North Texas making strong push for Virgin Hyperloop center

North Texas is going all-in for hyperloop, as the region hopes to become a frontrunner at incorporating the groundbreaking transportation technology. Virgin Hyperloop One assures it can transport commuters and cargos at speeds up to 670 miles per hour. The North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) wants Virgin Hyperloop One to bring that technology… Continue reading North Texas making strong push for Virgin Hyperloop center

Away from Washington, Trump praises Apple’s Texas expansion

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — President Donald Trump got away from the impeachment inquiry in Washington on Wednesday and celebrated tech behemoth Apple’s decision to keep its Mac Pro computer manufacturing plant in the Texas state capital. Trump’s visit follows Apple’s announcement in September that it would continue manufacturing the latest generation of the Mac Pro… Continue reading Away from Washington, Trump praises Apple’s Texas expansion

Mouser continues sponsorship of Formula E (electric) racing

Once the GEOX DRAGON cars come to rest after whizzing across racing circuits, Mansfield-based Mouser Electronics’ name will be visible all through the 2019-20 ABB FIA Formula E Championship racing season. For the sixth year in a row, Mouser is sponsoring a racing team in Formula E, which features cars that are powered solely by… Continue reading Mouser continues sponsorship of Formula E (electric) racing

MineralWare founder launches new online marketplace to buy, sell, lease minerals, royalty interests

A Fort Worth-based technology firm is offering the mineral industry’s first end-to-end transaction platform. Energy Domain, a new marketplace to buy, sell or lease oil and gas minerals and royalty interests, announced its company launch on Monday. The new company is co-founded by Ryan Vinson, who also founded MineralWare. The new company is headquartered close… Continue reading MineralWare founder launches new online marketplace to buy, sell, lease minerals, royalty interests

Fort Worth company making technological strides with electric motors

Brad Hunstable, a Texas-native and graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, previously built a video streaming platform called Ustream, which he sold to IBM for $150 million. Now, with the help of a technology invented by his father Fred Hunstable, he has developed an entire new family of electric motors, Hunstable… Continue reading Fort Worth company making technological strides with electric motors

AT&T says HBO Max streaming service to launch in May for $15

AT&T said Tuesday that its HBO Max streaming service will launch in May for $15 a month, joining a crowded field. The company has said HBO Max will become the “workhorse” for its video business as cord-cutting of traditional TV expands. It hopes to migrate people who pay for HBO in different ways today to… Continue reading AT&T says HBO Max streaming service to launch in May for $15

Social media campaign aims to solve IU student’s 1977 murder

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — With their maternal grandmothers being sisters, Scott Burnham and Ann Louise Harmeier were second cousins who didn’t see each other often. He was 10 years younger, and they grew up in Indiana cities 230 miles apart. The cousins were last together in Bloomington. It was 1976, and Burnham and his parents… Continue reading Social media campaign aims to solve IU student’s 1977 murder

Texas professor, 97, wins Nobel for lithium-ion battery research

STOCKHOLM (AP) — If you’re reading this on a mobile phone or laptop computer, you might thank this year’s three laureates for the Nobel Prize in chemistry for their work on lithium-ion batteries. Yet the batteries developed by the British, American and Japanese winners that make those devices possible are far more revolutionary than just… Continue reading Texas professor, 97, wins Nobel for lithium-ion battery research

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, Google’s new competition cop, says everything is “on the table”

October 8, 2019 AUSTIN — Ken Paxton is no fan of Google. The Lone Star State’s Republican attorney general says he rarely even uses the company’s widely popular search engine, opting instead for rival services, because he has “always been concerned about tracking.” But Paxton these days is more than a mere sideline skeptic: As… Continue reading Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, Google’s new competition cop, says everything is “on the table”