Category Archives: Local Talk

Local Talk: In Search of Real News in 2017

Whether we receive our news from the traditional sources, newspapers, television, radio; or from the likes of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, web sites and similar social media tools; what has become evident is that our search for the truth in a field of information has been like walking through landscapes with hidden fields of quicksand! We live in very interesting times. Would you like some way to make sense of it all? If you do, join us at The HMAUS Town Hall 2017. We’ve invited four…

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Local Talk: Droptech’s Got Us Covered

Three lucky HMAUS members drew lucky numbers and received Droptech covers for their iOS devices. Gumdrop Cases donated three of their durable covers to us to show and give away at Doctor Kokua’s Sunday HI Touch Learning Clinic. Terrence Young started the morning by showing videos from Gumdrop Cases which demonstrated laptops and iPads being dropped to the floor from ever increasing heights. All the devices covered in the Droptech durable cases survived drops from as high as the ceiling. Convincing evidence like that sold…

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Honolulu City Lights exhibit photo

Food, Fotos and Fun

** IMPORTANT ** Yesterday’s workshop was rescheduled to next week Wednesday, December 14, due to poor weather conditions. We hope you will join us on the Photo Walk. Join us for some Food, Fotos and Fun on December 14 for a year end Imagemakers Workshop on a Honolulu City Lights Photo Walk. Let’s learn how to best capture the lights of that magical hour at twilight. Professional photographer, Ricky Li will help us learn how to make wonderful images this coming Thursday evening. Ricky says…

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Deep learning, baby

As soon as I said it I knew it didn’t quite ring true. At yesterday’s HTLC, after feeling frustration over Apple’s Photos application I blurted out that “Nothing great has come from Apple since Steve Jobs’ death!” Well, I humbly take back my words and gladly share an article with you that put me back in the Apple orchard. Stephen Levy’s well written article “The iBrain is Here” gives us a look at how Apple is going about infusing machine learning into all its products.…

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Image of Apple-1 computer

Building the Apple-1 at the 3rd Annual Honolulu Mini Maker Faire

Apple was founded 40 years ago on April 1, 1976. We witnessed and enjoyed many wonderful technology ideas and gadgets that have sprung forth since that day. That’s no joke! To give honor to this remarkable journey HMAUS members will be helping Bryan Villados, an HMAUS friend, at the Third Annual Honolulu Mini Maker Faire. Terrence Young and Eugene Villaluz, HI Touch Learning Central’s hosts, will be Bryan’s assistants in The Eight Bit 808‘s booth. The exhibit will showcase the Apple-1 computer, the first computer…

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