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How do you hack a military boat? Maritime hackathon this weekend offers the challenge

This weekend, Capital Factory will play host to a cybersecurity event by way of the sea. A hackathon event put together by Booz Allen Hamilton, the U.S. Navy’s Naval Post Graduate School and the Defense Innovation Unit Experimental will work to improve...

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SXSW names Jessica Shortall of Texas Competes as keynote, adds Buzz Aldrin, Chris Sacca, Bob Odenkirk, many more to speaker list

South by Southwest made another significant programming announcement on Tuesday, including a new keynote speaker for the March festival and conference. Jessica Shortall, managing director of Texas Competes, will speak on as part of SXSW’s Social...

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Culturati Summit brings together CEOs and company leaders to tackle company culture. Here’s why organizer Eugene Sepulveda says it matters.

During the heyday of the dot-com era, lots of startups built their company culture based on foosball tables, cool office space and Friday afternoon beer parties. In the end, it didn’t work out well for most. When the dot-com bubble burst and the Herman...

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'Austin Remembers: MLK’ app uses augmented-reality tech ahead of 2017 celebration 

In advance of Monday’s celebrations of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., an Austin company has released an iOS and Android app, “Austin Remembers: MLK.” The app uses augmented reality technology (made popular last year by “Pokemon Go”) to give users a...

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Marie Kondo, ‘Game of Thrones’ showrunners, Ray Kurzweil and Van Jones among SXSW lineup additions

South by Southwest on Wednesday morning released another round of featured speakers for the March 10-19 conference, including decluttering author Marie Kondo (”The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up”); David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, the showrunners...

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AMD shows off its new line of 'Ryzen' computer processors

Inside a dark East Austin warehouse on Tuesday afternoon, several dozen gamers gathered around a small stage, eager for a first glimpse of Advanced Micro Devices' new computer processor.  Called "Ryzen," the processor line is four years in the making...

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Pitch Black event highlights African-American entrepreneurs in startup competition

Nine emerging Austin-area companies made the case for funding in a lively, well-attended "Shark Tank"-style competition Monday night at Galvanize Austin, an education and coworking space that opened downtown in March. "Pitch Black ATX" drew more than...

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At Texas Conference for Women, an emphasis on working in tech

When consulting and tech services firm Accenture decided to make a concerted effort to recruit and retain more women, one key decision made all the difference: The company extended its maternity leave to four months.  "It's such a strange thing; it's...

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Apple enters its Touch Bar era with new MacBook Pros

For the first time in four years, Apple made a major update to its MacBook Pro laptops, adding a customizable strip above the keyboard called a "Touch Bar" and adding other hardware refinements and speed improvements. The Touch Bar is a color OLED...

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