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Horns Upset Tech 31-22 in Lubbock
Could maligned Texas defense stop Seth? Yeth, yeth yeth!
DAILY Sports  November 4, 2012, by Michael Corcoran
"...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...."

Longhorns Gobble Up Texas Tech
UT keeps Big 12 title hopes alive after impressive win over Red Raiders
DAILY Sports  November 29, 2013, by Russ Espinoza
"...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...."

Lesson for Texas Tech: Bobcats Bite Cougars
Texas State beats up on UH, sets sights on Red Raiders
DAILY Sports  September 7, 2012, by Joe O'Connell
"...Dear Texas Tech, The rules have changed. See you Saturday. Best, Coach Fran..."

SXSW Panel Picker Voting: Music Tech Startups
Why can't tech and art just get along?
DAILY Music  August 31, 2012, by Doug Freeman
"...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...."

Wanted: High-Tech Labor, Will Train
Will a Tight Labor Market Short Circuit Austin's High-Tech Industry?
News Story  August 11, 1995, by Robert Bryce
"...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?..."

Two Tech Schools Open Shop
The Iron Yard Academy and General Assembly want YOU!
DAILY Screens  January 6, 2015, by Waylon Cunningham
"...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...."

Nevermind the Score, Texas State Beat Tech
Bobcats enjoy Big-Time Football
DAILY Sports  September 14, 2012, by Joe O'Connell
"...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...."

Longhorns Face the Horror of Leach-less Tech
In search of …
DAILY Sports  September 17, 2010, by Joe O'Connell
"...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...."

Tech Game a True Test for Longhorns
Revenge? Nah. Longhorns channel Travalena in prep for Tech.
DAILY Sports  September 18, 2009, by Joe O'Connell
"...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..."

Magic 8-Ball Sez: Horns Win Out, Tech Tumbles
A battered, beaten Longhorns team limped out of dusty Lubbock with chapped lips and their first loss
DAILY Sports  November 4, 2008, by Joe O'Connell
"...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..."

Tech Toys
Gift guide for the tech-minded.
Screens Story  December 6, 2002, by Belinda Acosta
"...Best of all, the products are both PC- and Mac-friendly ( 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..."

Panel Recap: Hack Ability: Open Source Disability Tech
Liz Henry talks about what the web can do for disabled persons
DAILY Screens  March 17, 2009, by Rebecca Farr
"...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..."

DIY Tech
knitting the tech way
DAILY SXSW  March 10, 2008, by Melanie Haupt
"...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...."

Riding the Tech Titanic
Austin looks for recovery after the dot-com bust.
News Story  March 15, 2002, by Mike Clark-Madison
"...High tech is booming..."

Austin as Tech Hub: Myth or Reality?
Start-ups abound here in Bat City, but they rarely stick around
Screens Story  October 27, 2016, by Johnny Holden
"...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...."

The Definitive Guide to Faking It as a Tech Entrepreneur at SXSW
How to win food and influence barmen
Screens Story  March 9, 2017, by Johnny Holden
"...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..."

Playback: Austin's Music Tech Movement
Can techies solve the problems facing Austin music?
Music Column  June 9, 2016, by Kevin Curtin
"...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..."

Texas State Aims To Survive 'Fight Night' Against La. Tech
Watch out for the haymaker, Bobcats
DAILY Sports  November 9, 2012, by Joe O'Connell
"...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..."

AISD: Balancing Teachers and Tech
AISD must ensure that new technology helps more than it hurts
News Story  November 26, 2010, by Richard Whittaker
"...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...."

High-Tech Heist
A former Power Computing company employee stole memory modules and drew a 25-year prison sentence.
News Story  December 24, 1999, by Brett Holloway-Reeves
"...This was the scene of Pierce's nightmare, the place he never expected to end up. Pierce was a high-tech success story..."

A-List of Tech Partners With SXSW
Technology startups get signal boost from Interactive Festival
DAILY Screens  April 9, 2013, by Monica Riese
"...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..."

Tech Guru to Close SXSW Interactive
Headspace founder Andy Puddicombe to speak at 2016 fest
DAILY SXSW  September 21, 2015, by Richard Whittaker
"...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...."

Local Tech Roundup
Gadgets and apps to keep you and your electronics healthy
Screens Story  June 11, 2015, by James Renovitch
"...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 $1,500-2,600..."

