SXSW

  • Watch Obama address the tech community at SXSW live right here

    Watch Obama address the tech community at SXSW live right here

    While most people think about hashtags, marketing stunts and SoLoMo when they hear about the Interactive part of SXSW in Austin, this year is going to be a bit different as President Barack Obama is about to give a keynote at the event. The event should start at 2:40 PM in Austin (3:40 PM ET, 12:40 PM PT, 8:40 PM GMT). Read More

  • Come meet our writers at TechCrunch’s SXSW party and panels

    Come meet our writers at TechCrunch’s SXSW party and panels

    Don’t just drunkenly wander around SXSW. Meet amazing people and catch an unforgettable concert at TechCrunch’s SXSW party. Between 2:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. on Saturday March 12, join us at Deloitte Digital’s Interplay Lab at The Palm Door at 508 E. 6th St. Only 2 blocks from the convention center! Register here or below to attend for free. Read More

  • The SXSW Robot Petting Zoo Displays Robots That Help Humans Survive Natural Disasters

    SXSW is a zoo in and of itself, but the Interactive portion of the festival actually had a robot petting zoo within the event this year. While some may think of robots as scary things that could destroy us all and lead to some sort of dystopian future, the robots in this zoo were created with natural disaster relief efforts in mind. Attendees who wandered into the ballroom at the JW Marriott… Read More

  • Congressman Darrell Issa | SXSW 2015

    Darrell Issa: Government Shouldn’t Protect Dinosaur Industries

    Congressman Darrell Issa, a Republican from California showed up at South by Southwest in Austin, Texas  last week and he had a lot to say about the government’s role when it comes to technology entrepreneurs — mostly that it should stay the heck out of the way. When talking about disrupted industries Issa said, “First of all, it’s not our job to protect dinosaur… Read More

  • Drones That Shoot Fire, Silly String And More With Chaotic Moon

    Product design firm Chaotic Moon creates prototypes for some of the biggest brands in the world. It has designed tech products for corporations like Samsung, Whole Foods and Intel. But the Austin-based firm got in trouble at last year’s SXSW Interactive festival when its “taser drone” accidentally shocked one of its interns. Naturally, Chaotic Moon is back again this year with… Read More

  • Come Meet Our Writers At TechCrunch’s SXSW Party And Panels

    Come Meet Our Writers At TechCrunch’s SXSW Party And Panels

    Want to get something out of SXSW rather than *just* drunk? Come to TechCrunch’s SXSW party and tell us about your startup, investments or crazy scheme to take over the world. From 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Monday, March 16, join us at the German Haus (Lucille) at 77 Rainey St, a mere six-minute walk from the convention center. Register below for free to attend. Read More

  • This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: SXSW Adventures, Neil Young’s MP3, And The Next-Gen HTC One

    This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: SXSW Adventures, Neil Young’s MP3, And The Next-Gen HTC One

    Friday! Along with the weekend, and hopes for good weather, Friday also brings along with it the TechCrunch Gadgets Podcast. It’s been a long week, what with SXSW, but we’re still alive and well to talk gadgets with you. SXSW was… something that happened, while Neil Young is trying to sell an MP3 player. Plus, HTC’s new One smartphone has been leaked out all over… Read More

  • Oculus Founder Palmer Luckey On Why Now Is The Time For VR, And The Biggest Hurdles Ahead

    Oculus Founder Palmer Luckey On Why Now Is The Time For VR, And The Biggest Hurdles Ahead

    Today at SXSW, two of Oculus’ cofounders took the stage for a Q&A on the future of their burgeoning virtual reality headset. While they dodged the question that most watching wanted answered, they did dive into what many have asked since the Rift started picking up steam: why now? Plenty have tried this VR thing before, and it’s never taken off. Why might the Rift do any better? Read More

  • #SXSpontaneity, RIP Crunch Network

    #SXSpontaneity, RIP

    With its ever-expanding programming, clusterfuckery of housing options and the commercialization of what was once considered a must-attend conference for anyone in the know, SXSW hasn’t just jumped the shark, it’s being openly maligned by veteran attendees. Read More

  • Apple Bringing iTunes Festival Stateside For The First Time At SXSW 2014

    Apple Bringing iTunes Festival Stateside For The First Time At SXSW 2014

    Apple is putting on a show on SXSW this year, the company just announced via press release. It’ll take place over five days between March 11 and March 15, at the Moody Theater where PBS’ Austin City Limits is shot, and will have a lineup that includes Coldplay, Imagine Dragons, Pitbull, Keith Urban, ZEDD and others yet to be announced. Like the annual, month-long iTunes Festival… Read More

  • Couldn’t Make It To SXSW? Now You Can Learn About Google Glass And The Mirror API On YouTube

    Couldn’t Make It To SXSW? Now You Can Learn About Google Glass And The Mirror API On YouTube

    I’d wager that most of you reading this didn’t make it out to Austin for SXSW, and even fewer of you still have ever gotten some hands-on time with Google’s ambitious Glass project. On the off chance that you’ve been spending these past few weeks agonizing over all the juicy Glass tidbits you missed out on by not being there, you can rest easy — Google has posted… Read More

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