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‘Metroid’ and ‘Dishonored’ franchises return with new games this week

New video games out this week “Dishonored: Death of the Outsider.” This side story from Arkane Studios set in the “Dishonored” universe continues the open-ended gameplay refined in “Dishonored 2” with additional supernatural powers and weapons. It’s...

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Talking with Texas Standard about saving storm-damaged devices

On the most recent tech segment with the “Texas Standard” radio program, we talked about 512tech’s story on data recovery in the wake of Hurricane Harvey and what to do if you have a computer or hard drive damaged by floods. You can check out the...

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In Harvey’s wake, tough task of recovering data and getting it back online has begun

Kelly Klodzinski, owner of flooring store Floor Care & Interior in the East Texas town of Lumberton, did not have flood insurance when Hurricane Harvey destroyed his business. “It had never flooded here in over 100 years,” Klodzinski said. “It...

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Friday Tech Crawl: Equifax’s ugly breach, Facebook’s election ads from Russia and Amazon’s HQ2 (will it be Austin?)  

Happy Friday, Austin! Here are some of the tech stories we’re following today: Equifax’s very big breach The latest cybersecurity meltdown is a big one: 143 million U.S. customers of the credit reporting agency Equifax may be affected by a cyberattack...

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ILYSM Ep. 11: Prakash Mohandas on bringing ‘Disco Deewane’ to life in Austin

If you love Bollywood, you need to know about Prakash Mohandas, the local choreographer behind “Disco Deewane,” a show taking place Sept. 16 at the Travis County Expo Center that will feature more than 100 performers. In our latest episode of “I Love...

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Keep your eye on refresh rates if you’re shopping for monitors or HDTVs

If you’re ever been staring blearily at a computer screen, blinked your eyes sleepily as you yawned and noticed the screen momentarily flickering weirdly, you may have caught a glimpse of what’s known as the “Refresh rate.” On screens, refresh rate...

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On DACA, tech industry appears unified against Trump decision

Last week, tech companies reiterated their support for the U.S. immigration DACA program (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival), saying they would oppose president Donald Trump if he were to rescind the Obama administration-era order. On Tuesday...

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Guardians rejoice: Bungie’s ‘Destiny 2’ arrives this week 

New video games out this week “Destiny 2.” Bungie’s big space combat game evolves further into a massively multiplayer online game with easier ways to hook up with other players for raids and strikes. In this one, players try to take down Ghaul, the...

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Talking about rescue apps, online donations and the tech of Hurricane Harvey relief with Texas Standard

This week on the “Texas Standard” radio program, we discussed ways in which technology − from apps to new websites to social media − have helped supplement rescue efforts and collect donations for victims of Hurricane Harvey. You can find the segment...

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Friday Tech Crawl: Tech companies rally behind DACA, Apple sets iPhone event date and Uber loses market share

Hope you’re ready for the three-day weekend, Austin. Here are some of the tech-news stories we’re reading this morning: Microsoft, Facebook and others plan to fight on DACA On news that president Donald Trump is expected to halt the  DACA (Deferred...

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