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ILYSM @ ACL Fest 2017: Here for Jay-Z, but waiting for Beyoncé

Sure, there was a huge crowd to see Jay-Z on the first night of Austin City Limits Music Festival 2017 (review), but we wondered how many of them were really there to see the performer and how many were showing up catch a possible glimpse of his...

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Making a statement at ACL Fest 2017 on gun violence

Logan Cassidy of Ohio, who works in sales at Dell Technologies, holds up a sign as part of the Walk for Vegas effort on Oct. 6, 2017, at Austin City Limits Music Festival Seen walking toward the Beer...

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Like ‘a rave in space’: Austin’s TheWaveVR teams with musician to create virtual-reality album-art experience

At 8 p.m. Central time on Sunday, fans of Los Angeles producer TOKiMONSTA will get to participate in a listening-party concert. But fans will be wearing virtual-reality headsets connected to PCs and will be experiencing an interactive version of the “Lune...

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Friday Tech Crawl: Massive U.S. security leaks, Google Fiber coming to San Antonio and the Netflix price hike

Happy Friday, everybody! Here are some of the tech stories we’re reading this morning: More real and potential government leaks The news is not good in the cybersecurity world: on Thursday it was revealed that an NSA contractor was arrested for stealing...

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ILYSM Ep. 14: Our favorite music writers preview ACL Fest 2017

From Spoon to Ice Cube, Solange to Red Hot Chili Peppers, Austin City Limits Festival 2017 is upon us, and it's got a silent disco to prove it. We pull in our favorite music writers to talk shop. First up is Deborah Sengupta Stith, Austin360/Statesman...

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Talking about the problems with electronic medical records on Texas Standard

This week on the “Texas Standard” radio program, we discussed the embattled arena of electronic health records. About 10 years ago, a big movement began to digitize healthcare, but there have been major bumps along the road. Are things getting better?...

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In praise of perfect cheap earbuds you’re not afraid to lose

With the announcement that Google will follow Apple’s lead and eliminate the heaphone jack from its new Pixel 2 smart phone, I’ve been thinking about how I use my headphones and whether having a new phone means I’m doomed to deal with fragile little dongle-adapters...

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‘District 9’ director Neill Blomkamp debuting ‘Adam: The Mirror’ short film from Unite Austin 2017 

The Oscar-nominated director of the South African sci-fi film “District 9” will debut his new short film, “Adam: The Mirror” at a tech conference in Austin Tuesday evening. The short film from Neill Blomkamp will debut free online with a livestream...

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‘Forza Motorsport 7’ arrives to finally give that 4K TV a proper workout

New video games out this week: “Forza Motorsport 7.” Microsoft's big racing franchise gets a graphical upgrade with 4K HDR and over 700 cars across 30 destinations. It’s also built for enhanced gameplay on the upcoming Xbox One X console (but still...

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Six individuals and six charities, most from Austin, receive SXSW Community Service Awards grants

South by Southwest has announced the recipients of its 2018 Community Service Awards, naming six people and six non-profits that will be awarded badges to SXSW as well as grants that total $50,000. The Awards are an evolution of what used to be called...

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