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Looking for a co-working space? Check out our map

These days it seems like co-working spaces are popping up on every street corner, more ubiquitous than a Starbucks. Fueled by the rise in contract and freelance workers, these flexible spaces are increasingly in demand.  One estimate predicts that...

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Tech Crawl: Uber’s month of woes continues, YouTube viewership booms and Twitch will sell games

Happy Tuesday, Austin! Here’s some of the tech stories we’re following today: Uber’s troubles continue Uber’s no-good, very-bad, terrible month continues: its senior vice president of engineering, Amit Singhal, is out after the tech site Recode revealed...

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Talking about tech geared toward seniors on Texas Standard

This week on the “Texas Standard” radio show, we talked about some of technologies emerging geared toward seniors, from a social network for the over-50 set to assistive ambient technologies such as the ones spotlighted in our story about IBM Research...

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Tech Crawl: UPS slings drones from truck, ‘MST3K’ release date set and Milo out at Breitbart

Happy Hump Day, Austin! Here’s a few tech stories that caught our eye today: UPS drone delivery coming along Back in September, we heard about UPS testing drones for delivery. Not to be outdone by Amazon, the shipping company this week revealed that...

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Talking tech, politics and South by Southwest with Texas Standard

This week on the “Texas Standard” radio program, we discussed tech and politics, specifically all the change and disruption happening due to a Donald J. Trump presidency. We also touched on a story published earlier this week on 512tech about the...

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What’s the deal with that ‘Halo Wars 2’ mural in downtown Austin?

If you’ve been near West 5th Street and Congress Avenue in downtown Austin this week, you might have noticed a new piece of street art sporting a Snapchat code and a strange creature. The creature is Atriox from the “Halo” universe. The mural is there...

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Tech Crawl: Facebook wants more videos in your face; who’s got the best unlimited wireless plan? 

Happy Hump Day, everyone! Here are some of the top tech stories worth checking out today: Facebook doesn’t care if you don’t like auto-play videos Are you distracted by the near-constant assault of national political news that has seemingly everyone...

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SXSW gets more transparent about its politics in 2017

On Jan. 29, a Sunday night, South by Southwest issued a statement about President Donald Trump’s immigration policies, specifically a controversial executive order limiting travel put into effect two days earlier. “SXSW is alarmed by the Trump administration’s...

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Talking about cooking and food-delivery tech with Texas Standard

This week on the “Texas Standard” radio show, we tackled the subject of how technology is changing our eating habits, from food delivery to meal kits ordered online to newly popular kitchen gadgets. We discussed a recent story I wrote about Austin-based...

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What is a ‘Full stack developer?’

One of the buzzwords over the last few years in the world of tech hiring has been “Full stack developer,” a kind of catch-all phrase that can mean “we want a person who can do it all.” But what does “Full stack” actually mean, outside of a tall order...

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