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Mario Karting Reimagined heads to 2014 SXSW with real world kart racing

Mario Karting Reimagined heads to 2014 SXSW with real world kart racing

Something really cool is going to happen at SXSW 2014 that has nothing to do with live music. Pennzoil is going to bring real world Nintendo Mario Kart racing to the music show with its Mario Karting Reimagined exhibition. The exhibition will put people being the wheel of real Mario Karts with powerups.

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iTunes Festival at SXSW sees Apple concert streaming hit US

iTunes Festival at SXSW sees Apple concert streaming hit US

Apple has brought its iTunes Festival to the US for the first time, announcing that it will be streaming concerts across five nights at SXSW 2014 in March. Having run for several years as the iTunes Festival in London, the new US push for the free entertainment offer will be streamed to iTunes on PC and Mac, as well as to iOS devices like iPhone and iPad, and to the Apple TV.

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Google Glass SXSW video demonstration now available in its entirety

Google Glass SXSW video demonstration now available in its entirety

Last month, Google showed off Glass with a demonstration of its user interface at SXSW, giving attendees an in-depth look at the device and how it works. Pieces and parts of the demonstration were revealed in videos recorded by some who attendend, but the entire thing wasn't available. Now Google has made the entire video available, which you can watch after the jump.

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Google Glass user interface demo filmed at SXSW [part 2]

Google Glass user interface demo filmed at SXSW [part 2]

As the first edition so foretold, so too is there a second piece of this puzzle: Google's Project Glass appears to have been shown at South by Southwest this past week in at least one well-attended keynote. While we'd seen some relatively blurry looks at this particular showing late last week, this week we're seeing not one, but two relatively close-up versions of the presentation. While we've seen some still shots of the Glass device's basic UI before, here we get more in-depth with how Email, Skitch, and Evernote will work.

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Google Glass user interface demo video filmed at SXSW

Google Glass user interface demo video filmed at SXSW

This past week it would appear that Google has been letting their Project Glass initiative off the leash a bit more freely as several user interface demonstration videos have appeared via South by Southwest. The videos you're about to see show some early third-party developer apps being previewed and a selection of native apps that will be appearing on the first edition of the hardware. This first edition is known as the Explorer Edition and will be arriving in developer hands soon.

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Google gives developers a look at Glass Mirror API and apps at SXSW

Google gives developers a look at Glass Mirror API and apps at SXSW

Earlier at SXSW, Google showed off Glass, giving a demonstration of the device in use and providing developers with their first glimpse of the Mirror API. The demonstration showed the device being used to perform searches, take a photo, view the weather, share with Google+, and more. You can check out a video of the demonstration after the jump.

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YouTube co-founder planning on launching rival service

YouTube co-founder planning on launching rival service

A lot of noteworthy news came out of SXSW this year, but under all of the chaos YouTube co-founder Chris Hurley revealed that he's planning on launching a new video streaming and sharing service that could rival YouTube. Hurley says he’s about a month away from launching his new platform, and he says the service will "give flexibility for people to work together and create content."

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Mozilla will not bring Firefox to iOS

Mozilla will not bring Firefox to iOS

Mozilla stated at SXSW that it is not currently developing a version of its Firefox browser for iOS and it does not intend to do so in the future. Mozilla feels that it can better focus its time and development elsewhere because it won't be able to build the browser it wants on the iOS platform. As CNET says, it won't be able to "carry over its sophisticated rendering and javascript engines to iOS."

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Marvel giving away 700 first issues for free

Marvel giving away 700 first issues for free

Just a few days ago, Marvel announced a new "Unlimited" comic book plan where you can have access to 13,000 digital comic books for $60 a year. However, if you don't want to pay up, you can grab 700 first-issue digital comic books for free. The offer is good until tomorrow at 11 pm ET, and since you can't download all 700 issues at once, you better get to downloading right this instant.

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Sharing is caring according to Facebook users

Sharing is caring according to Facebook users

There's no doubt that Facebook is the most popular social network around, even if teens are losing interest in the service. Facebook has announced that its 1 billion+ users have shared over 400 billion open graph actions back to the social network so far, a number that many Facebook marketers love to see. These figures were announced prior to its event being held at South by Southwest (SXSW).

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Google shows off hacked shoes at SXSW

Google shows off hacked shoes at SXSW

Google has shown off another one of its creative projects that, sadly, will not be making it to the market place. At SXSW, Google showed off its talking shoe. The modified shoe is part of a pair of Adidas high tops. It is customized with accelerometers, gyroscopes, pressure sensors, and a microphone attached to its tongue. This shoe could be your best friend or worst enemy when it comes to exercising.

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NASA James Webb Space Telescope arrives at SXSW

NASA James Webb Space Telescope arrives at SXSW

The scientists and engineers of NASA were able to bring the NASA James Webb Space Telescope to SXSW despite terrible weather conditions. The telescope, which is set to be officially released in 2018, will be able to peer farther into the universe to discover all of the crazy and interesting mysteries that Space has to offer. The telescope is available for viewing to over 30,000 attendees of the SXSW festival.

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