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Entries from June 29th, 2011

Google Street View Team Back in Honolulu [Updated]

June 29th, 2011 by Ryan Ozawa · 8 Comments · Hawaii, Technology, The Web

Google Street View is going off-road in Hawaii. Or, at least, on college campuses on O’ahu. My friend and radio co-host Burt Lum snapped the above photo this morning on the Kapiolani Community College campus, where the Google Street View Trike is now riding through all of the school’s walking paths and quads. Meanwhile, a […]

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Lifelapse app snaps, saves your everyday life

June 28th, 2011 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Gadgets, Technology

I’ve long been intensely interested in “lifelogging.” Though there are many different labels and variations, the basic concept revolves around the constant and automatic recording of your day-to-day life. And while it’s rough around the edges, the Lifelapse app [iTunes Link] for iPhone and iPod touch — just released today — seems like an intriguing […]

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Classic ‘Transformers’ Return to the Big Screen

June 23rd, 2011 by Ryan Ozawa · 1 Comment · Events, Family, Pop Culture

The Transformers are coming back to the big screen. And I don’t mean the forthcoming sequel to the big budget Michael Bay blockbuster from 2007. Honolulu has been reveling in movie nostalgia lately. Consolidated Theatres saw great success with its 25th anniversary screening of 1984’s “Top Gun,” kicking off a “Hana Hou Picture Show” series […]

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Hawaii Street Food in the Spotlight

June 21st, 2011 by Ryan Ozawa · 3 Comments · Food, Television

Hawaii street food will get an international boost thanks to “Eat St.” It’s both a TV show (that airs on Food Network Canada and the Cooking Channel in the U.S.) as well as an iPhone app that’s described as “a lip-smacking celebration of North America’s tastiest, messiest, and most irresistible street food.” Back in April, […]

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Knowledge is Power for Power Conservation

June 20th, 2011 by Ryan Ozawa · 8 Comments · Environment, Gadgets, Technology

How much electricity do you use? Chances are, you can only answer that question once a month, when your electricity bill arrives. And if the numbers have gone up, you’ll probably tell yourself you need to cut back. But chances also are that you won’t think about it again. At least until the next bill […]

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Allstar Weekend Hits Hawaii Next Weekend

June 14th, 2011 by Ryan Ozawa · 2 Comments · Events, Family, Music

I admit, I’m not exactly in the key demographic for “Allstar Weekend,” a band of shiny happy California guys that was catapulted to tween-to-teen stardom by The Disney Channel. But I am the father of a teenage girl, and she’s heard of them, and that’s got to count for something. The pop rock quartet —  San […]

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Makery Aims to Make More Makers

June 1st, 2011 by Ryan Ozawa · 1 Comment · Education, Technology

In recent years, there’s been a resurgence of enthusiasm for do-it-yourself projects, particularly with an engineering or technical bent. Though it may inspire visions of Rube Goldberg contraptions and accidental electrocutions, the vibrant movement is growing fast, celebrated at annual Maker Faire events (organized by the publishers of Make Magazine) as a “showcase of invention, […]

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