technology

Paul Flahive

In November, Nintendo immediately sold out of its NES mini, a throwback to its original 30-year-old gaming system. A San Antonio company is taking advantage of the resurgence in retro gaming systems. For the past three years, Eli Galindo has been creating new games for old systems like the Sega Genesis the Original Nintendo, and this game called 'Dork And Ymp' on Super Nintendo. His company Piko Interactive takes old games, ones that were previously unreleased or sometimes unfinished games...

Paul Flahive

Speaking to a crowd of two to three hundred Tuesday night at the Burleson Yard Beer Garden, Mayor Ivy Taylor, wearing a "Keep Ride Share SA" tee-shirt, gave fans of Uber and Lyft their marching orders, "Send an email, place a phone call to your council member. Make your voices heard," she said. The Mayor urged action less than two weeks from a vote that could determine the future of the two companies in San Antonio. The vote is on whether to extend a pilot-program that made fingerprint background checks optional, something current ordinances mandate for Taxi drivers. The companies, which conduct their own background check for employment, suspended operation in San Antonio once for a similar regulation and other rules the companies said were burdensome. Tech Bloc, a San Antonio technology advocacy organization, along with the Mothers Against Drunk Driving sponsored the event and pointed to the drop in alcohol-related crashes and arrests since the Uber and Lyft returned. They called this the real public-safety threat.

NASA

Saturday's launch of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's latest weather satellite, the GOES-R clears the way for a constellation of satellites designed and built here in San Antonio to launch in the middle of next month. There are many differences between the GOES-R satellite, a high-tech but traditional weather satellite, and the CYGNSS, or Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System that is scheduled to launch December 12. Project Manager John Scherrer says from the cost,...

Icontrol's Piper NV Unit

A huge market is developing in the world of Do-It-Yourself security. What was once professionally installed and found mostly in upscale housing has gone mainstream with a series of low cost, app-based home surveillance products. And the growth is exploding across the country with Texas consumers as some of the biggest buyers.

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