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Talking about 2017 tech prognostications with Texas Standard

This week on the “Texas Standard” radio show, we borrowed some notes from soothsayer Omarstadamus, and peeked into the future of technology for 2017. You can hear some predictions about Apple, Uber and Lyft in Austin, and whether Amazon’s Echo devices...

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What’s ahead in 2017 for tech? Only Omarstadamus knows

Hello, seeker of knowledge! It is I, Omarstadamus, the great seer, soothsayer and, uh... soothseer, returned to share with you the secrets of what will be in the year ahead. “But Omarstadamus,” you might say, “we’re deep into January already and much...

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More on tech trends at the Consumer Electronics Show with Texas Standard

This week on the “Texas Standard” radio program, we’re checking in on the big technology expo in Las Vegas, the Consumer Electronics Show. What are Texas companies (specifically Dell) doing out there and what kinds of technology on display will we...

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Tech Crawl: Samsung beats the street, feds vs. D-Link and high speeds at the Drone Rodeo

Happy chilly Friday to you, Austin! Here’s some of the top tech news we’re following today: Samsung surprises with strong earnings Despite a year of crisis management that included exploding phones and washing machines, Samsung’s earnings for its...

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Sights from the Consumer Electronics Show 2017

Connected refrigerators, self-driving cars, levitating speakers and Spider-Man’s laptops are among the highlights

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Talking Star Showers, LEDs and other Christmas lighting tech with Texas Standard

This week on the “Texas Standard” radio program, it was time to talk about new gadgets for Christmas lighting you may be seeing around such as laser projectors, the case for LEDs over incandescent lighting and other tech related to holiday displays...

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Austin’s pop-up DroneDome offers safe airspace for would-be pilots

From a distance at sunset it looks like it could be a set of batting cages or maybe a funky South Austin art installation -- something to do with fish netting, neon hoops and the buzzing of mechanical bees. Upon closer inspection it’s hard to miss...

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10 Tweets About... the (delayed) debut of Apple’s AirPods

In a surprise some naysayers weren’t expecting, Apple on Monday released its delayed AirPods, a set of  $159 Bluetooth earbuds, to retail stores. That was after the product was pushed back from October and concerns that the company might not even...

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Talking about TV cord-cutting concerns with Texas Standard

This week on the Texas Standard radio program, we discussed a topic that keeps changing every time it comes up: pricing and availability of online streaming services and whether it’s time for many of us cut the cord on cable or satellite TV service...

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Tech Crawl: Evernote backtracks, Facebook takes steps against fake news and a hoverboard snow hero

Happy Friday, Austin! Your calendar may be dense with holiday parties and shopping, but take some time to get up to speed on today’s tech news: Evernote backtracks after privacy backlash The note-taking app company Evernote announced it has changed...

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