Matt’s Favorites


Matt’s Favorites: Meetings, Craigslist Killer, Moon Lander Test, And Much More

So here we are, back on a Monday, one of those federal holidays hardly one gets, and according to the weather folks we’re about to get one last middle finger from Old Man Winter. Well, I say, enjoy! Get out there and tromp around on snowshoes or cross-country skis or waste some valuable fossil fuel bombing around on a snowmobile! Okay, now I’m ducking the snowshoes and ski poles, you’ve had it with this winter, so I’d better get to my actual job, giving you the tech news…

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/16/2014

Happy Birthday Colin

Matt’s Favorites: LTU Health Tech A Winner, Tons Of Cool Tech Events, Risky Dating Sites, And Much More

Hoo boy, tons of event stuff for the weeks ahead in our Friday roundup. And then the wonderful national stuff. Read on!

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/13/2014


Matt’s Favorites: Cool New Student Pitch Event, Cool Dodge Tech, UM Startup And More

So it’s midweek again, and we’re all ready for a warmup. So put another Russian ice dancing judge on the fire and cuddle up to the day’s top tech news, first the local and then the global…

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/11/2014


Matt’s Favorites: Crazy Cool Healthcare Tech Panel At LTU Thursday, Samsung Tips, Big Data At Wayne State, And Much More

OK, so I’m all out of winter jokes. Do you have any winter jokes left, smartypants? Thought so. All I have to say is this: 38 days until spring! (And that’s when we get the really wet, heavy snow, making your snow shovel Myocardial Infarction On A Stick.) Anyway, on to the tech news, local and national… and go, U! S! A!

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/09/2014

empirical bioscience

Matt’s Favorites: No More Szyzgy, Bill Nye Coming, And Much More

So here we are at another work week’s end. Hope you’re all dug out and warm by now. And hey, looky there! Accuweather says it’s supposed to get up into the 30s the next week and the 40s the week after that! Hey, sounds great — with all this snow there’ll be massive flooding! Okay, enough with the Eeyore act, on to the tech news…

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/06/2014

The Roush CleanTech propane autogas Ford F-650 cab and chassis. Roush CleanTech photo.

Matt’s Favorites: Dow Makes Sochi Olympics Carbon Neutral, Challenge Detroit Is Back, Energy-Saving Webpage, And Much More

So here we are at another midweek — and another snowstorm. Trust me, when you’re sweating through a power outage on one of those August nights when it barely dips below 80 degrees and it’s 1,000 percent humidity, you will miss this. Maybe. Well, probably not. But anyway, here’s a bunch of tech news to distract you from the shivering…

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/04/2014

sulfur flames

Matt’s Favorites: Super Bowl Tech From NASA, Purple Lava And Much More

So how’s everybody doing the Monday morning after the big game? A few sore heads this morning, I’m sure, after America’s big party. Just remember next time: three aspirin and as much water as you can keep down right before bed is a reasonably effective hangover preventer. And now — quietly, I promise, and no bright lights — the latest in tech news.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/02/2014

A new analysis finds that the devil frog, Beelzebufo ampinga, was slightly smaller than previously thought, had massive spikes protruding from its skull, and a plate of body armor on its back that may have helped it fend off predators.  LUCI BETTI-NASH / SUNY - STONY BROOK

Matt’s Favorites: Events For Young Techs, Creatives Big Boost To Economy — And Giant Demon Frogs

What a great day to be in tech in Michigan! Of course… every day is a great day to be in tech in Michigan. But there’s so much cool news to report, so let’s get right to it before the weekend hits!

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/30/2014


Matt’s Favorites: Plex Growth, Events And More

So how’s everybody doing as the winter of our — well, not discontent, maybe, but certainly our discomfort, continues? Bundle up and check out these fine tech tidbits, first the local, then the national.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/28/2014

Mars Curiosity

Matt’s Favorites: More Mars Water Discoveries, Another Retail Data Breach, And Much More

So how’s everybody doing in the snow globe that is Michigan on this fine frigid Monday? Another polar vortex headed our way, so warm up with these fascinating bits of technology and science…

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/26/2014