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Travel2Change Hawaii

Travel2Change Aims to Change Travel for Good

Tourism has an enormous impact on Hawaii. That impact includes $11.4 billion in visitor spending, $1 billion in tax revenue, and more than 150,000 jobs. But that impact also has considerable downsides, in Hawaii as it does...

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Apple Watch Part II: First Impressions + Video

In Part I of my Apple Watch preview, I cover everything from reserving my “try-on appointment” and ordering my Apple Watch online, to finding no line and some unexpected intimacy in the Apple Store....

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Apple Watch Part I: Try to Buy

I wanted to be rational about the Apple Watch. Although Apple’s next big thing (and its first piece of wearable tech) won’t be available until April 24, the company launched online pre-orders last night,...

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Humble Hooligans Hit Honolulu Next Week

I confess, my very limited awareness of indie Irish music begins and ends with the local Celtic rock band Doolin’ Rakes, and that’s only because I’m a fan of founder and guitarist Jamie Winpenny, who is...

Domain Night Flyer by Aisis Chen

Domain-Name-Hoarders-Unite.com

Hello, my name is Ryan, and I’m addicted to domain names. It started innocently enough. I had a silly idea for a startup. Obviously, I had to come up with a clever name, and...

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New Exhibits Join Favorites at Astronomy Open House

One of my favorite geeky, family-friendly events is coming this weekend: the annual Open House hosted by the UH Institute for Astronomy. Parents, kids, and fans of space and science of any age are invited to visit...

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Pearl Harbor SBX Sea Sentry Under Fire

The Sea-Based X-Band Radar platform, or SBX, has towered over Ford Island in Pearl Harbor for years. It’s no Statue of Liberty, but it’s definitely become a landmark of sorts, perhaps the most visible...

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‘Iolani Fair a Fantastic Foodie Festival

In Hawaii, the food can make or break an event. So the menu is one key way that the upcoming 24th annual ‘Iolani School Fair sets itself above the usual carnival fare. The dishes being...

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Wetware Wednesday to Celebrate Dev League Grads

This month’s Wetware Wednesday networking mixer for software developers will celebrate Honolulu’s newest certified software developers. The evening’s featured guests will be the latest 22 students (half of them women) of Dev League, a programming...

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Hawaii Sunshine Law Needs an Update

Hawaii’s “Sunshine Law” turns 40 years old today, and is still a critical tool in keeping state government accessible and transparent. But a lot has changed over those four decades, and a pair of...

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High School Cybersecurity Summer Camp Announced

Registration opened yesterday for GenCyber Hawaii, a free week-long summer camp for high school students and teachers focused on cybersecurity. Hardly a week goes by without news of a data breach, and there have...

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Q&A: The Hawaii Project by Mark Watkins

Tomorrow brings a Kickstarter campaign to help launch a new startup called “The Hawaii Project,” a book recommendation and news engine for people anywhere who aspire to relax on an island beach with something good...