Month: November 2018

Episode 100: Rural Internet Still a Problem

In states with lots of wide-open spaces, such as Texas, the availability of broadband internet service is still a problem. Here’s why rural internet access is still problematic.

Episode 99: Fake News 2.0

While social-media companies still continue to assess the damage that fake accounts and bots caused during the 2016 election cycle, there are indications that the next generation of disruptive players will be even worse.

Episode 98: Concerts Go High-Tech

As album sales revenue dries up, top music performers are working to make their live arena shows more dynamic by adding drones, augmented reality and other technologies.

Episode 97: Wanna Be an Influencer?

If you’ve ever dreamed of a life as a social-media influencer, someone who gets paid to promote your lifestyle, there are a few things you should know about what’s required.

Episode 96: Maybe Don’t Upgrade

Despite the lure of new smartphones introduced every year, there are ways to extend the life of your current phone by improving battery life and freeing up data storage space.

Episode 95: Tech Companies Helping Tech Addiction

Even major tech companies such as Google and Apple are starting to acknowledge that some of our digital-screen habits aren’t healthy. Here’s what they’re doing to promote digital wellness.

Episode 94: VR Tourism

As virtual-reality technology improves and it becomes more accessible to more people, there’s a movement to make virtual travel and virtual history lessons available using these tools.

Episode 93: High-Tech Military in Austin

While it’s not as well-known as a military down as San Antonio down the road, Austin scored a major victory this year by landing the U.S. Army’s Futures Command Center.

Episode 92: Tips for When You’ve Been Hacked

If you’re one of the people who’s been the victim of a major hacking on a banking or retail site, there are resources available to help ensure your identity is protected.

Episode 91: Coupon Sites

Some of sites that help you track down special discounts, clip online coupons and seek out cashback offers from lots of major retailers have roots in Texas.