Digital Savant is Omar L. Gallaga's tech culture blog.
The second South by Southwest V2V conference is officially scheduled for Las Vegas in July.
The local edition of a conference happening in 150 cities has sold out, but the event will be streamed free online this week.
Digital Savant was on vacation, but here's a few things worth bringing up from over the Thanksgiving break.
After the recent onslaught of new games, a much lighter week spotlights role-playing and fighting games from Japan.
A concert ticket-buying app, new to Austin, promotes going to shows with groups of friends.
Most gamers crave instant gratification, but there's pleasure to be had in games that make you wait for an ongoing narrative fix.
Another big week of video game releases usher in the Friday release of Microsoft's Xbox One game console.
Twitter has a new way to display hand-picked Tweets, but there's a catch.
The pilot episode of a new podcast we hope to bring to you regularly in 2014 featuring Omar L. Gallaga, Tolly Moseley and a special guest each week.
The co-founder and CEO of the DNA-testing startup 23andMe is the next announced keynote speaker for South by Southwest Interactive 2014.
Another 200 sessions for SXSW Interactive 2014 are announced.
Several different programs at Dell Children's Medical Center employ apps, video games and a mix of tablets to treat kids.
The holiday console war heats up with a slew of PlayStation 4 launch games.
A wrap-up of upcoming Austin tech events and must-read web stuff.
Popular on Facebook, the one-panel customizable comic strips seem to be taking over.
Omar L. Gallaga writes about technology culture for the Austin American-Statesman. He was a technology correspondent for NPR's "All Things Considered," helping originate the All Tech Considered segment and blog.