Episode 55: Online Productivity Tools (Sept. 2, 2009)

After the headlines, we learn about “Adopt a School Day.” Then, Susan Jaworowski from Kapiolani Community College and Jonathan Wong from Honolulu Community College join us to talk about online productivity tools. Among the tools discussed:

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Episode 54: Light Rail (Aug. 26, 2009)

After the headlines, Ted Peck from DBEDT tells us about the Asia Pacific Clean Energy Summit. Then, Scott Wilson and Peter Vincent from AIA Honolulu join us to discuss “light rail” as an alternative to the city’s elevated rail transit plan.

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Episode 53: Hawaii’s Clean Energy Future (Aug. 19, 2009)

After the headlines, we hear about the Aloha On Rails conference from organizer Seth Ladd. Then, Jeff Mikulina and Gary Gill from the Blue Planet Foundation join us to talk about their work and vision of Hawaii’s clean energy future.

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Bytemarks Cafe – Episode 44 – June 18, 2009

After the headlines, Darren Kimura from Sopogy gives us some energy saving tips. Then, Kim Bridges from the UH Botany Department and Richard Palmer from the state Department of Health will join us to discuss the new frontiers of high resolution photography and the “GigaPan” system.

Recommended GigaPan links from Richard:

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Bytemarks Cafe – Episode 42 – June 3, 2009

First we’ll look at the latest tech news and happenings in Hawaii and beyond. Then we’ll have Leah Lamb from Current here to talk about the So Much More Hawaii bloggers tour. Later, Sunni Brown from Brightspot Info Design and Chris Gargiulo from KCC join us to discuss “visual thinking” and information design. Technorati 3pmc4fix2a

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Bytemarks Cafe – Episode 40 – May 20, 2009

First we look at the latest tech news and happenings in Hawaii and beyond. Then we have Roz Savage in the studio to give us an update on her upcoming trans-Pacific voyage. Later, Drew Bradley from REC Solar and Joe Saturnia from Island Pacific Energy are here to talk about solar power systems and the business of solar.

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Bytemarks Cafe – Episode 37 – April 29, 2009

After the headlines, we’re be joined by Lisa Gibson from the Hawaii Science and Technology Council for an update on Act 221 legislation. We then talk to Russell Castagnaro from the Hawaii Information Consortium and Lawrence Reifurth from the Dept of Commerce and Consumer Affairs about eGov Hawaii.

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Bytemarks Cafe – Episode 29 – March 4, 2009

First we’ll look at the latest tech news and happenings in Hawaii and beyond. Later, Natasha Chappel from the Pacific and Asian Affairs Council will tell us about “Our Energy Future”. Finally, Olin Lagon and Kylee Omo from KanuHawaii.org will join us, and we’ll talk about using the web to inspire people to do good deeds.

First the News:

  • In 2005 while vacationing in Puako on the Big Island, two Silicon Valley engineers, Joe Rizzi and Roger Hine, began building a device that would allow them to listen to the calls of humpback whales. What they produced, with their two-year-old company, Liquid Robotics, is the Wave Glider, a vehicle that will not only allow them to eavesdrop on whales but could also become a powerful tool that helps scientists better understand climate change and the military to monitor the high seas.
  • The Hawaii County Police Department is deploying BlackBerry smartphones throughout its force to gather and look up real-time information from a variety of databases, and to connect directly with each other.
  • isisHawaii a Hawaii-based non-profit organization has developed a partnership with complex administrators from the Pearl City school district. isisHawaii provides resources and opportunities to students to foster interest in the exploration of science, technology, engineering and math (i.e., STEM) education.
  • The Polynesian Voyaging Society is eager to begin its 1,050-mile journey to Palmyra Atoll aboard the Hokule’a, after several days of weather delays. Though the mission is to demonstrate traditional navigational skills, the crew is not afraid to embrace new technology. They’ve set up an official Twitter account to post updates on their progress, with the ultimate hope of “Tweeting around the world” when the Hokulea begins a two-year circumnavigation of the globe in May 2012.

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