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Omar L. Gallaga

Technology Culture Reporter

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. He's also written for Kirkus Reviews, CNN.com's technology section, MSNBC.com and the pop culture website Television Without Pity. He lives in New Braunfels with his wife and two daughters.

Latest from Omar L. Gallaga

The Samsung Galaxy Experience will return to Austin City Limits Fest, allowing festgoers to try out Samsung Products, swap out batteries on devices, win prizes and charge up phones and tablets as they did at ACL Fest 2013.

Gallaga: A tech survival guide for ACL Fest

Outdoor festivals like Austin City Limits Fest are great fun, but they pose a special challenge for our technology, which in general wasn’t built to be outdoors for three days at a time without electrical outlets nearby.So let’s look at ways to get the most out of the fest by ...

Digital Savant is moving!

A new blog home for us, but don't worry, these older blog posts aren't going anywhere.

Meetup.com is one place to find local events and groups to join related to tech or practically any other interest.

Micro: How to find tech groups and events

Google is fine, but there are better ways to find tech groups and events in Austin.

Byte of Texas, an Austin Food Blogger Alliance conference, takes place Sept. 27-28 at the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum.

Just a few tech and blogging conferences coming up

The rest of September and October promise to be busy ones for anyone who wants to attend blogging and technology conferences.

 Brothers Fred Wood, left, from San Antonio, and Chad Wood, right, from Austin have serious fun on the arcade game “Push Me Pull You” as part of Fantastic Arcade Thursday afternoon at the Highball.

Column: Fantastic Arcade's fifth year full of loose, indie fun

The indie video-game festival, which runs alongside Fantastic Fest, featured great games, raucous panels and unique events.

"Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes" is a 2.0 edition of the game series that includes three new figures, Thor, Black Widow and Iron Man. It's available for Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Wii U. Credit: Disney

'Disney Infinity 2.0,' 'Hyrule Warriors' new in this week's games

The "Marvel Super Heroes" edition of "Disney Infinity" is released, as well as the Wii U fighting game, "Hyrule Warriors" and more.

“Swype,” available for 99 cents on the Apple App Store, is a keyboard app that can speed up typing on touch-screen devices. Along with “SwiftKey,” it’s one of several third-party keyboard apps that now work on iPhones and iPads with the introduction of iOS 8.

Slow typists get an assist with "SwiftKey" and "Swype" on iOS 8

Apple now allows third-party keyboards on its mobile operating system. Prepare to increase typing speeds!

“Ethical Decision Making” is a free informational app for iPhone that helps weigh the ethical implications of a decision. It was developed based on guidelines created at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University.

Column: thinking about right and wrong amid tech's excess

New technology can afford us opportunities to get away with more than we should. Can we keep ourselves in check?

“Wasteland 2” is the product of a nearly $3 million Kickstarter campaign last year. It’s available for Windows PC, Mac and Linux.

'Wasteland 2' and new 'Naruto' hit video game shelves this week

A crowdfunded "Wasteland 2" and a ninja battle "Naruto Shippuden" game highlight this week's new video game releases.

Digital Foci’s Picture Porter 35 is an example of a portable photo vault, a device that can back up photos directly from a camera memory card without requiring a computer.

Micro: what's a travel-friendly way to store photos?

A reader asks about ways to make a backup from a camera's memory card without a computer.

 
 

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