As an engineer, you often find solutions to problems, not the other way around. However, once in a blue moon, a solution comes along that appears so interesting and full of potential that you feel compelled to dream up applications for it. Such is the case with Thalmic Lab's…Continue
At work, I was recently tasked with building a web site wrapper around a Heroku software-as-a-service that we had built earlier last year (Bomberman). While the core functionality of this new application is identical to the Heroku service, we were required to implement our own subscription service to replicate the purchasing and billing functionality provided by Heroku and throughout the…Continue
Added by Christopher Foo on June 17, 2014 at 6:13pm — No Comments
Create apps for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8.1 without coding.
The biggest issue facing Windows and Windows Phone is the relative scarcity of apps compared to Android and iOS. Microsoft faces an uphill battle in attempting to sway companies and mobile developers into building apps for Windows Phone.
One of the offerings created to help close this gap is called App Studio. App Studio was first released last…Continue
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service ran its annual selection process to distribute the quota of 85,000 high-skilled worker visas among over 172,000 applicants in April. Tech firms who rely on the H-1B visa category are finding this bottleneck in the labor market increasingly difficult to manage and appear to be developing strategies for…Continue
While looking through some old code, I found my first iOS projects that I did while I was a graduate student at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. The earliest of which goes back to November of 2008, which was 4 months or so after the App Store opened its doors (according to Wikipedia). Since then I had developed 3 apps (two ended up in the App Store), the last of which I worked on in 2010.
Added by George Lee on May 2, 2014 at 9:56am — No Comments
One of the key challenges for online marketers is coordinating effectively the wide range of digital channels for outreach and the fragmented and siloed reporting these channels generate. From my recent research of mobile marketing tools and platform vendors, the situation is improving for marketers -- although it is far from completely resolved.
Starting from a mobile tool-set such as SMS/MMS and voice,…Continue
Added by Tzyh Ng on April 18, 2014 at 3:33pm — No Comments
Mobile first -- the principle of approaching digital design from mobile form factors first, then accommodating larger form factors afterwards -- is a buzz term. It turns on its head the old status quo of designing for desktops primarily, with mobile as an afterthought. The term trips glibly off tongues everywhere now, but don’t scoff at its current trendiness. You might miss the fact that it’s a god-send to content strategists and UX designers.…Continue
I was twirling the thought of Chaum's Protocol in my head, its intricacies filling the gaps between my synapses. Impressed by its cryptographic properties, I could not at the same time escape a nagging sensation in another part of my brain:…Continue
With the tremendous increase in the number of…Continue
Added by Kyle H. Albert on December 19, 2014 at 12:02am — No Comments
We are living in an era where we store personal and private information digitally on our smartphones, laptops and on “the cloud”. Malicious entities, and even government entities are always looking for ways to get to that information. You need to take extra steps to ensure your life stays private. Here are some measures you can take to help ensure that:
Use encryption everywhere
Encrypt data on your computer’s hard drive by using file encryption programs, such…Continue
Has your company grown to the point that it needs some structure and organization around its sales processes? Do your existing ad-hoc collection of online tools not cut it anymore for supporting sustained outreach to clients and closing deals? I recently found myself helping a growing startup wade through the sea of customer relationship management (CRM) tools online to narrow in on a few that fit its needs and thought I would share some of my…Continue
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Added by Mika Leuck on March 13, 2014 at 5:00pm — No Comments
The front-end web stack has a plethora of tools for developing robust, scalable applications. Whether it's UI frameworks like Foundation or Bootstrap, front-end MVC frameworks like Angular, Backbone, or Ember, or production tools like RequireJS, SASS, or JSHint. The only problem is, how do you choose which technologies to go with? And once you figure that out, you still need to string them all together, managing dependencies and configuration files, etc. You…Continue
Added by Mike King on March 13, 2014 at 2:30pm — No Comments
There's a fascinating story just published on The New York Times, "Silicon Valley’s Youth Problem," that explores the many facets of the age divide in the heart of America's tech industry. Written by a Comp Sci graduate student with a few internships at hot new Silicon Valley startups under his belt, the article touches on many aspects of the new guard/old guard divide in an industry…Continue
Added by Tzyh Ng on March 12, 2014 at 5:34pm — No Comments
Added by Mika Leuck on March 12, 2014 at 2:30pm — No Comments
(borrowed from a Facebook post and associated thread Mika Leuck shared)
10 Reasons Why Handheld Devices Should Be Banned for Children Under the Age of 12ContinueThe American Academy of Pediatrics and the Canadian Society of Pediatrics…
In Hawaii, we’ve built up our local tech community thanks to efforts from HTDC, HI Capacity, The Box Jelly, and many local companies. We are at the point where community events are happening all the time. We have amazing leaders at the forefront continuing to keep this community active.
A few weeks ago, Stripe hosted their 3rd Capture the Flag competition. Their first two CTFs were focused on security where you had to exploit a vulnerability in a small system or application to move on to each level until the final level is completed.
For their 3rd CTF, they've decided to switch gears and focus on distributed systems. Each of the 5 CTF levels focused on a…Continue
As a kid I loved playing coin-op games. Some of my favorites were: Space Invaders, Defender, Centipede, Galaxian and Galaga, Dig Dug, Tempest, Joust, Tempest, Spy Hunter, Tron, Robotron, and I must've spent a lot on Gauntlet.
My experiences with them were mostly at where ever I could find them. From…Continue