"...That won’t be necessary anymore. These days, Irvine is an equity partner in an Austin-based technology start-up called Humm Systems, that has created a hand-held, customizable customer survey device that provides guests the opportunity to share responses about their dining experience before leaving the restaurant; in effect, talking to the restaurant, rather than venting about it later via social media review sites...."
"...We all know how delicious kimchi, balsamic vinegar, or a nice cheese can be, but fermentation is also a good way to introduce more good microbes into your body. According to Garg, "Fermentation is the longest-standing form of biotechnology..."
"...When I was trying to come up with the best way to describe successful sports bars, the recurring idea was the admonition in an old number from the Fifties musical Gypsy. In the song, seasoned strippers map out the road to success for the young Gypsy Rose Lee, singing, "You gotta get a gimmick, if you wanna get ahead!" Sports bars are known by their gimmicks, using suggestive names (Hooters, Bikinis); scantily clad female servers (ditto); sports-related names (Champions, Third Base, Legends); cutting-edge, big-screen TV technology (Cool River Cafe, Dave & Buster's); craft beer and custom cocktails (this attraction is growing); plus salty and spicy, guy-oriented snack food that encourages drinking (all of these places)...."
"...But when brainstorming began in earnest in 2009, the project's lead imagineers – Brenda Branch, then-Austin Public Library director; John Gillum, APL's facilities process manager; and architectural firms Lake|Flato of Austin/San Antonio and Shepley Bulfinch of Boston, which partnered on the project – knew that the library had to be more than just six stories of dead quiet with people in easy chairs silently absorbed in the latest Gone Girl knockoff. Over the past 20 years, the ways in which people use libraries have evolved, and the best of the libraries built in this era reflect those changes: the incorporation of technology, the increase in programs that bring people together, the exchange of information..."
"...Indeed, the site's proximity to the Austin Museum of Art could create a number of performance opportunities: indoor and outdoor music, film, art, and lectures. The Art and Technology Gallery of AMOA will contain some exhibits that can be seen from the park..."
"...Ask anyone in the high-tech industry about what they like to do for entertainment and a common response is "Eat." Tech industry people are legendary foodies. Maybe it has something to do with all the comestible perks technology companies offer their employees..."
"...Consider this: If a restaurant server delivered an iPad-like device to your table with the final bill that allowed you to immediately share feedback about the restaurant experience, would you use it? Software developer and entrepreneur Bernard Briggs and his business partner, Food Network celebrity chef Robert Irvine, were in Austin a couple of weeks back promoting their new product to local restaurants. Humm is a patent-pending technology that allows restaurant owners to capture guest feedback with a high success rate while diners are still in the restaurant..."
"...The Telecommunications Commission has been turning its attention to this, obviously in terms of technology. Ironically, however, it is not a technological question...."
"...Sixth, 472-2037. Treat your loved one to a wonderful meal, and support tomorrow's women in science to boot! The restaurant is sponsoring a Valentine's Dinner that will benefit Tomorrow's Women in Science & Technology (TWIST), a non-profit organization that presents seminars for young women in grades 6-8 with an interest in math and science in hopes that they will pursue careers in these fields..."
"...This charming, beautifully illustrated kids book traces a dish called raspberry fool from England in 1720 to Charlotte, South Carolina in 1810, to Boston in 1910, and finally to San Diego in the present day. Different families in different eras use evolving technology to prepare and enjoy the same fine dessert..."
"...Now that our cousins have gone on to shotgun weddings and a life of dope smoking in the family room, we wonder if that was such a good idea. Thank heavens, then, for Rachel Muir, the founder of Girlstart, a company that encourages girls in math, science, technology (and the occasional pillow fight)..."
"...Truelove began with the City more than a decade ago as an intern in the Information Systems Department (now Communications and Technology Management). She served as an IT Asset Manager before becoming an Executive Assistant in the City Manager’s Office...."
"...Harrell's ability to testify credibly on a number of topics (in a recent bout of testifying, he spoke on nine bills before four committees, all of which started at the same time), as well as his good humor, are proven assets. In one instance, a manufacturer was lobbying for a bill to allow police to use a recording technology that analyzes the stress in a speaker's voice..."
"...She confuses the dog with nature, but a dog isn't nature; a wolf or a coyote is nature. Dogs are the result of selective breeding -- a type of technology that goes back 100,000 years..."
"...“John Lewis conceived this idea – to which he brings such incredible moral authority – of using the sit-in. What’s different about this and a somewhat similar event I participated in with him during the Gingrich era, is technology..."
"...While the vast majority of the establishment media is focused on Monica Lewinski and her "soiled dress," an issue of much greater concern to our country is being ignored and covered up. The president of the United States gave communist China top-secret missile technology in exchange for illegal cash, political contributions, and political favors..."
"...Chad Nichols of The Transgressors: To be clear, I've always hated CDs. They were an obvious ploy by the record industry to introduce a "new technology" to drive up prices per unit even though they were vastly cheaper to manufacture than vinyl records..."
"...I am pleased to advise you that the city's proposed budget for FY 2002 includes funding for the Computer and Technology Centers at Travis and Reagan high schools provided by Capital Area Training Foundation. Over the next year, the city has requested CATF to develop a sustainability plan...."
"...I was pleased to see so much media coverage of the less polluting automobile technology being designed by Honda and others. It's precisely these advances that make me wonder: Why has the auto industry spent so much time and money fighting EPA's better clean air standard? They could've spent it speeding these improvements into my car and actually cleaning the air we're breathing..."
"...I would like to congratulate Michael Ventura on his recent series of articles offering a critique of technology and our addiction to it...."