SXSW

Geek out on Internet of Things at SXSW Interactive

One topic that will be well-covered at South by Southwest Interactive is the “Internet of Things,” a chip industry term for noncomputing devices that are connected to the Internet for remote control and monitoring. For example, a “Nest” smart thermostat...

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SXSW Interactive emphasizes politics in 2016

There are so many politicians and White House aides speaking at South by Southwest Interactive this year that it might as well be called “SXSWgov.” There’s the obvious big name: President Barack Obama is a keynote speaker. But if you can’t get a...

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Virtual reality a dominant theme at SXSW Interactive

We’re in the year when Virtual-reality products such as Oculus Rift and HTC’s Vive headsets are reaching the market and game developers and filmmakers in particular are experimenting like crazy in these promising new mediums while Microsoft, Google...

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Celebrity-spotting at SXSW Interactive

SXSW Keynote presentations for 2016 include U.S President Barack Obama (a late addition announced Wednedsay), MBAs Across America’s Casey Gerald, Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank, Headspace meditation app guru Andy Puddicombe and “Elephant in the Valley”...

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Why SXSW has an online harassment summit

Last October, SXSW Interactive faced a major crisis, receiving criticism from techies and media outlets for canceling two panels related to the topic of gaming and online harassment.  The move caused several media companies including BuzzFeed and...

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What to look for at SXSW's health and medtech panels

From a Star Trek actor, to medical marijuana experts and a Boston Marathon bombing survivor, the SXSW panels devoted to medical tech aim to please more than industry insiders.  The SXSW tradition of having a “track” of panels devoted to health and...

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SXSW Interactive adds panel on Apple encryption issue because yeah, of course

Apple Senior Vice President and General Counsel Bruce Sewell open his iPad as he testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 1, before the House Judiciary Committee hearing on “The Encryption Tightrope: Balancing Americans’ Security and...

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SXSW Interactive 2016 preview is here!

Borgan Oyvind shows Shadia Omar how to create sound on a mini synthesizer at the Silicon Labs booth at SX Create at the Long Center in 2015. This free SXSW event highlighted new technology and science based activities and will be back this year. At...

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Virtual and augmented reality well-represented in and around SXSW

It’s likely that one of the top topics at this year’s South by Southwest Interactive, if we’re talking about emerging tech chatter, will be virtual and augmented reality. We’re in the year when VR products such as Oculus Rift and HTC’s Vive headsets...

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Should fans be worried about this year’s SXSW Gaming?

Last July, months and months before most people were thinking about South by Southwest 2016, the Interactive portion of the fest announced some significant changes to SXSW Gaming. SXSW Gaming, which once upon a time was called “ScreenBurn Arcade,”...

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