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]
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What's your damage? Minneapolis authorities have made it easier for you to tell them by launching a 311 mobile app yesterday. Minneapolis residents can now report issues like potholes, broken street lights, and graffiti through a free application on iPhone and Android phones without calling 311 or l ... 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 >>
Screenshot from Fox 9 interview.Miller defends his company against the BBB's claims.Here's an enticing offer if we've ever heard one: "Watch your lead revenues explode with the most powerful lead generation system online!" That promise comes from the homepage of Lead Net Pro, one of several ... 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 >>
Jobs says his iPhones aren't tracking anyone.It sounds like Apple CEO Steve Jobs has agreed to testify before Sen. Al Franken's subcommittee on privacy and technology, following an uproar over stories that iPhones and iPads were tracking the location of their users and storing the data, appar ... 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 >>
It's one of the most popular educational games of all time
Martha StewartCan iPhone apps of virtual desserts make you thinner?It's mid-January, and our New Year's resolutions to lose weight and eat right are already distance memories. Don't beat yourself up too much, there's some unconventional help on the way. According to a Utrecht University study, wo ... More >>
Owners Matthew Foust and Evan Olcott were members of 12 Rods
Lawyers challenging the use of Intoxilyzer breath tests in convicting drunk drivers say the copies of the machine's software they have been allowed to review are screwed up.For years, the software inside the Intoxilyzer breath alcohol testing machine determined whether or not Minnesota driver ... More >>
Check out the new City Pages iPhone app at the iTunes store. It's free.Figuring out who, what, where, when and how to check out everything worthwhile in the Twin Cities just got a whole lot easier: City Pages has launched a cool new iPhone app. And it's free. (Screen shot below.) Right there ... More >>
It's hard to find a restaurant without a website anymore--will phone apps be the next standard marketing tool? The Herkimer Pub and Brewery has jumped into the game with its own free phone app. The Uptown brewpub plans to keep its loyal customers informed about events, new beer releases, the ... More >>
The Lowes enlist celebritieslike Brett Favreat a hefty price
Mark your calendars for "The Origins of Spirits" and the Philosophy of Ice and "All About the Bitters."
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.
St. Paul company outprofits Gannett, McGraw Hill, New York Times
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.
It's the world's largest music and movies superstore, and everything in it is free—and illegal. Every month, some five billion illegal downloads are passed around the internet, and the entertainment industry sues several hundred people. CP writer St
The time is coming when mass-market tastes will meet their maker
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.
Press release of the day: "Just released this week, 'U-Sing-It' -- an innovative CD release that lets buyers create their own versions of holiday songs to share with friends and family, powered by UmixIt's remixing technology -- is already a hit, an impressive feat given the 51 shopping days stil ... More >>
Minnesota is one of just nine states that didn't opt out of a new federal voting law
Big Brother is watching: Can he tell whether you prefer good gin or cheap beer?
The University of Minnesota's new computer system goes $22 million over budget--and the glitches still aren't fixed
Let's take voice-recognition software for a test drive
Third Voice's backers say the software is the last best hope for a people's Web. Critics call it cybergraffiti.
Bootleg basher Microsoft puts the kibosh on local computer resellers
Software programs from Blues Clues and Dr. Seuss designed for the little shavers
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