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Talking selfie elbow and other ergonomic dangers with Texas Standard

This week on the Texas Standard radio, it was time to discuss the ergonomics of technology, and what happens when our gadgets cause to suffer from eye strain, "Text neck," carpel tunnel or the dreaded "Selfie elbow?" In the segment, we talk about...

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Got a new Amazon Echo? Here's three things to try

Last week's Amazon Prime Day deals meant a lot of new buyers and users of the Amazon Echo and Amazon Tap, two voice-enabled speakers that feature "Alexa," the helpful assistant that many owners like me have come to love more than Apple's Siri. If...

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10 Tweets About... Twitter's suspension of Milo Yiannopoulos

As mentioned this morning in the Tech Crawl, Breitbart tech editor Milo Yiannopoulos had his @Nero account suspended on Twitter, apparently for being involved in a barrage of hate-filled Tweets directed at "SNL" and "Ghostbusters" performer Leslie...

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Morning Tech Crawl: Twitter abuse issue explodes, Dollar Shave Club acquired

Happy Wednesday morning, Austin folks! Here's what tech blogs are buzzing about this morning: Twitter under fire, says, "Hey, how about verification?" A long-festering issue on Twitter, the subject of targeted harassment and abuse of users reached...

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'I Am Setsuna,' 'Superfight' lead this week's new video games

New video games out this week:  “I Am Setsuna” A young woman summons her inner strength to save the people of her land in this classic-style Japanese role-playing game from Square Enix inspired by titles such as “Chrono Trigger.” Rated E-10+ for...

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Morning Tech Crawl: ARM and Opera sales, Marissa Mayer's fate and MMA + Pokémon

Happy Monday, Austin! How about a tech roundup where "Pokémon Go" isn't mentioned as top tech news? We'll give it a try! Big bet on chips Financial Times first reported (subscription) that Japan's Softbank is buying U.K. semiconductor-design firm...

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How and why did 'Pokemon Go' happen?

Yes, a weird thing has happened and if you are struggling to understand it, you are not alone. "Pokemon Go" has happened and it is the rare technological phenomenon that with very little warning became so popular and mainstream so quickly -- within...

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AT&T looks to drones in the sky for improved LTE

For as far as the Internet service that feeds data to our phones has come in the last five years — it's faster, with better coverage area for many more devices — big events with lots of people using data at the same time are still a problem. AT&...

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Morning Tech Crawl:  'Pokémon Go' complaints, Fiber for biz and 'Mr. Robot' returns

Happy Wednesday, Pokémon trainers! (And, uh, 512tech readers, too!) Yes, it may seem like all the tech news this week is about the app that's sweeping the nation, "Pokémon Go," but there's that and other stuff, too. Take a look: Pokémon concerns...

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Conversable builds Facebook chatbot for Whole Foods

The newly launched Austin and Dallas-based startup that just gave Wingstop more messaging capabilities has new clients on its roster including Whole Foods and Pizza Hut. Conversable, Inc., on Tuesday is unveiling at the Venturebeat Mobile Beat Conference...

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