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Hungry? IBM's Watson can help cook

IBM's supercomputer nicknamed Watson is at South by Southwest in Austin, Texas this week, but it's not competing on a TV quiz show, rather it's helping chefs come up with unique, personalized recipes.

Coinbase's Fred Ehrsam says you're thinking about Bitcoin all wrong

The former Goldman Sachs trader and current cofounder of Coinbase says Bitcoin is more a network than a currency, and 2014 is its year.

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Edward Snowden at SXSW: The NSA is setting fire to the future of the Internet

"It's the makers, thinks, and the development community" that can help protect your data from a surveillance dragnet, the NSA whistleblower said via video at a South by Southwest panel

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What I learned from a shoeless Mark Cuban at SXSW

One underdressed reporter's strange but lovely time getting business and life advice from the country's most outspoken, irreverent billionaire shark.

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Hungry? IBM's Watson can help cook

IBM's supercomputer nicknamed Watson is at South by Southwest in Austin, Texas, this week, but it's not competing on a TV quiz show. Rather it's helping chefs come up with unique, personalized recipes.

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Google's Android boss announces SDK specifically geared toward wearables

Google’s Sundar Pichai said the company is focused on helping devices work together across all categories.

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Assange at SXSW: 'Who really wears the pants in the administration?'

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange questions Obama’s power over the NSA during Day 2 of the SXSW Festival in Austin.

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SXSW starts out with spotlight on security, as Google's Schmidt sounds off on NSA

The interactive portion of the South by Southwest conference is usually a launching pad for apps like Twitter and Foursquare, but security figures to be a popular topic this year, judging by the opening day remarks of Google's chairman.

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Gun maker: Printing 3D gun parts a 'step toward liberty'

The co-founder of Defense Distributed, Cody Wilson, discusses the company's distribution of designs for gun parts that can be produced using 3D printers and his plans for expansion, as well as the mixed reaction from the public.

SXSW 2013: No new Twitter, but marketing and hardware stand out

South by Southwest Interactive is best known as the technology festival that put such social networking mainstays as Twitter and Foursquare on the map. But if there was a "next big thing" at this year's event, finding it would be pretty hard.

Five highlights from the SXSW Gaming Expo

The SXSW Gaming Expo gave us a quick preview on what we can expect to see at larger gaming expos later this year. Here are five things that caught our eye.

Google Glass apps starting to take shape

Evernote, Path, and the New York Times have all begun working on apps for Google's high-tech glassware.

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At SXSW, 3D-printed guns get their turn in the spotlight, too

3D printing's capabilities in art, sculpture and toys have generated considerable buzz at South by Southwest Interactive over the past few days. But one Austin, Texas-based group has a more controversial application in mind: guns.

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Mozilla again rejects porting Firefox to iOS

Mozilla won't be building Firefox for iOS unless Apple changes its rules, a company executive said Saturday.

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SXSW show floor: Beam videoconferencing device takes a spin

Tech enthusiasts at South by Southwest Interactive exploring the exhibit hall's gizmos and apps on Sunday were greeted a little differently at one booth -- the figure approaching them was not a person but a television-sized monitor mounted to a sleek base on wheels.

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Tech Cocktail's StartupLife - SXSW 2013

Tech Cocktail's StartupLife - SXSW 2013

At SXSW, techies dish anonymously with GhostPost

Could anonymous chat be the next big thing? At this year's South by Southwest Interactive, the place that helped put Twitter and FourSquare on the map, a fledgling app for anonymous chatting is gaining some traction.

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