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ThinkTech Launches New Shows

October 2nd, 2014 by Ryan Ozawa · 1 Comment · Technology, The Web, Video

The ThinkTech Hawaii multimedia empire, headed by Jay Fidell, is growing. In recent weeks, two new shows have been added to the network’s extensive lineup, hosted by two good friends. Local community organizer L.P. “Neenz” Faleafine yesterday kicked off “Reaching Out,” featuring “conversations around the social side of the Internet.” And Dan Leuck, CEO of […]

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Time Lapse and Slow Motion Video in iOS 8

September 26th, 2014 by Ryan Ozawa · 2 Comments · Technology, Video

Apart from adjusting to the “ludicrously large” size of the iPhone 6 Plus, it’s been smooth sailing. (I even missed the brouhaha over iOS 8.0.1, for once not pouncing on the software update the moment it was available.) As with any shiny new gadget, there are lots of things to try. With the new hardware […]

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Agripharmatech: From Weeds to Medicine

September 25th, 2014 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Media, Science, Technology

For the first time in six years and over 300 shows, Bytemarks Cafe escaped from the basement studio at Hawaii Public Radio and headed out into the field to record on location. Burt and I headed over to Windward Community College to learn about the new agripharmatech program. We spent the full hour with Dr. Inge White and her […]

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Hawaii Geek Beat: iPhone 6, iOS 8, Galaxy Note 4

September 24th, 2014 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Technology, Television

This morning’s segment on Hawaii News Now focused on the latest iPhones from Apple (including the latest flap, “Bendgate”), the iOS update that comes with them, and finally the upcoming fourth generation of Samsung’s original “phablet,” the Galaxy Note. Burt, who is currently gallivanting around Japan, escaped the latest escalation in the “Dance, Geek, Dance!” […]

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iPhone 6 Plus: Ludicrously Large

September 20th, 2014 by Ryan Ozawa · 4 Comments · Technology

In the days leading up to the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 launch, I wasn’t alone in making cardboard cutouts of the new iPhones to test the feel of the different sizes. I knew the iPhone 6 Plus was big, and that the iPhone 6 was really designed to hit the smartphone “sweet spot.” But I […]

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Fiddling with Newsfeeds

August 28th, 2014 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Media, Social Media, Technology

A little over a week ago, I complained about Twitter on Twitter, annoyed that the company was starting to insert stuff into users’ newsfeeds that users didn’t ask for. While the appearance of ads and other content designed to “increase engagement” was inevitable, it was still disappointing to see on what remains my favorite social […]

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Hawaii TechWorks, HTDC to Partner

July 24th, 2014 by Ryan Ozawa · 1 Comment · Business, Government, Startups, Technology

On Tuesday, a Big Island innovation lab and coworking space will officially become a part of a statewide family. Although I was born and raised on Oahu, I have a deep affection for Hilo. It’s where I met my wife, while studying (well, “studying”) at UH Hilo, and it’s a place I take every opportunity […]

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Mbloom Funds Mbloom Founders’ Startups [UPDATED]

July 10th, 2014 by Ryan Ozawa · 3 Comments · Startups, Technology

The Maui-based technology fund mbloom, cofounded by local entrepreneur Arben Kryeziu and California-based Nick Bicanic, today announced its first two investments: $350,000 each in Flikdate, a real-time video dating service, and Ozolio, a live HD webcam hosting service. The mbloom team definitely knows the companies they’re investing in well: Bicanic is the founder and CEO of Flikdate, and Kryeziu is […]

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Whither Social Media: 2014 Update

July 10th, 2014 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Social Media, Technology, The Web

It’s been a long, long time since social media was the “next big thing.” Facebook celebrates its 10th anniversary this year, and it was hardly the first social platform. Diane Seo of Frolic Hawaii (formerly Nonstop Honolulu) wanted to know whether people who embraced these tools early on were still fans… notably after Gene Park, the […]

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Hawaii Geek Beat: Space Apps

May 6th, 2014 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Science, Technology, Video

Space, the final frontier, was the theme of this week’s appearance on Hawaii News Now, chosen in honor of UC Berkeley astrophysicist Alex Filippenko. Filippenko, who is known worldwide for his scientific achievements as well as his efforts to bring astrophysics to the masses, will be our guest on Bytemarks Cafe tomorrow afternoon, and is the […]

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