Who better to produce a show skewering California tech culture than someone from Austin, which is currently overrun with those people?
"Revenge porn"—the public sharing of nude photos of someone on the Internet without their permission—isn't yet illegal in Texas. And after a Houston woman was awarded $500,000 in damages after her ex-boyfriend posted videos and images she gave him to YouTube and elsewhere, it's worth asking if it needs to be.
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.
By the end of the day yesterday, state senator Dan Patrick's twitter typos had Conan O'Brien talking about him.
The two multi-billion dollar corporations have both spent a fortune in the quest to declare themselves the Marco Polo of ultra-fast Internet in Austin, but the company that planted the flag is San Marcos-based Grande Communications.
The struggling Plano-based department store chain was trying to advertise mittens.
A country that places so much value on high-end electronics should probably look in the mirror before it laughs at people for going to extremes in pursuit of owning them.
Elon Musk's SpaceX and Jeff Bezos's Blue Origin have both bought up a lot of land along the border. Brownsville and Van Horn are not exactly where you'd expect to find the cutting-edge vanguard of private, high-tech space exploration.
High-speed chases are dangerous, and now more avoidable.
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?
The practice of "patent trolls" filing suit in prestigious tech hubs like, er, Lufkin, Longview, and Marshall has been going on for years. After another victory and facing the prospect of a big loss, will the practice survive?
Cops take to their cameras with #tweetalongs—but is it fair for officers to tweet out pictures of the people they stop?
Senator Cruz answered supporter questions on Twitter to celebrate Constitution Day. Spoiler: He doesn't like Obamacare.
Only in Texas is there a law to prevent hobbyists from strapping digital cameras to RC helicopters that also allows law enforcement to watch citizens without a warrant.
Or are their tweets just too profane?
Residents may soon enjoy a ski lift-like public transit system.
Forty years ago, as the very first issue of Texas Monthly was being put together by Bill Broyles & Co., Life magazine folded. Though it would later resume publication (before finally folding again in 2007), and though it continues on today as a pretty…
Announced a judge who himself has 1,000 first editions in his personal library.
A New York artist bought a bunch of old phones from a Sugar Land man and published a book packed with the pictures and texts he found in them.
Arlington resident Michael Brutsch, who was unmasked as Reddit's biggest troll late last week, took to CNN Thursday to issue a half-hearted apology.
A new study finds that 28 percent of Houston-area teens have sexted, but they're not particularly thrilled about it.
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.
The River Systems Institute at Texas State University has deployed $30,000 drone to study environmental concerns across the state.
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.
Don Meredith brings football and TV into focus.
Gawker's Adrian Chen reveals that the self-described "creepy uncle of Reddit" is 49-year-old Arlington resident Michael Brutsch.
Millions of texts and e-mails from Texas teens who agreed to participate in a four year study could shed new light on the life of the American teenager.
The future is here! Engineers from the University of Texas at Dallas have uncovered how to make camera phones that see through walls.
Naveen Selvadurai, co-founder of social networking site Foursquare, announced that he was leaving the company on his personal blog. But why?
During a public videochat, an unemployed engineer's wife asked President Barack Obama why her husband didn't have a job. Now, the offers are pouring in.
When a UFO streaks across our skies— c’mon, the truth is out there!—Ken Cherry gets to work.
David Hanson on robot love.
“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…
Richard Garriott wants to experience space travel because it would be cool—and because his dad did.
So says my friend Jost Lunstroth, one of thousands of formerly successful Texans for whom unemployment is more than a statistic.
Internet profiteers target George W. Bush.
An Austin soap opera goes online.
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…
Is there such a thing as privacy on the Internet?
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.”
A Wylie computer programmer flies high.
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…
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…
Computer users at NASA don’t get Mac—they get even.
A Spielberg-backed cyberguide comes to Texas.
Separating the hits from the pits on the World Wide Web: A guide to a hundred of our favorite Texas-related sites.
The surprising sound of the Internet.
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…
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.