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SXSW Session Shows Diversity Issues in Tech

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Improving the male-to-female ratio in the technology industry emerged as a big theme at South by Southwest this year—especially after a panel in which a prominent female executive, United States CTO Megan Smith, found herself repeatedly interrupted by Google executive chairman (and former CEO) Eric Schmidt. The session, titled “How Innovation Happens,” also included Aspen Institute CEO and author Walter Isaacson, perhaps most famous for his controversial biography of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs. The event was advertised as a “conversation”… continue…

SXSW: Do Androids Dream of Being You?

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Digital-assistant software such as Siri and Google Now has become progressively more mainstream over the past few years, showcasing some significant gains in the field of artificial intelligence. But as with any industry, there exists a substantial gap between the mass-produced products already on the market, and what’s theoretically possible with bleeding-edge technology. Within the artificial-intelligence community, a prime example of the latter is Bina48. (Who, as the above image demonstrates, comes with pretty realistic eyes for an automation.) In… continue…

Security Lessons From Snowden’s SXSW Discussion

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“When in doubt, encrypt” is just one tip pulled from the government whistleblower’s appearance. continue…

Snowden at SXSW: U.S. Needs ‘Watchdog for Congress’

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Good security should be the default for technology, Snowden said. But technologists are the key to fixing federal security policies. continue…

SXSW: Snowden Touts Encryption, Swipes at NSA

During a video conference with a South by Southwest audience, Snowden opined on many topics. continue…

Google Fiber Expands to Austin, Texas

If all goes according to plan, Google will begin connecting homes in Austin to Google Fiber in mid-2014. continue…

Google Glass Apps Make an Appearance at SXSW

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Google is using SXSW to show off some upcoming apps for its Google Glass augmented-reality eyewear. continue…

Tupperware Prototypes and Private Space Exploration: SXSW 2013

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SXSW attracts entrepreneurs and geniuses of all stripes—which makes it that much harder to stand out. continue…

SXSW: Making Big Data Personal

Hardware and software for recording peoples’ biology and activity could open up a whole new realm of data analytics. continue…

SXSW: Nate Silver Discusses Data Bias, Strangeness of Fame

Nate Silver, so famous for predicting political elections, talked about how we all tend to fail when it comes to absorbing data. continue…