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Talking about summer tech and kids with Texas Standard

This week on the “Texas Standard” radio program, we talked about getting kids outside this summer and away from an eight-hour-a-day Netflix binge. What are some ways to get kids up and off the couch with toys and apps that are more active than playing...

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Maybe this PC gaming RGB lighting thing is getting out of hand

For many years, WIndows PC gamers have been seeing the light with RGB products: lightstrips, cooling fans, case modifications, even memory sticks with pretty, colorful lighting to make the inside of a computer look like a PG-rated rave. But PC lighting...

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Now you’re playing with cardboard: The lowdown on Nintendo’s brilliant, sturdy ‘Labo’

If you haven’t raised a kid or been one yourself recently, it’s easy to forget the wonders and possibilities contained in an empty cardboard box. Didn’t you know a cardboard box is also a spaceship you can fly around in? And a house you can climb...

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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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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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‘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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VR projects get real at UT Arts and Entertainment Showcase

Attendees of an Arts and Entertainment Showcase held Thursday night at the University of Texas Foundry got an eye- and earful of projects that students in the program have been working on in areas including animation, virtual reality and 3-D projection...

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Friday Tech Crawl: Twitter’s password panic, ‘Fortnite’ esports halo effect, Amazon’s spat with Seattle over taxes and ‘Star Wars’ + ‘Arrested Development’

Happy May the Fourth, “Star Wars” fans! Here are some of the tech stories we’re following this morning. Change your Twitter password Twitter users are getting bad news from the company: an internal bug exposed everybody’s passwords. And while there’s...

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