F1 Racing Wrap and COTA's Tech Future
News Story  November 22, 2013, by Richard Whittaker
"...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..."

New Wearable Tech Offers Peace of Mind for People With Limited Mobility
Unaliwear's new watch brings emergency response to the 21st century
DAILY Screens  February 8, 2018, by Milo Webb
"...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...."

Your Path to Tech Success
A CEO at 25, Brian Wong draws us a road map to victory
Screens Story  March 9, 2017, by Dan Gentile
"...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."..."

Local Tech You Didn’t Know You Needed
Globotix and Party Time! Hexcellent! make stuff no one else is making
DAILY Screens  May 11, 2016, by James Renovitch
"...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..."

High Tech Meets High Art in UT's CAET Initiative
New center teaches art students technical and computer skills
DAILY Screens  February 15, 2016, by Tucker Whatley
"...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...."

Austin a Tech Mentor
City program to provide Internet to low-income families is ahead of the curve nationally
News Story  July 30, 2015, by Mary Tuma
"...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...."

Water Balloon Tech: Burst or Bust?
New stretches in water balloon technology hit the market but not the mark
Features Story  May 14, 2015, by Kate X Messer
"...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...."

New Tech Conference Announced: CAPTIVATE
Gaming, film, music, and education all in one.
DAILY Screens  April 23, 2013, by James Renovitch
"...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..."

Computer Chess & Sexy Tech
Monofonus Press explores early computers and the games they played
DAILY Screens  December 18, 2012, by James Renovitch
"...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)..."

Old School and High Tech
TVs, iPads, laptops: watching Texas State football
DAILY Sports  October 17, 2012, by Joe O'Connell
"...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..."

Former Vet Tech Files Grievance on WilCo Animal Shelter (Updated)
Kathy (Lopez) Abdella files a formal grievance alleging violation of the Texas Whistleblower’s Act.
DAILY News  July 20, 2007, by Patricia J. Ruland
"...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..."

Clean-Tech Leaders
News Story  May 25, 2007
"...A few of the clean-tech start-ups recognized at the Clean Energy Venture Summit include:..."

Tech Talk?
DAILY News  March 1, 2007, by Wells Dunbar
"...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...."

High Tech vs. High Touch
The midwifery debate is not new in Austin -- a Chronicle reprint from June 18, 1993
News Story  November 14, 2003, by Robert Bryce
"...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...."

High Tech, Low Priority?
Not Everyone Is Sold on Computers in Schools
News Story  July 25, 1997, by Roseana Auten
"...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..."

Cream of the Tech-Top
The Year in Multimedia
Screens Story  January 5, 1996
"...4. The release of interactive online technologies, including Java, OLE, and Shockwave..."

Is the City Dumping Longtime Tech Nonprofit Austin Free-Net for a Cali Company?
CM Pool punts vote to March 1 over "transparency" concerns
DAILY News  February 23, 2018, by Mary Tuma
"...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...."

Give and Tech
How musical innovators Laurie Anderson and the Kronos Quartet made Landfall together
Arts Story  October 9, 2014, by Natalie Zeldin
"...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?..."

Cap Metro Adopts High Tech Timetables
Smartphones conquer the bus stops
News Story  March 16, 2012, by Katie Tomasino
"...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."..."

Local Tech Creations That Scare Us
Hell on wheels, surveilling boozehounds, and more
Screens Story  January 27, 2012, by James Renovitch
"...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..."

Tech Talk
A guide to some of the terms and concepts in redeveloping the city website
News Story  June 5, 2009, by Wells Dunbar

Excellent Tech Leap for Cap Metro
Let your cell phone plan your bus trip for you.
DAILY News  June 25, 2007, by Lee Nichols

Bowl Week: or, Holy Hopping Baby Jesus, It’s Eastern West Virginia Tech vs. Cal-Poly San Luis State!
DAILY Sports  December 27, 2006, by John Razook

High Tech Schools: The Future, or the Latest Fad?
Will new technology funding go to build skills or just buy stuff?
News Story  December 31, 2004, by Rachel Proctor May
"...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..."

High Tech Hijinks
SXSW Interactive features two contests to determine the geekiest of them all: The Iron Webmaster Showdown and the Sexiest Geek Alive.
Screens Story  March 1, 2002, by Belinda Acosta
"...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 ..."..."

Best of Austin Story  September 24, 1999
"...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..."

Readers: High-Tech
Best of Austin Story  September 24, 1999

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