With ‘Pong to Pokémon,’ Bullock Museum spotlights games as art and artifact

Even in an age when practically anything can be looked up instantaneously, there are some pieces of knowledge that defy second-hand learning. Such as: why the joystick for the arcade console version of “Ms. Pac-Man” feels so perfectly clicky, with...

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Talking about the role of Texas in the video-game industry with Texas Standard

This week on the “Texas Standard” radio program, we discuss how Texas is a giant player in the video-game industry and how some recent events, including a new exhibit at the Bob Bullock State History Museum are highlighting the history and accomplishments...

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Friday Tech Crawl: WannaCry hero arrested, Uber’s shady Singapore leases and the toll on teens of omnipresent tech

Happy Friday, Austin! Here’s some of the tech news we’re spying with our little pre-weekend eyes: WannaCry hero arrested by FBI The man who helped stop the damage done by the WannaCry malware earlier this year has subsequently been arrested by the...

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ILYSM Ep. 6: Remembering John Kelso, back-to-school shopping and Austin’s grossest honor

This week, we say goodbye to a true Austin legend, the American-Statesman’s longtime humor columnist John Kelso. Reporter Ben Wear, who was Kelso’s friend and who wrote the beloved writer’s obituary, joins the podcast to discuss Kelso’s legacy with...

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How soon until we’re riding the Hyperloop?

Back in 2013, when tech entrepreneur Elon Musk first proposed the idea of a high-speed underground “Hyperloop” transportation system, it seemed like a wild and far-in-the-future idea. But only four years later, we’re already seeing working prototypes...

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Texas Standard: when will wireless charging go mainstream?

On the most recent 512tech segment on the “Texas Standard” radio show, we revisited the topic of wireless charging and why we don’t see more of that technology in our digital gadgets.  You can check out the segment on the Texas Standard website or...

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Austin company creating ‘Alamo Reality’ app to reveal layers of history on mission, 1836 battle

Back in the mid 1990s, designer Michael McGar worked on a big CD-ROM project called “Alamo: Victory or Death.”  Especially for its time, it was ambitious — it contained so much material it required two discs, included work from Texas celebrities including...

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ILYSM Ep. 5: Mayor Steve Adler’s pop-culture agenda, aerial dance and dressing for 100-degree heat

This week, Austin Mayor Steve Adler drops by to discuss a new effort to help Austin’s homeless population and how he got involved in a viral online debate over all-female Alamo Drafthouse screenings of “Wonder Woman.” How to dress for work and play...

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ILYSM bonus: play along with our Texas wrestling quiz

It’s time for a bonus pod! In this “I Love You So Much” extra, playing off from our Texas wrestling discussion in Episode 4, Addie Broyles has got a wrestling-themed quiz. You can play along with guest Rudy Hernandez from Heel/Face Wrestling as he...

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