Hardware/IT

Global IT reseller SHI is betting on Austin with hundreds of new jobs

Since opening an Austin office nine years ago, global IT reseller SHI International has been one of Austin’s fastest growing tech-centered companies. Today, the company has 820 employees at its offices on South MoPac Boulevard, and it has plans to...

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Talking about the massive Wi-Fi KRACK vulnerability with Texas Standard

This week on the Texas Standard radio program, we checked in on the Wi-Fi vulnerability that’s currently rocking the tech world, “KRACK,” a problem that affects the vast majority of Internet-connected devices and that could take a very long time to...

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Texas Standard: auto tech races on, despite speed bumps

This week on the “Texas Standard” radio program, we revisited a popular topic: technology in our vehicles and the inevitable rise of self-driving cars. We discussed a recent 512tech story about in-car mobile payments, Tesla and more. Check it out!...

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Thursday Tech Crawl: Conversable and Shake Shack pilot new software version, new Oculus VR hardware and Alexa’s new family values

Happy Thursday, Austin! Here’s some tech news for you: Conversable updates AI software If you’ve been following our stories about chatbots, you’re probably already familiar with Conversable, a company based in Austin and Dallas that’s been doing...

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Cardtek co-founder: Get ready for cars that can make mobile payments for you

Your next mobile wallet could be a bit larger than your cell phone. In fact, it could be large enough to drive around. We could soon be seeing automobiles that seamlessly integrate ways to make payments on things like drive-thru food, car washes and...

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Dell Technologies makes a $1 billion bet on the Internet of Things

Dell Technologies is making a $1 billion bet on the Internet of Things, with a new initiative and a three-year plan to create new products. The Round Rock-based tech giant said Tuesday that it will commit the money for research and development of...

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Help wanted: Ericsson recruiting 80 for a 5G design center it’s opening in Austin

Ericsson, the Stockholm, Sweden-based communications tech company, says it is opening a design center in Austin focused on applications around 5G radio base stations and their microelectronic innards. The company says it expects to hire 80 Application...

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Dell Technologies hires new diversity chief

Amid increasing scrutiny over diversity issues in the tech industry, Rond Rock-based Dell Technologies has created the new job title of chief diversity and inclusion officer, and appointed Brian Reaves to this position.  Reaves was previously a senior...

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Talking about ethics in tech (there probably should be some) with Texas Standard

This week on the “Texas Standard” radio program, we talked about the problematic issues that can arise when we race forward with new technologies, namely ethical concerns that some in the industry don’t always think through. Should tech firms make...

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How Austin’s Cirrus Logic is getting into the voice biometrics business

After two years of development work, Austin’s Cirrus Logic is poised to release a new chip and software tools that will allow tech companies to install voice biometrics on their devices.  This means that smart home devices, mobile phones and other...

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