2017’s summer video game jam is the relentless, indie ‘PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds’

For three summers going, I’ve been keeping an eye out for a bright summery blast of video-gaming fun, a title that appears to be everywhere like a song of the summer. It’s typically a game that nobody expected to be a huge hit, or in the case of...

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Austin’s Cirrus Logic releases hardware to bring Amazon’s Alexa to more devices

Austin-based tech company Cirrus Logic has released what it says is the baseline for a series of products that work with Amazon’s increasingly popular Alexa voice-control system. Its Voice Capture Development Kit for Amazon AVS (Alexa Voice Service)...

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Why isn’t wireless charging everywhere by now?

This week, Dell Inc. made available a new 2-in-1 Windows convertible laptop it announced earlier in the year, the Latitude 7000, a device the company says is the first of its kind to feature wireless charging. It’s not cheap: to use the feature, you...

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Austin is full of podcasts for any interest you’ve got

Podcasts are a great way to catch up on news, entertainment recommendations, in-depth interviews and more when many of us are otherwise held completely captive in Austin: on our increasingly long daily work commutes. in addition to “I Love You So...

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‘Pokemon Go’ principal John Hanke to open September’s Austin Game Conference

Remember how everybody lost their minds over “Pokemon Go” exactly one year ago? The founder and CEO of the company behind that mobile gaming hit, John Hanke of Niantic, Inc., will be discussing what happened with the massive success of that game and...

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‘Minecraft Story Mode’ returns for Season Two in this week’s new game releases

New video games out this week: “Minecraft Story Mode: Season Two.” Telltale’s narrative game based on the popular blocky franchise launches a new season of episodes with “Hero in Residence.” The five-part season will carry over player choices from...

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Tech Crawl: Amazon horns in on Geek Squad biz, Microsoft bundles Office with Windows and Oculus Rift’s price drop

Happy Tuesday, Austin! Here are some of the tech stories we’re looking at today: Amazon wants to be in your home in yet another way Not content to listen to your conversations with Alexa and to drop all manner of boxes on your front door, Amazon wants...

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Talking about Tesla, Volvo and the state of electric cars with Texas Standard

This week on the “Texas Standard” radio program, our tech segment was about electric cars, including the news that Volvo is going all-electric/hybrid over the next few years and that Tesla is beginning to roll out its more-mainstream Tesla Model 3...

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ILYSM podcast Ep. 2: Aaron and Stacy Franklin on BBQ life, RTX 2017 and VR music concerts

On our second episode of "I Love You So Much," the Austin360 podcast, Aaron and Stacy Franklin (of Franklin Barbecue fame) come to the studio to talk with co-hosts Tolly Moseley and Addie Broyles about what it’s really like to run Austin’s famed restaurant...

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