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Pokemon Go, Call of Duty and the future of warfare

Imagine a swarm of 100 unmanned military drones being deployed from a fighter plane traveling at the speed of sound. This swarm would be able to intelligently adapt as an individual drone is damaged or shot down with the swarm adjusting offensive...

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At SXSW, fashion designer Marc Jacobs explains why he’s embraced Instagram

Whomever booked fashion designer Marc Jacobs to appear at South by Southwest made a provocative choice.  Although he started a popular Instagram account two years ago, Jacobs jokingly admits to being a tech “luddite.”  “Email is about the best I can...

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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...

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Photos: Mark Cuban speaks at SXSW  on March 12

Dallas Mavericks owner and businessman Mark Cuban spoke at SXSW on March 12, 2017.

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Panel seeks to figure out the right age for kids to specialize

At a SXSW panel on Sunday, Tom Farrey cited a survey about Division I athletes who were specializing in their sport by the age of 12. According to Farrey, 87 percent of women gymnasts were only doing gymnastics at that age, while 72 percent of women’s...

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Nick Denton talks life after Gawker, whether he has any regrets and what he thinks about Peter Thiel

Thankfully, the interviewer didn’t beat around the bush. Moments after coming on stage to speak at the South by Southwest Conference on Sunday, former Gawker CEO Nick Denton was asked about the video.  Given what happened, was it really a good idea?...

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BookPeople tweets SXSW clapback to keep Austin weird

BookPeople knows Austin. They’re the largest independent bookstore in Texas, and they’ve been keeping folks reading since 1970. That’s what makes one of their latest tweets during South by Southwest so satisfying. The store tweeted a photo of three...

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SXSW 2017: Cheryl Strayed takes us to church on live Tim Ferriss podcast

It’s been more than 20 years since Cheryl Strayed, still grieving her young mother’s death, faced her deepest demons as she walked the Pacific Crest Trail.  The journey has reached something of mythical status over the year, first in her bestselling...

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Want to see Joe Biden at SXSW? Wake up and get a wristband

As if you weren’t already dreading losing an hour of sleep for Daylight Saving Time, South by Southwest organizers have sprung a plot twist on attendees hoping to see former Vice President Joe Biden speak at 3:30 p.m. Sunday. RELATED: Jill Biden added...

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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...

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