Neowin News Feed for: Texas Neowin News Feed for: Texas en-us Neowin Ignition News (Managing Editor) (Neowin Developers) 5 Samsung is set to build a semiconductor factory in Taylor, Texas after tax break offer <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Samsung will build a semiconductor factory in Taylor, Texas after local government wooed the Korean firm with support in the form of tax breaks. It&#039;ll also establish a skills center in the city. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Wed, 24 Nov 2021 01:10:01 +0000 Tripwire CEO steps down following controversial remarks on Texas anti-abortion law <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Following massive backlash to Tripwire CEO John Gibson&#039;s controversial statement in favor of Texas&#039; anti-abortion law, the studio has announced that the executive will be stepping down from his role. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Usama Jawad) Tue, 07 Sep 2021 06:48:02 +0000 Samsung offered tax breaks from a Texas city to build new chip plant <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Samsung has been offered tax breaks by Taylor city in Texas if it chooses to locate a new chip factory there. Construction could begin in Q1 2022 with chip production starting by Q4 2024. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Mon, 06 Sep 2021 15:10:01 +0000 TrendForce says smartphone production to be reduced 5% in 2Q21 <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>TrendForce has said that 5G penetration could fall slightly this year due to a winter storm that hit Samsung&#039;s Austin factory that produces Qualcomm&#039;s 5G RFIC, a crucial component in 5G phones. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Fri, 12 Mar 2021 19:40:01 +0000 TrendForce warns of SSD price hikes later this year <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>TrendForce has warned of a 3-8% price increase for solid-state drives in the second quarter. It originally expected the price to remain steady but several production issues have cropped up. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Wed, 10 Mar 2021 04:02:01 +0000 "Mars, here we come!!" exclaims Elon Musk despite explosive ending to Starship's test flight <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Starship SN8 executed an almost perfect high-altitude flight test before plummeting towards the earth at a velocity greater than the intended threshold. SpaceX and Musk extolled the test as a success. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Ather Fawaz) Thu, 10 Dec 2020 06:56:01 +0000 Elon Musk asks Twitter if it wants to see a gigafactory built in Texas <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Elon Musk has asked Twitter in a poll if it would like to see a future gigafactory constructed in Texas. Tesla earlier said that there was a need to ramp up battery production to &quot;crazy levels&quot;. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Wed, 05 Feb 2020 09:54:02 +0000 Apple announces new green campus in Austin, Texas <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Apple has announced that it&#039;s building a new campus in Austin, Texas, which will house up to 15,000 employees. The new campus will open in 2022 and will include a massive area of green space. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Wed, 20 Nov 2019 14:16:01 +0000 Apple will once again manufacture its new Mac Pro in Texas <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Apple today announced that its upcoming Mac Pro will be manufactured in Austin, Texas. As noted by the Cupertino firm, it has been manufacturing the Mac Pro at that plant since 2013. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Rich Woods) Mon, 23 Sep 2019 17:08:01 +0000 Microsoft partners with Nextlink Internet in the latest Airband Initiative milestone <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src=",_wifi_medium.jpg" alt="" /></div>Microsoft has continued its Airband Initiative journey by teaming up with Nextlink Internet. The partnership will bring broadband access to nine million people, including one million in rural areas. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Hamza Jawad ) Wed, 18 Sep 2019 16:58:01 +0000 Hurricane Harvey relief being expedited by drone use <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The devastating natural disaster that was Hurricane Harvey left quite a mess. With extensive cleanup and relief efforts underway, some companies are using drone technology to provide aid to victims. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Chris Schroeder) Mon, 04 Sep 2017 06:00:01 +0000 Google and Ford to come together in pursuit of a self-driving car <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Ford and Google are believed to be forming a partnership around self-driving vehicles. The announcement is expected to be revealed at CES in January. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Wed, 23 Dec 2015 02:42:02 +0000 Google Fiber pricing released for Austin, sign-ups to begin next month <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Google has released the pricing for Austin, Texas, for its Fiber service. The service offers super-fast speeds, with sign-ups beginning next month. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Alec Robertson) Thu, 27 Nov 2014 17:42:01 +0000 Microsoft Office 365 to be used deep in the heart of Texas <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/61937223office-365.png" alt="" /></div>Microsoft announced today that it has signed a deal with the Texas government that will allow over 100,000 state government employees to use Microsoft&#039;s Office 365. <a href="">Read more...