Black Texans make up only 9 percent of the technology workforce statewide. The 25,000 attendees of the nation’s largest Black tech conference hope to change that.
For a few months this summer, autonomous vehicles roamed the streets of Austin. Self-driving trucks shuttle freight across the state. The autonomous future is here—but its arrival is fraught.
A pastor in Austin asked the artificial intelligence chatbot to write an entire Sunday service. It bombed.
Nevena Christi of El Paso’s Rocketbuster Boots uses artificial intelligence to streamline the creative process and craft out-of-this-world advertising.
Founded by a pair of former Navy SEALs, Austin-based Terradepth has ambitious plans to deploy a fully autonomous fleet of submersibles to continually monitor the seafloor.
Remembering John Goodenough, who was well into his fifties when he developed a battery that changed the world.
After Elon Musk killed their Twitter app, two software developers in the North Texas suburbs are trying to shape the future of social media.
For the developer of a complex of multimillion-dollar hilltop homes, today’s slowing market spurred a marketing innovation. Enter the holodeck.
The AI-powered chatbot has been making headlines recently, so we hit it with our hardest taco-related questions to test its mettle.
If your dishwasher works properly, you probably have a long-ago Texas Instruments employee to thank.
At the high-tech testing ground near College Station, the Army can develop its future drones, missiles, lasers, and vehicles.
Scientists are unleashing the computerized canines on the Austin campus to study how humans interact with them.
This Immigrant Entrepreneur Got His Start Hawking Jewelry in Houston Flea Markets. Now He’s Taking on Amazon.
Cart.com’s Omair Tariq is out to prove his tech company is a giant-killer.
At a recent expo in Houston, innovators claimed they can spare us a global catastrophe—and make billions in the process.
After a pilot program with Elon Musk’s Starlink satellites, officials are opting to dig Biden-backed fiber to bring the internet to rural families.
Our state struggles to serve Texans’ needs on the hottest and coldest days. So why are we welcoming the energy-hogging cryptocurrency industry?
Digital currencies are tanking, but that didn’t stop more than 20,000 blockchain enthusiasts from throwing a week-long party.
“Mixed-reality” tools are in development in San Antonio and Wichita Falls for the next generation of airmen.
Read our guide and avoid getting talked at by a crypto bro, at SXSW or anywhere else.
Iron Ox, a San Francisco–area company with a Texas-bred CEO, builds greenhouses that use data to yield pretty produce.
Moriba Jah, a self-proclaimed “space environmentalist,” has joined a new effort to map the millions of bits of discarded debris orbiting the Earth.
The record influx of recent arrivals from all over might be exactly what the state needs. That includes Californians. (And no, they’re not turning Texas blue.)
A Plano company claims its immersive experiences—from scuba diving to jazz concerts—represent the future of eldercare.
But recruiters warn that the state’s abortion restrictions could prove a barrier to attracting top talent, especially among women.
You love your pet. You love her so much that if you could, you’d buy an exact copy of her. Well, you can! Take it from Blake Russell, president of ViaGen Pets & Equine—and owner of a very unusual horse farm.
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.
Houston-based Luminare’s software analyzes patient records to detect sepsis.
The city’s tech industry enjoyed big-time growth despite—or because of?—the nation’s difficult past year.
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.
Attracting so many tech companies and workers from California isn’t going to transform the city into another San Francisco—for both the better and worse.
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.
Almost 2 million Texas children don’t have access to a computer or internet at home, according to a TEA report.
Automated helpers, like Diligent Robotics’ Moxi, could reduce the risks to frontline medical workers.
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.
The newly opened Sesh Coworking arrives as the number of female entrepreneurs in the city is on the rise.
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.