Omar Gallaga: Digital Savant

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‘Zelda: Breath of the Wild Explorer’s Edition’ and ‘Gear.Club Unlimited’ top the week’s new games

New video games out this week: “The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Explorer’s Edition.” The deluxe re-release of arguably the year’s best video game now includes a 100-page guide book, a two-sided map and of course the game itself, a title that...

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Tuesday Tech Crawl: Government trying to block AT&T’s buy of Time Warner, a rollback on net neutrality and Uber buying lots of Volvos

Happy Tuesday, Austin! You only have to make it through two more days to get to your turkey! Here are some of the tech stories we’re following this morning: Government trying to block AT&T’s purchase of Time Warner Citing what it says will be...

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AT&T’s Nighthawk LTE Mobile Hotspot: great if you can keep those 5G expectations in check

Let us for a moment consider the magic and mystery of Wi-Fi. It’s all around us. Many of use it every day. Perhaps we thought it was some sort of crazy magic when it first was unleashed to us 20 years ago, but now it’s something to get annoyed at...

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Talking about techie kitchen gadgets ahead of Thanksgiving with Texas Standard

This week on the “Texas Standard” radio show, we got real about the utility of gadget for the kitchen. Are they really useful to make cooking easier and more fun? And which ones should you be considering as gifts? You can check out the segment on...

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Friday Tech Crawl: Mashable sold, Apple’s VP of diversity exiting and Tesla’s big truck news

Happy Friday before Thanksgiving, everybody! Here are some tech stories we’re watching: Tesla unveils truck and also a surprise new Roadster On Thursday night, Tesla’s Elon Musk unveiled the company’s big new electric vehicle, a semitractor-trailer...

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PSA: Download Firefox’s update if you want faster browsing

The Browser Wars seems like such a quaint concept these days, like the Cola Wars or caring about how many MP3s you own. Most people decided on their favorite web browser ages ago and tend not to switch. That said, if you are a Firefox user or just...

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‘DropMix’ changes the game with unique take on music creation

“DropMix” is a really curious attempt at throwing an intriguing gaming concept at the wall with as much style and skill as possible and seeing if it sticks. The hybrid video/music game costs $99, but I’ve seen it on sale for $69 recently online, and...

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Social Media Week Austin is coming back in February

Social Media Week Austin, a three-day event focused on social media and digital marking, is coming back in 2018, returning to town after its 2017 debut. The event is scheduled for Feb. 26-28, and is put on by Best Practice Media. The event, which...

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‘Star Wars Battlefront II’ and revamped ‘L.A. Noire’ lead this week’s game releases

New video games out this week: “Star Wars Battlefront II.” The “Battlefield”-like “Star Wars” game returns bigger and broader across three eras (prequel, classic and new trilogy) and what could be a beefier single-player storyline than its 2015 predecessor...

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The dilemma for Twitter, Snap and Facebook: Go for growth, or give users what they want?

 According to The Emily Post Institute, when somebody gives you a gift you don’t want, the etiquette is pretty clear: “Issue a warm thank-you; after all, someone did buy you a gift, even if they missed the mark.” If the gift is a complete misfire...

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