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SXSW: Play iPad Games With Your Cat

There are a host of multiplayer games for the iPad that has players going up against an opponent on the same screen. These games can get pretty competitive, but I bet they can’t hold a candle to the most crafty opponent of them all – the common house cat. Friskies was at SXSW to show off You vs. Cat which …

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Boondock Saints Video Game Announced At SXSW

Fans of the film “The Boondock Saints” have been waiting a long time to hear news of a video game, and yesterday they got it at the Austin, TX event South By Southwest. Although the official announcement included more of a “Q&A” session with the actors than anything else, fans didn’t seem to mind, keeping the actors talking for over …

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Instagram For Android Coming “Very Soon.”

Last week we reported on rumors that Instagram co-founder and CEO Kevin Systrom might use his platform at this year’s South By Southwest (SXSW) conference to announce the launch of Instagram for Android. Sure enough, speaking at the conference yesterday, Systrom did just that. Though the app is not available yet, he promised that it would be coming “very soon.” …

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Marvel Unveils “Marvel ReEvolution” at SXSW

Marvel Comics is embracing the digital age more than ever as they reveal ReEvolution at South by Southwest (SXSW). Since the popularity of the tablet has grown in recent years, comic book creators have adapted to this new medium by converting their publications to digital formats. Marvel is taking this one step further with “Marvel Infinite Comics”, a new comic …

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SXSW 2012: Android Powered LEGO Robots Clash For Fame And Fortune

LEGO may be a building toy, but people can also build awesome robots with it. Google is doing just that this year at SXSW with the Google LEGO MINDSTORMS Hackathon. The event sees teams building a robot out of LEGO running on Google’s Android operating system. Teams have from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. to build their robot and make …

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MapQuest Vibe Gaming, Search Features Launch At SXSW

AOL’s MapQuest announced the launch of some new features for its MapQuest Vibe product (web and iPhone), bringing a gaming element to it. That includes check-ins, “neighborhood influence,” which lets users share votes, comments and check-ins across Facebook, Foursquare and Twitter, the ability to compete against friends and other people for said influence, the ability to win VIP badges, and …

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Eyejot Launches SXSW Edition Of Video Business Card iPhone App

Eyejot launched a new version of its video business card iPhone app for SXSW. The app lets users create and send digital business cards, and send them via email with a QR code to the sender’s contact info along with a link to a Google map of where the contact was made. “It’s one thing to tell someone where you …

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Vic Gundotra Talks Google+ At SXSW, Draws Some Criticism

Vic Gundotra, Google’s Senior Vice President, Engineering, talked about Google+ at SXSW in a conversation with Guy Kawasaki, now immortalized in a hip hop song. Much of the conversation was a rehash of things we already knew about – Google’s new privacy policy, Google+ growth, etc. However, Gundotra did shed a little light on what many already suspected. Google’s not …

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SXSW Day One Recap By Way Of Dope Rap

You don’t hear raps about Guy Kawasaki and Google+ very often, but this one, which has a pretty hot beat, I might add, fills that void. It gives a nice, brief recap of day one of SXSWi in a way that’s entertaining and easy to digest. There’s plenty going on that the recap didn’t touch on. The event is just …

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Street Treats Puts The Homeless To Work At SXSW

Mobile Loaves & Fishes started an initiative for SXSW, which put homeless people to work selling ice cream to attendees. It’s called Street Treats, and the vendors, reportedly, get to keep all of the revenue. There was a brief mention of it on a local Austin news program: Here’s how the Street Treats site describes the project: Street Treats is …

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Adobe Reveals Full Line-up for SXSW

Adobe will host the following panel discussions at SXSW this week. If you are in Austin, check them out… The Future of Access to Digital Broadcast Video Friday, March 9, 2012, 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. Austin Convention Center Room 9 ABC A Panel of Media Professionals will help Adobe professionals understand accessibility requirements and how to better implement them. Presenters …

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More Relevant Review Service Launches At SXSW

Are you sick of recommendations from people who don’t know you and don’t seem to suggest anything that suits you? So is LOCALFAVE. Today, they announced their official launch at the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas. The utility of the sites services comes from the fact that all their recommendations will come from friends who live in close …

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