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.
Texas A&M is churning out a new crop of students who aren't farmers or vets. They're the computer aces of the Visualization Lab, and they're Hollywood's new masters of special effects.
A rain windfall in the Hill Country
Origin Systems founder Richard Garriott has sometimes lived his life like a computer game, but now that the multimedia industry is changing, he can’t play around anymore.
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.
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.
Inside a state-of-the-art semiconductor factory, a day’s work is never done, as technicians race to build smaller, faster, and more-powerful computer chips.
With its cut-rate knockoffs of Apple’s Macintosh line, Austin’s Power Computing hopes to surpass Compaq and Dell as Texas’ top clone shop.
Paving the way for girls in cyberspace.
If you can’t get enough of creepy character actor Christopher Walken, boot up The Darkening, one of this year’s CD-ROM releases from Austin’s Origin Systems. Walken, like John Hurt and Amanda Pays, plays one of the fifty characters who meet up with the game’s hero, an amnesiac who roams the
When futuristic felons invade their midst, Austin’s computer firms know whom to call: the city’s high-tech police unit, which is building its reputation chip by chip.
Where Microsft wants to go today.
The Compaq kid.
The prophet of ‘Doom.’
When Susan Hadden was murdered, the country lost a visionary thinker on the information highway and the Internet.
David Greelish of El Paso is nostalgic about technology, so he collects the antiques of the future—computers.
With high-tech wiring, a Smart House can cook dinner, wash the dishes, and entertain guests. Are you smart enough to live in it.
Arms maker Jim Leatherwood produces one ugly gun.
An employee’s vandalism by computer might have gone unpunished but for a rookie prosecutor out to test a new law.
Four of the many small high-tech companies betting that they have the excitement, momentum, market, and business savvy to succeed where others have failed.
The real Texas technology picture is much more intricate than either the mad hype of two years ago or the dire headlines of today make it out to be.
A Dallas engineer you’ve probably never heard of has done more to change our daily lives than almost anyone else alive. How? He invented the silicon chip.
When the cable TV salesman comes calling, you should fully expect your city council to sell you down the river. Not that they mean to do it. It’s simply that history shows most city councils don’t know the first thing about cable. People who can barely figure out the briefs
In Texas the best way to get rich in cable television is to know just a little about TV and everything about politics.
Talk to coaches and team owners about AstroTurf and you’ll hear all its advantages. Talk to the players and you’ll hear a different story.
Smile, you're a candid camera.
Positively the latest in sound thinking.
American ingenuity has produced the telephone, the airplane, and now the breast pillow.
Cancer treatments, windshield wipers that don’t squeak, and other major breakthroughs on the frontiers of science.
It’s easy to lock yourself out of your own home, but keeping someone else out is rather more difficult.