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"...Head coaching icon Mack Brown and defensive mastermind Manuel “Manny” Diaz shut up detractors Saturday afternoon when they inspired their charges to a 31-22 win over favored Texas Tech. Due to an editing error in last week’s “Hornucupoia” column, it appeared that I had pegged the Horns for “a certain defeat” against Tech...."
"...The Texas Longhorns celebrated senior night and their final home game of the season with an emphatic 41-16 win over in-state rival Texas Tech to remain alive in the Big 12 championship race...."
"...Dear Texas Tech, The rules have changed. See you Saturday. Best, Coach Fran..."
"...Today is the final day of South by Southwest's Panel Picker voting, where the community helps select panel discussions within the tech, music, and film industries for the 2013 festival. The array of potential topics is extensive, with nearly 3,600 combined submissions to SXSW...."
"...Suffice it to say that Motorola, Advanced Micro Devices, and other high-tech manufacturers in Austin are not cheering for Samsung to locate here. Why?..."
"...Having seen The Internship and Ashton Kutcher playing Apple's spiritual center in Jobs, it’s safe to say that a career in tech is not only edge-of-your-seat exciting, but also fun for the whole family. Lucky for you, two vocational schools for technology have recently set up camp in Austin...."
"...OK, technically they were stomped 58-10 by Texas Tech in the Bobcat’s first real home game as an FBS (translation: Big-Time Football!) team and transient Western Athletic Conference member. But they still won...."
"...My guide was Joe Conrad, a scruffy Brit who nattered on in a vaguely Polish accent as we drove into the Heart of Dryness. Our goal was to find the hiding place of the mysterious Mike Leach, once the unpredictable but always quotable Texas Tech football coach...."
"...The Texas Longhorns have been doing their best Fred Travalena impressions as they pretend to not care about Saturday’s home game vs. Texas Tech..."
"...Here's the good news: it will likely be their last loss this year, at least until bowl season. That despite the real beast that attacked them in Lubbock – not Texas Tech, which played a great game and put it away when it needed to in a 39-33 win over the no-longer-No..."
"...Best of all, the products are both PC- and Mac-friendly (www.kensington.com)... Remember those colored lights you screwed into your lamp to, um, set the mood? LightTro ($29.99) by Color Kinetics takes that bulb to a new, high tech level with screw-in bulbs that change colors on their very own, thanks to a microprocessor..."
"...Liz Henry, a wheelchair and crutches user and Web Producer for BlogHer Inc., led Monday's panel Hack Ability: Open Source Disability Tech. Liz needed a projector for her laptop so the audience could see her presentation slides..."
"...Maybe “sewing” and “knitting” in the old-school manner don’t really matter that much within the scope of Saturday's panel "High-Tech Craft: Why Sewing and Knitting Still Matter," as no actual sewing or knitting was discussed (nor why they still matter). Instead, the DIY crafter-panelists were more concerned about the state and future of the marriage of fashion and technology...."
"...High tech is booming..."
"...Ever heard of the Silicon Hills in North Austin? How about Silicon Forest in Portland, Oregon, Silicon Alley in NYC or, my own personal favorite, Sili-Corn Valley in Fairfield, Iowa? These are just a few urban centers around the United States trying to figure out how to emulate the success of Silicon Valley in California by becoming a global tech industry hub of their own...."
"...Now that musicians are as common as grackles in this town, "I'm with the band" doesn't cut it anymore. So take it to the next level and fake being a local Austin tech entrepreneur at SXSW Interactive 2017..."
"...As a child, I remember envisioning a future where humans traveled in driverless cars. I was certain then they would become the most exciting and important technological advancement ever known to man..."
"...What does this have to do with football at the school some now call Texas State? Not much, but if you replace Tommy with 8-2 Utah State and Billy Ray with 8-1 Louisiana Tech, you see the problem the fledgling BCS (Big-Time Football!) Bobcats are facing. Utah State and La..."
"...Students' test scores are up, but there's room for improvement: That was the message at the heart of Austin Independent School District Superintendent Meria Carstarphen's second State of the District Address. Yet a key part of her solution – to integrate technology deeper into the curriculum – could create new recurring costs just as the district is contemplating personnel cuts...."
"...This was the scene of Pierce's nightmare, the place he never expected to end up. Pierce was a high-tech success story..."
"...The Chamber of Commerce launched the A-List in 2011 to help tech startups gain credibility and exposure to investors. The last class of 2012 included 28 companies, and 2011 inducted 35, including such familiar names as Hurricane Party and TabbedOut..."
"...It may not have the day parties and world premieres of Music or Film, but SXSW Interactive is where the future is formed. Now the technological fest has confirmed Andy Puddicombe of mindful meditation app Headspace as its closing speaker...."
"...Everyone knows Austin is a tech town, but what have all those start-ups and forward-thinking companies done for us lately? Here are just a few of the locally developed gadgets and apps to remind you that tech people aren't just Google Glass-wearing gentrifiers; they're also making your life better in small ways. Actio Deskwww.actiostandingdesk.com $1,500-2,600..."
"...Last Friday, the British Consulate in Houston invited a blend of Texas politicos and IT entrepreneurs to an evening of mingling at ACL Live at the Moody Theater. It was a two-way pitch, to showcase Texas to international investors, and British technology to potential U.S..."
