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Emerging Tech

The people at Glad would like you to sleep in their garbage bags (for eco-consciousness!)

In a recent campaign to promote waste reduction, Glad has reimagined its ForceFlex trash bags into camp tents that can be reused to clean up the campsite after music festivals finish.
Social Media

SXSW 2013’s trends by Twitter numbers

Here is this year's boiled down look at SXSW 2013, as seen through Salorix's Twitter data. Consider it also a look at how you can prep for next year's festival.
Smart Home

We got around at SXSW … transportation-wise, of course

There were plenty of ways to get around Austin during SXSW, and we did our best to try nearly all of them. Here's our ranking on the best and worst ways to go anywhere during the festival.
Social Media

Are you a visual learner? Here’s how to make sense of all the SXSW news

It's hard to listen to a keynote speaker and also jot down what's being said. Patrick Ashamalla has an ingenious idea...why write it if you can sketch it? He applied it to SXSW panels, creating notes you'll definitely want to review.
Mobile

Is audio the final social frontier? Eevzdrop thinks so

Eevzdrop managed to steal a bit of spotlight at SXSW this year, and is banking on audio sharing being the next social feed we want to see. Er, hear.
Smart Home

What we’ve Shazam-ed at SXSW 2013

SXSW is part interactive, part film, and a whole lotta music. Here are some of the tracks we've Shazam-ed during the festival so you can formulate a playlist hip enough for Austin.
Emerging Tech

BitTorrent makes nice with artists and fans: ‘We’re not The Pirate Bay’

BitTorrent has a notorious rep for being a go-to source for illegally-downloaded media. But with two new products recently launched, it's aiming to distinguish its rep by collaborating with artists directly.
Opinion

It’s not you, SXSW. It’s me. Me, me, me …

SXSW Interactive Week has come to a close, and the takeaway? We are all a bunch of self-loving, social networking psychos, and SXSW only brings all that out - and that's just fine by us.
Smart Home

Dating apps at SXSW hope to make serendipity happen

SXSW festival goers looking for love have apparently come to the most technological place to find it. Tons of dating apps were advertised across festival grounds, giving them plenty of options to find one true love - or a one night stand.
Emerging Tech

Do Top Chefs dream of electric kitchens? Season 9 winner Paul Qui does

We stopped by Top Chef season 9 winner Paul Qui's food truck heaven, SouthBites, for a quick chat about the equipments in his dream kitchen. We don't know how to use any of 'em, but boy do they sound cool.
Music

SoundCloud has a better plan for cash-strapped subscribers and brands

At SXSW, announced updates to its subscription plans, sharing features, and new engaging features for paying brands.
Smart Home

Notorious Facebook hook up app invades SXSW to the chagrin of … SXSW

The ... ahem ... notable Facebook app Bang With Friends has made its way to Austin, but SXSW organizers were not impressed with team using the festival name without permission. That doesn't stop the site from continuing to hook people up.
Web

The Oatmeal creator Matthew Inman goes from comics to crowdfunding

SXSW Interactive is winding down, but "The Oatmeal" creator Matthew Inman discussed how to keep crowdfunding efforts and online comedy going indefinitely.
Computing

Welcome to the real world: Hardware takes over SXSW

The hardware evolution cannot be stopped, and even an app-loving festival like SXSW is getting a taste of this digital evolution. Does this mean the age of apps is over or that we're starting to experiment with new social experiences - ones…
Cars

Despite legal battles, SideCar fights the law in the name of carpooling

Don't get it twisted – SideCar may be giving out ride shares at SXSW but it's not a taxi service. The app is donation-based, so passengers do not need to pay anything unless they want to. And it may be headed to a city near you.
Emerging Tech

VHS-collecting filmmakers urges you to ‘Rewind This’ movie for nostalgia’s sake

It's easy to forget how we all used to rent VHS tapes from Blockbuster not too many years ago. 'Rewind This!' - a documentary highlighting the life and times of VHS format - aims to remind people of the tapes' nostalgia effect.
Music

Word on the street is Kid Cudi, Sleigh Bells, Diplo to head up Myspace’s secret SXSW concerts

All the big names in Internet and music are here at SXSW – except Myspace. At least, so far. Word on the street is Myspace plans to quietly invade SXSW this year with secret concerts, and we've got inside information on who and when.
Emerging Tech

Backstage at a Bravo TV live show taping: Making television more social on the Web

We were invited to attend a taping of Bravo TV's Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen at SXSW. Naturally, we couldn't say no. Can TV be social in the real and online world, simultaneously?