Technology

Will Elon Musk Bring The Future To Texas?

Mar 3, 2014 By Dan Solomon

The eccentric billionaire is considering launching his space program in Cameron County and making his car batteries in-state—which could add thousands of space-age jobs to the Texas economy. 

The Dallas Teacher Whose Playboy Pictures Leaked Is The Future

Oct 9, 2013 By Dan Solomon

Dallas high school teacher Cristy Nicole Deweese posed for Playboy when she was 18—and the photos were discovered over the weekend. But the number of people who've posed for racy pictures in an Instagrammed world means it's time to ask: how much longer will this be a big deal? 

UT Professor Hacks Drone

Jan 21, 2013 By Angela Washeck

With approval from the Department of Homeland Security, engineering professor Todd Humphreys and a group of students successfully hacked into a UAV's GPS system.

Dell Freezes Over

Jan 20, 2013 By S. C. Gwynne

It’s not just the stock price. It’s not just the executive exodus. It’s not just the flaming laptops. It’s not just the lousy customer service. It’s not just the sagging employee morale. It’s all of these things—and it’s deadly serious. Inside the sudden decline of the world’s most powerful computer company.

Susanne Paul

Feb 1, 2008 By Texas Monthly

“She’s the biggest no-brainer I can think of for your February issue. She’s literally the most accomplished female semiconductor designer in the world,” says John Thornton, a general partner at the venture capital firm Austin Ventures, who has put his money where his mouth is by backing Paul’s Black Sand…

Rocket Man

Jan 1, 2006 By Jan Reid

Richard Garriott wants to experience space travel because it would be cool—and because his dad did.

Snoop Dreams

Apr 1, 1998 By Jordan Mackay

We all know how great the World Wide Web is for snooping: In a few minutes online you learn Hollywood’s secrets from Harry Knowles’ site or get the latest dirt on the president from Matt Drudge. But did you ever consider that people could be looking over your shoulder when…

“Boom” Is a Four-letter Word

Jun 30, 1997 By Helen Thorpe

No one will admit we’re in the middle of one, even as the economy surges. How come? Because the last time we had it this good, bragging only hastened the arrival of another four-letter word: “bust.”

Mission Accomplished

Apr 30, 1997 By Jordan Mackay

The newest game from Dallas’ Digifx Entertainment is ready for prime time. In Mission to Nexus Prime, whose storyline has been crafted by Star Wars author Timothy Zahn, you command your troops through a series of battles to gain control of planet Nexus Prime and its complex network of wormholes…

Game Daze

Apr 1, 1997 By Josh Daniel

IF FILLING OUT YOUR TAX forms this month wasn’t complicated enough for you, Richardson’s 7th Level has a new computer game that may be right up your alley. In G-Nome, you can pilot a lumbering craft that looks like one of the Imperial walkers from The Empire Strikes Back. But…

Texas.100.best

Jul 31, 1996 By Texas Monthly

Separating the hits from the pits on the World Wide Web: A guide to a hundred of our favorite Texas-related sites.

Shrink-Rapt

Apr 30, 1996 By Josh Daniel

SMALL TIME HITS the big time in The Incredible Shrinking Character (Cyberdreams), a new CD-ROM written by Austin mystery novelist Jesse Sublett and designed by Go Go Studios of Austin. In this spoof of fifties B-movies, you play a private eye who’s been hired to find a girl kidnapped by…

7th Heaven

Apr 30, 1996 By Patricia Sharpe

What do Monty Python, the Lion King, Ace Ventura, and Howie Mandel have in common? They’re all part of 7th Level’s strategy to marry show biz with the computer-game biz.