One of the fun highlights of the annual Hawaii International Film Festival is the official trailer. Shot and cut by +Luke Aguinaldo and +Justin Cravalho of Humanhand, featuring a Kenny Endo track remixed by the awesome +Matthew McVickar.
Turnabout is fair play! On the recent "East Screen West Screen" podcast, +Paul Fox and +Kevin Ma included a quick chat with +Jennifer Ozawa and I about movies. In today's "Popspotting," Paul comes on our show to share three great things worth checking out… then takes on our infamously tricky trivia challenge!
cs. Can posts on Facebook or Twitter swing a vote, or have more influence than ads, flyers, or the news?
Bytemarks Cafe is the weekly live, local sci-tech show I do with +Burt Lum on KIPO 89.3FM in Honolulu, but you can listen online. We take calls and Twitter comments, but I'd love to have questions and comments come in through Google+ as well! Any thoughts? Fire away.
It's a BlackBerry Playbook with Amazon juice, and a pretty solid color touchscreen Android tablet for $199. They can leverage their extensive content offerings and cloud storage to create what's probably the best non-iPad tablet out there, right out of the gate.
The 'Silk' browser is a pretty cool differentiator, for sure. They'll sell a ton of 'em. But I actually am more excited by what this new 'top of the line' device did to the rest of the Kindle family. You can now get a basic e-ink Kindle for $79, or a Kindle Touch for $99 ($149 with 3G). Remember the first, ugly, klunky Kindle sold for $399!
The "Simple Honey" team (including +Eric Nakagawa and +Joyce Kim) has been creating, coding, brainstorming, meeting, and eating in Hawaii. As they prepare to return to San Francisco on Oct. 10, notes that they'd love to take a local developer back with them.
Our little startup team has had the privilege of working from Oahu for the past 6 weeks – a dream come true for most startups. Waking up early to hit the beach before a full, productive day of wo…
"Contrary to how it might seem, scientists as a group are highly trusted by Americans. We rank second only to military personnel… How to we build and maintain that trust? We have to communicate better."
The fact that Spotify is going all in with Facebook, requiring a Facebook account to use the service, is troubling. Rdio is planning the same. So I love most of what Joel Resnicow says. If only his own app, which looks promising, didn't also base its 'social' layer on Facebook.
Still a place to save, share, and tag bookmarks, with an updated look and a new user profile layout. But the new twist is "Stacks," collections of links that get a snazzy multimedia presentation. As pretty as it is, I'm still only interested in the simple, basic purpose the site always had.