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National Instruments sees profit, sales increase in first quarter

National Instruments reported sales of $300 million in its first quarter, up 5 percent from the previous year. The Austin-based company also reported a profit of $18.1 million, or 14 cents a share, nearly doubling the company’s earnings from last...

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Tech Crawl: Tech industry and Trump agree on taxes

It’s earnings season, which means we’re getting our quarterly glimpse at how tech companies are performing financially. Here’s what companies are reporting, plus other top tech news: Tech industry and Trump agree on taxes The tech industry hasn’t...

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Five Austin-based apps that can make your life easier

Austin might not be the headquarters of app juggernauts like Uber or Instacart, but there are plenty of hometown-developed apps targeted toward consumers.  These apps aiming to solve problems like finding the right babysitter or getting a meal delivered...

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Tech Crawl: AT&T slammed over Austin ‘5G Evolution’  launch, Twitter’s turnaround and more awful crimes shown on Facebook

Happy Hump Day, Austin! Here are some of the tech stories worth checking out this morning: Fake news or fake 5G? Tuesday should have been a great day for AT&T in Austin: the telecom company announced “5G Evolution” enhanced speeds in some parts...

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Faces transform via neural network with popular ‘FaceApp’

For better or for worse, a lot of us have gotten used to selfie face filters in apps such as Snapchat and Facebook Messenger that can add silly extremes to our photos and videos, such as sticking a unicorn horn on our head or turning us into superheroes...

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Nintendo Switch game drought ends with ‘Mario Kart 8 Deluxe’ this week

New video games out this week: “Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.” Out Friday. The hit Nintendo Switch console gets its first big game that’s not called “The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.” That it’s basically an enhanced version of an existing Nintendo...

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Talking about ‘Feature creep’ and bloated apps with Texas Standard

This week on the “Texas Standard” radio show, we talked about a recent 512tech Digital Savant Micro about Facebook Messenger, and how it’s getting pumped up full of (perhaps unnecessary) new features that have nothing to do with chat. It’s a discussion...

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360-degree photos on offer in new Austin-made ‘Hangar360’ drone app

Hangar, an Austin software company that last year raised $6.5 million to develop software and attract new customers, has just released an app for creating 360-degree photos that can be shot from consumer drones. “Hangar 360” for iOS  is a free app...

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Tech Crawl: A flying car (maybe!), an insecure messaging app used at the White House and auto tech for car shoppers

It’s Friday, Austin! Here are some tech stories to check out before the weekend arrives: Traffic in the sky, maybe? Yes, yes, we’ve heard the lament before: “Where’s my flying car? It’s 2017!” A company called AeroMobil just introduced the fourth...

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