Omar Gallaga: Digital Savant

With $20 million raised, makers of ‘Crowfall’ want to give demanding gamers what they’ve been missing

About five years ago, two guys who had worked in the Austin video games industry for a very long time and who were at separate companies decided to leave their jobs at roughly the same time. J. Todd Coleman was creative director at KingsIsle Entertainment...

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‘The Seven Deadly Sins: Knights of Britannia’ and ‘Mercenary Kings: Reloaded Edition’ lead new games

New video games out this week: “The Seven Deadly Sins: Knights of Britannia.” (Out Friday) The anime series makes its console game debut via Bandai Namco as a fast-paced fighting game with 3-D environments from the series. Rated T for Teen. $60 for...

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Friday Tech Crawl: Apple, Amazon and Alphabet post earnings, HQ Trivia funding and Instagram’s push into... text?

Happy Friday, Austin! Here are some of the tech stories we’re reading about this morning. Earnings, earnings, earnings! Yep, it’s that time when three tech titans reveal how much more money they’re making than the rest of us. On Thursday, Apple, Amazon...

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Talking about tech for the tiniest tots with Texas Standard

This week on the “Texas Standard” radio program, we talked technologies targeted at infants, particularly items such as baby monitors, gear to take a baby’s temperature, and what exactly the guidelines are for screen time for kids. You can hear the...

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Is it time to break up with your underperforming router?

A reader, David, asks: “We use Spectrum for our internet service only and have been having problems with slow connectivity over the past few months, ranging between 1.1 and 28.7 Mbps when I run a speed test. We have had Spectrum come out four times...

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‘EA Sports UFC 3’ and ‘Railway Empire’: two very different ways to do gaming this week 

New video games out this week: “EA Sports UFC 3.” Is Ultimate Fighting the sport of the future? EA’s latest makes major changes to its motion system, promising more realistic and responsive animations in the Octagon. There’s also a G.O.A.T. Career...

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SXSW adds Apple’s Eddy Cue, Waymo’s John Krafcik and YouTube’s Susan Wojcicki to lineup

South by Southwest on Tuesday added several heavy hitters from the tech industry to its featured speaker lineup for March, plus about a half dozen from film, TV, fashion and food. On the tech side, Apple’s senior vice president of internal software...

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Wait, what? Talking about AT&T’s letter supporting net neutrality with Texas Standard

This week on the “Texas Standard” radio show, we revisited the ongoing battle over net neutrality, specifically an open letter from AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson urging for laws to be passed to lock rules in place, and a Burger King ad that impressively...

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Friday Tech Crawl: Lyft’s customer data scandal, Casey Neistat’s fail at CNN and two weekend tech events

Happy Friday, Austin! Here are some of the tech stories we’re following this morning that aren’t about Dell Technologies possibly raising money with an IPO (say WHAAAAT?!). Lyft employees may have used customer data in bad faith The ride-hailing company...

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Report: BioWare’s Austin ‘Anthem’ team facing pressure, possible release delay

Game blogs are buzzing on Wednesday over a report on the popular site Kotaku about the upcoming action game, “Anthem,” a title being developed primarily at Electronic Arts’ BioWare Austin studio. The story, citing anonymous people working on the game...

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