Austin-based Tankee, a free safe-space video network for kid gamers, launching this fall

Parents who feel a cold chill up their back whenever their kids venture into the world of online gaming have a new resource. This week, an Austin-based video service aimed at 6-12-year-olds called Tankee came out of stealth mode with plans to launch...

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Wednesday Tech Crawl: soul searching in FB departures, Google Cloud Next announcements and a jaw-dropping one-take drone shot

Happy Wednesday, everybody! Here are some of the tech stories we’re poring over this morning: Facebook departures get real There are some high-profile departures happening at Facebook, and at least one of those leaving is directly addressing some...

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Indeed, Galvanize among winners of first Austin Mosaic Awards for diversity and inclusion

On Thursday night, WeWork Congress downtown was the scene for a new award presentation focused on inclusion and diversity. The Mosaic Awards, an event hosted by The Mentor Method, SocialGood.us and BLNDED Media, presented honors to companies and individuals...

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Three bodies recovered after San Marcos apartment fire

Fire investigators recovered three bodies Sunday from the rubble of a fire that broke out early Friday at the Iconic Village and Vintage Pads apartments, San Marcos city officials said. All three people were pronounced dead at the scene, officials...

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Talking with Texas Standard about tech to take on your next road trip 

This week on the “Texas Standard” radio program, we discussed tips on technology for summer road trips. What are some of the top apps and gadgets you should consider before hitting the road, from a website dedicated to roadtrippers to roadside-assistance...

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ILYSM Ep. 51: Richard Garriott’s life of adventure (real + virtual) and Melissa Radke’s brave year

On a new episode of Austin360’s “I Love You So Much” podcast, we welcome Richard Garriott, Austin’s legendary creator of online virtual worlds and real-life adventurer. He’s been to space, he’s been to the Titanic, and he even hit the North Pole recently...

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What’s the temperature? Not so fast, you might be wrong

Quick: how hot is it? “Very,” is not a great answer and neither is, “at least a billion degrees.” Given that most of us are carrying around a powerful internet connected device with us at all times, there’s really no excuse for not knowing the outdoor...

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Who is the fastest wireless provider in Austin? It’s not who you think 

In the race to get to 5G wireless Internet speeds over the next few years, the major wireless providers — AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint and Verizon Wireless — are building out new infrastructure for that next-gen set of networks. Could that be the reason...

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Wednesday Tech Crawl: Facebook taken to task on politics again, Nest CEO steps down and Netflix’s great big stock meltdown

Happy humpy Wednesday, everybody! Here are a few of the tech stories we’re watching this morning: Is Facebook taking political sides (even inadvertently?) Another week, another huge controversy for Facebook. This time, it’s taking flack, along with...

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