Omar Gallega

Texas Mutual is proud to sponsor an informative podcast series by Omar Gallaga, former tech culture writer for the Austin American-Statesman and ongoing contributor to public radio’s “Texas Standard.” Mr. Gallaga has served as a contributor for CNN.comMSNBC.com, and NPR’s “All Things Considered,” and each 60-second podcast provides useful insights into the latest developments in technology.

Texas Mutual is at the forefront of the industry with technologies that help companies work safer. In addition, we’ve introduced innovations that make the workers’ comp process simpler, faster and more convenient for our policyholder owners.

Omar Gallega
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Texas Mutual is proud to sponsor an informative podcast series by Omar Gallaga, former tech culture writer for the Austin American-Statesman and ongoing contributor to public radio’s “Texas Standard.” Mr. Gallaga has served as a contributor for CNN.comMSNBC.com, and NPR’s “All Things Considered,” and each 60-second podcast provides useful insights into the latest developments in technology.

Texas Mutual is at the forefront of the industry with technologies that help companies work safer. In addition, we’ve introduced innovations that make the workers’ comp process simpler, faster and more convenient for our policyholder owners.

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Episode 030: Mac vs. PCs Lives On

The never-ending debate of Mac versus Windows continues on today. If you’re thinking of switching to a different operating system, keep in mind the following tidbits.

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Episode 028: 9-1-1 and Cell Phones

A call drop is a disaster during an emergency. Find out some of the latest phone improvements and developments under way making calling 9-1-1 more reliable.

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Episode 027: Your Location, GPS and Ads

When needing turn-by-turn directions, having your location settings enabled is helpful. But how do you adjust them so your data isn’t turned into ad dollars?

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Episode 026: Hyperloop Travel

Elon Musk and other key players in tech are itching to build a hyperloop to connect our major cities. So where is the state of Texas currently in the development process?

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Episode 025: Biometric Scanning

What’s the most difficult thing to replicate that can serve as a password? Learn about the pros and cons of biometric scanning.

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Episode 024: Your Privacy Versus New Tech

With all the convenience technology brings us, your privacy can be compromised. Listen now for tips to help you ward off digital intrusion.

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Episode 023: The Texas Esports Connection

The fastest growing sport in the world is also popular in Texas. Learn about esports and how the largest video game competition network for college-aged gamers began on the University of Texas campus.

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Episode 022: Drone Rules

Looking to take a drone up in the air as a new hobby? Find out what you need to know about flying a drone to avoid fines.

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Episode 021: Disaster Data Recovery

Data recovery efforts may go further than you ever thought possible. In the wake of a disaster, your data may still be intact.

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Episode 020: Once and For All: Screen Time

How much is too much? Listen to tips from American Academy of Pediatrics on managing your children’s screen time.

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Episode 019: What are the Top Tech Jobs in Texas?

Programmers, web designers and software developers are in high demand in the state of Texas, but they are only a slice of the technology pie. Find out the other hot areas for job growth in the tech industry.

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Episode 018: Why are Smartphone Cameras Improving so Quickly?

With every new phone generation, taking photos is becoming more of a snap. Discover why many professional photographers are turning to their mobile device as their preferred camera of choice.

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Episode 017: Cutting the Cord/Calculate the Costs

Has cutting the cord on your TV services crossed your mind? Take advantage of these tips to help guide you with weighing the costs and finding the latest alternatives to cable and satellite.

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Episode 016: What is a Diversity Report?

How much do the diversity statistics reported actually reflect the current workforce in the tech industry? See why Google, Apple and other major companies still may be choosing to release diversity reports.

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Episode 015: Your Connected Car is Your Wallet

Worrying when you forget your wallet at home could soon be a thing of the past. Find out how car manufacturers are looking towards the future with mobile payments in mind.

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Episode 014: The Origin of Origin

Did you know the highest crowdfunded video game has humble roots you can trace back to Austin, TX? Find out the latest games in development by Origin Systems alum including Richard Garriott.

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Episode 013: Spaceports in Texas

Will commercial space travel happen in our neck of the woods? Learn about some of the places in Texas looking to launch into recreational orbit soon.

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Episode 012: Electronic Medical Records

Smarter healthcare may be on the horizon to make managing your overall wellness easier. Listen to hear how EMRs and EHRs are changing the way doctors and health professionals interact with and assist patients.

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Episode 011: Alamo Reality

To help remember the Alamo, one company has created a new educational experience. Immerse yourself in Alamo Reality, an augmented reality app covering the Alamo’s key figures and scenes.

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Episode 010: Five Levels of Self-Driving Cars

If you can’t imagine riding in a car with no one at the wheel, not every future automobile will be completely autonomous. Learn more about the different levels of self-driving cars.

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Episode 009: Importance of a Good Cell Phone Charger

You never know when you truly need a phone charger until a really vital moment arises. Whether you just want a high quality piece or to go completely portable, here are some of your phone charger options.

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Episode 008: VR training and safety

Virtual Reality is creating a low stakes, immersive environment for employees to explore. Discover how some businesses are already applying VR to their operations.

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Episode 007: Aunt Bertha’s Help

Technology today’s not just making us more efficient, it can also provide help to those struggling. Aunt Bertha is one startup looking to make a big difference and connect people who are truly in need.

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Episode 006: What happened to Compaq?

For long-time PC users, you likely have memories around Compaq computers. Take a walk down memory lane and find out how Compaq met its demise.

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Episode 005: How does Spotify know what songs you’ll like?

Have you ever been pleasantly surprised when Spotify suggested a song you’ve never heard before and you enjoyed it? Spotify factors in multiple variables to help guide you new to musical discoveries.

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Episode 004: Ambient Technology

Immersive technology is emerging and becoming available at the beckon call of your voice. Find out how big data is working with a new wave of technology and items you use every day to provide convenience to you.

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Episode 003: The Texas woman who was the first to beat a spammer

Over twenty years ago after spam caused damage to her business, Tracey Laguey Parker won a landmark case to ward off spammers. Learn about the first person that successfully won a court case against spam.

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Episode 002: Should I upgrade my phone software?

Will updating your phone’s operating system bring more joy or cause you headaches? Take advantage of these tips to help you decide on whether to update your phone’s software.

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Episode 001: Chatbots

By now you’ve heard the buzz and likely seen them in action. Find out some of the ways businesses are using chatbots and how one may add value to your company.

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