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Bridging the 'Digital Divide' is the subject of talks this week by a visiting professor. Richard Tedlow is a business historian, an endowed professor at Harvard Law School and for the last several years has been at Apple University.

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Today on Bytemarks Café, Burt will help to kick off National Cyber Security Awareness Month which starts in October.

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Smart Yields is a 3-year old local tech startup with the goal of helping farmers work smarter. They're using 21st Century sensors and apps to give farmers better insight on ideal harvest dates and plant health. With recent funding from a U.S. Department of Agriculture grant, Smart Yields is now trying to make it easier for local farmers to comply with food safety standards.  

Today on Bytemarks Café, Burt and Ryan are celebrating 10 years at Hawaiʻi Public Radio! They will have a special lineup in store. The guys will also look at some key moments in the program's histroy and predict what's in store for the future.

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Today on Bytemarks Café, Ryan and Burt will have Governor David Ige in studio to talk about his plans for diversifying the economy. How do we lay the foundation to not only create the 21st century workforce, but make available those jobs that will employ that workforce here in Hawaiʻi.

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Today on Bytemarks Café, Ryan and Burt have invited gubernatorial candidate Congresswoman Colleen Hanabusa to join the show. They will talk to her about her plans, if she was elected governor, for moving the needle on economic diversity and the technology agenda.

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Today on Bytemarks Café, Ryan and Burt will find out about the 40th International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. They will learn about the latest in biomedical engineering and hear about the student medical device accelerator program.

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Today on Bytemarks Café, Burt and Ryan will learn about how the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is leveraging some new digital tools. They will find out how 3D printing helps to better understand corals and digital initiative to map Hawaiʻi's coastlines.

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Today on Bytemarks Café, Burt and Ryan will learn about an international coding cotest called "e-ICON" that originates from Korea. e-ICON brings students from around the world to compete and collaborate on apps that improve the international educational environment.

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This week marks the beginning of a new fiscal year for some companies. It’s also the first week that the United States is accepting applications for the next round of H-1B immigrant visas. Those are working visas for high-skilled professionals, and this year the process is coming under increased scrutiny. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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Today on Bytemarks Café, Ryan and Burt will explore ways to reinvent education and whether artificial intelligence can pave the way. Joining the guys will be Mid-Pacific Institute's Brian Dote and renowned educational philanthropist Ted Dintersmith to explore whether A.I. can put Hawaii students on the path to most likely succeed.

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  Today on Bytemarks Café, the guys will learn about Hawaii's agriculture industry, the challenges it faces and how farmers can stay competitive in the 21st century.

Burt and Ryan will talk to key ag stakeholders to find out how technology can play a role to help Hawaii become food self sufficient.

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  It's time once again to convene the annual roundtable of gadget geeks to review some of the best tech available this holiday season.

From big upgrades to stocking stuffers, Burt and Ryan will share their picks and ask the experts to help fill out your shopping list.

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Dec 18, 2017
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The Hawaii Department of Education has spent four years testing and rolling out high tech solutions to meet the challenges of getting students to school.

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  Today on Bytemarks Café, we’ll learn about a student program on the Big Island called Nalukai Academy. We’ll talk to the organizers about how they enable students with the tools and skills to become entrepreneurial problem solvers and digital storytellers.

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  Today on Bytemarks Café, we’ll hear how computer science and computational thinking are making their way into K through 12 curriculum. We’ll talk to code.org and their partners Women in Technology to find out how coding skills prepare our students for the 21st century workforce.

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Today on Bytemarks Café, we’ll hear about programs enabling citizen scientists to help map Hawaiʻi’s natural resources. Equipped with mobile applications we’ll talk about a training program to develop citizen foresters and another project to adopt a breadfruit tree.

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  Today on Bytemarks Café, we’ll learn about the challenges of doing business in China. We’ll talk to iTRAV-Local and find out how they’ve broken into the Chinese market and opening the doors for other local businesses.

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Today on Bytemarks Café, the guys will hear about the Schools of the Future Conference - bringing together private schools and public schools to improve education. Funded by the Hawaii Community Foundation, the Conference highlights best practices and learning environments to prepare our students for the future.

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As the technology economy advances around the world, so does demand for technical skills. And some countries are going to great lengths to fill that demand. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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  Today on Bytemarks Café, we’ll hear about a new wireless broadband network built exclusively for first responders. This Public Safety network will enable first responders like police, fire and emergency management to communicate seamlessly and securely with each other.

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  Today on Bytemarks Café, we’ll hear about the formation of a new organization called the Computer Science Teachers Association. We’ll hear from the organizers about the importance of computer science and the role it plays in the future of our students.

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  Today on Bytemarks Café, we’ll talk about the latest in microwave technology and the upcoming International Microwave Symposium. In addition to the conference, we’ll find out the many ways microwaves influence our lives, from 5G wireless to deep space exploration.

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Today on Bytemarks Café, we’ll find out about the next generation wireless service called 5G. With no industry standard defining what 5G is, we’ll find out what specs are proposed and the infrastructure necessary to achieve them.

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Today on Bytemarks Café, we’ll hear from two startups developing applications to improve our medical conditions. How is the XLR8UH accelerator program helping these companies prepare for the crowded, competitive health sector?

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  Apple is expanding its presence in one of the world’s fastest-growing markets. Government officials in India say plans are underway to locally manufacture the iPhone. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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  We’ll explore what’s possible using a supercomputer at the University of Hawaii. Researchers tackle topics in astronomy to genomics. What problems are supercomputers uniquely qualified to solve?

Town Square: Is Higher Education Needed in the Current Era?

Jan 24, 2017
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Three years ago, Google hired 14% of its team members who didn't have a BA degree. Why? Because in the current innovation era, it's about what you can do with what you know, and how creatively you solve problems. Today on Town Square, we talk with Expert-in-Residence at Harvard's Innovation Lab and all around education disrupter, Tony Wagner, co-author of Most Likely to Succeed.

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  Join us today on Bytemarks Café for our annual tech policy preview. We’ll find out what issues might take center stage for the upcoming 2017 legislative session. Fresh from ‘opening day’ at the state Capitol, Robbie Melton from the HTDC and Representative Mark Nakashima will share their predictions and perspectives.

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