Spire Studio samples music-studio magic in deceptively simple package

There are all kinds of ways that technology has improved the process of creating and consuming audio over the past 20 years. Wireless headphones, easier sound editing, streaming music services and the built-in recording capabilities of smart phones...

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Friday Tech Crawl: Apple WWDC preview, ATX Hack for Change and a cyberattack at Ticketfly

Happy Friday! Here are some of the tech news stories and events we’re taking a glance at today: WWDC: it’s coming Apple’s annual World Wide Developers Conference starts Monday and while it is sometimes an occasion for the world’s biggest tech company...

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Reader wants to know: where are the personal tech coaches?

A reader asks: “What's the best way to find a regular technology coach? Like a personal trainer, but for a senior citizen needing regular one-to-one education/support. Not wanting to learn hardware or coding, but basic (very basic) stuff on Android...

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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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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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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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Really cool and a bit of drool: Wearing a VR headset while soaring in an iFly wind tunnel 

If you are someone who has dreamed all your life of having the gift of flight — of soaring up in the air in unlawful defiance of gravity — here’s the thing you don’t want to think about the moment your wish is granted: drool. That was what was at...

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Friday Tech Crawl: PayPal buys big, Google gets even creepier and study shows rampant fraud in cryptocurrency offerings

Happy Friday! Here are some of the tech stories we’re following this morning. PayPal’s biggest acquisition is all about retail PayPal is going big with a $2.2 billion acquisition — its biggest ever — in the purchase of Stockholm-based iZettle, which...

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Talking about Google’s creepy Duplex voice technology on Texas Standard

This week on the “Texas Standard” radio program, we discussed Google’s recent artificial intelligence voice technology, “Duplex,” which has some in the tech industry freaked out by its natural-sounding speech for booking appointments. Does Google...

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