Category Archives: Technology

Grant Imahara, Engineer and Host of Mythbusters, Dead at 49

Grant Masaru Imahara, host of Mythbusters, died on July 13, 2020 of a brain aneurysm.  One thing I loved about him  was that not only was he a handsome and affable TV host, he was a working engineer and an … Continue reading

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Asian American Commercial Watch: Samsung’s ‘Galaxy Note10: Mission Statement from Kevin Lin’

I first met fellow Taiwanese American entrepreneur Kevin Lin over a decade ago when he was first working on Justin.tv before that company pivoted to become the very successful Twitch (which was acquired by Amazon for $970 million in cash.) … Continue reading

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Jonny Kim, ex-Navy SEAL and Harvard doc, is now the first Korean American Astronaut

I had heard of Jonny Kim and his amazing accomplishments, including his training to be an astronaut, but now it’s official: “Graduating from Harvard Medical School and being a part of the Navy SEALs must not have been enough accomplishments … Continue reading

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Asian American Commercial Watch: Day in the Life with Qualcomm Snapdragon 845

If you own a high-end Android smartphone, it most likely has a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. Recently, Qualcomm announced their latest and greatest, the Snapdragon 845, and highlights some of the benefits in their corporate video (okay, so not really a … Continue reading

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National Science Foundation Funds Extensive Research Survey on Asian Americans

The National Science Foundation has decided to fund an extensive research survey on Asian Americans.  The survey project, lead by Political Science Professor Karthick Ramakrishnan of UC Riverside, Law Professor Taeku Lee of UC Berkeley (shown here), Sociology Professor Jennifer … Continue reading

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ICYMI: SVVR 2016 – Virtual Reality (VR) in China

I work in Silicon Valley and in the “tech” industry and one of the hottest topics this past year, especially with the commercial release of the Oculus Rift and the HTC Vive in April, is Virtual Reality. I happened to attend … Continue reading

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60 Minutes Hacks Congressman Ted Lieu’s Lent iPhone

The other night, CBS News’s 60 Minutes did a segment on cell phone security (or the lack thereof), titled “Hacking Your Phone”: “We wanted to see whether Nohl’s group could actually do what they claimed — so we sent an … Continue reading

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Jeremy Lin’s TAG Heuer Connected Watch

Working in Silicon Valley and as part of my job, I’ve checked out and played around with a few smartwatches. Personally, I can’t say that I’m a big fan of them – having to charge an extra device, and most … Continue reading

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Asian American Commercial Watch: Annabelle & IBM Watson on Life Experience

  https://youtu.be/vqjndtS8jQU When I saw this IBM TV commercial about Watson (“… a technology platform that uses natural language processing and machine learning to reveal insights from large amounts of unstructured data.”), Annabelle reminded me of my niece – who … Continue reading

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The Today Show: Love with Food’s Aihui Ong – After divorce, woman turns love of food into booming business

I met Aihui Ong, Founder & CEO of Love with Food (“Snack Smart. Do Good.”), a subscription box snack business at some Silicon Valley networking event probably back in 2011 when she was first starting her business. I’ve always had … Continue reading

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Asian American Commercial Watch: Microsoft Cloud & Empowering Cancer Research

http://youtu.be/GY2Bg0op-Kc A lot of people today still don’t know that Microsoft has a large “cloud” business, and with a series of commercials, Microsoft is trying to change that perception. In this commercial, Microsoft highlights Virginia Tech computer science Professor Wu … Continue reading

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Asian American Commercial Watch: Best Buy’s “Upgrade Your Tech With Windows”

http://youtu.be/MLriclLTzUc Just like ‘Fresh Off The Boat,’ it’s always nice to see an Asian American family being viewed on television. In this particular case, a young couple with a recent newborn looking to purchase a new Windows-based 2-in-1 laptop. We … Continue reading

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