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SXSW: The hidden - and growing - risks of Internet-connected devices

That Internet-connected "smart" TV you are thinking of buying might have the ability to take pictures of you and your family -- and send those pictures around the world.   It might also be able to read and record data from any electronic devices that...

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SXSW: Author Gretchen Rubin on why it's hard to form habits we want - and how to change that

The panel: Gretchen Rubin, “Five Counterintuitive Truths about Habit” If you’ve ever failed to hit Day 30 when trying to create a habit, Gretchen Rubin’s research and approach for forming lasting habits is for you. The best-selling author got into...

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SXSW: Photos from day 2

Photos from the second day of South by Southwest 2016

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At SXSW, tech giants weigh in on Apple encryption fight 

You can't have a South by Southwest Interactive panel on privacy issues featuring some of the top privacy experts for firms like Google and Facebook without asking the inevitable question about the Apple encryption fight.  If you've been living under...

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SXSW panel: Does technology have a place in the craft culinary world?

The panelists: Alex Vallis, digital director of Food & Wine magazine; Darren Case, owner and distiller of Round Turn Distilling; Ian Brand, owner and winemaker of Le P’tit Paysan; and Michael Sohocki, owner and chef of Restaurant Gwendolyn and...

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Video: riding the Ferris wheel with 'Mr. Robot' at SXSW

In the video above, our "Statesman Shots" crew (that would be me and co-host Tolly Moseley) check out the 4th Street and Congress Ave. Coney Island-themed installation for USA's hacker-themed TV show "Mr. Robot."  The splashy event is to promote a...

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Science fiction or real life? Bioelectronics could heal bones, cure diseases, SXSW panel says

The human body is not that different from a computer. Coursing through our bodies are electrical impulses, which is essentially how our central nervous system controls functioning of our organs, which tend to be responsible for many chronic disease...

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Could Austin become a hub for social impact startups?

Austin has the right ingredients to become a hub for startups focused on doing good things while also making money. That's the take by Suzi Sosa, co-founder and CEO of Verb, which produces competitions for social entrepreneurs who are working toward...

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SXSW: Virtual football is the new reality

The panelists: Bret Bielema, University of Arkansas football coach, Derek Belch, co-founder of STRIVR and former Stanford football player, George Schroeder, USA Today sportswriter The gist: Virtual reality is helping football teams prepare for games...

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SXSW: What happens when you build the world's largest family tree?

Panelists: A.J. Jacobs is an author, journalist and lecturer; Yaniv Erlich is a professor at Columbia University  The gist:  When A.J. Jacobs received an email from a stranger saying, “You don’t know me, but I’m your 12th cousin,” he thought he was...

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