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.
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.
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.
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.
The scooters were removed almost as quickly as the company dumped them on the city.
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.
This fall, Roy Orbison is back on tour. Sort of. Here's how the Vernon native returned to the stage nearly three decades after his death.
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.
The beleaguered Infowars boss has been pulled from the two largest media platforms in the world. Now what?
How a chance encounter on a flight to Dallas turned into an internet sensation, and why it shouldn’t happen again.
As with Tupac and Michael Jackson before him, death won’t stop the Vernon native from performing live.
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.
Today’s wildcatters find rich veins of opportunity in everything from tortillas to interplanetary travel. Meet the dreamers and risk-takers shaping our future.
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.