texas

  • AT&T begins rolling out Wi-Fi service in San Antonio Starbucks


    We knew AT&T was taking over T-Mobile’s hotspot service across all Starbucks, but I didn’t think it would happen this soon. I guess it’s spring. The first known Starbucks to give T-Mobile the boot and replace it with AT&T has been spotted in San Antonio, TX. U-verse subscribers have free access so hop on over San Antonio-ites or whatever you call yourselves. I… Read More

  • Off to SXSW Interactive

    [photopress:sxswna.jpg,full,right] So I convinced Bossman Biggs to let me go to south by southwest in Austin, Texas for CrunchGear. The show is split into music, film and interactive sections. I’ll be covering the interactive part over the next few days, armed with a digital camera and minimal knowledge of what I’m expected to do. I don’t think there’ll be much gear for… Read More

  • Flashmobbers stage iPod dance party in Texas capitol

    The whole flashmob thing is so 2005, but that didn’t stop 50 iPod owners in Austin, Texas, from organizing one with a simple, yet fun-sounding, goal: iPod dance party in the capitol building. The kids converged at the set time and each rocked out with their earbuds in, janky dancing to whatever it was they liked. I’m not sure how I feel about the idea, actually. At a club, you can… Read More

  • Albert, Texas: Mint condition, 13 acres, low reserve!!!

    A man in Italy bought the small Texas town of Albert on eBay for $3.8 million on Friday. That’s awesome. I wish I had my own town. Lucky jerk. Good for him, though. Nobody currently lives in the town, but there’s a bar that’s open on the weekends. Go figure. The town is about 13 acres large and includes "a pavilion, an 85-year-old dance hall, a tractor shed, a… Read More

  • The Ultimate Geek Cab

    Some of us have trouble pulling ourselves away from the computer and sometimes that can be OK. But if you need your fix of video gaming and Internet surfing and happen to live in Austin, Texas, you may want to call Ricky Gray for a cab. Gray has outfitted his minivan-turned-taxi with two LCD TVs on which customers can play Playstation 2 games on, watch TV, and surf the… Read More

  • Pedophile Blames Open WiFi Network For Kiddie Porn

    Sure you can pin the blame on your unsecured router when the RIAA or MPAA comes knocking at your door, but when it’s the FBI and you’re accused of having tons of child pornography, don’t think you’re getting out of this one so easily. A guy in Texas had his home raided and the police found lots of child porn on his computer. When confronted, he blamed his… Read More

  • Apple, Samsung, Sandisk Sued Over MP3 Patent Infringement

    With last week’s record-breaking pay out from Microsoft over a patent, it was only a matter of time before a bunch of nasty trolls came out of the woodwork to prey on innocent, unsuspecting companies. Now Apple, Samsung, and Sandisk have found themselves at the center of a lawsuit from some jerk off in Texas. Texas MP3 Technologies owns U.S. patent 7,065,417, which is described as… Read More