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‘Fallout 76’ teaser reveals new Bethesda game; Austin studio likely working on it

This morning, Bethesda Softworks, the video-game publisher behind “Skyrim” and “Fallout 4,” revealed its next big game after starting an online video countdown yesterday: it’s called “Fallout 76” and the company has promised more details at the E3...

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Amazon Prime discounts arrive at Whole Foods stores in Texas 

Austin Whole Foods shoppers take notice: Discounts on rotisserie chickens, organic raspberries and a mix of other grocery items have arrived for Amazon Prime members. Amazon said early Wednesday that it has expanded its discount program at Whole Foods...

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Friday Tech Crawl: GDPR Day is here; Alexa spills some beans; and buying used stuff online

Happy Friday, everybody! Hope you’ve got your Memorial Day weekend plans lined up and that you’ll take a moment Monday to remember our fallen veterans. Here are some of the tech stories we’re watching this morning: GDPR: it’s here! If you’ve noticed...

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Talking about Amazon’s facial-recognition technology with Texas Standard

This week on the “Texas Standard” radio show, we discussed the sudden publicity Amazon has on its hands with “Rekognition,” a facial-recognition software that the company has apparently been selling to law-enforcement agencies. You can hear the segment...

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Thursday Tech Crawl: Amazon’s finance ambitions are drawing attention from the Fed, and 100M smart home devices could be vulnerable to hacking. Plus more tech news.

Good morning, Austin! We have scanned the internet to bring you the latest in technology news. Here are this morning’s headlines: Amazon’s finance ambitions are drawing attention from the Fed U.S. banks are keeping a watchful eye on the ambitions...

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Why are smaller semiconductors better in tech?

Some Apple fans are excited on recent reports that the company has already started ramping up smaller, more efficient processors to use in its next iPhone models. The new processors from Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company are said to be 7...

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Austin web hosting company Hostway purchases MyHosting.com, Mail2Web from IT distributor Ingram Micro 

Austin-based website hosting company Hostway has purchased Toronto-based MyHosting.com and Mail2Web from California IT distributor Ingram Micro, Hostway said Wednesday. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Hostway CEO Emil Sayegh said the...

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Austin’s Pensa Systems, builder of automated inventory tracker, raises $2.2 million   

Austin-based Pensa Systems, a startup that is building tech to automate the shelf restocking process for retailers and manufacturers, has raised $2.2 million to continue its growth, the company said Tuesday. The $2.2 million funding is the first significant...

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Take our survey: How is Amazon Prime impacting your Whole Foods shopping experience?

Last week, Amazon revealed the next phase of its Whole Foods Market takeover: A 10 percent added discount for Amazon Prime members on grocery items already on sale at Whole Foods.  Now, we want to hear how the Prime discounts might affect you.  Take...

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Monday Tech Crawl: Facebook enlists Qualcomm for high-speed internet project, and tech firms make gains in this year’s Fortune 500 list

Facebook and Qualcomm are teaming up Chipmaker Qualcomm is joining Facebook in its quest for better data sending efficiency and speed on wireless routers, according to a report in The Verge. Facebook has been working on the project, named Terragraph...

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