Open Source

The five coolest things I saw at South by Southwest 2017 (so far)

As I am continually being reminded by crowds that won’t disperse, South by Southwest’s tech portion (”Interactive,” as us old-timers will keep calling it) isn’t over. There’s still another full day of panels and programming, and then there’s SXSW...

Read More

Open Source

Warren Spector’s ‘System Shock 3’ collects $12 million in funding

Warren Spector’s next game, “System Shock 3,” looks like it could get bigger in scale. Swedish publisher Starbreeze is investing $12 million in the game, which is being developed by Boston-based OtherSide Entertainment, in order to “bring the game...

Read More

Open Source

Sensel Morph, Joe Biden, Johnson & Johnson’s Caring Crowd the big winners at SXSW Innovation Awards

As the tech portion of South by Southwest started to wind down (but not really, there’s two more days plus SXSW Gaming coming up!), the conference gave out its Innovation Awards Tuesday night at the Austin Hilton. In addition to a previously announced...

Read More

Open Source

Staring #FakeNews right in the face: Jigsaw leader Yasmin Green’s keynote goes way off-script at SXSW 

As befits a talk about fake news, the last tech-related South by Southwest keynote for 2017 was a big bait-and-switch. Yasmin Green, director of research and development for Alphabet’s Jigsaw division, was the speaker and she could have spoken about...

Read More

Open Source

‘Veep’ panel at SXSW avoids Trump talk, says Season 6 will examine post-presidential life

If anybody was expecting the cast and showrunner of the most acidly cynical show on television to unload on the current presidential administration, Monday’s South by Southwest talk might have been a disappointment. Not only does the upcoming sixth...

Read More

Are changes to seating policies causing friction and frustration at SXSW 2017? 

It’s certainly not a new problem at South by Southwest: for as long as there have been lots of people attending the conference, particularly the Interactive portion, there have been full panels and grumbling people waiting outside with hopes of getting...

Read More

At SXSW, Joe Biden pushes to end divisions that hamper fight against cancer

In an emotional talk at South by Southwest on Sunday afternoon, former Vice President Joe Biden described his frustration with government silos preventing cancer research from moving forward and described the work he and his wife, Jill Biden, are...

Read More

At SXSW, Joe Biden pushes to end divisions that hamper fight against cancer 

In an emotional talk at South by Southwest on Sunday afternoon, former Vice President Joe Biden described his frustration with government silos preventing cancer research from moving forward and described the work he and his wife, Jill Biden, are...

Read More

Streaming tech fail mars Jennifer Doudna genetics keynote at SXSW

Saturday’s South by Southwest keynote, a talk from geneticist Jennifer Doudna, had all the makings of a standout SXSW presentation. It’s about future-looking technology that could affect the lives of literally billions and that is so in its infancy...

Read More