Resy CEO Ben Leventhal on Austin's newest restaurant-reservation app

Ben Leventhal, one of the founders of Resy Network, Inc., says restaurant technology hasn't evolved quickly enough and when he started his company in 2014 with CrowdTwist co-founder Michael Montero and social-media star Gary Vaynerchuk, it was to...

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'Watch Dogs 2' and 'Pokémon Sun' + 'Pokémon Moon' worth catching this week in games

New video games out this week: “Watch Dogs 2.” Response was a little muted for the first “Watch Dogs” game, which had bugs and wasn’t as full-featured as expected, but can Ubisoft improve on its open-world saga about hackers? This one takes place...

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Austin firm giving home designs a 3-D life

Justin Quick is fast with "SketchUp," a 3-D drawing program. Really, really fast. In about four minutes, he can take a flat architectural design for a home and make a first draft of a 3-D shape, tracing the floor plans and raising walls out of lines...

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Talking about tech's evolution and influence during Election 2016

This week on the Texas Standard radio show, we revisit the ways tech affected our perceptions of the 2016 presidential election and a few more take-aways post-election on some of the surprising ways that social media did and didn't keep up with what...

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Tech Crawl: more tech CEOs (including Facebook's) on election result, Snapchat Spectacles and AT&T's net neutrality problem

Happy Friday! You made it through election week and for that we congratulate you. Here's some of the tech stories creating the biggest buzz online today: Election reaction continued... The story that has dominated this week, even in tech, was the...

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What's the deal with USB-C ports?

Apple is often forward-looking in its hardware designs, but some fans of the company feel it's gone too far on its newest laptops, eschewing all traditional ports (USB, HDMI, an SD camera slot) in favor of a relatively kind of connection, "USB-C."...

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Like the rest of America, Austin tuned in to Election Night

As election results rolled in, we tracked the reaction of Austinites on Twitter (most from the tech industry) to the presidential race and local races, particularly Austin's Prop 1 mobility bond.  First, plenty of people came out to tech industry...

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Austin-made 'Dishonored 2' leads this week's new game releases

New video games out this week “Dishonored 2.” (Out Friday) Anticipation is high for Austin’s Arkane Studios as it revisits its highly regarded 2012 hit. Set 15 years later, this sequel allows players to take on the roles of Emily Kaldwin and Corvo...

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#besomebody, which launched in Austin, brutally turned into chum on 'Shark Tank'

If you've ever been unable to wake up from a bad dream, realizing with horror that the nightmare you're enduring won't end anytime soon, you might have a sense of how things played out on the TV show "Shark Tank" for #besomebody founder Kash Shaikh...

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