Don’t Be SAD; the U of M’s Winter Light Show is Here to Help Cheer You Up

by Alex Skjong

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As the sun shines in increasingly small amounts (thanks, winter!), Minnesotans tend to seek out something — anything — luminous to chase away the seasonal doldrums. Thankfully, the University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering has a bright and cheery cure for the gloom — the CSE Winter Light Show presented by Tesla Works.

Boasting more than 250,000 LED lights, 3D snowmen signs, lighted arches, and more cheer than you’ll know what to do with, the show promises winter dazzle that’s sure to make any heart grow at least three sizes. We chatted with Chris Walaszek, a sophomore studying computer science and the layout manager for the show, about the planning and presentation behind the spectacle. Unsurprisingly, it involves a bit more than finding that one. annoying. bulb. that renders an entire string useless.

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Experiential Electronics Retailer b8ta To Open Mall of America Store

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Experiential Electronics Retailer b8ta To Open Mall of America Store

Via Twin Cities Business

“Experiential retailer b8ta later this year plans to open its first Minnesota location at the Mall of America. Much like Apple’s retail locations, b8ta’s stores allow consumers to test out a variety of tech products before making a purchase. b8ta operates a “retail-as-a-service” model, where outside tech companies place their products in the retailer’s stores.”

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Minnestar Announces Presenters for Minnedemo32

by The TECHdotMN Team

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On Thursday, July 18th, seven companies will take the stage at the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts in St Paul to present demos of their technology for Minnedemo32. Each presenter will have seven minutes to take the audience through their product. Organizer of the event, Minnestar, announced the presenters today.  Read more to learn about the technology featured in the showcase and get your free tickets.

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