AT&T’s Nighthawk LTE Mobile Hotspot: great if you can keep those 5G expectations in check

Let us for a moment consider the magic and mystery of Wi-Fi. It’s all around us. Many of us use it every day. Perhaps we thought it was some sort of crazy magic when it first was unleashed to us 20 years ago, but now it’s something to get annoyed...

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Talking about techie kitchen gadgets ahead of Thanksgiving with Texas Standard

This week on the “Texas Standard” radio show, we got real about the utility of gadget for the kitchen. Are they really useful to make cooking easier and more fun? And which ones should you be considering as gifts? You can check out the segment on...

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ILYSM Ep. 19: Angela Shelf Medearis on holiday feasting; Joe Gross on Linklater’s ‘Last Flag Flying’

It’s time to think about holiday cooking, and who better to do it with than Austin360 food writer Addie Broyles and the Kitchen Diva, Angela Shelf Medearis? On this week’s episode of “I Love You So Much,”  author, chef and historian Medearis talks...

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Friday Tech Crawl: Mashable sold, Apple’s VP of diversity exiting and Tesla’s big truck news

Happy Friday before Thanksgiving, everybody! Here are some tech stories we’re watching: Tesla unveils truck and also a surprise new Roadster On Thursday night, Tesla’s Elon Musk unveiled the company’s big new electric vehicle, a semitractor-trailer...

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PSA: Download Firefox’s update if you want faster browsing

The Browser Wars seems like such a quaint concept these days, like the Cola Wars or caring about how many MP3s you own. Most people decided on their favorite web browser ages ago and tend not to switch. That said, if you are a Firefox user or just...

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‘DropMix’ changes the game with unique take on music creation

“DropMix” is a really curious attempt at throwing an intriguing gaming concept at the wall with as much style and skill as possible and seeing if it sticks. The hybrid video/music game costs $99, but I’ve seen it on sale for $69 recently online, and...

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Social Media Week Austin is coming back in February

Social Media Week Austin, a three-day event focused on social media and digital marking, is coming back in 2018, returning to town after its 2017 debut. The event is scheduled for Feb. 26-28, and is put on by Best Practice Media. The event, which...

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‘Star Wars Battlefront II’ and revamped ‘L.A. Noire’ lead this week’s game releases

New video games out this week: “Star Wars Battlefront II.” The “Battlefield”-like “Star Wars” game returns bigger and broader across three eras (prequel, classic and new trilogy) and what could be a beefier single-player storyline than its 2015 predecessor...

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The dilemma for Twitter, Snap and Facebook: Go for growth, or give users what they want?

 According to The Emily Post Institute, when somebody gives you a gift you don’t want, the etiquette is pretty clear: “Issue a warm thank-you; after all, someone did buy you a gift, even if they missed the mark.” If the gift is a complete misfire...

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Friday Tech Crawl: Musical.ly may be next $1 billion unicorn, EA snaps up Respawn and Uber loses in England

Happy Friday, tech watchers! Here are some of the stories you should know about today: Why might Musical.ly be worth $1 billion and, oh yeah, what’s Musical.ly? The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the makers of Musical.ly, a popular app among...

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