Sebastian Herrera

Business and technology reporter

Sebastian Herrera is a business and technology reporter at the Austin American-Statesman. He is a journalism graduate from the University of Texas at Austin, and his previous work includes the Houston Chronicle, NPR’s Austin affiliate KUT public radio and ESPN The Magazine.

Latest from Sebastian Herrera

Intel hit with more chip security flaws; AMD says its products are unaffected 
 After academic researchers revealed additional security flaws involving computer chips made by Intel Corp., Advanced Micro Devices said Tuesday that the flaws do not affect any of the company’s chips. The vulnerabilities, disclosed under the name Foreshadow, allow people to steal sensitive information stored inside personal...

Posted: a day ago

After academic researchers revealed additional security flaws involving computer chips made by Intel Corp., Advanced Micro Devices said Tuesday that the flaws do not affect any of the company’s chips. The vulnerabilities, disclosed under the name Foreshadow, allow people to steal sensitive information stored inside personal...
Monday Tech Crawl: Uber drivers are taking longer routes on purpose, plus more tech news
 Some Uber and Lyft drivers are deploying that same strategy, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal. Drivers, which are taking longer routes on purpose to increase fares, say it’s “the only way” to receive a fair share of what they are owed. But instead of taxi longhauling, which typically affected passengers&rsquo...

Posted: 2 days ago

Some Uber and Lyft drivers are deploying that same strategy, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal. Drivers, which are taking longer routes on purpose to increase fares, say it’s “the only way” to receive a fair share of what they are owed. But instead of taxi longhauling, which typically affected passengers&rsquo...
Bans don’t seem to be lessening reach of Alex Jones, Infowars
 Some of the nation’s largest technology and social media companies have tried to stop Alex Jones and his conspiracy theories.  But in a digital world, their attempts seem to have barely slowed him down.  After YouTube, Facebook and others this week removed content by Jones and his website, Infowars, the talk show host and...

Posted: 5 days ago

Some of the nation’s largest technology and social media companies have tried to stop Alex Jones and his conspiracy theories.  But in a digital world, their attempts seem to have barely slowed him down.  After YouTube, Facebook and others this week removed content by Jones and his website, Infowars, the talk show host and...
Bans don’t seem to be lowering Alex Jones’ audience
 Some of the nation’s largest technology and social media companies have tried to stop Alex Jones and his conspiracy theories. But in a digital world, their attempts seem to have barely slowed him down. After YouTube, Facebook and others this week removed content by Jones and his website, Infowars, the talk show host and Austin resident...

Posted: 5 days ago

Some of the nation’s largest technology and social media companies have tried to stop Alex Jones and his conspiracy theories. But in a digital world, their attempts seem to have barely slowed him down. After YouTube, Facebook and others this week removed content by Jones and his website, Infowars, the talk show host and Austin resident...
Bans don’t seem to be lessening reach of Alex Jones, InfoWars
 Some of the nation’s largest technology and social media companies have tried to stop Alex Jones and his conspiracy theories. But in a digital world, their attempts seem to have barely slowed him down. After YouTube, Facebook and others this week removed content by Jones and his website, the InfoWars leader, talk show host and...

Posted: 5 days ago

Some of the nation’s largest technology and social media companies have tried to stop Alex Jones and his conspiracy theories. But in a digital world, their attempts seem to have barely slowed him down. After YouTube, Facebook and others this week removed content by Jones and his website, the InfoWars leader, talk show host and...
UT and the Army are going to help Uber build flying taxis
 Uber has set a lofty goal: Build and test electric flying taxis by 2020.   But the task is immense, carrying plenty of obstacles and leaving the ride-hailing company in need of help to realize the project.  One of those hurdles -- limiting the noise level of the air taxis -- has led Uber to the University of Texas, and more...

Posted: 6 days ago

Uber has set a lofty goal: Build and test electric flying taxis by 2020.   But the task is immense, carrying plenty of obstacles and leaving the ride-hailing company in need of help to realize the project.  One of those hurdles -- limiting the noise level of the air taxis -- has led Uber to the University of Texas, and more...
UT and the Army are going to help Uber build flying taxis 
 Uber has set a lofty goal: Build and test electric flying taxis by 2020.   But the task is immense, carrying plenty of obstacles and leaving the ride-hailing company in need of help to realize the project.  One of those hurdles -- limiting the noise level of the air taxis -- has led Uber to the University of Texas, and more...

Posted: 6 days ago

Uber has set a lofty goal: Build and test electric flying taxis by 2020.   But the task is immense, carrying plenty of obstacles and leaving the ride-hailing company in need of help to realize the project.  One of those hurdles -- limiting the noise level of the air taxis -- has led Uber to the University of Texas, and more...
Army brass: Leader of new Austin tech center could be confirmed next week
 If all goes well next week, the U.S. Army could be able to officially name the leader of its new Futures Command tech facility in Austin.  Army Under Secretary Ryan McCarthy, who is in Austin visiting with leaders of the tech center, told the American-Statesman on Wednesday that he is hopeful the U.S. Senate  next week will confirm Lt...

Posted: 6 days ago

If all goes well next week, the U.S. Army could be able to officially name the leader of its new Futures Command tech facility in Austin.  Army Under Secretary Ryan McCarthy, who is in Austin visiting with leaders of the tech center, told the American-Statesman on Wednesday that he is hopeful the U.S. Senate next week will confirm Lt...
Amazon launches 30-minute curbside pickup at Whole Foods 
 Amazon Prime members have another perk: grocery pickup at Whole Foods Market. The e-commerce giant on Wednesday announced the launch of curbside pickup at Whole Foods beginning in Sacramento and Virginia Beach, with the company saying additional cities would join the program throughout the rest of the year.  Prime members can shop...

Posted: 7 days ago

Amazon Prime members have another perk: grocery pickup at Whole Foods Market. The e-commerce giant on Wednesday announced the launch of curbside pickup at Whole Foods beginning in Sacramento and Virginia Beach, with the company saying additional cities would join the program throughout the rest of the year.  Prime members can shop...