Minnesota

  • ScienceLogic acquires AppFirst to bolster its IT infrastructure monitoring service

    ScienceLogic acquires AppFirst to bolster its IT infrastructure monitoring service

    IT monitoring specialist ScienceLogic today announced that it has acquired AppFirst, a service to give IT admins deeper visibility in what apps and services run across a company’s servers, virtual machines and cloud instances. The companies did not disclose the financial details of the transaction. Minnesota-based AppFirst was founded in 2009 and raised a total of $15.2 million… Read More

  • Geek Weekend: Minneapolis-Saint Paul, MN

    Wikimedia We’ve been getting requests from various citizens to feature their respective cities in our new Geek Weekend feature here on CrunchGear, so when a request came in for the Twin Cities, John asked me to write it up and I thought, “Oh, great. More work.” “Perfect! I grew up there! I know where geeky stuff is located!” Read More

  • Low-tech/No-tech: Bear gets jar stuck on head, shot

    DISCLAIMER: This story has nothing to do with gadgets or technology. A wild bear in Minnesota got a jar stuck on his head, wandered fifty miles over six days through the forest, and then finally stumbled out in to the middle of Frazee – about 10 minutes from where my family’s cabin is located — during the city’s annual “Turkey Days” celebration. Read More

  • Bierstick: Two beers in under two seconds

    Straight out of my hometown of Minneapolis comes the Bierstick, a $20 apparatus that you fill with two cans of Busch Light, prop against a wall, then use to propel said Busch Light down your gullet in less than two seconds. I’m overflowing with pride. It’s perfect for people who find shotgunning a single beer in five seconds to be too time consuming. I mean, come on… Read More

  • Cabela's 'Monster Bass' now available for PS2

    As the only CrunchGear writer born and raised in Minnesota, I’m pretty sure I got assigned to write this under the assumption that I enjoy bass fishing. Well, I don’t. I don’t really enjoy any type of fishing. I find the smell, the hand-slicing gills, and the lack of reliable internet access or power sources on the open water to be somewhat of an annoyance. Plenty of people… Read More