technology

Flickr / TF28 ❘ tfaltings.de
Flickr / TF28 ❘ tfaltings.de

A growing number of consumers across Hawaii and around the world are using “smart phones”---devices that let you check email and the internet. So-called “smart technology” has also made its way into everything from cars to refrigerators. And now Chinese researchers are reporting new progress in “smart windows.” HPR’s Bill Dorman explains in today’s Asia Minute.

Flickr / dominiklukes
Flickr / dominiklukes

If you like technological gadgets, you may be interested in what’s coming out of Asia. Recent products include phones you can wear--and a new kind of smart phone. HPR’s Bill Dorman has details in today’s Asia Minute.

Asian Bookworms

Sep 23, 2013
Flickr / sm0k1nggnu
Flickr / sm0k1nggnu

You may have spent some time over the weekend reading a book…either in print or maybe in electronic form. The Association of American Publishers says more than 20% of the books sold in the U.S. are now e-books. Sales of e-books are growing in Asia too, but with some unusual developments. HPR’s Bill Dorman explains in today’s Asia Minute.

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Flickr / dragon00knight

According to census figures, more than 80% of households in Hawaii have at least one computer. You might use a desktop or a laptop—a tablet or a smartphone. But some Asian technology companies are planning computers for the next level. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

Transformation Internship Summer Program Completed

Aug 1, 2013
Wayne Yoshioka

The Legislature appropriated $100 million over the next two years to upgrade the state’s aging information technology system. The state’s IT infrastructure is more than 30 years old in most departments, and the Governor has been reaching out to student volunteers to lend their time and talents to improve the system. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

Honolulu's Information Technology Challenge

Jul 18, 2013
Wayne Yoshioka

The Mayor’s new Chief Information Officer has been on the job for about a week following his confirmation by the Honolulu City Council. As HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports, the new CIO inherited a daunting challenge that will require the effort of the entire Information Technology Department.

         

 

Local team wins NASA's CanSat Competition

Jul 10, 2013

First we'll look at the latest tech news and happenings in Hawaii and beyond. Then joining us today is Eric Nakagawa back from San Francisco, to tell us about some of this latest projects. Finally we'll talk to the team at Kapiolani Community College who won the NASA CanSat competition for sending a payload into space and bringing it safely back to earth.  That's today at 5pm on HPR2.

  First we'll look at the latest tech news and happenings in Hawaii and beyond. Then joining us today is Carey & Brandon Bennett from Happy Hour Hawaii to tell us about their nation wide rollout. Finally, we find out from Russel Cheng and Tim Dick about the Honolulu chapter of the Founders Institute and how it's helping to build the entrepreneurial startup ecosystem.

Flickr / donovanbeeson
Flickr / donovanbeeson

Cell phones are now used all over the world. But their growth has pushed out an older technology. The telegram is about to disappear from its last outpost: in Asia. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

Plugged In on the Streets

May 29, 2013
Molly Solomon
Molly Solomon

We all know that kids these days live their lives on the phone or the computer. But if you’re homeless…it’s something much deeper. Having access to technology can mean a safety net that wasn’t there in the past. HPR’s Molly Solomon takes a look at how our digital world has changed what it means to be a homeless youth today.

Co-hosts Burt Lum and Ryan Ozawa take a look at the latest tech news and happenings in Hawaii and beyond. Then joining them is Wayne Lewis from Honolulu Community College to discuss the upcoming PCATT IT Summit. Finally, an update on the Henry Ku'ualoha Giugni digital archive project from Heather Giugni and Janel Quirante. And it's all cutting edge.

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