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Kauai Makers Make New Friends

July 28th, 2014 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Miscellaneous

The Hawaii maker movement continues to grow, with the latest news coming from the west side of The Garden Island. Carl Lozar of the Kauai Makers Club announced today a new offering from Firelight Kauai, a boutique gallery space in Hanapepe with laser cutting and giclee printing capability. While the facility is regularly open to visitors, it […]

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Hawaii Gets Big Google Street View Update

June 19th, 2012 by Ryan Ozawa · 4 Comments · Hawaii, Miscellaneous, Technology, The Web

Google today added over 200 popular Hawaii visitor attractions, historical sites, resorts, parks, schools, and golf courses to its Google Street View collection. And the expansion takes Google’s 360-degree imagery of the Aloha State beyond the open road. The announcement was made at a special media event at Hanauma Bay this morning (more photos here). […]

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Launch Platform Looms Over Honolulu Harbor

October 7th, 2011 by Ryan Ozawa · 6 Comments · Miscellaneous

If you’ve been anywhere near downtown Honolulu over the past couple of days, you probably couldn’t help but stop and gawk at the massive Sea Launch Odyssey platform docked at Pier 10 near Aloha Tower. It’s an imposing sight. It stood out even when viewed from my office in Iwilei, and for drivers passing on […]

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Avatar Reality Changes Course

January 25th, 2011 by Ryan Ozawa · 1 Comment · Business, Miscellaneous, Technology

Earlier this month, Jim Sink, CEO of Honolulu-based game firm Avatar Reality, announced that the company was shifting its strategy for Blue Mars, once touted as a next-generation virtual reality environment that would challenge Second Life. As a result, most of the employees were laid off, including Sink. Avatar Reality is scrapping its substantial investment […]

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iPhone App: Hawaii Aloha Travel

January 18th, 2011 by Ryan Ozawa · 2 Comments · Gadgets, Miscellaneous, Travel

There is no shortage of big-name travel apps for mobile devices, and there are already more than a handful of Hawaii-specific apps out there. But the Hawaii Aloha Travel app was one I was glad to see. And geeks rejoice, it’s available on both iPhone and Android platforms. Bruce and Yaling Fisher, founders of travel […]

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Roz Savage Arrives in Tarawa

September 7th, 2009 by Ryan Ozawa · 2 Comments · Miscellaneous

Solo ocean rower Roz Savage arrived in Tarawa yesterday, having journeyed over 3,000 miles in 104 days since leaving Honolulu in May. Check out the first set of photos on Flickr, which shows the welcome she received from the locals and marks the end of the second leg of a three-part journey to row solo […]

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Kanu Hawaii Day of ‘Living Aloha’

June 20th, 2009 by Ryan Ozawa · 1 Comment · Miscellaneous

Kanu Hawaii, in partnership with The Institute for Human Services and other groups, is coordinating a “Day of Living Aloha” today.  The online social network — focused on sustainable living, environmentalism, and “island style activism” — is calling upon people across all the islands to volunteer today to improve our communities. At Kuhio Park Terrace, […]

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Flash Guru to Speak at UH

June 14th, 2009 by Ryan Ozawa · 1 Comment · Miscellaneous

Sam Rivello of Los Angeles-based Rivello Multimedia Consulting will lead two days of presentations beginning tomorrow for the Hawaii Flash User Group. The first, free night will cover Massively Multiplayer Online (MMO) environments and augmented reality. Tuesday’s “Premium Night” will cover more advanced topics relating to the PureMVC framework for Flash and Flex development. Rivello […]

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Tech Breakfast Tackles Hawaii Tech IP

April 7th, 2009 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Miscellaneous

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., will cover “Building Hawaii’s High […]

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“LOST” Under Fire

February 17th, 2009 by Ryan Ozawa · 3 Comments · Miscellaneous

SPOILER ALERT! Things were pretty quiet on the “LOST” spotting front. As we reported in our last “LOST” podcast, the only news last week was a Twitter note from my friend Susan (confirmed by Shari) about some explosions on the Hawaii Film Studio lot on Diamond Head.  Fortunately, the pyrotechnics continued after the long weekend, […]

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