Technology

Reporting and analysis about the business and innovations of technology in Texas
Technology|
March 6, 2014

Press Start to Begin?

It’s taken more than a decade, but Texas has established itself as a major hub for the video game industry. But how big a player can the state become?

Film & TV|
March 4, 2014

Revenge Porn Isn’t Illegal In Texas, But It Can Cost You Half a Million Dollars

"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

Business|
March 3, 2014

Will Elon Musk Bring The Future To Texas?

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. 

Business|
November 25, 2013

How Do We Feel About Space Exploration Companies Buying Up A Bunch Of Cheap Texas Land?

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. 

The Daily Post|
October 9, 2013

The Dallas Teacher Whose Playboy Pictures Leaked Is The Future

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? 

January 21, 2013

UT Professor Hacks Drone

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.

January 21, 2013

SXSW: Stratfor CEO Gets “Mic Checked”

During George Friedman's first public speaking appearance since his company was hacked by Anonymous, occupy protesters interrupted a panel he hosted at SXSW, calling him a private spy who worked for wealthy corporations. 

Feature|
January 20, 2013

Dell Freezes Over

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

Business|
March 15, 2012

Space: A Profitable Frontier?

Richard Garriott, the video game pioneer and tireless proselytizer of private space flight, posits that old-fashioned entrepreneurialism will drive space exploration in the coming decades.

The Culture|
March 31, 2011

My E-piphany

If Tahitian sailors could find Hawaii using only their testicles, I ought to be able to survive the modern world without a computer. But, hell, it looks like I can't.

Letter from Stephenville|
March 31, 2008

The Searcher

When a UFO streaks across our skies— c’mon, the truth is out there!—Ken Cherry gets to work.

Feature|
February 1, 2008

Susanne Paul

“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

Feature|
January 1, 2006

Rocket Man

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

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