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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...

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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...

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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...

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‘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...

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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...

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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...

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‘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...

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Monday Tech Crawl: Examining Apple’s bad week, and how Amazon influenced CVS and Aetna’s blockbuster deal 

Apple is coming off a bad week The tech giant had to address multiple bug issues with some of its devices this past week.  The problems began on Tuesday, when users running Apple’s macOS High Sierra operating system on their computers were informed...

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Friday Tech Crawl: new features for Alexa and Google Home, Disney suing Redbox and crying Nintendo kid still crying

Happy Friday, everybody! Here are some tech stories we’re following on this first day of December(!).  Smart speakers, new features The race to make smart speakers such as the Amazon Echo and Google Home more useful continues as both Amazon and Google...

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Talking about delays with Space-X’s Boca Chica spaceport with Texas Standard

This week on the “Texas Standard” radio show, we talked about the Space-X spaceport in South Texas, which is not yet operational despite being announced in 2014. You can read more about it in this story by Bob Sechler, who uncovered some of the reasons...

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