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More orc damage returns in ‘Middle-earth: Shadow of War’; ‘Evil Within 2’ looks scary

New video games out this week: “Middle-earth: Shadow of War.” The sequel to 2014’s wildly popular “Shadow of Mordor” brings more bloody, open-world action to the Tolkeinverse. In this game, you must go behind enemy lines to try to turn your enemies...

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GSD&M’s Roy Spence, Steve Ballmer, Ira Glass and Ana Marie Cox among SXSW 2018 featured additions

South by Southwest on Tuesday announced another round of featured speakers as its lineup for March 2018 continues to fill out. Filmmaker Darren Aronofsky was named a keynote speaker in a list that already includes author Ta-Nehisi Coates, director...

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Help wanted: Ericsson recruiting 80 for a 5G design center it’s opening in Austin

Ericsson, the Stockholm, Sweden-based communications tech company, says it is opening a design center in Austin focused on applications around 5G radio base stations and their microelectronic innards. The company says it expects to hire 80 Application...

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ILYSM @ ACL Fest 2017: venting about the festival in The Whine Lounge

We wrap up our podcast dispatches for Weekend One of Austin City Limits Music Festival with “The Whine Lounge,” an imaginary audio space inside the actual Wine Lounge where we invited new friends we met to vent about ACL Fest or share an experience...

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ILYSM @ ACL Fest 2017: DJs do battle for audience ears at the Silent Disco

What is a Silent Disco and how has it suddenly taken over Austin City Limits Music Festival this year with shows at the Tito’s Vodka tent every day of the fest? Addie Broyles and Tolly Moseley went to experience it for themselves and reveal what goes...

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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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