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Featured Blog Posts – March 2010 Archive (10)

Ikayzo & Oceanit Release Revolutionary iPhone App for Estimating the Cost of iPhone Apps

As part of a new joint venture called Ikayzo-it, Ikayzo and Oceanit have released an iPhone App dubbed iMuch? that provides iPhone development estimates based on three basic questions:



  1. Category

  2. One sentence description

  3. Desired release date


For example, the entries "Game", "A game where dragons fight ninjas", and "April 7, 2010" produces an estimate of $16,421.18. "The App is… Continue

Added by Daniel Leuck on March 31, 2010 at 8:30pm — 6 Comments

Ask A Congressional Candidate a Tech Related Question!

Aloha,





Each month, Mōʻiliʻili Matters co-hosts a community social at the Willows Restaurant (901 Hausten Street) on the second Tuesday ofthe month. With a $10 entry fee, the event includes buffet style pūpūs (appetizers).



For April, we're adding something different. A Congressional Candidate Debate is a part of the April 13, 2010 event. Please see flyer below.



I'm discussing this on Tech Hui because I'd like to solicit the tech community for potential… Continue

Added by Derek on March 25, 2010 at 12:00pm — 5 Comments

Giga Fiber = Giga Apps?

Lately a lot of us have been actively following Google's Giga initiative. What can be better than speeds 100x faster then what we already have, especially if it is offered for free? All this sounds good, but what's the catch?









do not like about the Internet will also be magnified 100x fold. In other words, if web surfing is compared to driving, a lot of…
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Added by Konstantin A Lukin on March 23, 2010 at 6:00pm — 3 Comments

How to Play WOW For a Living, Get Tenure, and Live in Hawaii - Really

The World of Warcraft (WOW) has claimed many souls. Seriously addicted players rack up countless hours in front of the glowing screen, fighting battles with fellow guildies and ascending the ranks of this intricate and still wildly popular virtual word game that is considerd by many to be the finest example of MMOG (Massively Multiplayer Online Game) artistry.… Continue

Added by Alex Salkever on March 19, 2010 at 8:34am — 9 Comments

Nexus One, a brief hands-on overview.

Being a tech-savvy customer, I was quite psyched about Google's release of Nexus One smartphone device. Not waiting for too long, I had to see for myself what other Android developers are chatting about. This blog is an attempt to give a decent overview of the device from it's usability… Continue

Added by Konstantin A Lukin on March 19, 2010 at 7:30am — 4 Comments

Reputation Systems and Civil Online Discourse

One of the most interesting discussions at today's NewsMorphosis event centered around the difficultly of keeping online discussions productive or, at the very least, civil. Sarah Lacy described her frustration with the abusive comments that often show up on tech blogs such as TechCrunch and, given the volume of responses, the difficultly in managing them. John Temple and David Shapiro expressed… Continue

Added by Daniel Leuck on March 18, 2010 at 5:00pm — 18 Comments

"Islands at Risk - GMO's in Hawai'i"

Aloha TechHui'ians:


I'm replying to the posts from this video, here in this Blog instead since my response there would be too long to fit in the video response comment area. Keep in mind the two fundamental points of this video "Islands at Risk - GMO's in Hawai'i" both of which are completely missed by everyone posting comments on it thus far:


A) GMO research in Hawai'i is NOT what is being debated here; the…
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Added by Rubén Peña on March 18, 2010 at 4:40am — 20 Comments

Global Data Inflation and Sexy Statisticians

During an insanely bumpy plane flight today I read an excellent article in the Economist on data inflation and its implications. Apparently, the amount of data generated globally is, "...growing at a terrific rate (a compound annual 60%.)" IDC completed a study last year that estimated the world generated 1.2 zettabytes of data in 2008. A zettabyte is a trillion gigabytes.



Some interesting data…

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Added by Daniel Leuck on March 5, 2010 at 7:30pm — 18 Comments

Saving the DOE



In response to the 2009 recession, only Hawaii has reduced school days and, consequently, compromised its future. Below is an essay that I shared with our elected officials in hopes of inspiring change.



Saving the DOE



Sometimes the most simple solutions are right before your eyes. As you read this message, perhaps you will ask… Continue

Added by R. Scott Belford on March 3, 2010 at 1:57pm — 1 Comment

Use Caution When Investing in Renewable Energy Projects

With the proliferation of solar energy projects here in Hawai‘i, there has been a growing number of offers to local investors to invest in local renewable energy projects. These projects usually involve tax credits, passive losses and other incentives with returns ranging from 10-20%. Investors should be cautious when evaluating such projects. Since the returns on a renewable energy project depend heavily on an investor’s ability to qualify and use…

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Added by Joseph Saturnia on March 1, 2010 at 3:49pm — 3 Comments

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