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Austin PD warns SXSW fans that Uber isn’t approved

Austin PD warns SXSW fans that Uber isn’t approved

There are thousands of people attending the SXSW music and tech festival in Austin, Texas. The festival has been around for years and that means that hoards of people from out of town need transportation services. The Austin Police Department is warning SXSW attendees to use only approved transportation services.

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Google Glass user interface demo filmed at SXSW [part 2]

Google Glass user interface demo filmed at SXSW [part 2]

As the first edition so foretold, so too is there a second piece of this puzzle: Google's Project Glass appears to have been shown at South by Southwest this past week in at least one well-attended keynote. While we'd seen some relatively blurry looks at this particular showing late last week, this week we're seeing not one, but two relatively close-up versions of the presentation. While we've seen some still shots of the Glass device's basic UI before, here we get more in-depth with how Email, Skitch, and Evernote will work.

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Google Glass user interface demo video filmed at SXSW

Google Glass user interface demo video filmed at SXSW

This past week it would appear that Google has been letting their Project Glass initiative off the leash a bit more freely as several user interface demonstration videos have appeared via South by Southwest. The videos you're about to see show some early third-party developer apps being previewed and a selection of native apps that will be appearing on the first edition of the hardware. This first edition is known as the Explorer Edition and will be arriving in developer hands soon.

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Google shows off hacked shoes at SXSW

Google shows off hacked shoes at SXSW

Google has shown off another one of its creative projects that, sadly, will not be making it to the market place. At SXSW, Google showed off its talking shoe. The modified shoe is part of a pair of Adidas high tops. It is customized with accelerometers, gyroscopes, pressure sensors, and a microphone attached to its tongue. This shoe could be your best friend or worst enemy when it comes to exercising.

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NASA James Webb Space Telescope arrives at SXSW

NASA James Webb Space Telescope arrives at SXSW

The scientists and engineers of NASA were able to bring the NASA James Webb Space Telescope to SXSW despite terrible weather conditions. The telescope, which is set to be officially released in 2018, will be able to peer farther into the universe to discover all of the crazy and interesting mysteries that Space has to offer. The telescope is available for viewing to over 30,000 attendees of the SXSW festival.

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“Homeless Hotspots” sees controversy at SXSW 2012

“Homeless Hotspots” sees controversy at SXSW 2012

In a bizarre marketing stunt, New York marketing firm BBH and Texas based homeless advocacy group Front Steps have created the Homeless Hotspots campaign. The initiative sees homeless people carrying 4G LTE MiFis and changing people for access to wireless internet on the go. There’s no set rate, although the website suggests a fee of $2 for 15 minutes of internet access.

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