Archives for Mike Wendland

Unbiased Political Apps?! , Apple TV Review and Windows OS 30th Anniversary

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Screwed again: FCC to cut deal with big business

Capitol under attackMike Wendland: May 8, 2014

If you use and depend on the Internet, you about to get screwed by the government and big business.
Unfortunately, most Americans are too ignorant to care.
But make no mistake, the FCC’s telegraphed plans to allow so-called Internet fast lanes to be set up by the likes of Comcast so that big buck companies like Netflix, Google, Amazon and Disney can have special access to stream their programing into your homes faster than their competitors who can’t afford to pay, will have a disastrous effect.
It will stifle innovation and end up costing consumers more. After all, you don’t think those huge, filthy rich corporations will pay those special fees, do you? They will pass them along to their customers.
It is the ultimate example of the way-too-cozy relationship between the government regulators (who usually go to work for the companies they regulate) and the big businesses who use their wealth to buy influence.
This whole thing just sickens me.

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Podcast 1401: Jan. 4, 2014 First Things First & Roadtreking


Show Notes:

So you got a new computer. What are the first things you should do to ensure smooth sailing? How about that old computer or laptop, is it ready for 2014?Throughout this show we will be giving you tips on how to get your  new and old computers ready for the new year.

Hour 1

PC Mike Goes Roadtreking

Super Healthy Mike Wendland

Mike Wendland, a legend in Michigan TV and Radio is also  one of the most knowledgeable  commentators on technology. Mike shares his new pursuit, taking high tech on the road in his mobile home with his wife and dog.  Follow their travels at Roadtreking.

MiTechNews Report

Mike Brennan

Weekly feature with Mike Brennan, editor and publisher of, highlighting technology headlines from Michigan and around the world that impact of our state’s growing high tech sector. This MiTechNews report with Mike Brennan is brought to you by  the Engineering Society of Detroit, representing 16,000 engineers in Southeast Michigan and Warner, Norcross & Judd attorneys at law: how well protected and capitalized is your intellectual property. . 

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Hour 2

First Things First

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March 9, 2013: The Gadget Guy and the RVing Reporter


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Show Notes:

Rick Broid, CNet Blogger

The Gadget Guy, Rick Broida: Roku box, the Sonos Playbar, iPad rumors and the best Tax software deals. Rick is also the reigning Cheapskate who always has incredible deals.  Magazine deal with Next Issue app.

Super Healthy Mike Wendland

PC Mike Becomes RVing Reporter: Mike Wendland, a long time local and national reporter on technology has taken up yet another career: Roving the country in his RV and reporting on the American Road. Visit Mike at Roadtreking. with Mike Brennan:

Mike Brennan

Our new weekly report on the latest headlines about technology and entrepreneurs in Michigan with seasoned reporter Mike Brennan.


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Podcast 15th Anniversary Special 2/2/13

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Show Notes:

Hour 1:

Emily Hay: Social Media Expert and CEO of Hay There Social Media

Charlie Hopper, Founder Internet for Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.

  Video: Snowy ride to Copper Harbor 

Michael Malone: Author and journalist, has written extensively about Silicon Valley, including The Big Score and The Valley of Heart’s Delight: A Silicon Valley Notebook 1963-2001.

AMERICAN EXPERIENCE’s new Silicon Valley will premiere on PBS.

Hour 2:

Ed Rudel, Cal Carson, and Shane Hamelin:  Internet Advisor Tech Specialists

Rick Broida, The Gadget Guy, columnist for CNet and aka Cheapskate:  Archos Tablets

Aaron Guilimette, VP of IT for Apex Digitalexplains the recent Microsoft announcements about Office 365 Home Premium.

Steve Hyer, CEO of IGD Solutions, host for

Hour 3:

Lauren Baker: One of our first guests at age 5!  Now a U of M coed and busy young, tech savvy lady.

Chris Cristian: Owner, i9 Sports in Ann Arbor talks about his campaign to end concussions in youth sports.

Yan Ness, CEO Online Tech, the place where it all began for Gary Baker

Jason Yaeger, Tech Specialist, Online Tech, here to help answer technical questions …

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Mike Wendland Offers 3 Great FREE apps for Mom

Our friend and local tech authority Mike Wendland wants you to help mom get a handle on her busy life with three great, free apps for mobile devices. These time saving and organizational applications will help every soccer mom sane as she wrangles the little critters between sports.  Mike is a national commentator for NBC News and publishes his own excellent blog at

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Podcast: December 17. 2011

Mike Wendland (aka PC Mike) joins us to talk about his Super Healthy Me campaign.  Then as PC Mike he will pull out his crystal ball and tell  us what he sees coming in 2012.

Steve Hyer, CEO of IGD Solutions will talk about the role of ISP.  Everything you’ve wanted to ask your Internet Provider but never had the chance to.


Podcast: December 17, 2011 – Hour 1
Podcast: December 17, 2011 – Hour 2
Podcast: December 17, 2011 – Hour 3

Happy Holidays and Healthy New Year from the Internet Advisor


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