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Digital Savant

Digital Savant

Digital Savant is Omar L. Gallaga's tech culture blog.

Latest entries

"Leaderboard"

Daily Dot and Rooster Teeth launch e-sports show 'Leaderboard'

The two Austin media companies take to YouTube together for a new show focused on electronics sports.

Gallaga: Austin’s ‘Intergalactic Nemesis’ targets the digital mainstream

Column: Austin-bred 'Nemesis' pushes into digital to crack mainstream

The long-running live-action graphic novel series gets into podcasting, webisodes and digital comics.

"Madden 15"

'Madden 15,' 'Layton' / 'Phoenix Wright' crossover new in games

The latest edition of the "Madden" NFL football juggernaut and a Nintendo 3DS crossover of "Professor Layton" and "Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney" are new in video games this week.

In its 20th year, SXSW Interactive struggles with signal-to-noise ratio

SXSW updates: award nominations sought, PanelPicker deadline approaches

March may seem far away, but SXSW Interactive activity is already ramping up.

LastPass

Micro: do you really need a password manager?

A reader wants to know if software to manage your passwords are worth the trouble.

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Two years later, the wait seems longer for mobile wallets

Column: mobile wallets still feel like a frustrating work-in-progress

In this week's Digital Savant column, we look at the ways in which paying for stuff with your phone is not much further along than it was two years ago.

"Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition"

Ultimate 'Diablo III' and 'Xillia 2' are in new games this week

An "Ultimate Evil" edition of "Diablo III" for consoles and a sequel to "Tales of Xillia" lead this week's new video-game releases.

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Restaurant and grocery delivery in Austin, 08.17.14

Grocery-, restaurant- and anything-delivery services changing Austin

In a big Sunday story, Omar Gallaga and Addie Broyles explore the world of on-demand, instant-gratification food delivery in Austin.

Opera for Windows

Micro: Web browsing slowed to a crawl? Try these tips

A reader asks about ways to make sluggish websites load faster on his laptop.

Gallaga: Be aware of shifts in buying back-to-school tech

Column: laptops not dead for back-to-school

In this year's back-to-school tech guide, we take a look at some of the gear you might take a look at for college-aged students.

"Hohokum"

Artful 'Hohokum,' blasty 'World of Tanks' new in games this week

The colorful "Hohokum" hits PlayStation systems while "World of Tanks" debuts at retail for Xbox 360 in this week's video-game releases.

Draw someone with ‘French Girls’

Selfies become art (sometimes) with 'French Girls'

The drawing app "French Girls" draws direct inspiration from selfies submitted by users.

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GALLAGA: Should you be worried about online experiments?

Column: user experiments now par for the course online?

There's been Internet outrage about experiments Facebook and OKCupid have run on users, but is the anger misdirected and overblown?

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Video game releases and more for Tuesday, Aug. 5 and beyond

Updated 'Street Fighter,' indie 'Road' new in games this week

A set of tweaks and updates for "Street Fighter IV" and an intriguing indie game, "Road Not Taken" lead this week's new game releases.

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SXSW Interactive opens registration, announces first 10 featured speakers

SXSW 2015 has opened up registration, hotel requests and has announced a first bit of content for the March festival.

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Omar L. Gallaga

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.

 
 

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