Open Source

Welcome to Open Source, the American-Statesman’s premier technology news blog. Enjoy free and unlimited access.

Open Source

‘PUBG’ finally arrives on a game console, ‘Fallout 4’ goes VR

New video games out this week: “PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Game Preview Edition.” The incredibly popular PC game, a “Hunger Games”-like battle royal that has sold 20 million copies, finally arrives on a game console. The game contains graphical...

Read More

Open Source

With $282M acquisition, Silicon Labs doubles down on Internet of Things 

Silicon Laboratories is doubling down on the “Internet of Things” market with its recent $282 million acquisition of California-based Sigma Designs. Austin-based Silicon Labs has continued to notch higher sales growth thanks in part to its efforts...

Read More

Open Source

Planview expands its software offerings with another acquisition

Austin software maker Planview is expanding its project management offerings with the acquisition of a Tennessee-based company, the company said Monday. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Planview sells software that helps companies map...

Read More

Open Source

Monday Tech Crawl: Apple’s ex-design chief back in role, and how Amazon picks its deals of the day   

Jony Ive is again leading Apple’s design operations  The Apple executive had left the chief design role for some time as he helped Apple open its new headquarter campus in Cupertino, Calif.  With the campus now open, Ive is back leading a team he...

Read More

Open Source

Talking about ways to protect kids online with Texas Standard 

This week on the “Texas Standard” radio program, we talked about some strategies for keeping kids safe online, especially in light of recent problems on YouTube with adult-themed videos targeted at kids. You can find the segment, which includes resources...

Read More

Open Source

Friday Tech Crawl: snow day, yes, but also a HomeKit security issue, a hot Bitcoin app and living in Amazon’s bubble

Who cares about tech news, it snowed in Austin last night, can you believe it!? You can? You still want some tech news, rounded up? All right, fine, but we’re going out and making a snowman after this. HomeKit oopsie turns into update and limited...

Read More

Open Source

‘Unicorn’ cybersecurity company gets ready for more growth in Austin

Duo Security -- a ‘unicorn’ software company with a valuation of more than $1 billion -- is preparing for more growth in Austin. After tripling its Austin headcount in the past year, the fast-growing cybersecurity company has moved to a larger downtown...

Read More

Open Source

Rear-view cameras and other new-car features you can add to older vehicles

If you’ve been coveting some of the tech features you’d typically find in newer cars but you’re determined to hang on to an older vehicle you love, you can split the difference with some smart aftermarket upgrades. For instance, I get a lot of use...

Read More

Open Source

Wednesday Tech Crawl: Google escalates its spat with Amazon, plus millions of net neutrality comments were faked

Good morning, Austin! We have scrolled the internet to bring you the latest technology news. Here’s what’s going on: Google pulls YouTube from Amazon devices, escalating spat A rare public spat in the technology industry escalated on Tuesday when...

Read More

Open Source

‘Steep: Winter Games Edition’ and a bigly-packaged ‘Dead Rising 4’ for PS4 are new in games

Video games out this week “Steep: Winter Games Edition.” Hey, it’s getting a little chilly, is that putting you in the mood for some winter sports? This package includes the original snowboarding/skiing, etc. game “Steep” in addition to “Road to the...

Read More