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Talking about some of the biggest tech flops with Texas Standard

This week on Texas Standard, we discussed some of the unfortunate design decisions and blunders some tech companies have made. Apple, in particular has gotten flack lately for removing important ports from its products, and let's not get started on...

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Cheer up! 10 positive things that came out of Election Year 2016 online

If you can hang on for just a few more days, it will be over, I promise. (Unless it's not!)  Election season 2016 has been going for roughly a thousand years and you have my complete sympathy if you feel as if you've been through an emotional, mental...

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Going to SOS Fest? Come see us record ‘Statesman Shots’!

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Tech Crawl: Microsoft debuts Teams, GoPro earnings go south, Google Home reviews roll in

Happy Friday, Austin! Here are the top tech stories we're keeping an eye on heading into the weekend: Microsoft's Teams work Microsoft on Thursday unveiled Teams, its answer to the popular chat/collaboration app Slack, in a presentation showing how...

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Austin's StudioSIX5 introduces digital memory boxes to help with Alzheimer's treatment

The idea came when Dean Maddalena and his team noticed that something was missing. Something that made him sad. Maddalena is president of StudioSIX5, an Austin design that specializes in interior architecture and design for senior living communities...

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'Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare' and much-less shooty 'Sims 4: City Living' debut this week

New video games out this week: “Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare.” It’s the annual dose of large-scale warfare and cinematic set pieces, but this time with settings in space against an enemy faction (shades of “Halo?”). Expect big single-player moments...

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Why are Facebook friends checking in at Standing Rock, North Dakota?

If on Monday you noticed that a lot of your Facebook friends were suddenly visiting North Dakota, it's likely they not only aren't actually at that location, but that they're trying to contribute to a cause. Ongoing protests in the state over the...

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Video: What’s fantastic about Fantastic Fest?

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ChatterPix: For putting a mouth on something and making it talk

As parents, many of us want nothing more than to empower our kids to grow confidence and learn to assert control over the world around them. Sometimes that means letting your kid turn you and every object in your home into a silly puppet.That’s part...

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The case for diversity in Austin's tech industry

At a Wednesday luncheon keynote that I moderated for the nonprofit Girlstart, Pinterest's head of diversity, Candice Morgan, talked about why an inclusive workforce is so important for the San Francisco-based company. She told the room of about 650...

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