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Entries from October 30th, 2010

3-D Printing at RAPID Technology

October 30th, 2010 by Ryan Ozawa · 1 Comment · Art, Technology

RAPID Technology is a Honolulu-based 3-D printing and rapid prototyping firm. With 3-D printers by Z Corporation, the company offers designers, architects, engineers, and even artists a fast and intuitive way to visualize and interact with their work. Last September, RAPID Technology Chief Operating Officer Russ Ogi joined us on Bytemarks Cafe on Hawaii Public […]

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Candidate Cries Foul Over Twitter Posts

October 26th, 2010 by Ryan Ozawa · 3 Comments · Media, People, Politics, Social Media

The race for Hawaii governor between Democrat and former U.S. Rep. Neil Abercrombie and Republican Lt. Gov. Duke Aiona has been a contentious one. A stream of dueling press releases has dominated the headlines, political ads have blanketed the airwaves, and hordes of signwavers have lined nearly every street. But the latest battle in the […]

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E-Waste Recycling Next Week

October 21st, 2010 by Ryan Ozawa · 2 Comments · Business, Education, Environment, Events, Gadgets, Technology

Whether you’re a geek with a packrat streak or an organization with a closet full of old computers, next week brings a valuable opportunity to safely and responsibly dispose of your unwanted electronics — free of charge. The University of Hawaii is hosting its “Biennial Education & Government eWaste Disposal Days.” There are separate drop offs […]

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iPad App: MovieBuddy

October 18th, 2010 by Ryan Ozawa · 2 Comments · Gadgets, Hawaii, People, Technology

The MovieBuddy app for iPad, conceived and developed in part in Hawaii, takes a great thing and tries to make it even better. Netflix is everywhere. Not content to destroy the likes of Blockbuster, the DVD rental company is leading the way in the inevitable shift toward streaming media. Getting discs delivered to your mailbox […]

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Bookmarks for October 18th

October 18th, 2010 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Links

When I’m not blogging, I’m browsing. Here are sites and pages that I bookmarked on October 18th: How to be a data journalist: Data journalism trainer and writer Paul Bradshaw explains how to get started in data journalism, from getting to the data to visualising it. Physics program gains prestigious national ranking: The latest National […]

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Honolulu’s ‘Real Weather Girl’

October 16th, 2010 by Ryan Ozawa · 2 Comments · Technology, The Web, Video

When it comes to covering the weather, local television news outlets aren’t shy about emphasizing the appearance of their reporters over their meteorological data. This may be even more true in Hawaii, where the weather doesn’t change much. The “Real Weather Girls” app for iPhone and iPad takes this concept to the next level. “Real […]

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Cirque du Soleil’s “Alegría” Opens Tonight

October 15th, 2010 by Ryan Ozawa · 1 Comment · Events, Video

“Alegría” is one of the longest-running, signature productions by Cirque du Soleil, and tonight the traveling show kicks off a two-week run at the Neal S. Blaisdell Arena. I was fortunate to have the opportunity to stop by yesterday to see some of the final rehearsals and preparations for the show, and to talk to […]

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Bookmarks for October 5th

October 5th, 2010 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Links

When I’m not blogging, I’m browsing. Here are sites and pages that I bookmarked on October 3rd: Hawaii’s green energy efforts get funding: Five green-technology companies have been awarded a total of $2.1 million from the U.S. Department of Energy to develop “game-changing” technologies designed to aid Hawaii’s transition to clean energy. HR BioPetroleum placing […]

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Kava Festival at UH on Saturday

October 4th, 2010 by Ryan Ozawa · 1 Comment · Events, Food, Hawaii

Scientists call it piper methysticum, or “intoxicating pepper,” but in Hawaii, it’s known as ‘awa. Studied and used by people as diverse as researchers, nutritionists, and native Hawaiian cultural practitioners, this plant and the products derived from it will again be explored and shared at the Hawaii Pacific Island Kava Festival. The free, public festival […]

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