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.
Two things I looked forward to: the new design, and as always, the better camera. Though I’ve only had it a few hours, it delivers on both.
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.
My latest Techspotting segment on KITV’s Good Morning Hawaii, where Maleko McDonnell and I discuss the recent Ring data breach and the bombshell New York Times report on how easy it is to track people, even with “anonymized” data.
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+.
Recapping Amazon’s hardware announcements (including Echo Frames and Echo Smart Ring), Facebook’s augmented reality news (Oculus Live Maps), and the launch of Apple Arcade and Google Play Pass, both for $5 a month.
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+.
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?
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.
My latest Techspotting segment for KITV on the latest Apple announcements, including the new Mac Pro, iOS 13 with Dark Mode, and MacOS Catalina.
My latest Techspotting segment for KITV where Maleko McDonnell and I discuss the Google I/O developers conference. Ostensibly focused on software, the Mountain View tech giant also announced new hardware at its annual keynote, including the Pixel 3A and Pixel 3A XL and the Nest Hub Max. They also previewed Android Q, with dark mode and live video captioning.
The latest Apple announcements, including its entry into the streaming media business.
My latest Techspotting segment on KITV where Maleko McDonnell and I discuss recent Apple announcements, including its entry into the streaming media business, featuring original content starring Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Aniston, Jennifer Garner, Steve Carrell, and other stars.
The interview gave me an opportunity to do some research on seniors and technology, and on apps targeted at them.
Can social media platforms do something to stop terrorists from finding recruits, finding each other, and finding supporters so easily? Yes. But they won’t.
Facebook was down for 22 hours yesterday, and its sister apps Instagram, WhatsApp, and Messenger also saw extensive outages. It was unusual in the sense that the four applications are each distinct codebases, but perhaps not suprising as all four share the same massive infrastructure. The joke is that global...
Masthead—named both for the newspaper term as well as the technology—welcomes reporters, writers, bloggers, vloggers, podcasters and other media makers.
The seventh annual international “Open Data Day” is coming on Saturday, March 3, 2018, and Hawaii Open Data is working with the Civil Beat Law Center and other open-minded organizations to celebrate. “Open Data Day” is dedicated to showing the benefits of open data and encourage the adoption of open data...
Microsoft has again invoked the Aloha State for a product name, this week announcing “Project Honolulu.” Project Honolulu is described as a “flexible, locally-deployed, browser-based management platform and tools” recommended as a “graphical management solution” for Windows Server. In announcing the tool, Microsoft doesn’t explain how or why it chose...
New hardware in the headlines for this week’s “Geek Beat” on the Hawaii News Now “Sunrise” morning show, and the big hit was the Nintendo Switch. But LG and Samsung also unveiled their heavy hitters in the premium Android smartphone ring.