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Technology & Entrepreneurship

Paul Flahive | Texas Public Radio

This is the fifth session for University of Texas at San Antonio sophomore Alesandro Salazar.

Each time he sits in this sound booth, wearing a skullcap of sensors, he recites nonsensical phrases from a computer monitor.

They’re intended to make him stutter.

Paul Flahive | Texas Public Radio

Updated Aug. 4

Mikel and Juliet Mendoza place red stickers on a foam-core board. The board has questions about where the nearly 500 electric scooters currently operating in San Antonio should be allowed to go. Each section has a yes or no segment. They place the red sticker in the yes category for most.

Paul Flahive | Texas Public Radio

A survey last month from the Harvard Business Review showed two-thirds of executives asked said augmented reality and virtual reality were important to their companies’ strategic goals in the next 18 months.

Respondents said it was more difficult to implement AR and VR, but 87 percent also said they were piloting something or exploring ways to use the technology now.

Brandon Watts

A new report from commercial real estate investors CBRE ranked San Antonio the 46th largest market for technology talent.

About 32,000 workers live in the city. That’s about a thousand more employees than two years ago.

At the top of the list are perennial technology hubs like San Francisco’s Bay Area, Seattle, and Washington D.C.

In Texas, Austin grabbed the sixth spot, two places higher than last year. Dallas is down two at 12, and Houston dropped one to 32 on the list.

Paul Flahive | Texas Public Radio

For six months, Moses West said he was producing water 10 hours a day from his atmospheric water generator — a 20-foot-long trailer that produces water from humidity in the air by cooling it and collecting the condensation.