Items tagged with SXSW

AeroMobil's announcement at SXSW Interactive 2015 of the company's plans to get a flying car in the air by 2017 has been all the buzz this week in Austin. After all, it is the rare person among us who has not at some point imagined hopping into a zippy little number in the driveway, dropping foot to pedal, and taking off into the sky, giddy and content in our H.G. Wells reality (or, perhaps, "The Jetsons"). Of course, a bit closer to earth, the idea of flying cars no doubt also played into the fantasies of certain SXSWi participants, especially among the many who had to endure Austin's epically... Read more...
Instagram. Just the mention of the world brings up vivid images of slightly tweaked photographs, uploaded via iOS devices to all corners of the web. But there's a problem: it's only on iOS. Android, BlackBerry, Windows Phone, etc. -- none of those platforms have Instagram. Why? Hard to say why the company hasn't branched out yet, but they know that Android is growing too large as a platform to ignore. At the annual South by Southwest conference in Austin, Texas, the company announced that they had reached 27 million registered users. And of those, a ton of people are actively using it. Co-founder... Read more...
At the South By Southwest conference, mobile innovators announced custom versions of nightlife games and iPhone applications to dazzle the tech-savvy crowd. Unfortunately, many attendees haven’t been able to get a signal on their phones to try out the new applications. For the majority of the five-day digital conference, AT&T 3G users in Austin have been experiencing dropped calls, sluggish data services, and unavailable service because of an overload on AT&T’s network. It appears that AT&T wasn’t prepared for the number of iPhone-carrying users that would be attending the conference... Read more...