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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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MakerBot unveils Digitizer 3D desktop scanner

MakerBot unveils Digitizer 3D desktop scanner

MakerBot is known for its amazing consumer-level 3D printers, but today the company unveiled a new toy unlike anything they've done before. MakerBot announced and unveiled the Digitizer at SXSW today. It's essentially a desktop 3D scanner that can scan any object and upload it onto your computer for 3D printing later on.

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“Homeless Hotspots” sees controversy at SXSW 2012

“Homeless Hotspots” sees controversy at SXSW 2012

In a bizarre marketing stunt, New York marketing firm BBH and Texas based homeless advocacy group Front Steps have created the Homeless Hotspots campaign. The initiative sees homeless people carrying 4G LTE MiFis and changing people for access to wireless internet on the go. There’s no set rate, although the website suggests a fee of $2 for 15 minutes of internet access.

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Nokia’s Giant Hamster Wheel at SXSW

Nokia’s Giant Hamster Wheel at SXSW

Nokia has erected a human-sized hamster wheel at SXSW this year, as part of "The Green Zone" at the festival. The wheel can be used for charging any type of mobile device, and will be up through March 20th. It was created by creative agency 1000heads, and inspired by Nokia's campaign "it's not technology, it's what you do with it" from last year (video, complete with hamster, is included below). But our own Vincent Nguyen was not too impressed.

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Apple to Pop Up at SXSW

Apple to Pop Up at SXSW

Apple is opening a temporary store on Friday in downtown Austin, TX, timed both for the release of the iPad 2 and the start of the South by Southwest music festival. The store will be located in the Scarbrough Building on Congress Avenue, a 5,000 square foot space that Apple is leasing for two weeks. This was a very fast decision, it seems.

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Third Man Bringing the Vinyl to You – at SXSW

Third Man Bringing the Vinyl to You – at SXSW

Vinyl records? Yes, that's right. In this digital music age, analog has a unique appeal, providing a warmer, real-er sound. But records have become sort of a novelty, and many younger folks may never have even seen one. One of the leading record stores in the nation, Third Man records, founded by Jack White of the White Stripes, is trying to change the fact that 97% of high school aged kids have never visited a standalone record store. Third Man records, located in Nashville, is bringing the record store to you.

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Chevrolet Volt gets geeky video overview

Chevrolet Volt gets geeky video overview

Let's face it, the Toyota Prius - while still a reasonable hybrid - has lost one of its more important draws: its newness.  That leaves the floor open for a new generation of earth-friendly vehicles, and one of the more eagerly anticipated is the Chevrolet Volt.  Set to hit driveways in November 2010, Chevrolet brought the Volt along to SXSW last week for the geeks to play with.

Video demo after the cut

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Robert Scoble Talks Windows Phone 7, Google, and Location-Based Services

Robert Scoble Talks Windows Phone 7, Google, and Location-Based Services

If you hadn't heard, South by Southwest Interactive is going on right now, over there in the big state of Texas. It's one of the biggest conferences around, and all types of people show up to speak their minds, show off the latest and greatest, and have fun doing it. Included with some of those people (outside of our own team), is Robert Scoble. He's one of the biggest names in the tech journalism game (just try following him on Twitter or Google Buzz), and he's got some great perspective on quite a few things. Most importantly, the big names in tech right now.

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