During this special edition, we feature a couple of our favorite gadget geeks, Ricky Li, independent IT consultant and Ian Kitajima, tech sherpa at Oceanit here to tell us about new tech gadgets that they either bought or highly desire. We stick to several topics like travel tech, wifi mesh networks and streaming services.
First, we hear from Cindy Matsuki from HTDC, about the upcoming Technology and Manufacturing Job Fair on Friday December 28th. Then, we hear from Ricky Li and Ian Kitajima, a couple of gadget geeks who will share what they spend all their money on this holiday season.
List of Gadgets:
- Lenovo Jedi Challenges
- Roku Streaming stick (it’s 30 bucks!)
- AR Teddy bear sadly the Amazon page has better info on the bear than anyone else.
- Apple Air Pods
- Bluewave Wireless headphone amplifier (think airpods without the airpods)
- Ancheer folding electric bike
- DJI Spark
We kick off the show with a couple of upcoming events. Anna Leonid starts things off with a new “Creative Coding 4 Kids” holiday camp in Hawaii. Then Sandy Park from HTDC tells us about the upcoming Holiday Tech Job Fair. We then switch gears to talk with David Oyadomari from Bank of Hawaii to tell us about their “Cardless Cash” mobile banking app. Then, after the break, we dive into our geeky gift bag with a couple of fellow gadget lovers, Ricky Li, Brian Dote and secret guest Eric Nakagawa. We’ll talk about our favorite tech gifts for last-minute holiday shoppers.
- Altino robot
- Fisher Price Code-a-pillar
- Snap Spectacles
- Ricoh Theta
- STEM gift box Kiwicrate
- Little Bits
- DJI Mavic
- Playstation VR
- Google Daydream
- Google Pixel
After some national tech headlines, we cover the local tech calendar. Meli James from the Hawaii Venture Capital Association returns to tell us about their August luncheon about the innovation economy. Also returning is Cindy Matsuki from the High Tech Development Corporation to give us a preview of the next WetWare Wednesday networking mixer — marking their 5th anniversary. Finally, after the break, we check in for this hurricane season and talk about new tech and gadgets to consider during a natural disaster. Joining us are John Cummings from the City’s Dept of Emergency Management and disaster preparedness instructor Wes Koga.
- BioLite Wood Burning Campstove
- NiteCore Tube Keychain Light
- Life Straw Personal Water Filter
- Eneloop Multi-Pack Battery Kit
- Electronic road flare
- Pack a cone
- Sawyer Squeeze Water Filter
- Inflatable Solar Lantern
To begin we’ve invited Richard Wacker, President/CEO of American Savings Bank to tell us about the Hawaii Business Roundtable soon to be published Hawaii Innovation Assets Report. Then, after the break, we kick off our annual gadget and holiday geek gift show. Paul Lawler and Melissa Chang will share their picks and answer your calls for help when it comes to getting something for that special geek in your life.
- State sets “Cloud First” policy for IT projects
- Measuring Broadband America
- DCCA Announces Program to Measure Internet Performance Statewide
- 808 For You
- Hawaii Sketch Comedy Festival
- Sony QX100 camera/lens
- Fuji 3D-HD camera
- Lytro Camera
- A link to a Lytro picture that Paul took so you can play with it.
- Selfie stick
- Photojojo Pocket LED light
- Gorilla Pod
- iPhone 6 & 6+
- Samsung Note Edge
- Nexus 6
- Pebble Watch
- Game of Thrones Pop-up Book
- ASUS Multi-mode pocket router
- Kano Computer
- Little Bits Electronics
- Kinoma Create
- Apple TV
- Kindle Fire TV Stick
- Anker Batteries
- Zoom iQ5 Microphone
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Some cool gadgets talked about on the show and on the Geek Beat on Hawaii New Now:
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