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SXSW Gaming sets dates, announces esports-focused round of speakers for 2018

South by Southwest has announced the dates and some of the initial speakers for its 2018 Gaming conference. In keeping with changes it made last year, the event will take place at the tail end of SXSW, Thursday to Saturday, March 15-17, 2018 at the...

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Lyft to give UT students free late-night rides 

Ride-hailing company Lyft has partnered with the University of Texas to begin offering free late-night rides to students from the campus to several residential areas.  Named Sure Ride, the one-year pilot program operates daily from 11 p.m. to 4 a...

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Thursday Tech Crawl: Secretive AR company Magic Leap is raising more money

Magic Leap seeks $500 million investment Bloomberg is reporting that Florida-based augmented reality company Magic Leap is trying to raise more money as it gets ready to finally ship its device, which will cost between $1,500 and $2,000. Temasek Holdings...

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Austin’s FloSports races ahead with expansion plans

Austin-based FloSports is racing ahead with expansion plans. The company, which provides digital coverage of sports that don’t typically get network coverage, is launching FloBikes.com, a site dedicated to in-depth coverage of competitive cycling...

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Modem security issues dubbed ‘SharknAT&To’ could be bad news for AT&T U-verse customers (Updated)

UPDATED: (See below) AT&T U-verse users and customers of other Internet service providers may be in danger of hacking due to vulnerabilities in routers made by Arris According to a blog post from cybersecurity firm Nomotion Software, which...

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Wednesday Tech Crawl: Apple bets on augmented reality to sell new phones. Plus does Boston have an edge on second Amazon headquarters?

Good morning, Austin! We have scrolled the internet to bring you the latest in technology news. Here’s what’s happening: Apple bets big on augmented reality to sell its new phones Apple's new iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X smartphones are...

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Lyft launches black car service in Austin  

As it continues its battle with ride-hailing competitor Uber, Lyft on Tuesday launched its luxury car service in Austin months after beginning the program in larger markets. Named Lyft Lux and Lyft Lux SUV, the program offers black car service in...

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Apple introduces iPhone 8 and X, Apple Watch Series 3 and Apple TV 4K in first Steve Jobs Theater event

Apple on Tuesday rolled out new iPhone models including an advanced “iPhone X,” showcasing changes and improvements to the product line that has driven much of the company’s success over the last 10 years.  The iPhone 8 and 8+ have a new design with...

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‘Metroid’ and ‘Dishonored’ franchises return with new games this week

New video games out this week “Dishonored: Death of the Outsider.” This side story from Arkane Studios set in the “Dishonored” universe continues the open-ended gameplay refined in “Dishonored 2” with additional supernatural powers and weapons. It’s...

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Report: Semiconductor sales growth highest in three years

Sales from the semiconductor revenue reached $101.4 billion in the second quarter, up over 6 percent over the year before, according to IHS Markit research. These figures were first reported by industry publication Digitimes. This is the highest...

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