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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.

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A screenshot from "In The Know: Leaderboard," a new series focused on e-sports. It's a web video collaboration between two Austin-based companies, The Daily Dot and Rooster Teeth Productions.

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.

Pianist Harlan Hodges plays the score as Jessie Douglas, the company and stage manager, works alongside George Stumberg, technical director and lead audio. Beside them is the foley artist Kelly Matthews and voice actors and actress Brock England, Rachel Landon and Chris Gibson for “The Intergalactic Nemesis,” part of which was performed before a screening of “Guardians of the Galaxy” at Alamo Drafthouse Slaughter Lane.

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.

This year's edition of the EA Sports game, "Madden 15," features improved defense options and a more holistic approach to skills training.

'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.

Science journalist Christie Nicholson, left, moderates a discussion with keynote speaker, Neil deGrasse Tyson, the new host of “Cosmos” on FOX on Saturday.

SXSW updates: award nominations sought, PanelPicker deadline approaches

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

Jason Neulander is the director and producer of “Intergalactic Nemesis,” part of which was performed before a screening of “Guardians of the Galaxy” at Alamo Drafthouse Slaughter Lane earlier this month.

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

This is a common Austin artistic performer problem.Performer creates a thing. It is small, perhaps not fully formed, but it’s a different kind of thing nobody’s done before. The performer’s work gains a local following. The performer starts to get some attention, takes the thing on tour, returns home to ...

“LastPass” is password-management software available on a wide variety of desktop and mobile systems and devices. It’s free to use with a premium version also available at $12 a year.

Bad at keeping track of passwords? Use a manager

A reader, Mary, asks, “Do I need a password manager app? What prevents hackers from breaking into that app and gaining access to all of my passwords at once? Can’t I just put them all into my Notes?” It really depends on how you use passwords. If you tend to ...

"LastPass" is password-management software available on a wide variety of desktop and mobile systems and devices. It's free to use with a premium version also available at $12 a year.

Micro: do you really need a password manager?

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

A shopper tries out mobile payments with Isis Wallet on a mobile phone at Whole Foods Market in downtown Austin in 2012. Isis was launched with fanfare in Austin but is now going through rebranding because it shares a name with a terrorist group in Iraq.

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" includes a "Reaper of Souls" expansion pack and refines "Diablo III" with an update to the game for consoles. It's available for Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4.

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.

Melissa Avila, a freelance delivery driver for Postmates in Austin, drops off an order from Home Slice Pizza to the lobby of the Austin American-Statesman. Avila said she accepts jobs via an iPhone and is paid a portion of the order cost plus mileage and tips.

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.

 
 

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