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Are Driverless Cars in Houston’s Future?

Posted on · The folks at Google have been busy these days working on ways to re-think the modern car. A new alliance with several automakers is intended to help build out android operating systems in cars to improve navigation and other built-in electronic functions. But that’s small potatoes – near future thinking. Google’s also been lobbying in […]

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Teacher Says It’s OK to Text in Class: Discussing Technology in Houston Classrooms

Posted on · Many Houston schools embrace the use of technology in the classroom. Earlier this year, for example, Spring Branch Independent School District announced it was earmarking nearly $40 million for technology in its schools. Officials said tablets and iPads would be some of the devices more widely available in classrooms and libraries. But while many Houston […]

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New Technology Partnership Forming Between Houston and Russia

Posted on · Houston’s Technology Center is forming a new partnership with Russia. The HTC says its new program with Moscow’s Skolkovo Foundation will open up opportunities for Houston to exchange technological ideas with Russia. Officials say this means new jobs for Houston and a chance for small businesses in technology to promote themselves abroad. We’ll talk with […]

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Minorities and STEM

Posted on · Science, technology, engineering and math majors can lead to high-paying jobs, especially in Houston where many of these industries thrive. And yet, there are some disparities when it comes to which students are participating in such STEM programs. African-American and Hispanic students account for less than 15 percent of those graduating with STEM degrees. And […]

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Houston Matters for Wed., Oct. 9, 2013

Posted on · Science, technology, engineering and math – or STEM – majors can lead to high-paying jobs, especially in Houston where many industries rely on people with that knowledge. And yet, there are some disparities when it comes to which students participate in such STEM programs. According to the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering, African-Americans […]


Microsoft vs. Apple

Posted on · Last week, Apple was the talk of the electronics world as fans camped overnight to buy the newest iPad. And while Apple products like the iPhone and iPod are popular with consumers, those in the business world say It’s Microsoft that reigns supreme.


Houstonians Gobble Up the New iPad

Posted on · If you've been waiting to get the new Apple iPad, now's your chance. Here in Houston, the new iPad went on sale today and once again, there were people waiting in line to get one. 


Too Much Technology?

Posted on · What happens when company computers fail? 16.5 million Chase Bank customers were affected when they were unable access the company's online banking system for three days last week. Bill Stamps looks into our dependence on technology and how it can affect us when things go wrong.


Tech Fund Out of Money

Posted on · State money set aside to help new tech businesses get off the ground has apparently run out. The Emerging Technology Fund is supposed to help new companies that are in the business of developing new technologies. But as Bill Stamps reports, some businesses will have to put their plans on hold.


‘Scareware’ Targeting More Computer Users

Posted on · Computer security experts say they're seeing more users fall victim to a scam that promises to fix whatever viruses might be on their computers, while giving criminals access to their personal information. David Pitman reports.