About Mike Brennan

Founder of Michigan News Network, and serves as CEO, as well as Editor & Publisher of MITECHNEWS.COM. Brennan has worked since 1980 as a technology writer at newspapers in New York, NY, San Jose, CA., Seattle, WA., Memphis, TN., Detroit, MI., and London, England. He co-founded and served as managing editor of Pacific Rim News Service (SEATTLE), which developed a network of more than 100 freelance journalists in 17 Asia-Pacific countries.

Toyota’s Most Fuel-Efficient SUV Is Every EV’s Worst Nightmare

TOKYO - Toyota’s most fuel-efficient SUV is a historic nameplate for the Japanese automaker. The Toyota RAV4 Prime is the first-ever plug-in hybrid SUV from Toyota. The company is a pioneer in hybrid technology. Now, it’s leading the charge in PHEV tech as well with nameplates like the Toyota Prius Prime and Toyota RAV4 Prime. Here’s why

By |2023-04-01T12:16:19-04:00April 1st, 2023|Auto Tech, ESD|

Monroe Street Fair April 1 Ann Arbor Update

ANN ARBOR - The Monroe Street Fair returns to the Ann Arbor Hash Bash to continue its two decade run. Co-founder Charlie Strackbein talks about what attendees can see at the Fair that includes dozens of cannabis vendor booths, non profits, and more. Food trucks and portable potties also meet attendees needs on both ends.

By |2023-03-30T16:49:58-04:00March 30th, 2023|Featured, Marijuana Business, News|

Teaching Younger And Older Adults How To Be Cyber Safe On The Internet

ANN ARBOR - Cyber Patriot is a national program aimed at teaching young people and older people how to surf safely on the Internet. Tamara Shoemaker, founder of the Michigan chapter talks about the program and about her new book she co-authored that provides a manual for grade-school teachers to easily provides this knowledge to

By |2023-03-28T16:36:43-04:00March 28th, 2023|Cyber Defense, mitechtv|

Lacks To Supply Carbon Fiber Wheels For 2023 Dodge Challenger Demon

GRAND RAPIDS – Lacks Enterprises Inc. on Monday announced it is supplying exclusive high-performance carbon fiber wheels for the new 2023 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon 170. “Ride and handling are important for any vehicle but are even more critical for an ultra high-performance vehicle like the Challenger SRT Demon 170,” said Mike Clover, Lacks Enterprises

By |2023-03-28T16:28:08-04:00March 28th, 2023|New Products, New Products / Contracts|

Tim Clark Named CEO Hitachi Astemo Americas

FARMINGTON HILLS–Tim Clark has been appointed CEO and president of Hitachi Astemo Americas. Clark had been senior vice president and executive officer of Hitachi Astemo Ltd. and previously president of Hitachi Astemo Europe, based in Munich, Germany. He succeeds Paul Carroll, who recently was named global account manager for Hitachi America, Ltd. Clark also had

By |2023-03-28T15:03:10-04:00March 28th, 2023|ESD|

MCWT Hosts Fund Raiser For Women In Technology Camps, Scholarships

ANN ARBOR - Kathleen Norton-Schock updates what's happening with the Michigan Counsel of Women in Technology including a big fund raiser that the non profit hopes will generate a lot of money to fund summer computer camps for young women, scholarships, and more. To find out more, click on MCWT or email [email protected]  https://youtu.be/87vVndplOis

By |2023-03-28T16:56:00-04:00March 28th, 2023|Entrepreneurs, mitechtv|

2023 Michigan 50 Companies To Watch Generate $453 Million In Annual Revenue

LANSING - The 2023 Michigan 50 Companies to Watch awardees are small and mighty, having generated significant economic impact across the state. In 2022, these businesses generated $453 million in total annual revenue, a 57% increase since 2021. The companies reported they had 1,439 full-time equivalent employees in 2022 and project 498 net new jobs for

By |2023-03-28T13:50:19-04:00March 28th, 2023|Business, New Products, New Products / Contracts|

UFO With No Visible Means Of Propulsion Over California Captured On Video

For the second time in less than two weeks, we have something mysterious happening with UFOs in the skies over California. This latest UFO sighting was recorded on video by a passenger on a commercial Southwest Airlines flight on March 11th. “On Saturday March 11, 2023, I was flying south over central California on Southwest Airlines 2463 from Sacramento

By |2023-03-28T11:48:09-04:00March 28th, 2023|Guest Columns|

MEDC Sr. V.P. Natalie Chmiko Updates Industry 4.0 Support Program

LANSING - Industry 4.0, the fourth industrial revolution, takes manufacturing into the tech age by using such advanced products as 3D printing, Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, Self-Diagnostic machines, Digital twins and much more. The Michigan Economic Development Corp. seeks to have 6,200 Michigan manufactures using some elements of I40 within the next two years.

By |2023-03-27T16:32:39-04:00March 27th, 2023|Industry 4.0, mitechtv, Politics, Politics/Government|

MCWT, Xfinity, Cyber Patriot, Industry 4.0

ANN ARBOR - On MITech TV Monday March 27, Kathleen Norton-Schock updates what's happening with the MCWT. Rob Ponto provides details on Xfinity's latest offerings. Tamara Shoemaker discusses Cyber Patriot program for grade school students and her new instruction manual for teachers. Natalie Chmiko, who heads up the Industry 4.0 program for the Michigan Economic

By |2023-03-27T16:31:38-04:00March 27th, 2023|Podcasts|