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Talking with Texas Standard about the problem with mobile wallets

This week on the “Texas Standard” radio show, we discussed the ways that so-called mobile wallets (the digital kind, not the ones that by nature of being carried around are mobile) still have a ways to go before being technology you can use anywhere...

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Can one man survive for a day with only Apple Pay?

In the large list of calamities that could happen to you on a given day (let’s not dwell on the possibilities), forgetting your wallet at home is a pretty minor one. It happened to me recently and would have been absolutely no big deal, except… 1...

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Tech Crawl: Samsung finally explains Note 7 fires, @Potus problems and Qualcomm’s battle with Apple 

Happy Monday, Austin! Here’s the top tech stories we’re following this a.m. The battery did it After months of investigating, Samsung says it has an answer to a problem that led to a complete recall of the Note 7 smart phone: two separate battery...

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What’s the deal with ‘OLED’ screens?

A few years ago, a big-screen television using so-called “OLED” screen technology cost so much that it was out of the reach of most shoppers. But this year’s Consumer Electronics Show featured a flood of new OLED sets and prices have dropped enough...

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Talking about 2017 tech prognostications with Texas Standard

This week on the “Texas Standard” radio show, we borrowed some notes from soothsayer Omarstadamus, and peeked into the future of technology for 2017. You can hear some predictions about Apple, Uber and Lyft in Austin, and whether Amazon’s Echo devices...

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What’s ahead in 2017 for tech? Only Omarstadamus knows

Hello, seeker of knowledge! It is I, Omarstadamus, the great seer, soothsayer and, uh... soothseer, returned to share with you the secrets of what will be in the year ahead. “But Omarstadamus,” you might say, “we’re deep into January already and much...

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More on tech trends at the Consumer Electronics Show with Texas Standard

This week on the “Texas Standard” radio program, we’re checking in on the big technology expo in Las Vegas, the Consumer Electronics Show. What are Texas companies (specifically Dell) doing out there and what kinds of technology on display will we...

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Tech Crawl: Samsung beats the street, feds vs. D-Link and high speeds at the Drone Rodeo

Happy chilly Friday to you, Austin! Here’s some of the top tech news we’re following today: Samsung surprises with strong earnings Despite a year of crisis management that included exploding phones and washing machines, Samsung’s earnings for its...

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Sights from the Consumer Electronics Show 2017

Connected refrigerators, self-driving cars, levitating speakers and Spider-Man’s laptops are among the highlights

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Talking Star Showers, LEDs and other Christmas lighting tech with Texas Standard

This week on the “Texas Standard” radio program, it was time to talk about new gadgets for Christmas lighting you may be seeing around such as laser projectors, the case for LEDs over incandescent lighting and other tech related to holiday displays...

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