Hawaii Blog Blog

Beyond the Pandemic

I was asked to participate in the fifth and final episode of a series of town halls marking the anniversary of the pandemic, hosted by Hawaii News Now.

Unemployment Upgrade

The Department of Labor & Industrial Relations recently announced a $10 million contract to upgrade the mainframe-based system to a cloud-based one, hiring an 11-month old Idaho company named Solid State Ops.

Who Is Every1ne Hawaii?

Who is Every1ne Hawaii?

Ever since Every1ne Hawaii burst onto the local scene in April, aligned with no less than the Honolulu mayor’s office, many people have wondered who was behind this powerful but seemingly benevolent organization. It...

Facial recognition tech, new smartphones from Samsung, Motorola

Today on KITV’s “Good Morning Hawaii,” anchor Maleko McDonnell and I discuss the latest tech headlines, including the controversial facial recognition startup Clearview AI, and new smartphones from Samsung (including the Galaxy S20 flagship and Galaxy Z Flip folding phone) and Motorola’s Razr reboot and mid-priced Moto G Power.

KITV-2019-11-05

Airpods go pro, Google gets Fitbit, and the streaming wars heat up

My latest Techspotting segment on KITV’s Good Morning Hawaii, where Maleko McDonnell and I discuss the surprise launch of Apple’s new AirPods Pro with Active Noise Canceling (ANC), the acquisition of Fitbit by Google to revitalize competition in the wearables space, and the pending launches of Apple TV+ and Disney+.

KITV 2019-09-11

Apple’s fall keynote brings iPhone, Apple Watch upgrades

My latest Techspotting segment for KITV, where Maleko McDonnell and I discuss Apple’s fall keynote, which is like Christmas morning for Apple fans. This year Apple announced a reduced price for the iPhone, and better cameras and battery life for the iPhone Pro. Also, the Apple Watch Series 5, and aggressively priced services like Apple Arcade and Apple TV+.

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With more flagship device upgrades, have we reached ‘peak smartphone’?

My latest Techspotting segment for KITV, where Lindsey Fukano and I discuss the latest flagship smartphone releases from Samsung and Apple. How much better can they get? Will the new tariffs on Chinese goods affect pricing? And how does Disney’s upcoming streaming platform compare with giants Netflix and Hulu?

KITV 2019-06-25

Facebook launches Libra, a virtual Potter world, and China’s tech showcase

My latest Techspotting segment for KITV, where Maleko McDonnell and I discuss Facebook’s entry into the cryptocurrency space, Libra. Niantic launches Wizards Unite, a Harry Potter game with augmented reality features similar to Pokemon Go. And Mobile World Congress kicks off this week, showcasing 5G technology.