Software & Apps

Like ‘a rave in space’: Austin’s TheWaveVR teams with musician to create virtual-reality album-art experience

At 8 p.m. Central time on Sunday, fans of Los Angeles producer TOKiMONSTA will get to participate in a listening-party concert. But fans will be wearing virtual-reality headsets connected to PCs and will be experiencing an interactive version of the “Lune...

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‘District 9’ director Neill Blomkamp debuting ‘Adam: The Mirror’ short film from Unite Austin 2017 

The Oscar-nominated director of the South African sci-fi film “District 9” will debut his new short film, “Adam: The Mirror” at a tech conference in Austin Tuesday evening. The short film from Neill Blomkamp will debut free online with a livestream...

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Austin’s Asure Software continues buying spree with another deal

Asure Software is continuing its buying spree with another acquisition. The Austin-based company said it has purchased Birmingham, Ala.-based Associated Data Services, a regional human resources and payroll services bureau in the Southeastern U.S...

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Dating app Bumble expands into business networking

Watch out, LinkedIn. Austin-based tech startup Bumble launched a business networking tool on Monday called Bumble Bizz that brings its women-first approach to meeting people to the world of business professionals. This move by Bumble, which launched...

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Dr. Mehmet Oz shows off VR project ‘YOU’ at Austin’s Microsoft Store

On Thursday, Dr. Mehmet Oz (known on TV as simply “Dr. Oz”) was in Austin to demonstrate some virtual-reality software he said will help doctors improve care for their patients. “YOU,” which in the demonstration was focused on close-up examination...

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Cybersecurity firm Jask opens an Austin office

A San Francisco-based cybersecurity startup is opening an office in Austin, where it plans to hire as many as 50 people. Jask develops software that helps security analysts do their jobs by using artificial intelligence to monitor the network.  “A...

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We’ve only scratched the surface with AR, says ‘Pokemon Go’ lead John Hanke

John Hanke, who appears to still be recovering from the success of last year’s hit mobile game “Pokemon Go,” made a strong case for augmented reality as an opening keynote speaker Thursday at the Austin Game Conference. At the two-day convention for...

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As AI evolves, more companies turning to chatbots 

For modern companies, one of the key challenges is figuring out how to become “omnichannels” -- or operations where all services (online, phone, brick and mortar) are seamlessly integrated together. An important step toward that integration is using...

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The case for and against upgrading to new iOS 11

To update or not to update? For anyone buying one of the new iPhone models this fall or a new iPad, you’ll likely be getting it with Apple’s latest mobile operating system iOS 11 installed. But for everyone else with older phones and tablets, is it...

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