side of Michigan.  More and more technology companies, test labs, entrepreneurs and research centers are following the arc from Detroit to Grand Rapids. aimWest “works to create a common language between the technology and business disciplines. As a non-profit, they host monthly educational and networking events in West Michigan to facilitate education and …


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GO Karts and Carrot for Good Health

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Go Karts for Good Health

Zack WigalZack Wigal joins us in studio to talk about this latest effort by Gamers Outreach to help sick children trapped in the antiseptic world of hospitals during their treatment.  Our own Shane Hamelin is an ardent gamer and will be our special co host for the segment that focuses on a program to install XBox units in C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital in Ann Arbor.

 

 

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Good Health and Savings


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, CEO of Marvel Apps in Royal Oak, MI,  wants to give you a reason to get out and walk around your community, for your good health and for your town’s economic wellbeing.   Mike joins us in studio to talk about Carrot, a free app, on both iOS and Android platforms, that gives you points for getting out and exercising in your community that can be redeemed for deals at businesses you walk by on your way!

 

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BLE iBeacon Used by Stores to Alert Customers’ Phones

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Answering


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Windows 10 Mystery Icon Arrives

 

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Windows 10 Official Launch Date Arrives Along with Mystery Icon

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July 29, 2015 is the official date for the distribution of Microsoft’s next major OS: Windows 10. Ed Rudel will lead the discussion on some Frequently Asked Questions about the Windows 10 upgrade, in particular what the heck that mysterious white window in your System Tray means!

Microsoft Windows 10 Frequently Ask Questions

How to Make an ISO file from the Windows 10 Upgrade

Will your PC run Windows 10? Use the official compatibility checker to find out!

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Apple’s WWDC Opens June 8

Cal at stand mikeCal Carson will have the rumored highlights of what has typically been Apple’s “really big show”, the 2015 World Wide Developers Conference, this coming week.  Will Apple TV finally get the makeover it has desperately needed?  Will the world catch the beat of Apple’s uber music service? What new tricks will appear in iOS 9 for the world of Apple’s digital devices?  Answers await.

 

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Connect Michigan

 

Crawford County Recognized for Broadband Connection

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