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The Honolulu Advertiser

Posted on: Friday, January 14, 2005

Golden technology

Advertiser Staff and News Services

After the Golden Globe winners claim their awards on Sunday, fans around the world will have a backstage pass, thanks to new video streaming technology called VX30 — technology with a Hawai'i connection.

By logging on to www.hfpa.org, visitors to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's Web site can virtually visit the press room to see journalists from around the world interview the Golden Globe winners following presentation of awards. The video clips can be viewed throughout 2005. The technology is a product of MSX, Inc., also known as Maui X-Stream, a software and Web site development company.

Buy a blue band to back your local battalion

Those bumper stickers of yellow ribbons need to make way for another bright show of support: blue "Aloha Troops" bands, similar to the Lance Armstrong Foundation's yellow "Livestrong" band.

The blue band, which has the words "Faith Hope Love" on the other side of it, sells for $4. Half the proceeds will be donated to organizations that support Hawai'i's military families affected by the war, including the Go For Broke Association, a veteran group from the 100th Battalion, 442nd Infantry Regiment.

PRZ Distribution, a local company headed by Tod Tomasa, makes the bands.

To place an order, call 237-5432 or write to info@prz.us.


Author Stephen King | talking about Green Day's "American Idiot" album in "Entertainment Weekly":

"Not just the best-selling album of the year, but one of the best to be released in the entire rock era. There has never been a record so sweet and meaningful that is ... so ... loud. ... I've played the spots off this sucker, and every time I listen to it, I can barely believe how good it is."