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ILYSM Ep. 4: Austin's indie Wrestle Circus, Netflix's 'Castlevania' and RIP Bill Collings

This week on “I Love You So Much,” the Austin360 podcast, Al and Lexi Lenhart, the owners of Austin’s Wrestle Circus, talk about the evolution of the indie wrestling circuit in Texas with co-host Addie Broyles.  Sam Deats, the Austin director of the...

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Improvements to mobile 911 calls are coming

Outages and spotty software has led to several cases in the last few years where wireless phones have had trouble making 911 emergency calls and it’s been a long road trying to get to a place where mobile phones work as well as landlines for getting...

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Kahoot, edutainment company with Austin ties, gets $10 million in new funding and a Disney Accelerator FastPass

Kahoot, an Oslo, Norway-based learning company with an Austin office and roots here, has landed a $10 million Series A funding round just a week after it was announced the company has been accepted into the three-month Disney Accelerator program....

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‘Splatoon 2’ paints the town on Nintendo Switch; ‘Gigantic’ battles it out on Xbox One, PC

New video games out this week: “Splatoon 2.” (Out Friday) One of the bigger and more beloved hits from the Nintendo Wii U era makes the jump to the Nintendo Switch with many more weapons, a new dodge-roll move and, for the first time, local multiplayer...

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More on the ongoing Mac vs. PC debate with Texas Standard

On this week’s “Texas Standard” radio program, we talked about a recent column I wrote about buying my first Windows PC in about 15 years and how my intense loyalty for Apple’s Mac computers has shifted over the last couple of years. We also talked...

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ILYSM podcast ep. 3: Allison Orr on public pools dance, Andy Serkis and ‘Game of Thrones’ predictions

This week, Forklift Danceworks artistic director Allison Orr visits the show to discuss the group’s newest show, “Bartholomew Swims,” which explores the relationship with public swimming pools, with co-hosts Addie Broyles and Tolly Moseley. Austin360’s...

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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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