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3/30 Morning Tech Crawl: do you need Google's Fiber Phone?

Happy rainy Wednesday morning, Austin! Here's a look at some of what tech blogs are talking about this morning to get your day started: A Fiber phone Given that we're a Google Fiber city, it's likely Austin will be one of the first places customers...

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What are my options for scanning lots of photos?

A reader, Casey, writes: "I just became the facilitator of five generations of family photos due to a death in the family. I need to digitize all the photos but my siblings do not want to send the pictures away to some company for fear of losing them...

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Apple introduces 4-inch iPhone SE, 10-inch iPad Pro

Apple on Monday introduced smaller versions of some of its flagship products including a 4-inch iPhone SE that is as powerful as an iPhone 6S and a 10-inch (technically 9.7-inch) version of the iPad Pro. The company began its "Apple Event" presentation...

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UT team hopes research can enhance radio antennae performance

University of Texas researcher Andrea Alù, best known for research into a Harry Potter-style “invisibility cloak,” appears to have found a way to enhance radio antennae by disguising them from the very signals they send out.   Alù and his colleagues...

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3/18 Morning Tech Crawl: Are you ready for pizza-delivering robots?

Good morning, Austin. Here are some of the stories creating a buzz around the tech world this morning: Pizza-delivering robots? Yes, please The folks at Domino's are finally tackling the big tech issues -- like having a robot deliver pizza. Domino's...

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AMD looks to be a leader in virtual reality technology

Advanced Micro Devices Inc. is demonstrating this week that it can deliver dazzling graphics performance that gives it an early lead in the promising market for “immersive” virtual reality hardware.   The chipmaker, which has substantial operations...

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SXSW: The hidden - and growing - risks of Internet-connected devices

That Internet-connected "smart" TV you are thinking of buying might have the ability to take pictures of you and your family -- and send those pictures around the world.   It might also be able to read and record data from any electronic devices that...

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Dell holds onto No. 2 spot in server market, latest data show

Dell Inc.'s server division had 4.5 percent revenue growth in the fourth quarter, but saw a slight drop in number of units shipped, according to a new report.   According to technology industry research firm Garner, worldwide server revenue increased...

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Austin home automation startup WigWag raises $3.2 million

A Silicon Valley venture firm is the lead backer in $3.2 million investment in Austin-based home automation startup WigWag. WigWag received the funding in a deal led by CSC Venture Capital, based in Palo Alto, Calif. CSC Venture Capital is the investment...

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Austin entrepreneur Rojo pushes for a more diverse tech industry

Joel Rojo says he wouldn’t have launched a startup if it weren’t for mentors who convinced him he could do it.  Now, the 25-year-old Harvard-educated software developer wants to do the same for others.  Rojo is the Austin winner of a new entrepreneur-in-residence...

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