What’s ahead in 2017 for tech? Only Omarstadamus knows

Hello, seeker of knowledge! It is I, Omarstadamus, the great seer, soothsayer and, uh... soothseer, returned to share with you the secrets of what will be in the year ahead. “But Omarstadamus,” you might say, “we’re deep into January already and much...

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Austin’s Owlchemy Labs hits $3 million in sales for its funny VR game ‘Job Simulator’

Austin’s got a VR hit on its hands. “Job Simulator: the 2050 Archives,” a game that we first heard about in late 2015, has reached $3 million in sales for its creator, Austin-based Owlchemy Labs. The lean indie studio went all-in on virtual reality...

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More on tech trends at the Consumer Electronics Show with Texas Standard

This week on the “Texas Standard” radio program, we’re checking in on the big technology expo in Las Vegas, the Consumer Electronics Show. What are Texas companies (specifically Dell) doing out there and what kinds of technology on display will we...

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Tech Crawl: Samsung beats the street, feds vs. D-Link and high speeds at the Drone Rodeo

Happy chilly Friday to you, Austin! Here’s some of the top tech news we’re following today: Samsung surprises with strong earnings Despite a year of crisis management that included exploding phones and washing machines, Samsung’s earnings for its...

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Sights from the Consumer Electronics Show 2017

Connected refrigerators, self-driving cars, levitating speakers and Spider-Man’s laptops are among the highlights

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DirecTV Now won’t be replacing U-verse anytime soon

A reader, Carol, writes: “I recently heard that DirecTV Now was replacing AT&T's U-verse. Do you know if that is true?” I reached out to AT&T to make sure I had my facts straight and the company confirmed it: DirecTV and U-Verse are separate...

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Talking about 2016’s tech trends with Texas Standard

In our last Texas Standard radio technology segment for 2016, we take a quick look back at some of the top tech trends we’ll remember from the year, including fake news and how technology influenced the presidential election, artificial intelligence...

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Thinking of cutting the TV cord? CALCULATE!

If you’ve been thinking about abandoning cable or satellite TV service in favor of online streaming — what’s commonly called “cutting the cord” — get ready to do some math. You’ll want to add up the cost of streaming services such as Netflix, Sling...

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Talking Star Showers, LEDs and other Christmas lighting tech with Texas Standard

This week on the “Texas Standard” radio program, it was time to talk about new gadgets for Christmas lighting you may be seeing around such as laser projectors, the case for LEDs over incandescent lighting and other tech related to holiday displays...

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Austin’s pop-up DroneDome offers safe airspace for would-be pilots

From a distance at sunset it looks like it could be a set of batting cages or maybe a funky South Austin art installation -- something to do with fish netting, neon hoops and the buzzing of mechanical bees. Upon closer inspection it’s hard to miss...

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