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From firestorms to dinner with Trump: Guardian Australia's best news photos of the year

From firestorms to dinner with Trump: Guardian Australia's best news photos of the year

Labor lost the election, Australia was hit by a punishing drought and the nation mourned Bob Hawke Continue reading...
Husband Donates Kidney to Wife of 51 Years

Husband Donates Kidney to Wife of 51 Years

A husband in Austin, Texas, gave his beloved wife a very unique gift for Christmas this year.

Osano, a risk and compliance startup, raises $5M in Series A

Risk and compliance startup Osano, which earlier this year debuted on the Battlefield stage at TechCrunch Disrupt SF, has raised $5.4 million in its Series A round. The company told TechCrunch that

Terradepth raises $8 million to build a fleet of autonomous deep-ocean data robots

Plenty of the ocean remains unexplored, even though it’s a huge trove of potentially valuable information. Current methods for mapping and gathering ocean data, especially deep-ocean data, generally

Building robotic safety inspectors nabs Gecko Robotics $40 million

Gecko Robotics has landed $40 million in financing as it looks to build an additional 40 robots over the next year to meet what the company sees as growing demand for its safety and infrastructure
Anonymous Donor Gives $25K Worth of Laptops to Families in Need

Anonymous Donor Gives $25K Worth of Laptops to Families in Need

An anonymous donor is making sure needy families in Austin, Texas, are able to move forward with their lives.
The US’s top 15 emerging jobs of 2020, according to LinkedIn

The US’s top 15 emerging jobs of 2020, according to LinkedIn

It’s never a bad time to be an engineer—or to have people skills.

Why Fundraising Is Harder for Young Entrepreneurs, According to These 2 Founders

Young entrepreneurs Douglas Hanna, founder of Help.com, and Shanil Wazirali, co-founder and president of Roomify, discuss the unique challenges of raising money right out of college.

Millions of SMS messages exposed in database security lapse

A massive database storing tens of millions of SMS text messages, most of which were sent by businesses to potential customers, has been found online. The database is run by TrueDialog, a business SMS

Austin-based Next Coast Ventures just closed its second fund with $130 million

It’s November. We’re eleven years into a bull run. And a protracted trade war with China — not to mention the impeachment proceedings — is causing some nervousness about what next year will hold.
Why Did Apple Just Host a Campaign Event for Trump in Texas?

Why Did Apple Just Host a Campaign Event for Trump in Texas?

It wasn’t an official campaign event, but it might as well have been. When Donald Trump flew in Air Force One to Austin, Texas, on Wednesday, the president got a tour of the small factory that’s
Donald Trump Visits Apple Computer Manufacturing Plant with Tim Cook

Donald Trump Visits Apple Computer Manufacturing Plant with Tim Cook

“When you build in the United States, you don’t have to worry about tariffs,” President Trump said. "It sort of helps people make a decision to come in."
Ghostemane concert abruptly canceled amid ‘safety concerns’ and reported gun threat

Ghostemane concert abruptly canceled amid ‘safety concerns’ and reported gun threat

Here's what we know so far. The post Ghostemane concert abruptly canceled amid ‘safety concerns’ and reported gun threat appeared first on The Daily Dot.
Apple starts production of new Mac Pro as it expands in Austin

Apple starts production of new Mac Pro as it expands in Austin

Apple products are, mostly, designed in California but built in China. One key product, however — the upcoming Mac Pro — will be both designed, engineered, and manufactured in the U.S. On Wednesday,

Apple breaks ground on new $1 billion campus in Austin, Texas

Apple today confirmed it has started construction on a new $1 billion campus in Austin, Texas, that will open in 2022. The facility will initially house 5,000 people, but it has the capacity to grow

Apple Opening New Campus in Texas, Starts Production of 2019 Mac Pro

Apple today announced that it is going to build a new campus in Austin on a 3 million sq. foot land. The company says that its new Austin campus will initially house 5,000 employees when it opens in

President Trump will visit Apple's Mac Pro factory on November 20th

Apple is determined to win as as many tariff exemptions as it can, it seems. The White House has confirmed that President Trump will visit Apple's Mac Pro factory in Austin, Texas on November 20th,
Texas Couple Sets Record as ‘Oldest Married Couple’ in the World

Texas Couple Sets Record as ‘Oldest Married Couple’ in the World

A couple in Austin, Texas, recently broke the Guinness World Record as the "Oldest Married Couple."