Omar Gallaga: Digital Savant

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What are 'Dank memes?'

it can be impossible to track down the origin of Internet memes, often funny ideas and goofy images with silly captions, and it often doesn't really explain how they morph from one thing (sometimes harmless) to something else (incredibly hateful)...

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Austin high school students review tech gear, diss iPhone 7 in rap as TechieGrad

"You think design's going forward but I just think it's going back / Making phones so thin the battery life is trash / And don't even try to get me started on the headphone jack / Lightning headphones that's a cheat, you're acting like it's a great...

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Tech Crawl: no more BlackBerry-made hardware, YouTube Go targets India and Facebook readies business chats

Happy Wednesday! Here's some of the tech news you should know about today: End of the line for in-house hardware at BlackBerry The long, drawn-out decline of BlackBerry continues as the company announced this morning it will stop designing its own...

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You should get over to Fantastic Arcade, pronto

Every year, Fantastic Arcade spotlights some of the best and weirdest up-and-coming indie games, the kind of titles you'll probably be downloading in six months or a year for your PC, Xbox One or PlayStation 4 if they're not already available. But...

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'FIFA 17' and 'Yo-kai Watch 2' lead this week's new games

New video games out this week: “FIFA 17.” The EA Sports soccer sim this year introduced a career mode called “The Journey” featuring an up-and-coming player, Alex Hunter, who strives to rule the Premier League. The game also promises better AI, new...

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Obama + DiCaprio, Lumineers, Sharon Jones and Duffer Brothers to headline South by South Lawn in D.C.

South by South Lawn, a White House event taking place on Oct. 3 in partnership with the American Film Institute, C3 Presents, the President’s Committee on Arts and Humanities and SXSW, finally has its initial lineup. It will be led with a talk featuring...

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Talking drone racing and eSports with Texas Standard

This week on Texas Standard's radio show, we talked about the growth of eSports and the emerging sport of drone racing, which will become a regular thing on ESPN starting next month. You can hear the segment on the Texas Standard website or hear...

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Austin Game Conference attracts 800 in its return, puts focus on VR/mixed reality, eSports -- and making a living

It was with a sense of symmetry that the Austin Game Conference returned from a 10-year hiatus with about 800 attendees. It was about the same number, conference executive director Chris Sherman noted, that the event started with when it launched...

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What does having a 'responsive' website mean?

If you've heard someone describe a website as being "Responsive," it doesn't mean the site's owner is quick to answer emailed questions or that it loads fast. In terms of design, a "Responsive" website is one that is made to adapt to the size of the...

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