SXSW

Virtual reality training in sports? We're just not there yet.

It's not hard to come up with ways virtual reality could be useful for professional sports athletes.  A quarterback could put himself into the middle of a game and practice running plays against a rival team, for instance, or a baseball player could...

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Virtual Tourism is the coolest thing I’ve seen all week at SXSWi

It took almost a week, but I finally saw something gasp-worthy at South by Southwest Interactive.  During the “Virtual Tourism: VR, 360 and the Travel Industry” panel Wednesday, David Klaiber, co-founder and director of Rapid VR, an Australian virtual...

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Two Austin startups win at SXSW Innovation Awards

Two Austin startups -- Kasita and Peeple -- took home top prizes at South by Southwest Interactive's Innovation Awards. The 19th annual awards, held Tuesday night, honored companies from around the country in 13 categories ranging from 3D printing...

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Six Austin startups that stood out during SXSW

Austin startups were all over South by Southwest Interactive. But it can be hard to get noticed amid the noise and hubbub, and there are hundreds of startups fighting for attention at the festival. These six Austin companies found a way to stand out...

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National debate over encryption seeps into SXSW Interactive

The fierce national debate over encryption was a recurring theme.during the SXSW Interactive festival. The discussion has heated up in the past few months, obviously, thanks to the dispute between Apple Inc. and the U.S. Justice Department over whether...

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SXSW harassment dumpster fire concludes, for now, with poorly attended 'SavePoint' panel

How do you conclude an ongoing, exhausting hot mess of an online saga that in October reached a peak when South by Southwest Interactive cancelled panels and received a firestorm of controversy? Anticlimactically, it turns out. On Tuesday afternoon...

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SXSW: Black Lives Matter panel calls for support of black businesses, causes

The placement of Tuesday’s South by Southwest panel “#BlackLivesMatter: New Solutions to Old Problems” in one of the smaller rooms in the JW Marriott in downtown Austin felt somewhat suspicious to some panelists and audience members. “They keep this...

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SXSW panel: Latino vote could swing 2016 presidential race

Panel: "Swipe Left or Right: The Latino Millennial Vote" Date/time: Tuesday, March 15  The panelists: Maria Teresa Kumar, founding president and CEO of Voto Latino, and América Ferrera, actor, producer and Voto Latino activist.  The gist: The panel...

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SXSW 2016: Photos from Day 5, Tuesday, March 15

Photos from the fifth day of SXSW Interactive, Tuesday, March 15, 2016.

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SXSW: You can train your mind, create real happiness, meditation app creator Puddicombe says

Keynote: Andy Puddicombe: Why Happiness is Hard and How to Make it Easier Andy Puddicombe wants us all to have more peace of mind. And he wants it to last -- or at least be easier to get back to (blue skies re always there, he says, even when they're...

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