SXSW

When the robots come to Austin, we will probably kick them.

Last year, the Austin City Council approved the use of delivery robots in town. The robot delivery company in question is called Starship Technologies (even though based on their robot design Droid Technoiogies would probably been a better... wait that’s...

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Friday Tech Crawl: Amazon raises Prime price, slides into your car trunk; SXSW vs. UT on 2019 spring break dates and new Gmail features

Happy Friday, Austin! Here are some of the tech stories we’re keeping an eye on today. Hello Amazon Prime price hike; now send packages to my car Amazon made a lot of moves this week that could affect you directly. For one thing, it announced raising...

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Six lessons we learned from SXSW 2018

South by Southwest, the whirlwind that concluded its 2018 edition on March 17, can leave you with a mental hangover worse than any set of tequila shots or overdosing on Texas tacos.  It’s not just the sprawl and the length of time it stretches (10-11...

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Was it just us, or was SXSW 2018 less crowded?

It’s long been a maxim of South by Southwest that everybody’s SXSW is different: with so much content going on, attendees will all have a different experience. But after a few days of the festivals and conference, somewhere around March 11, I began...

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Monday Tech Crawl: Highlights from SXSW 2018, and Tinder sues Bumble  

South by Southwest 2018 has officially wrapped up  The massive interactive, film and music festival ended on Sunday. Here are some highlights of the American-Statesman’s coverage: Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk made a last-minute appearance at SXSW...

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‘PUBG’ and ‘Legend of Zelda’ take top prizes at 2018 SXSW Gaming Awards 

There’s no better way to mark the end of SXSW Gaming 2018 than by looking back at the past year and celebrating excellence within the industry. Presented by IGN, Muxy, and Onion Creek Productions, this year’s awards show was hosted by IGN personality...

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Five things we loved at SXSW Gaming 2018

The 2018 SXSW Gaming exhibit hall has, against all odds, become even more jam-packed full of cool stuff to see, play, and put on. Alas, there just isn’t time to do all the things and walk away from the event conscious. Good thing we scoured the expo...

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Uber’s vision for the future of ride-hailing: Driverless cars and autonomous air taxis

Ride-hailing company Uber launched in 2010 built on a simple concept: Push a button, get a ride. Its popularity was driven by its ease. Much in the same way, Uber and other high-tech companies are now trying to build the next phase of ride-hailing...

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SXSW Gaming: ‘PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds’ developer Brendan Greene on being king (with chicken dinner) of battle royals

What’s the easiest way to go from being a small-time programmer to the developer of a game with over 30 million players? Don’t ask Brendan “PlayerUnknown” Greene, as he didn’t have a strong answer for the secret to the success of his hit multiplayer...

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