Category: Weekly Features

Weekly News Roundup March 6-9

Facebook filters fake news by tweaking its algorithm Facebook begins to flag links that are associated with fake news to help users filter out deceptive news articles. Facebook also will be providing their users with a complied list of websites and “news” channels that have been known to post fake news in the past. Facebook...

Top 5 Panels for Computer Hackers

The computer hacker lifestyle has always intrigued young technology users. It’s easy to imagine dark rooms, dimly lit by old CRT monitors as one cyber-hero stays up to 3 a.m. probing the dark corners of the web. Okay, so maybe we can’t all be like the Hollywood movie hackers, quickly typing away at a DOS prompt to prevent...

Weekly News Roundup Feb. 27 – March 3

  Snapchat has a market capitalization of $33 billion and is creating a drone Snapchat started with an IPO of $24 billion on its first day at the New York Stock Exchange and closed up 44% creating a market capitalization of $33 billion. Meanwhile, the company is building their own drone. Snapchat set for $24...

Top 5 Food Inspired Technology Panels

The 21st Century is here and it is taking the food world by storm. When thinking about all of the ways to grab lunch, more than a few come to mind. Without technology inspired foods we would never have the options to order in via drones with UberEats, have a box of food delivered in...

Weekly News Roundup Feb. 17-24

AMD is getting ready to launch Ryzen in March, their latest and greatest computer processor series If its exponential increase in stock price is any cue, AMD’s revival is real this time. In fact, AMD’s Ryzen processors are so popular, they’re already best sellers on Amazon. We revealed new die shots of Ryzen at ISSCC, revealing the cache...

Top 5 Panels for Millennials

The term “millennial” has somehow become synonymous with negative words such as “entitled,” “narcissistic,” or even “lazy.” How did these labels get tied to an entire generation of people? What can we do to overcome these stereotypes? According to Pew Research Center analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data, Millennials now make up over a third of...

Weekly News Roundup Feb. 10-17

Pokémon Go releases Generation II Pokémon The Pokémon Go team  has announced a new generation for the first time since it’s initial launch in July 2016. Trainers, over 80 more Pokémon and new features are here! https://t.co/7hUwB1wVBAhttps://t.co/9gVfrwaemA — Pokémon GO (@PokemonGoApp) February 16, 2017 Summary of what was announced: Additional Pokémon, New Evolutions, New Encounter Gameplay, New Berries, New Avatars...

TBT: Carly Hohl

Throwback Thursday – To commemorate the 10th year of SXTXState, each Thursday we’ll be featuring past participants in the project. Check back each Thursday until SXSW to find out what SXTXState alumni remember from their time with the project and what they are up to now. Carly Hohl graduated from Texas State University in 2010 with...