"...The wildly popular first generation of handheld emergency response devices (ERDs) helped the elderly contact medical services at the push of a button. That said, the technology hasn’t progressed much since the late 1980s...."
"...Step 4: Put yourself in the right environment "If you have an eye for fashion, you wouldn't move to Chicago, you'd be in New York or Paris. I had nerd tendencies growing up; at the time I wasn't going to be a successful tech entrepreneur in Vancouver."..."
"...Some of the greatest technological leaps were met with shrugs. The smartphone was seen, at first, as an unnecessary luxury before replacing the very fabric of society with an interweb of Tweets, posts, Grams, Vines, and Snaps..."
"...The technological explosion of the 21st century has profoundly effected our lives, inundating our senses with endless streams of information and mutating pop culture into bizarre forms at warp speed. Even something as high-brow and historically analog as fine arts education can’t resist the effects of these developments...."
"...Supported by corporations, nonprofits, and local governments, the initiative is slated to launch in 28 communities across the nation and reach 200,000 households. "Just because you don't have money in your household to buy fancy technology, that should not be an obstacle," said Obama, who called the Internet a "necessity," not a luxury...."
"...What distinguishes Zorbz from other water balloons is a unique "snap & seal" technology, developed to take the time and frustration out of water balloon filling and tying...."
"...The GDC Online conference decided to move to LA last year leaving a hole that the Fantastic Arcade and SXSW Gaming Expo (impressive events in their own ways) just don't fill. Enter CAPTIVATE, a tech conference geared to indie creatives of all types..."
"...This one's for the lovers of 70s and 80s tech. By "lovers" we mean hardcore nerds who get slightly aroused by dot-matrix printers and 5¼-inch floppy disks (or 8-inch disks for you insatiable cads)..."
"...One recent Saturday I viewed the Bobcats on my iPad and the Texas Longhorn game on my MacBook Pro (thanks to the Longhorn Network, I had to use a “borrowed” user ID to watch that stream). It was a balancing act that made me feel both old school and high tech..."
"...On Friday, July 20, Kathy (Lopez) Abdella, represented by the law firm Deats, Durst, Owen & Levy, filed a formal grievance alleging violation of the Texas Whistleblower’s Act after she was terminated on Monday, July 16, from her job as vet tech at the Williamson County Animal Shelter. The filing appeals the decision to terminate her, requests a hearing, and demands that she be given her job back with full benefits..."
"...A few of the clean-tech start-ups recognized at the Clean Energy Venture Summit include:..."
"...Omigod – turn to cable Channel 6 right now for an installment of "Tech Talk," a city-produced quasi-infomercial on the city's new development tracking software for the "one stop shop" at City Hall (so named as the all-in-one location developers hit to pull permits to rape the city). The Statesman's got a write-up on the program here. The actual site itself isn't online yet, though...."
"...While many American doctors argue that all babies should be born in the hospital, midwives argue that hospitals aren't always essential. They argue that 95% of the time, birth occurs without complications and that doctors tend to use high tech, high-cost procedures that have little or no benefit for the patient...."
"...That was before she became one of 125 teachers in the Austin Independent School District (AISD) to receive four new desktop computers and a laptop for her use. Verburg, a member of AISD's District Technology Leadership Team, a core group of teachers meant to cut the path for the district's $50 million-plus plan for technology, said the computer lab has really changed what takes place in her classroom..."
"...4. The release of interactive online technologies, including Java, OLE, and Shockwave..."
"...The Eastside nonprofit has been a fixture in the city, providing the tools and training to bridge the digital divide and granting computer and internet access to largely low-income residents since 1995. A five-year contract to provide community technology access lab management services, in the amount not to exceed $860,000, is now slated to go to Community Technology Network (CTN), from San Francisco...."
"...AC: Both Kronos and Laurie Anderson have a long history with technology. In your view, how has technological innovation affected music? Do you find it makes composers and performers more or less engaged?..."
"...McKewen said the agency will add features as technology becomes available. For example, "When real-time tracking comes online – say the bus is running a minute early or two minutes late – it's going to tell you that."..."
"...From the Children Are Our Future Dept.: KLRU is taking part in the National STEM Video Game Challenge, which tasks middle and high school students with making educational programs with the help of local developers. You can thank President Obama for this one, since getting America's youth interested in technology and science was his idea..."
"...The University of Texas Elementary School in East Austin is what those in the field of educational technology like to call "fully integrated." Students learn reading, for example, through online sites with names like Imagination Station or through a library of LeapFrog storybooks. Students place them on electronic LeapPads and read along with recordings of sentences, words, or phonetic elements which the students control by touching their Leap pens to different hot spots on the book's pages..."
"...Don't hate them because they're beautiful. Hate them because they're probably in the 20 percenters group and will make a whole lot more money as an info techie than you will making fun of their Star Wars T-shirts or wigging out over their stories that begin, "One time, at computer camp ..."..."
"...With a reputation as one of the most computer-dense cities in the world, it's no wonder Austin technicians -- especially the mobile kind -- are at a premium. Our readers' endorsement of those lovable nerds proves that they are fast, efficient, friendly, and professional..."