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Thumbs cramping? A controller for mobile games might help

As smart phones get more powerful, mobile video games are getting increasingly sophisticated, with blockbuster titles such as “PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds” and “Fortnite” blurring the line between console and games you can play on phones or tablets...

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Friday Tech Crawl: AT&T/Time Warner a done deal, key Facebook figure exits and Google’s diversity report

Happy Friday, friends! Before you sneak out early from work to catch “Incredibles 2,” check out some of the tech stories we’re reading about this morning. AT&T finalizes Time Warner acquisition Last night, AT&T announced that it has completed...

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Talking about what’s on the video game horizon, plus Apple’s anti-tech-addiction plans, on Texas Standard

It’s been too long since we checked in with the “Texas Standard” radio show, so this week, we’ve got a double feature: In case you missed it last week, we had a discussion on the new ways that Apple and Google are trying to get you to be a little...

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When the robots come to Austin, we will probably kick them.

Last year, the Austin City Council approved the use of delivery robots in town. The robot delivery company in question is called Starship Technologies (even though based on their robot design Droid Technoiogies would probably been a better... wait that’s...

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Talking about Trump, China and tech company ZTE with Texas Standard

This week on the “Texas Standard” radio show, we discussed in a tech segment the ongoing saga about ZTE, a Chinese telecommunications and electronics maker that could be saved from doom by the president after the U.S. Department of Commerce took action...

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At Austin Central Library, hands-on gadget time drives the Tech Petting Zoo

By now, even if you haven’t visited, you’ve probably already heard a lot about the Austin Central Library: its unusual architecture, its plentiful meeting spaces, the enormous amount of print and digital offerings. But you might not have heard about...

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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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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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Study: Americans worried about AI and its impact on data security  

You’ve heard it before. Artificial intelligence is here to take your jobs and steal your privacy. With the advent of facial recognition technology in products like iPhones, and recent data breaches at major companies such as Facebook, concern over...

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