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Jason Rushin

Civil Bytes: Forget Ghosts And Goblins, Fear Those Handheld Devices Flickr.com

Civil Bytes: Forget Ghosts And Goblins, Fear Those Handheld Devices

As we prep for a night out with monsters and ghouls, the thing you should be frightened of is the technology at your fingertips.
Civil Bytes: Nothing Brings Us Together Like a Flash Flood Alert Flickr.com

Civil Bytes: Nothing Brings Us Together Like a Flash Flood Alert

Almost every cell phone in earshot — even those of tourists — goes off  when we might be in harm's way. How do emergency notifications work?
Civil Bytes: Local Startup Wants a Piece of the Battery Storage Action Jason Rushin

Civil Bytes: Local Startup Wants a Piece of the Battery Storage Action

Batteries to hold spare energy are expected to be an integral component of our electrical grid, and yours might just be assembled in Honolulu.
Civil Bytes: DevLeague Works to Fill Hawaii’s Tech Talent Gap Jason Rushin

Civil Bytes: DevLeague Works to Fill Hawaii’s Tech Talent Gap

A three-month course teaches students the basics of programming, taking a bottom's-up approach to combating one of our tech industry’s key hurdles.
Civil Bytes: Telecommuting Could Be an Economic Force for Hawaii Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Civil Bytes: Telecommuting Could Be an Economic Force for Hawaii

By encouraging local companies to support working remotely, the state can combat traffic jams, diversify our workforce, and counteract the brain drain.
Civil Bytes: Support for Innovation Grows in Unlikely Places

Civil Bytes: Support for Innovation Grows in Unlikely Places

Hawaii's High Tech Development Corporation helps companies with products as diverse as taro chips and T-shirts implement new technology.
Civil Bytes: Even Your Air Conditioner Wants an App Jason Rushin

Civil Bytes: Even Your Air Conditioner Wants an App

Do you actually have to get off the couch — or at least lean forward for the remote — to adjust your A/C? New technology can fix that.
Civil Bytes: 5 Apps to Keep You Sane This Summer Travel Season Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Civil Bytes: 5 Apps to Keep You Sane This Summer Travel Season

We've done the research for you. All you have to do is decide where to go.
Civil Bytes: Virtual Reality is Getting Real in Hawaii Wormslayer

Civil Bytes: Virtual Reality is Getting Real in Hawaii

Local startup VRCHIVE, founded by self-taught developer Kai Kau, hopes to make its mark on the soon-to-explode business of virtual reality.