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'The Walking Dead' from Telltale returns for a third season of harrowing gameplay

New video games out this week: “The Walking Dead: Season Three -- A New Frontier.” Telltale’s acclaimed story series continues with a teenaged Clementine and another playable survivor character, Javier, who is trying to protect his family. As always...

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Tech Crawl: Uber bleeding cash, Mark Zuckerberg’s smart home and a snowboarder’s drone-enabled flight

Happy Tuesday, everyone! We promise you can make it through this week. Think hot cocoa. Here are some of the top tech items we’re keeping an eye on today: Uber losses mount Bloomberg reports that Uber is having “eye-popping” losses for its first nine...

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10 Tweets About... the (delayed) debut of Apple’s AirPods

In a surprise some naysayers weren’t expecting, Apple on Monday released its delayed AirPods, a set of  $159 Bluetooth earbuds, to retail stores. That was after the product was pushed back from October and concerns that the company might not even...

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Tech Crawl: Nintendo stock shock over ‘Super Mario Run,’ Apple’s big Irish tax bill and Waymo’s new fleet

Happy frigid Monday, Austin! While you bundle up and stay warm, check out what tech blogs are buzzing about today. Apple’s big Irish tax bill The BBC reports that Apple will appeal a European Union ruling that the tech company owes 13 billion Euros...

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Mobile phone battery problems: welcome to the nightmare

A reader, Stacey, writes: “Please help! I upgraded to the most recent iPhone update and the following day, my battery started draining like crazy. A fully charged phone went to like 30 percent in two hours within my Wi-Fi home network. I’ve Googled...

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Talking about TV cord-cutting concerns with Texas Standard

This week on the Texas Standard radio program, we discussed a topic that keeps changing every time it comes up: pricing and availability of online streaming services and whether it’s time for many of us cut the cord on cable or satellite TV service...

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Tech Crawl: Evernote backtracks, Facebook takes steps against fake news and a hoverboard snow hero

Happy Friday, Austin! Your calendar may be dense with holiday parties and shopping, but take some time to get up to speed on today’s tech news: Evernote backtracks after privacy backlash The note-taking app company Evernote announced it has changed...

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Thinking of cutting the TV cord? CALCULATE!

If you’ve been thinking about abandoning cable or satellite TV service in favor of online streaming — what’s commonly called “Cutting the cord,” — get ready to do some math. You’ll want to not only add up the cost of streaming services such as Netflix...

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A video game guide for worried parents, courtesy of an Austin expert 

On the website of Austin video game research Rachel Kowert is a reassuring sign. It reads, over a "Space Invaders"-inspired animation, "Keep Calm and Game On." It's a motto that could be applied to the author's latest effort, a user-friendly and down-to-earth...

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In close taco proximity, Snapchat Spectacles arrive for Austin

Texans who've been waiting for the bright yellow box selling Spectacles glasses from Snap Inc. finally got some good news on Wednesday: it's at Torchy's Tacos at the South Austin Trailer Park & Eatery on South First. The devices, which come in...

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