Monthly Archive: October 2010

3-D Printing at RAPID Technology

3-D Printing at RAPID 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...

Candidate Cries Foul Over Twitter Posts

Candidate Cries Foul Over Twitter Posts

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...

E-Waste Recycling Next Week

E-Waste Recycling Next Week

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.”...

iPad App: MovieBuddy

iPad App: MovieBuddy

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...

Bookmarks for October 18th

Bookmarks for October 18th

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...

Honolulu’s ‘Real Weather Girl’

Honolulu’s ‘Real Weather Girl’

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...

Cirque du Soleil’s “Alegría” Opens Tonight

Cirque du Soleil’s “Alegría” Opens Tonight

“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...

Bookmarks for October 5th

Bookmarks for October 5th

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...

Kava Festival at UH on Saturday

Kava Festival at UH on Saturday

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...