Metal Gear Solid VR Mod Is Everything Amazing About The Series

gif: Holydh / Stress Level Zero / Konami / Kotaku I can think of no better fit for an immersive VR experience than Metal Gear Solid, a video game series that is often about simulations, distinguishing truth from falsehood, and literal virtual reality. Now, thanks to an inspired modder who’s a dear fan of the … Read more

Mobile ordering rolls out at resort, Houston VC’s latest investment, and more local innovation news

In the latest edition of its roundup of fastest growing privately held companies, Inc. magazine has recognized dozens of Houston organizations. Houston startup GoExpedi, an industrial supply chain and analytics company, is the highest ranking local tech company on the list. GoExpedi ranked No. 675 in the 2022 edition of Inc. 5000, with a 924 … Read more

Delete These 35 Malware Apps on Your Android

photo: BigTunaOnline (shutterstock) While official app stores are the safest way to find and download new software on your smartphone, they aren’t without faults. The Google Play Store has protections in place to weed out malicious apps, but occasionally, some manage to sneak through undetected. Thirty-five such apps were just discovered hiding on the Play … Read more

City needs more cybersecurity software firms, Geekdom panel says

San Antonio’s cybersecurity sector is strong but lopsided, said local industry leaders who participated in a Geekdom panel. While many companies in the city’s defense sector and beyond provide cybersecurity services — investigators, auditors and consultants — relatively few actually build software, which is where the big money is. And those that do often get … Read more

For many neurodiverse people, ‘The Sims’ has been a lifelong comfort

Pixel by pixel, life-simulation game “The Sims” has been providing that experience for more than 20 years. Since its first release in 2000, “The Sims” has become one of the best-selling PC games in the world. Time has not dulled its shine, either. “Sims” creators on Twitch and YouTube put the game through its paces, … Read more

UK Software Startup Helping Pilots Fly More Efficiently

UK software developer Signol has saved Virgin Atlantic Airways some 1,000 tonnes of fuel over a six-month period with the help of a proprietary app designed to “nudge” airline captains into flying more efficiently, according to the London-based startup. The behavioral economics and data science app—adopted by Virgin Atlantic last December—gives individual pilots feedback on … Read more

Topgolf in Mobile: $22 million project, 60 hitting bays, 150 jobs and $2.5 million in economic incentives

Mobile is poised to land a $22 million Topgolf entertainment complex that will bring in approximately 150 full- and part-time jobs, according to a project agreement that is expected to be voted in the next two weeks. The project will include 60 hitting bays housed in a multi-story building on 9-1/2 acres where a multiplex … Read more