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Looking for a co-working space? Check out our map

These days it seems like co-working spaces are popping up on every street corner, more ubiquitous than a Starbucks. Fueled by the rise in contract and freelance workers, these flexible spaces are increasingly in demand.  One estimate predicts that...

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HBO’s ‘Swiped: Hooking Up in the Digital Age’ gives frank view of online dating in Austin

The new HBO documentary, “Swiped: Hooking Up in the Digital Age” opens on a postcard-beautiful shot of Austin, followed by scenes of a house party held in town. It’s the kind of party anyone who’s lived here in their 20s will find familiar; laid-back...

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Talking about Drake and high-tech concerts with Texas Standard

This week on the “Texas Standard” radio show, we talked about how drones, giant screens and augmented reality are enhancing the concert-going experience for artists such as U2 and Drake. You can check out the segment on the Texas Standard website...

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Tainted blood-testing firm Theranos is no more

Happy Wednesday, Austin! Here are some of the tech stories we’re reading up on this morning. A bloody end for Theranos As the Wall Street Journal reports, Theranos, the embattled biotech Silicon Valley firm, is closing up shop. In an email to investors...

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Army debuts its high-tech Futures Command center in Austin

For a few hours Friday, the University of Texas System building became militarized. Not by automatic rifles or tanks, but by uniformed U.S. Army personnel, who filled a grand 19th floor room to celebrate the military branch’s largest reorganization...

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Talking about the next, worse wave of fake news and bots with Texas Standard

On this week’s “Texas Standard” radio program, we talked about what experts believe the evolution of fake news and election-influencing bad players might be as we head into the next midterm elections. Think things were bad before? They may get much...

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To rebuild the brand, Austin Technology Incubator focuses on ‘deep tech’

As a biologist, John Higley has spent much of his career as a researcher at biopharmaceutical companies. But when in 2016 he launched his own company — Environmental Quality Operations, which developed a promising zebra mussel monitoring and detection...

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No, this Austin man isn’t an Australian prime minister candidate (yet)

As if life and politics couldn’t get any weirder in 2018, we now have an Austinite in the running for Australian prime minister. Sort of. Peter Dutton, a sales manager at Austin’s Soul Popped Popcorn (yes, they sell popcorn), has been receiving Twitter...

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Old apps failing to run forever on newer devices? That’s app rot

If you’ve been downloading apps from Google’s mobile store or the Apple App Store for a long time, you may have noticed that some apps just don’t make the great life journey along with you. That’s often because new versions of operating systems, say...

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Economic historian: Don’t blame tech for the gig economy sea change

Happy Monday morning, Austin! Here, in our revamped-format Tech Crawl, we take a look at some of the stories we’re most interested in sharing. Grab that second cup of coffee and let’s catch up: Tech only accelerated the gig economy The best story...

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