Austin Game Conference, geared to video game makers, returns for second stage

When it happened last year, the two-day Austin Game Conference was awakening from a 10-year pause. It had last appeared in Austin in 2006 and, four years after a similar conference, the Game Developers Conference Online headed west, it returned for...

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‘NBA 2K18’ and ‘Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite’ lead off this week’s new games

New video games out this week “NBA 2K18.” Improvements to this year’s edition of the basketball game include a beefed up career mode, meta-games to improve player ratings, new Create-A-Player options and even additional gameplay commentary from the...

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Apple’s disconnect: $1,000+ phones in a devastating hurricane season

The Apple Event on Tuesday, in which the world’s largest tech company debuted several significant new products, begins with a tribute to late founder Steve Jobs, then pivots about six minutes in to an acknowledgment of the devastation brought by Hurricane...

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Talking with Texas Standard about what the Apple Event means for customers

This week on the “Texas Standard” radio show, we talked about Apple’s Tuesday announcements, which included new iPhones, a 4K version of its Apple TV and a new cellular-enabled Apple Watch. What does wireless charging (and higher prices) bring to...

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Friday Tech Crawl: Facebook enabled anti-Semitic ads, Alphabet may invest $1 billion in Lyft and what social-media influencers get paid

Happy Friday, Austin! Here are some of the tech stories we’re watching this morning: Facebook shifts course after anti-Semitic ads go through After the news site ProPublica investigated how easy it is to get ads targeting users with anti-Semitic...

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ILYSM Ep. 12: Advice from Kelly Stocker about enjoying Austin on a budget

This week, going-out expert Kelly Stocker joins co-hosts Omar L. Gallaga and Tolly Moseley to answer a listener questions about ways to enjoy all that Austin has to offer without breaking the bank. We discuss apps, happy hours, friend etiquette and...

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Kahoot, education company with Austin ties, rolls out new quiz app

Just two months after Kahoot, a company with Austin ties, landed a $10 million round of funding and an acceptance into the Disney Accelerator program, it has unveiled a revamped quiz app for iOS and Android. The Oslo, Norway-based company, which launched...

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SXSW Gaming sets dates, announces esports-focused round of speakers for 2018

South by Southwest has announced the dates and some of the initial speakers for its 2018 Gaming conference. In keeping with changes it made last year, the event will take place at the tail end of SXSW, Thursday to Saturday, March 15-17, 2018 at the...

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Modem security issues dubbed ‘SharknAT&To’ could be bad news for AT&T U-verse customers (Updated)

UPDATED: (See below) AT&T U-verse users and customers of other Internet service providers may be in danger of hacking due to vulnerabilities in routers made by Arris According to a blog post from cybersecurity firm Nomotion Software, which...

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Apple introduces iPhone 8 and X, Apple Watch Series 3 and Apple TV 4K in first Steve Jobs Theater event

Apple on Tuesday rolled out new iPhone models including an advanced “iPhone X,” showcasing changes and improvements to the product line that has driven much of the company’s success over the last 10 years.  The iPhone 8 and 8+ have a new design with...

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