Bookshare’s free ebook library making a difference for Texas students with print disabilities

When he was six years old, Ben Cooper was diagnosed with dyslexia, a disability that can make it more difficult to interpret language and writing. For the next few years, his parents Robbi and Andrew Cooper took on the role of voicing all his reading...

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Tech Crawl: As missiles fly, Twitter sues over Trump-related user identity order; Samsung bulletproof in latest earnings

Take a bow, Austin. You made it all the way to Friday and the weekend is only hours away! Here’s what tech news we’re checking out this morning: Twitter sues Trump over @alt_USCIS identity On the same day that the U.S. launched 59 missiles into Syria...

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Talking with Texas Standard about ISPs selling your online usage info

This week on the “Texas Standard” radio show, it was time to talk about the big moves in Internet data privacy happening this week. Specifically, we discussed a recent vote/repeal to strike down a law that would have limited Internet providers from...

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Richard Garriott property, once home to giant themed parties, on the market for $45 million

Game developer Richard Garriott de Cayeux doesn’t do things small. And if the sale of an Austin property he owns goes through at its $45 million asking price, it could be the biggest home-property sale in Austin history. The property, 65 acres on...

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‘Persona 5’ and ‘Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3’ lead week’s new games

New video games out this week: “Persona 5.” The popular role-playing series about Japanese high school students continues in this new game featuring anime-style cutscenes, stylized characters and a new acid jazz soundtrack from Shoji Meguro. Rated...

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‘MLB The Show 17’ and ‘Has-Been Heroes’ lead the week’s new games

New video games out this week: “MLB The Show 17.” This year’s Sony baseball game includes a Retro Mode that includes classic matches, a “Road to The Show” RPG mode and better options to continue your player’s journey from season to season. Rated E...

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Talking about what’s been going wrong at Uber with Texas Standard

In this week’s “Texas Standard” radio tech segment, we take a look at the recent missteps at the tech giant Uber and how that has been playing out over issues of sexual harassment, leadership turnover and, of course, ride-hailing and Austin. You can check...

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Tech Crawl: Senate loosens ISP rules on sharing customer data, Gorillaz go 360-degree

You made it to Friday! Here’s some of the tech news we’re watching today on 512tech: Senate overturns Obama-era privacy rules for ISPs In a 50-48 party-line vote on Thursday, the U.S. Senate voted to overturn 2016 privacy rules that prevented Internet...

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Rural Internet users can expect fewer options for high speeds than city dwellers

Several readers over the last few months have asked about what their options might be for high-speed Internet if they’re living far outside major cities.  “Because of our location (12 miles outside Bertram), the only Internet options we currently...

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