The Department of Labor & Industrial Relations recently announced a $10 million contract to upgrade the mainframe-based system to a cloud-based one, hiring an 11-month old Idaho company named Solid State Ops.
Two things I looked forward to: the new design, and as always, the better camera. Though I’ve only had it a few hours, it delivers on both.
Ever since Every1ne Hawaii burst onto the local scene in April, aligned with no less than the Honolulu mayor’s office, many people have wondered who was behind this powerful but seemingly benevolent organization. It was the first question I asked that very day of my friends in media and the...
Today on KITV’s “Good Morning Hawaii,” anchor Maleko McDonnell and I discuss the latest tech headlines, including the controversial facial recognition startup Clearview AI, and new smartphones from Samsung (including the Galaxy S20 flagship and Galaxy Z Flip folding phone) and Motorola’s Razr reboot and mid-priced Moto G Power.
A singular cinematic experience that was so intense, so visceral, so relentless, I was wrung out and speechless when the credits rolled.
Highlights from CES 2020 in Las Vegas, including the Sony Vision-S concept electric car, the Razer Kishi mobile gaming controller, and the Lenovo X1 Fold folding-screen computer.
My latest Techspotting segment on KITV’s Good Morning Hawaii, where Maleko McDonnell and I discuss the recent Ring data breach and the bombshell New York Times report on how easy it is to track people, even with “anonymized” data.
My latest Techspotting segment on KITV’s Good Morning Hawaii, where Maleko McDonnell and I discuss the surprise launch of Apple’s new AirPods Pro with Active Noise Canceling (ANC), the acquisition of Fitbit by Google to revitalize competition in the wearables space, and the pending launches of Apple TV+ and Disney+.
Google’s latest hardware headliner is the Pixel 4 smartphone. Meanwhile, Fortnite closes version one with a bang, and starts chapter two with a whole new map. Finally, the HACC is underway, with pitches and judging set for November 16 at Aloha Tower.
Recapping Amazon’s hardware announcements (including Echo Frames and Echo Smart Ring), Facebook’s augmented reality news (Oculus Live Maps), and the launch of Apple Arcade and Google Play Pass, both for $5 a month.
My latest Techspotting segment for KITV, where Maleko McDonnell and I discuss Apple’s fall keynote, which is like Christmas morning for Apple fans. This year Apple announced a reduced price for the iPhone, and better cameras and battery life for the iPhone Pro. Also, the Apple Watch Series 5, and aggressively priced services like Apple Arcade and Apple TV+.
My latest Techspotting segment for KITV, where Lindsey Fukano and I discuss the latest flagship smartphone releases from Samsung and Apple. How much better can they get? Will the new tariffs on Chinese goods affect pricing? And how does Disney’s upcoming streaming platform compare with giants Netflix and Hulu?
My latest Techspotting segment for KITV where Maleko McDonnell and I discuss banning hate sites in the wake of devastating mass shootings in the United States.
My latest Techspotting segment for KITV, where Maleko McDonnell and I discuss Facebook’s entry into the cryptocurrency space, Libra. Niantic launches Wizards Unite, a Harry Potter game with augmented reality features similar to Pokemon Go. And Mobile World Congress kicks off this week, showcasing 5G technology.
My latest Techspotting segment for KITV on the latest Apple announcements, including the new Mac Pro, iOS 13 with Dark Mode, and MacOS Catalina.
There are far more people who were willing to believe Southwest Airlines acted in bad faith than there were people who believed they could get free points in the first place.
My latest Techspotting segment for KITV where Maleko McDonnell and I discuss the Google I/O developers conference. Ostensibly focused on software, the Mountain View tech giant also announced new hardware at its annual keynote, including the Pixel 3A and Pixel 3A XL and the Nest Hub Max. They also previewed Android Q, with dark mode and live video captioning.
UPDATE [April 24, 2019]: Historically this area was known as Kalia. Sounds like a perfectly good name to me. See the end of this post for details. Midtown Ala Moana is “considered a haven for foodies,” a draw for “fashionistas,” and home to The Republik nightclub, Like Like Drive Inn,...
The latest Apple announcements, including its entry into the streaming media business.
My latest Techspotting segment on KITV where Maleko McDonnell and I discuss recent Apple announcements, including its entry into the streaming media business, featuring original content starring Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Aniston, Jennifer Garner, Steve Carrell, and other stars.
Earl Sandwich opened in Kaimuki in 2014, and somehow managed to build a loyal following despite being tucked away behind Big City Diner and underneath Himalayan Kitchen. Tomorrow, its second location in the heart of Kakaako has its grand opening, and my coworker Michelle (with a far more evolved palate)...
The interview gave me an opportunity to do some research on seniors and technology, and on apps targeted at them.
Can social media platforms do something to stop terrorists from finding recruits, finding each other, and finding supporters so easily? Yes. But they won’t.
Facebook was down for 22 hours yesterday, and its sister apps Instagram, WhatsApp, and Messenger also saw extensive outages. It was unusual in the sense that the four applications are each distinct codebases, but perhaps not suprising as all four share the same massive infrastructure. The joke is that global...