SXSW 2012

SXSW wrap-up: Apps, homeless hotspots and nonsense

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The SXSW Interactive festival is just about over (the music part is still going strong) and I’m still recovering from what has lovingly been called, “nerd spring break.” Yes, SXSW is never really a bastion for news but it does give us some insight into what the tech world is using and thinking. Let’s take…

SXSW: A quick tour of the conference floor [Photos]

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If you’ve been following our coverage of SXSW, you know that it’s not your average conference but it does have a traditional conference floor. I took a walk through the floor and wanted to share some of these with you. The SXSW Interactive festival is all about the intersection between art, technology and creativity, so…

SXSW: AT&T helps you charge your gear [Photos]

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I’m still lounging in Austin for the SXSW conference and one of the worst things about it is the lack of outlets and power. Luckily, AT&T if offering a pretty solid solution in an eye-catching way. These lockers you see above have chargers inside for various devices including an iPad, iPhone, microUSB and others. You…

SXSW: Watch Kobayashi eat 13 grilled cheeses in a minute

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You remember the GroupMe Grill from SXSW where you could get free beer and grilled-cheese sandwiches? Well, it turned into a battleground of competitive eating today, as Takeru Kobayashi pounded down 13 grilled cheeses in a minute. It was simultaneously the best/worst thing I’ve seen at the conference by far. The GroupMe folk were working…

SXSW: Inside the Nokia Lab domes [Photos]

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We’ve seen a lot of cool stuff at SXSW 2012 but the Nokia Lab domes deserves some extra credit for being extra cool. The company says that it tried to bring a bit of its research lab from Espoo (I’ve been there!) and transport it to the rainy streets of Austin and I think it’s…

SXSW: Microsoft booth photo tour

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South by Southwest is a little bit of a different conference than we normally go to and the booths aren’t as massive as other shows but Microsoft’s was cool enough to show you a quick photo tour. As you would expect, Windows Phone is a major item being showcased and there’s even a few Lumia…

SXSW: GroupMe Grill photo tour

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Last year, GroupMe was a plucky little startup which was the breakout hit at SXSW because it was a great way to keep connected in Austin and the company was giving out free beer and grilled cheese sandwiches. At SXSW 2012, GroupMe is now a part of Skype but it wanted to show that it…

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