Monthly Archive: April 2009

Bookmarks for April 27th

Bookmarks for April 27th

When I’m not blogging, I’m browsing. Here are sites and pages that I bookmarked on April 27th: Creating Diamonds in Space: Do you know that there are countless diamonds in space? Loads of tiny diamonds, each measuring one micrometer are located in the material that surrounds some stars–their circumstellar disks....

Miner Brigade Released for iPhone, Android

Miner Brigade Released for iPhone, Android

Honolulu-based Noble Master Games this week released the full version of its game, “Miner Brigade,” for the Apple iPhone and Android platforms. “Miner Brigade” is similar to the arcade classic “Lemmings.” The simple and fun game involves directing a group of miners to collect gold in a race against time...

Humanitarian Happy Hours in Honolulu

Humanitarian Happy Hours in Honolulu

Four local bars and restaurants are hosting a series of “Humanitarian Happy Hours” to benefit SurfAid International. The kickoff event will be at Oceans 808 at Restaurant Row on Thursday, May 7. Hosted by Billabong and New Zealand-based Wild Rock Winery, there will be live music by Johnny Helm, David...

TV News Goes Interactive at KGMB9

TV News Goes Interactive at KGMB9

KGMB9, the local CBS affiliate, launched a bold (and technologically tricky) initiative tonight during its 5 p.m. newscast. Called ‘i9News,’ it carved out a significant portion of the half-hour broadcast to share feedback from viewers. Sure, any newscast worth its salt pimps its e-mail address these days, and “picture of...

Bookmarks for April 20th

Bookmarks for April 20th

When I’m not blogging, I’m browsing. Here are sites and pages that I bookmarked on April 20th: Surveillance vehicles take flight using alternative energy: Fuel cell powered UAVs are taking flight as an Office of Naval Research (ONR)-sponsored program to help tactical decision-makers gather critical information more efficiently and quietly....

Google Street View in Hawaii?

Google Street View in Hawaii?

Google Street View is an immensely popular, though sometimes controversial, feature of its mapping products (like Google Maps and Google Earth). It allows you to go beyond “zooming in” on a map or aerial photo and get a driver’s eye view of cities and neighborhoods. It’s available all across the...

Eclipse Group to Explore Amazon EC2

Eclipse Group to Explore Amazon EC2

The next meeting of the Eclipse Hawaii Eser’s Group will focus on Amazon EC2, or “Elastic Compute Cloud,” a popular web service for developers. The group will introduce EC2, then discuss how the service supports Eclipse development with a live demo. Leading the discussion will be user group founder Gregory...

Bookmarks for April 14th

Bookmarks for April 14th

When I’m not blogging, I’m browsing. Here are sites and pages that I bookmarked on April 14th: Sound From Exploding Volcanoes Compared With Jet Engines: New research on infrasound from volcanic eruptions shows an unexpected connection with jet engines. These findings provide scientists with a more useful probe of the...

Mufi Hanneman: How Not to Engage on Twitter

Mufi Hanneman: How Not to Engage on Twitter

From the heady, shaky days of Howard Dean to the triumphant ascent of Pres. Barack Obama, there’s no question that the web is a vital tool for organizing and fundraising. Social networks have turned the grassroots into netroots. If you’re running for office today, you need to have “presence.” You...

Songs in Support of Kids

Songs in Support of Kids

Kenneth Makuakane is putting his music where his mouth is, offering his latest album as a gift to anyone who donates $10 or more to the Boys & Girls Club of Hawaii‘s Windward Clubhouse. Makuakane — an accomplished Hawaiian music producer and talented musician in his own right — has...

Apple Gets “LOST”

Apple Gets “LOST”

Last month, Apple previewed the upcoming update to its iPhone operating system, iPhone 3.0. For iPhone fans, one of the big reveals was the final implementation of “cut and paste.” But it turns out the presentation included a little treat for “LOST” fans as well. The sample e-mail used to...

FriendFeed: What If Twitter Worked?

FriendFeed: What If Twitter Worked?

What if Twitter let you organize your contacts into groups, so you can separate political talk from food talk?  What if Twitter finally threaded replies, so conversations made sense?  What if Twitter let you filter out certain content, so you could skip all the blog post notifications or YouTube links?...

Tech Breakfast Tackles Hawaii Tech IP

Tech Breakfast Tackles Hawaii Tech IP

On Thursday, two experts will offer advice to Hawaii technology companies on intellectual property issues and navigating the global marketplace. Their presentations are featured in this month’s HISciTech Tech Download, a monthly networking breakfast organized by the Hawaii Science & Technology Council. Shan Steinmark, founder of Strategic Transitions Research, Inc.,...

Bookmarks for April 6th

Bookmarks for April 6th

When I’m not blogging, I’m browsing. Here are sites and pages that I bookmarked on April 6th: Fragility Of World’s Coral Is Revealed Through Study Of Northwestern Hawaiian Islands: A new study how endangered coral reef ecosystems can be more effectively managed. Researchers explain how their maps of the Northwestern...

“LOST” in the Harbor

“LOST” in the Harbor

SPOILER ALERT! As we lament the end of production for “Season 5” this week, here’s a blast from the recent past. Though Jen and I reported this “LOST” shoot on our March 22 podcast, our intrepid spotter on the scene, Roxy, has just sent along photos from the set. Click...

Haleiwa Farmers Market Debuts

Haleiwa Farmers Market Debuts

One of the island’s most historic and colorful neighborhoods is hosting a new weekly farmers market. The Haleiwa Farmers Market will celebrate its grand opening on Sunday, April 5. Following the blow of a conch shell and a blessing by North Shore kupuna “Aunty Betty,” over 40 vendors will offer...