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Apple enters its Touch Bar era with new MacBook Pros

For the first time in four years, Apple made a major update to its MacBook Pro laptops, adding a customizable strip above the keyboard called a "Touch Bar" and adding other hardware refinements and speed improvements. The Touch Bar is a color OLED...

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Rooster Teeth's RTX ticket drop turning into a January concert event with Mutemath

Rooster Teeth's RTX, a gaming culture event that drew 60,000 to Austin in July, is turning the ticket release for 2017's event into a concert with New Orleans psychedelic rock band Mutemath. The band will play Emo's on Saturday, Jan. 7., the day after...

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Golden shipping container at St. Edward's University is a videoconferencing portal to the world

My two new college-aged friends -- at least I think we're friends, we just met -- love to hang out with their friends, shop and hit the beach when it's not too crowded. One of them loves horror movies, the other is really into action films. They've...

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Mark Cuban, Vint Cerf, Rabia Choudry, Bumble founder Whitney Wolfe, 'Rogue One' director added for SXSW 2017 

South by Southwest continued its march toward March with another set of programming announcements Monday morning, including four keynote speakers, featured sessions and several new panels. In an info drop that included programming that spans the increasingly...

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At Startup Week panel, mayor and tech leaders agree more political involvement is needed

“Tech can’t afford not to play in the (political) system,” Mayor Steve Adler said in an Austin Startup Week panel Wednesday evening.  The panel, “Tech’s Emerging Role in Austin Politics, Policy and Philanthropy,” revolved around the isolation of Austin’s...

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Jackrabbit Mobile showing off facial-recognition for retail during ATX Startup Crawl

Do you smile when you shop? When you approach a cashier to pay for something or ask for help, does your face betray exasperation, anger or impatience? An Austin app-development company, Jackrabbit Mobile, has a new product it's testing out, Face...

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WATCH: South by South Lawn livestream to feature Obama, DiCaprio, Gallant, Dap-Kings and more

The White House's South by Southwest-flavored "South By South Lawn" event is happening today and you can check out the video live stream, which will a president, a famous actor, lots of music and innovation talk. CLICK HERE FOR A PHOTO GALLERY OF...

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You should get over to Fantastic Arcade, pronto

Every year, Fantastic Arcade spotlights some of the best and weirdest up-and-coming indie games, the kind of titles you'll probably be downloading in six months or a year for your PC, Xbox One or PlayStation 4 if they're not already available. But...

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Obama + DiCaprio, Lumineers, Sharon Jones and Duffer Brothers to headline South by South Lawn in D.C.

South by South Lawn, a White House event taking place on Oct. 3 in partnership with the American Film Institute, C3 Presents, the President’s Committee on Arts and Humanities and SXSW, finally has its initial lineup. It will be led with a talk featuring...

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Austin Game Conference attracts 800 in its return, puts focus on VR/mixed reality, eSports -- and making a living

It was with a sense of symmetry that the Austin Game Conference returned from a 10-year hiatus with about 800 attendees. It was about the same number, conference executive director Chris Sherman noted, that the event started with when it launched...

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