‘Hidden Figures’ Made With Code event, hosted by Google and Girlstart at Alamo Drafthouse Slaughter Lane, Jan. 24, 2017

Google and Girlstart hosted a "Made With Code" STEM event for students and parents that included a screening of the Oscar-nominated film "Hidden Figures."

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‘Trump and Dump’ bot, from Austin’s T3, shorts stocks based on Trump Tweets, gives profits to charity

For all the criticism of President Donald J. Trump’s ongoing Twitter habit, one unexpected beneficiary has emerged: dogs, cats and other animals being helped by the ASPCA. An Austin marketing and innovation agency, T3, has created a piece of automated...

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‘Resident Evil 7: Biohazard’ and vampires in ‘Sims 4’(!) lead this week’s new games

New video games out this week: “Resident Evil 7: Biohazard.” After several installments that seemed to go way off the rails, Capcom appears to be reining in its long-running survival horror series by limiting it to one location and giving it a first-person...

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Tech Crawl: Sprint gets in on Tidal, Yahoo/Verizon deal delayed and AMD processor price speculation

Happy Tuesday, folks! Here’s some of the tech news we’ve been spotting this morning Sprint adds one more potential problem to its 99 others with Tidal Sprint, the company that still sells mobile phones and service, has bought a third of Jay-Z’s Tidal...

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Can one man survive for a day with only Apple Pay?

In the large list of calamities that could happen to you on a given day (let’s not dwell on the possibilities), forgetting your wallet at home is a pretty minor one. It happened to me recently and would have been absolutely no big deal, except… 1...

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Tech Crawl: Samsung finally explains Note 7 fires, @Potus problems and Qualcomm’s battle with Apple 

Happy Monday, Austin! Here’s the top tech stories we’re following this a.m. The battery did it After months of investigating, Samsung says it has an answer to a problem that led to a complete recall of the Note 7 smart phone: two separate battery...

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Tech Crawl: Tesla’s Autopilot cleared in June crash, the rise of ‘Meitu’ and Uber fined over driver income claims

Happy Friday, everybody, and happy inauguration day, whether you plan to watch or not. Here are some of the top tech stories we’re reading: Tesla’s Autopilot cleared in 2016 accident After an investigation, the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety...

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Austin’s thirteen23 created a digital campaign for Hillary Clinton that voters never got to see

In October 2014, a small Austin design firm called thirteen23 was approached to do work on a major political campaign. At the time, the candidate had not yet announced her bid to become president. That wouldn’t happen until April 12, 2015, when Hillary...

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Talking with Texas Standard about the state of shipping in online shopping 

This week on the “Texas Standard” radio program, we tackle the completely unsexy, but very relevant world of shipping packages around from retailers such as Amazon.com and Wal-Mart. Who’s doing a good job shipping stuff to you and what are these companies...

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What’s the deal with ‘OLED’ screens?

A few years ago, a big-screen television using so-called “OLED” screen technology cost so much that it was out of the reach of most shoppers. But this year’s Consumer Electronics Show featured a flood of new OLED sets and prices have dropped enough...

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