Tagged: shopping

Geek Beat: Amazon Go, Live Video & Emoji

This week’s “Geek Beat” segment was a mixed plate of tech news, including Amazon’s new brick-and-mortar “Go” concept store, Twitter’s live video offering, and the latest batch of new emoji… and I don’t care what the Unicode standard says, it’s a “shaka.”

Geek Beat: Tech Toy Shopping

This morning, in a special Black Friday segment of the “Geek Beat” on the Hawaii News Now morning show, Burt Lum and I joined half of the Sunrise crew at Pearlridge (the other half was at Ala Moana Center) to share some tech-flavored gift shopping suggestions. Since many of the biggest...

Hawaii’s Largest Craft Fair This Weekend

Hawaii’s Largest Craft Fair This Weekend

The frenzied holiday shopping season begins in earnest this week, with “Black Friday” specials bringing overnight crowds and veritable stampedes at big-box stores and malls everywhere. But if your gift giving trends toward unique, locally-made crafts and snacks, the Islandwide Christmas Crafts and Food Expo is the place to be....

Safeway ‘Just For U’ Not For Everyone

Safeway ‘Just For U’ Not For Everyone

When it comes to national brands and promotions, Hawaii residents usually get the short end of the stick. Just check the fine print of most TV commercials — “Prices higher in Hawaii and Puerto Rico,” goes the standard disclaimer. (Heck, the fact that we’re finally getting a Bath & Body Works...

Tippr Coming to Honolulu

Tippr Coming to Honolulu

Tippr, one of the web’s hottest “group buying” sites, is setting up shop in Honolulu. Tippr already offers deals in eight other U.S. cities, including New York and San Francisco, and it will launch its Honolulu program on Friday with a launch party at Honolulu Design Center. Mashable’s Pete Cashmore...

Handmade Handbags from Hawaii

Handmade Handbags from Hawaii

Sometimes I think I’d enjoy being a girl. Then, it would be perfectly rational to crave beautiful, handmade in Hawaii handbags like those now being sold online by Ruth Shiroma Foster. I’ve known Ruth since my first days on the news desk at Ka Leo, the once-great daily student newspaper...