</a> (John Callaham) Fri, 15 Feb 2013 15:23:04 +0000 One thief acquires iPads worth $57,000 <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/996709829apple-logo-1.jpg" alt="" /></div>A thief operating in North Texas has managed to steal over one hundred iPad tablets, totalling up to a value of almost $60,000 without being caught. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Ferson) Fri, 04 May 2012 17:19:45 +0000 Apple's $304 million Austin campus approved <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/996709829apple-logo-1.jpg" alt="" /></div>A planned $305 million Apple campus in Austin, Texas has received approval from the Travis County Commissioners Court, after giving Apple millions in tax incentives. <a href="">Read more...</a> (John Callaham) Tue, 01 May 2012 23:04:41 +0000 iPhone A5 now made deep in the heart of Texas <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1987157075a5.jpg" alt="" /></div>As Samsung reaches peak production capacity of Apple&#039;s A5 processor at their Austin, Texas facility, they&#039;ve injected a little made in the USA pride into devices that are mostly foreign born. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Michael Stanclift) Fri, 16 Dec 2011 16:28:19 +0000 Neowindex 2009 US starts tomorrow in Texas <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/neowindex2009tx.png" alt="" /></div>Starting tomorrow, eight staffers from Neowin will be participating in the third annual Neowindex US, this year dubbed &quot;TX09.&quot; Two weeks ago, staffers from the EU met up in Amsterdam for their fourth annual event,... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Michael Stanclift) Tue, 21 Apr 2009 14:20:15 +0000 Texas bans Windows Vista from government use <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1174140061vista_logo.jpg" alt="" /></div>Windows Vista wasn't the biggest commercial success; many companies refused to use it initially, and are sticking with XP for now. It's strange, however, that the state of Texas has only just now declared it... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Sam Symons) Fri, 03 Apr 2009 00:17:29 +0000 Texas Instruments Debuts 'TI-Nspire' <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>No doubt a lot of you will remember using a TI calculator sometime during your education. Up here in Canada, the majority of schools use Ti-83/84 calculators at the high school level to teach topics... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Thu, 12 Apr 2007 03:46:14 +0000 Google to Digitize University of Texas library <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Google and the University of Texas Libraries have agreed that over one million books will be digitized and incorporated into the Google Books Library Project. The University of Texas at Austin is the fifth largest... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Tue, 23 Jan 2007 04:09:42 +0000 NASA & Texas Tech Work on New Systems for Spacecraft <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>NASA has chosen Texas Tech University computer scientists to help develop software that will aid in the design and building of an abort system for a new Crew Exploration Vehicle. NASA engineers will work with... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Tue, 20 Dec 2005 19:34:27 +0000 Texas Sues Sony Over Rootkit <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Under its new anti-spyware law, the State of Texas has sued Sony BMG Music Entertainment, on the grounds that its much-maligned XCP anti-piracy software included on numerous recent releases has left customers' computers open to... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Mon, 21 Nov 2005 20:27:58 +0000 Texas Instruments develops new digital video technology <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Texas Instruments Inc. says it has developed semiconductor technology that will let manufacturers quickly produce digital video devices with more power and features. Officials say manufacturers will be able to use the new chip, microprocessor... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Fri, 09 Sep 2005 11:01:41 +0000 Texas Instruments Targets Portable Media Centers <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Texas Instruments Incorporated announced that it is working with Microsoft on future versions of the Windows Mobile-based Portable Media Center Software Kit, which will enable manufacturers to develop Portable Media Centers with TI hardware. The... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Wed, 04 May 2005 14:45:30 +0000 Texas Moves to Tackle Spamming <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Texas law-enforcement officials have moved to crack down on spam, filing a lawsuit against one of the world's largest junk e-mail operations. The state's attorney general, Grreg Abbott, has field the case against two men... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Fri, 14 Jan 2005 11:38:31 +0000 Texas hacker caught <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>A 20-year-old University of Texas student from Houston faced federal charges Friday for hacking into the university's computer system and stealing Social Security numbers of 55,000 students, faculty and staff. Christopher Andrew Phillips, a computer... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Sat, 15 Mar 2003 14:57:09 +0000