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SXSW 2012

SXSW: Rdio Revamps Has Eyes Set On Spotify?

On Tuesday at South By Southwest Interactive Rdio introduced and announced new features to both their web based and mobile apps. The features include drag and drop playlist creation, more personalization and private playlists. They’ve also made Rdio more social by allowing users to view music, playlists and other user’s networks. Now all users can

SXSW: What Was Wrong With The Homless Hotspots? OpED

There’s a lot of buzz about the marketing project “Homeless Hotspots” this year at South By South West Interactive. In the project, seen in the above Mashable video, 13 homeless men were charged with the task of recruiting passerbys to use their wifi for a nominal donation. The average donation was $2.00 for 15 minutes.

SXSW: Smartphone And Tablet Batteries Definitely Not Keeping Up, Never Fear Thedroidguy & Powerbag Are Here!

The Tweets, Google Plus messages, Facebook Status’ and even Instagr.am photos are echoing the same theme; at South By Southwest smartphone and tablet batteries aren’t keeping up. We’ve seen pictures of people bringing multiple power strips to the Austin Convention Center. Samsung has stationed several of their “airport” charging stations all over the convention center

Another Satisfied Power Bag Winner: Cyanogen Mod’s K-Mobs

Anyone who’s familiar with Cyanogen Mod, and Team Douche, knows K-Mobs. If you know K-Mobs he’s one busy dude. K-Mobs is busy studying to be a doctor, working on cyanogenmod, being a resident tech guru and riding his bike around the streets of Austin Texas. That’s why he tweeted @thedroidguy and @mypowerbag with his location

SXSW: Mashable Being Sold For $200 Million To CNN?

Last night’s Mashable party at South By Southwest was as usual, off the chain, libations were flowing, people were dancing it was the place to be seen. We heard that Danny DeVito, Justin Long and Ryan Gosling may or may not have been there. We didn’t see Long nor Gosling and we thought we’d recognize

SXSW 12: And Instagr.am Is Still “Coming” To Android

We are here at South By Southwest Interactive in Austin Texas this week. On Sunday we got to hear Instagr.am co-founder and CEO Kevin Systrom talk some impressive numbers about the iOS photo taking and sharing app. Systrom reported that Instagr.am currently has 27 million users now. That’s nearly double the 15 million users that

SXSW: Hands On With ISIS Mobile Wallet

Mobile Wallet is going to become big in the next few years. The ability to store your important financial information on your smartphone and use it by simply tapping your phone is both convenient and in some ways more secure. Many privacy and security pundits are worried about the safety of confidential financial information being

SXSW 2012: Walk Through Google’s Android House

This year Google took over a whole street at South By Southwest. Rainey Street was turned into the Google Village. Unbeknownst to Google when they booked this fun shindig it would rain all weekend so it was a great street to be on. Google took over the Lustre Pearl bar which was the same bar

SXSW Power Bag Winner, This Guy Really Has The Power

Winning Power Bags at South By Southwest 2012 is really easy and this guy found that out. All you have to do is tweet @thedroidguy and @mypowerbag when your phone or tablet is going dead. Include your location and the hash tag #sxswPowerUp and if we’re near by and you agree to be on video,

Fun With Powerbags At SXSW: Who’s Battery Is Dead

South By Southwest is filled with “brand ambassadors”, promoters and flyer passer outers, in fact we’re doing a little of that too. It has always been a fact of life and most people are nice about taking flyers because the mentality of the South By Southwest attendee is absorb every piece of info you can.