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ILYSM Ep. 18: An AustiNight out, Maribel Rivero's restaurant Yuyo and MoviePass

With the dizzying number of choices of what to do in downtown Austin for a special night out, what's a visitor or newcomer to town to do? The founders of a new concierge service called AustiNight, Rob Stuart and "The Feedbak" podcast nightlife expert...

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Talking with Texas Standard about changes at Twitter and other social networks

This week on the “Texas Standard” radio program, we talked about Twitter, Facebook and Snap balancing their business goals with the needs and wants of its users (sometimes not very well). It’s the basis of a column I’m writing that’ll be on 512tech...

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Mayor of London Sadiq Khan, A-Rod, Christiane Amanpour and Walter Isaacson added to SXSW 2018 lineup 

South by Southwest has announced another keynote speaker for its March 2018 event as well as several featured speakers across tech, sports, entertainment and politics. London Mayor Sadiq Khan will be another keynote speaker for SXSW 2018 and is scheduled...

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Reader seeks a way to export iPhone texts

A reader, Jetty, writes: “I am on a HOA board in my subdivision and have a lot of texts from other board members. I would like to find some way to print them or transfer them somewhere to print them. I have talked to AT&T and they suggested screen...

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Why run its San Antonio and other company offices from Austin? TaskUs leader explains

Nine and a half years ago, two buddies who have been business partners since they were 17 years old started a company called TaskUs LLC.  They built it on the idea that, in line with a movement created by “4-Hour Workweek” author Tim Ferriss, everyone...

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Long-running franchises at it again with ‘Sonic Forces’ and ‘Need for Speed Payback’ 

New video games out this week: “Sonic Forces.” Sonic has has a bit of a comeback of late with Sega’s 20th anniversary 2-D remake, “Sonic Generations.” This game, however, mixes Modern Sonic and Classic Sonic modes, new gadgets and lots of costumes...

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Holey rollers: Austin’s competitive Skee-ball players are building the future of the sport

It’s chilly for Austin on the Sunday night before Halloween and it’s getting a little late. The final four rollers have been chosen for the National Brewskee-Ball Championships, an event known to players as “The BEEB.”  The back area of Full Circle...

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Fast-growing ‘HQ Trivia’ lets iPhone players compete for cash

It’s 8 p.m. on a weeknight and the push alert comes through to tens of thousands of iPhones. “Hello players. Do you want to play a game? HQ is live.” “HQ Trivia” is an idea so well-executed, it’s hard to believe it hasn’t happened before...

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Why’s retro tech making a comeback? We go back in time with Texas Standard

This week on the “Texas Standard” radio program, we take a look back (WAY back) to the 1980s and 1990s, decades that contain gadgets that appear to be making a comeback, from Polaroid film to retro game consoles such as the Nintendo Super NES Classic...

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Friday Tech Crawl: Apple’s earnings strong (again), Trump’s Twitter deactivated and the war over frowning poop emojis

Happy Friday, Austin! Here are a few tech stories you should be checking out today: Apple’s money roll grows and grows On the eve of its official iPhone X launch, Apple had a strong earnings report that countered fears that its main business line...

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