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  Today on Bytemarks Café, we'll dive a little deeper into the mind of an entrepreneur. We'll explore the mental health of an entrepreneur and what drives them to risk it all when the odds for success are stacked against them. 

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Japan’s largest annual information technology and electronics trade show just wrapped up this weekend outside Tokyo. Of all the gadgets and demonstrations and working models that were on display, there was one in particular that captured the imagination of the crowds….and the attention of the media. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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We got an update on several of the key initiatives from the State Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism. We’ll get the latest on Broadband, the Creative Media industry, Tech and a new educational program developed by Pixar rolling out to the DOE.

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Molly Solomon

15,000 people in Hawai‘i currently live with epilepsy. The condition causes recurrent seizures inside the brain, but a new technology is giving hope to patients. HPR’s Molly Solomon reports.

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There’s a new Science Technology Engineering and Math office at the University of Hawaii. We’ll find out what this office aims to achieve and how it plans to elevate science and technology in Hawaii’s education and economic sectors.

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Flickr / Danielle Scott

Driving in bumper to bumper traffic is nothing new for residents in Honolulu. When it comes to congested commutes, the city is one of the worst in the country. Now Honolulu officials are turning to the tech community for a solution. HPR’s Molly Solomon explains.

For more information on Reboot the Commute, visit their website. The hackathon kicks off Friday night at ProtoHUB at 6 p.m. Tickets are still available online.

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世書 名付 / Flickr

Today, India’s Prime Minister starts his first visit to China since taking office last year.  India and China are the two most populous countries in the world, and they share another characteristic. They’re two of the biggest markets on earth for smart phones. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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The University of Hawaii has launched a new mobile app aimed at keeping students safer on campus.  The app is being called "The Manoa Guardian" and allows students to set a timer that notifies a designated contact person or campus security if the user doesn’t check in, or cancel the timer.  Students can also report incidents on campus, alerting security to the time and location of the witness by allowing campus security to respond using the senders GPS location.  Sarah Rice is the Community Programs Manager for the Department of Public Safety for the University of Hawaii at Manoa. 

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 Did you have a restful weekend? According to the Centers for Disease Control, more than a quarter of the U.S. population doesn’t get enough sleep. And new research from Japan shows mobile devices could be keeping people up at night, especially young people. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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Mélissa / Flickr

On this Earth Day, it’s timely to note that Hawai‘i has more rooftop solar installations than any other state. The federal Energy Information Administration puts the figure at roughly 12% of the homes across the islands. A different use of solar power will soon be coming to O‘ahu from across the Pacific.  HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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