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Rear-view cameras and other new-car features you can add to older vehicles

If you’ve been coveting some of the tech features you’d typically find in newer cars but you’re determined to hang on to an older vehicle you love, you can split the difference with some smart aftermarket upgrades. For instance, I get a lot of use...

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‘Steep: Winter Games Edition’ and a bigly-packaged ‘Dead Rising 4’ for PS4 are new in games

Video games out this week “Steep: Winter Games Edition.” Hey, it’s getting a little chilly, is that putting you in the mood for some winter sports? This package includes the original snowboarding/skiing, etc. game “Steep” in addition to “Road to the...

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Friday Tech Crawl: new features for Alexa and Google Home, Disney suing Redbox and crying Nintendo kid still crying

Happy Friday, everybody! Here are some tech stories we’re following on this first day of December(!).  Smart speakers, new features The race to make smart speakers such as the Amazon Echo and Google Home more useful continues as both Amazon and Google...

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ILYSM Ep. 21: Esther Perel on love, relationships and infidelity

It’s time to do a deep dive on your relationships and coupledom. And to do it, this week’s episode of “I Love You So Much” presents a renowned expert in the field. Esther Perel, the Belgian couples therapist whose podcast “Where Should We Begin?”...

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Talking about delays with Space-X’s Boca Chica spaceport with Texas Standard

This week on the “Texas Standard” radio show, we talked about the Space-X spaceport in South Texas, which is not yet operational despite being announced in 2014. You can read more about it in this story by Bob Sechler, who uncovered some of the reasons...

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Reader stuck in email purgatory wants another option

A reader, Gus, writes: “My current AT&T/Yahoo service is so terrible I almost despair at times. For example, sometimes when I have just turned my computer on and opened Internet Explorer, I get a pop-up message ‘Yahoo is not responding due to...

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SXSW Gaming 2018 draws ‘PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds’ creator Brendan Greene

The schedule for 2018’s South by Southwest Gaming event just got a lot more interesting. SXSW on Tuesday announced that Brendan Greene, the creator of the wildly successful mod-gone-mainstream shooter “PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds” will speak at...

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Virtual reality ‘DOOM’ and ‘Xenoblade Chronicles 2’ are new in games

New video games out this week: “DOOM VFR Edition.” After recently coming to the Nintendo Switch, the well-received reboot of Id Software’s “DOOM” now arrives as a virtual-reality game. Will it be scarier and just as fast-paced? Rated M for Mature...

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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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