Rhapsody brings music to your face with VR experience

Music blasting into your ear-holes not immersive enough for you? Rhapsody's new VR app brings you as close to the music as you can get without getting sprayed with spit, sweat and god knows what else

Meet the robot that pretends to listen

We’ve all done it. Cornered at a party by some bore talking about his unimaginative app that will "change the world." All seemingly convincing excuses to leave have already been used by the rest of

After SXSW, here’s a roadmap for how the tech industry can change the world this year

More than ever before, SXSW featured discussions about improving civic engagement and how to use technology to help better the world -- from helping assist the 60 million refugees around the globe to

The TechCrunch SXSW 2016 Recap

For those with South by FOMO or who want to relive past week glories, we present to you images of this year’s SXSW festivities in Austin, Texas. Flip through the fun. You might even find yoursel

What Obama said about encryption and tech’s double-edged sword at SXSW

“[Technology can] empower individuals to do things they could have never dreamed of before, but also empower folks who are very dangerous to spread dangerous messages” President Barack Oba

Watch Obama address the tech community at SXSW live right here

While most people think about hashtags, marketing stunts and <a href="">SoLoMo</a> when they hear about the Interactive part of SXSW in Austin, this ye

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

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 dest

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 technolog

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-base

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.

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 wel

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,

#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 th

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’ A

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

Esri Takes Its Deep Mapping Software Online To Help Developers Become More Like Geographers

Beyond the edge of SXSW last week, the <a target="_blank" href="">ESRI</a> team camped out in an old brick firehouse with the interior of an Italian palace. It felt like the home of an

Wayin’s Scott McNealy On Making The Leap From Sun Microsystems Back Into Startups [TCTV]

When it comes to high-flying superpowers of the tech industry, it doesn't get much bigger than <a target="_blank" href="">Sun Microsystems</a> back in

LeVar Burton On How Interstellar Human Travel Could Become A Reality [TCTV]

We all know that <a target="_blank" href="">LeVar Burton</a> has famously played a space traveler in the hugely successful <a target="_blank" href="http://en.w

A Glimpse Of How Cory Booker Wants To Fix The Federal Government

  Newark’s social media-happy mayor, Cory Booker, regularly grabs headlines for his impressively innovative uses of social media. In response to critics’ tweets, he housed residents i
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