A Minnesota company is hunting for cryptocurrency on the eastern edge of the Permian Basin—with plans for a big expansion in Texas.
Ben Lamm’s latest company, Colossal, hopes to reverse climate change by reintroducing the long-extinct creature to the Arctic. What could go wrong?
Wheal became a guru in the city’s self-optimization scene, hobnobbing with the likes of Elon Musk. But will anyone listen to his warnings about the movement that brought him renown?
The Houston-based website makes use of blockchain technology—and an element of surprise—to attract a sizable new audience for computer-generated works.
Our intrepid reporter biked behind the human whose job it is to follow, and help train, Austin’s new pizza-delivery robots.
For rural families who lack reliable, high-speed internet, Zoom-style instruction is a luxury.
Enhanced by deep-learning artificial intelligence, the device promises to aid in the removal of tumors.
Plus, Kacey Musgraves heads to Sesame Street, Jessica Simpson’s life becomes (another) TV show, and the year in McConaughey drawls to a close.
The Austin firm whose software has become nearly ubiquitous in the networks of the federal government and Fortune 500 companies reportedly left its clients vulnerable.
The founder of Tesla and SpaceX says he’s relocating to the Lone Star State. But which of our tech hubs is the best fit for the eccentric billionaire?
When my Austin lessons went virtual, I discovered the joy—and distraction—in thinking about unfamiliar pronunciation, irregular verbs, and past tenses in these challenging times.
Every other retailer has made this holiday season’s hottest item an online exclusive during the pandemic—except the Grapevine-based chain.
Heart failure nurse Suzanne Ohlmann finds intimacy in challenging circumstances.
Intrepid online daters are exploring ways to establish emotional intimacy, one ten-minute date at a time.
A Rice University professor's recent breakthrough may mean that a science fictional scenario is within reach.
A conversation with Ben Lamm of Hypergiant, on solving climate change, the surveillance state, and our automated future.
Academy Award winner Brandon Oldenburg discusses conceptualizing War Remains, an interactive virtual reality experience.
More than 100 of the company's 400 cars in Chicago were stolen via its own app.
The new rule uses geofencing technology to force vehicles on the college campus to slow down.
At the Texas Inventors' Association, you'll find plans for the contraptions and gadgets of your dreams. Just don't tell anyone your idea.
Step into the city's social scene with Chris Cates and Jose Gutierrez, the influencers behind 'When Where What Austin.'
It would have been great for tech workers, but a disaster for infrastructure, equality, and the identities of Austin and Dallas.
The Dallas executive is trying to make sure the 139-year-old company sticks around for another 139 years.
Dr. Livia S. Eberlin: “I Always Thought the Word ‘Genius’ Sounded Funny. How Can You Really Define What’s Genius?”
On our latest podcast, a conversation about chemistry and cancer with the UT-Austin assistant professor recently honored with a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship.
Dr. Michael Stuart died in 2015. On Twitter, he’s an active commenter on politics. What’s going on?
It looks like Texas could get HQ2. One of the cities welcomes the opportunity. The other? Not so much.
How a chance encounter on a flight to Dallas turned into an internet sensation, and why it shouldn’t happen again.
On our latest podcast, Andy Langer speaks with author Bill Kilday about the evolution of mapping technology.
The show, playing in Dallas May 24 through 26, explores how people communicate with emergent technologies.
The pilot program offers a look at how autonomous cars are likely to roll out across North Texas.
When technology is developed by biased sources, it disproportionately harms immigrant communities.
The viral sensation, who explained British accents in 2016, is fixin’ to help an international audience understand Texas English.
As an eighteen-year-old immigrant to the U.S., Franklin Chang Díaz dreamed of becoming an astronaut. Now, decades after tying the record for most spaceflights, he might be the best bet to get us to Mars.
When the early Texas rancher Charles Goodnight invented the chuck wagon, in 1866, he didn’t just presage today’s food trucks; he solved an immediate problem, which was how to keep cowboys on the remote parts of the range well-fed. During the rough-and-tumble frontier days, Texas demanded such
The first time I heard about Bumble, I was complaining about dating apps, a favorite pastime of those of us consigned to them. This was December 2015, and I’d spent four months swiping right (but mostly left) on Tinder. It had yielded three good dates, one of which turned
Irish bookie Paddy Power gives Austin a 3:1 shot at landing the prized headquarters. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves.
The FBI wants the tech company to help them access information on Devin Kelley’s locked device.
After the Sutherland Springs tragedy, he looked at his phone and saw strangers wishing he would die. But they had the wrong Devin.
The billionaire explains his campaign platform. If he runs, that is.
John Bateman died in 1996. So how is he tweeting every single day?
Amazon has asked for tax breaks and public subsidies, but Texas cities are refusing to make their proposals public.