See which weekend events have been canceled, postponed by storms

The National Weather Service’s extended forecast calls for a 60 percent chance of rain with thunderstorms likely on Saturday. The following events have been canceled or postponed: March for Science-Austin is canceled Main Street Buda's Oaks Alive...

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Wednesday Tech Crawl: Russia blocks millions of IP addresses, and Austin LED company being sold

Hello, Austin techsters.  Here’s hoping you’re having a happy Wednesday, and that your work week is going the way you intended. Here’s a look at some of the stories making headlines around the internet today: Russians admit to blocking millions of...

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Texas men accused in machine gun smuggling scheme

Two men from Central Texas and an Arizona machine gun manufacturer have been accused in a scheme that involved smuggling machine guns and ammunition to Mexico, according to a press release from the U.S. Attorney’s office. >> Read more trending...

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Dell bucks industry trend, sees PC sales growth in 1st quarter

Round Rock-based Dell Technologies bucked the first quarter trend with its PC sales, seeing them grow by 6.5 percent while overall worldwide shipments declined, according to new industry data. Worldwide PC shipments declined by 1.4 percent in the...

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Man sues Alex Jones, InfoWars for $1 million, says they defamed him in Fla. shooting

A man whose image was used by InfoWars to depict the Parkland, Fla., school shooting suspect as a communist is suing the conspiracy website and its founder Alex Jones for $1 million. >> Read more trending news A petition filed in Travis County...

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UT unwraps an April Fool’s joke, and it’s a delicious biotech breakfast taco

Breakfast tacos aren’t usually something to joke about in Austin, Texas, but the University of Texas went there on April Fool’s Day, announcing development of the perfect lab-grown breakfast taco. With some of its prominent researchers playing along...

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En Vogue’s set and a tribute to Draylen Mason set powerful mood at Austin Urban Music Fest

By Kayleigh Hughes, special to the American-Statesman The weather could not have been better on Friday night for the musical celebration that went down at Auditorium Shores during Austin’s 13th Urban Music Festival....

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SXSW 2018: Spider House’s All the Friends Ball serves as a handy SXSW Music primer

Bryan Rolli For the American-Statesman “How does one cover a showcase, ever?” My friend’s text gave me pause as I drove to Spider House for All the Friends Ball, the annual concert that...

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Austin software maker Bazaarvoice acquires Chicago e-commerce startup

Austin-based software maker Bazaarvoice said Friday it has acquired AddStructure, a Chicago-based e-commerce startup. Financial terms of the deal were not released.  AddStructure’s technology uses machine learning and language processing technology...

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Review: ACL Live isn’t ACL Live without St. Vincent

By Bryan Rolli, special to the Statesman “There is no place in the world I’d rather be than right here in Texas,” Annie Clark — better known by her stage name, St. Vincent — said three songs into her Thursday night ACL...

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