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ILSYM bonus! Our words of the year for 2018

We’re back with a full new episode next week, but in the meantime, "I Love You So Much" co-hosts Tolly Moseley and Addie Broyles take a moment to tell you why "Lagom" and "Spaciousness" are words to live by in the coming year.  What’s your word of...

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Scrambling for storage space on your phone? Try deleting some text-message threads

If you’re constantly running out of data storage space on your smart phone and you’ve resisted the siren call of buying a new phone with more memory, you might find some help in an unexpected place. While music streaming apps and photo and music libraries...

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Facebook’s ‘Engagement bait’ crackdown and 2018 predictions from Omarstradamus on Texas Standard

Even while some of us were busy taking extra-long winter vacation naps and cleaning up several tons of wrapping paper off the floor, 512tech and Texas Standard’s radio program rolled along over Christmas and New Year. Here are two tech-related segments...

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A buzzing and then flight: Dripping Springs students learn to program, pilot drones 

It’s a chilly Tuesday morning in December at Walnut Springs Elementary, and the school library is buzzing. Not with gossip or unruly chatter or the burned-off grounds of coffee for teachers, but actual buzzing.  It could be the windup of angry bees...

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The state of Austin’s gaming sector: Stable, diverse in size, due for some shakeups

Hemanshu Chhabra, the creative director at the small Austin indie studio Triple-I Games, used to work on huge video games such as “Star Wars: The Old Republic” for companies such as Electronic Arts-owned BioWare Austin and for Amazon Game Studios...

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Wednesday Tech Crawl: Coinbase’s Bitcoin Cash problem, Europe rules against Uber, funding issues for ‘HQ Trivia’ and an audio-animatronic Trump

Happy Wednesday, Austin! You only have to make it a few more days before holiday break. You can do it! Here are a few tech stories we’re following this morning: Trouble at Coinbase over Bitcoin volatility TechCrunch reports this morning that problems...

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The year of yes for holiday tech gifts

Most years, when I look at the gadgets and devices on offer for Black Friday sales and the push into Christmas, there are clear winners and losers: stuff that would make great gifts depending on your budget, and stuff you should clearly avoid. For...

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Wednesday Tech Crawl: What experts got wrong about Bitcoin, Apple’s new Texas investment and threading added to Twitter 

Happy Hump Day, Austin! Here are some of the tech stories we’re taking a look at this morning: We were wrong, Bitcoin It takes a strong columnist to admit they were completely wrong, but that’s what business writer Kevin Roose is doing over at the...

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‘PUBG’ finally arrives on a game console, ‘Fallout 4’ goes VR

New video games out this week: “PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Game Preview Edition.” The incredibly popular PC game, a “Hunger Games”-like battle royal that has sold 20 million copies, finally arrives on a game console. The game contains graphical...

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Talking about ways to protect kids online with Texas Standard 

This week on the “Texas Standard” radio program, we talked about some strategies for keeping kids safe online, especially in light of recent problems on YouTube with adult-themed videos targeted at kids. You can find the segment, which includes resources...

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