A startup in Burnsville created a new way to obsess over your beloved pets. Anser Innovation spent the last three years developing PetChatz, a device that allows pet owners to basically set up a Skype session with their pets, with the added bonus of being able to dispense treats and smells (yes, re ... More >>
Think this post's headline is ironic? Barry Feld disagrees.SEE ALSO: When dating prospects look bleak, women focus on their careers, U of M study finds"It's not ironic. It's a disaster," he told us this afternoon. "There's been an enormous amount of collateral damage here."
Ray Martin McFeters isn't shy about his drug habit. The 73-year-old Air Force veteran lives in the rural Minnesota town of Aitkin, right on the north end of Mille Lacs Lake. He's been smoking pot most of his life, currently up to about 25-30 bowls a day, according to a recent interview with the Mi ... More >>
Halloween revelers hunting for cabs this weekend had a new transportation option: Uber. See Also:- There's an app for that: Communicate with the dead via a paranormal recorder on your phone [AUDIO]
A cell phone app can tell you where the nearest Starbucks is, or when's the best time to leave a movie for the bathroom. Thanks to Minneapolis computer programmer Ed Williams, there's also an app to help you record messages. Messages from ghosts.See Also:- Minnesota's Most Haunted Places- City Pages ... More >>
If you ever find yourself thinking, 'I wonder what Bob Dylan was up to on this date in 1972,' then software creators This Day In Music Apps definitely have the product for you. They have just put together a 'This Day In Bob Dylan' iPad/iPhone app which documents famous events from the musicia ... More >>
Software may "gamifiy" the workplace, but does that make it fun?Massachusetts-based software company Objective Logistics has developed and released a platform called MUSE, a way to "gamify the workplace" for servers by placing them on a leaderboard with their co-workers. Servers earn points and m ... More >>
In a federal indictment unsealed today in U.S. District Court in Minneapolis, the Justice Department says that scam artists in Latvia hoodwinked the Star Tribune's website into hosting a virus designed to trick computer users into buying fake antivirus software. The website's staff thought t ... More >>
Al Franken wants a word or two with Steve JobsSen. Al Franken appears to have taken a bite out of Apple. Stung by bad PR, angry customers and the promise of Senate hearings chaired by Franken, the computer maker says it has released an update to iPhones to cut back on the amount of time the ... More >>
Your parents might be watching.First came word that the Legislature was considering a bill that would make it a crime to drive while being a high school drop out. Now we find out there's n smartphone app for parents to track their teens' lousy driving habits. This ultimate tool for helico ... More >>
Read the issue hereTo celebrate the iPhone app we launched in conjunction with this year's Best of the Twin Cities issue themed after Mad Men, we've created the 'Mad About the Twin Cities' badge that comes with a chance to win gifts from the Best Of award winners listed here and an exclusive gif ... More >>
With a cackle and a crash, Rovio Mobile's Angry Birds stormed casual gamers' hearts like a lean-to made of glass, boulders and logs. Rovio, a tiny computer game company in Espoo, Finland, debuted Angry Birds, a mobile phone game, in December 2009. Since then the Birds have become the number # ... More >>
Locally invented iPhone app calculates blood alcohol level but won't stop embarrassing drunk dialsMinneapolis-based iPhone app developer Michael Tankenoff wants to help bar-goers gauge their sobriety with Funtoxication, a program that calculates blood alcohol content (BAC), locates cabs, and ... More >>
Amy Klobuchar wants a kids' panic button on FacebookUpdated: Facebook issues a public response to Klobuchar (after the jump). First Sen. Al Franken took off on Facebook for its privacy -- or lack thereof -- policy. Now our senior senator, Amy Klobuchar, has the 800-pound gorilla of a social ... More >>
Upload an image of yourself to Vikings defensive end Jared Allen's new iPhone app and it gives you your own mullet, "if you're not cool enough to have a real one," he says on his web site. "Send it off to all your friends. You'll get the idea of how cool you can really look." Anyone download ... More >>
By crazed Turkish radicals? Seriously? Maybe. The site was shuttered on Sunday after hackers attacked, posting a video, a picture of the Turkish flag and a handgun. KARE made a of screen grab of the school's homepage before it was taken down. Translated, it said "Hacked by Silent Assault" an ... More >>
Want to know who's playing the Cedar? There's an app for that.
Mark your calendars for "The Origins of Spirits" and the Philosophy of Ice and "All About the Bitters."
Busybodies fall victim to economy.
Want to flip open your smart phone and see how much energy your drafty old home is sucking off the power grid while you're slaving away at work? There's an app for that.
Tomorrow is April Fools Day and the world is probably ending. Computers infected with a virus will join forces and destroy everything in their path. Get ready for it.
The big story of the day: tomatoes aren't the Salmonella culprit, jalapenos are. And Minnesota played a critical role in sniffing out the source of the illness.
The time is coming when mass-market tastes will meet their maker
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Doug Henwood, editor/publisher of the fine Left Business Observer newsletter, sent this note to his mail list the other day: The spell checker for Adobe's InDesign was stumped by the word "narcoticized," and suggested "Americanized" as an alternative.
Norm Coleman's "St. Paul miracle" gets a withering report card
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In St. Paul and its suburbs, an unlikely coalition battles telecom giant AT&T
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From the high-tech present
The St. Paul City Council's agreement to spend $101 million to bring Lawson Software downtown isn't as waterproof as Mayor Norm Coleman has promised.