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* Wanted to remind you once again about a terrific upcoming event in our Last Thursdays Unwired Coffee Series at Lawrence Technological University. On Thursday, March 28 it’ll be “How To Get A Tech Job In Detroit.” Yours truly will moderate a panel of experts on the topic. Scheduled to appear are Allen Coleman, Chief Operating Officer, Strategic Staffing Solutions; Nathan Hughes, Co-Founder of Detroit Labs; Matt Mosher, Co-Founder and CEO, hiredMyway.com; Margaret Pierce, Director of the Department of Career Services, Lawrence Technological University; and Molly Rose, Senior Technical Recruiter, Secure-24. The meeting will be held at the University Technology and Learning Center Gallery at LTU, 21000 W. 10 Mile Road in Southfield. Registration and networking begin at 7:30 a.m., and the discussion and question-and-answer session will be held from 8 to 9 a.m. Register at this link.
* A tech writer for CNet’s News.com is looking for a place in the Midwest to take his annual summer road trip. It’s gotta have a tech angle. I’ve already written him suggesting downtown Detroit. You should too. Contact him here.
* Cadillac will show off a 420-hp twin-turbo V6 engine at next week’s New York auto show. Serious high-tech vroom.
* Rut-ro. The Mars Rover Curiosity is standing down again after a new problem. The mission’s chief scientist said Monday the rover went into safe mode again over the weekend because of a computer file error.
* Elsewhere in space, new clues on the origin of a famous supernova.
* Google Drive had some hiccups Monday. The online file storage site was inaccessible for a large number of users Monday. On its status page, Google initially said that it was “investigating reports of an issue with Google Drive” as of 10:17 a.m. Eastern time.
* And read this if you want to get really terrified: Spiders big and mean enough to eat bats.
* If you want Steve Wozniak’s old house, it’s for sale, and the current owners (not Woz) are having a hard time selling it. The price has just been cut to a mere $4.4 million. The living-dining room looks like the set of a Stanley Kubrick movie. Not exactly warm and inviting.
* Electronic Arts has ousted its CEO in the wake of the disastrous launch of SimCity.
* If you want to be able to live well on $15 an hour, check out Malaysia. This guy did and is loving it.
* Here’s another cool use of 3D printing: a moon base made by machine out of local materials.
* The Washington Post’s Web site is joining the parade of newspaper Web sites that will make more than occasional browsers become subscribers. (The Traverse City Record-Eagle and the New York Times both did that, and as a result, I am now only an occasional browser of the Traverse City Record-Eagle and the New York Times.)
* Australian scientists break new ground in embryonic cloning by bringing back a dead frog species using eggs from a distant cousin.
* Andrew Auernheimer, professional Internet troll, is a uniquely unsympathetic defendant. But even his detractors are protesting a 41-month prison sentence that a federal judge levied Monday.