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This Brilliant Coming-of-Age Space Opera Will Leave You Breathless

For some, the path to adulthood is gradual and fluid, as if maturity could somehow seep into one's pores like steam from a warm bath. For others, the yolk of real responsibility is thrust suddenly and heavily upon their shoulders, though neither have a say in which path to maturity they will take. Read More >>

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Meet CUPID: The Drone That Will Shoot You With an 80,000 Volt Taser

Are drones not scary enough for you yet? How about this? A drone helicopter that spots you and identifies you as an intruder. It tells you to stop and put your hands behind your head. Instead, you keep coming. The drone then shoots you with barbed Taser darts that pump 80,000 volts into you. If you try to get up, it will continue pumping voltage into you until you submit and the authorities arrive. Read More >>

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Barista Bot Paints Your Portrait On Your Latte

Starbucks baristas will write your name on the side of your coffee cup, but that's nowhere near the level of personalisation the Barista Bot is capable of. After snapping your portrait with a webcam, it uses a robotic arm to then draw your face in the milk foam atop your latte. That's overkill in the best way possible. Read More >>

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Google Glass Will Work with Apps Like the New York Times, Path, Evernote and More

Google showed off some new features of Google Glass at SXSW and they could be quite useful. For example, the New York Times (and probably others) will be integrated with Google Glass so you'll see pop up notifications of breaking news. You can even peep pictures, headlines or have Google Glass read the news to you too. Read More >>

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Go Get Your 7.39 GB of Free SXSW Music

There's a lot of tech stuff going down at SXSW between the talking shoes and the projection-effect pool tables and whathaveyou, but at the end of the day, music is still a huge part. A 7.39 GB part. And you can go grab it all for free right now. Read More >>

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Bruce Springsteen's Inspiring Talk On Creativity and Music Is a Must Watch

Bruce Springsteen started this year's South by Southwest festival with a beautiful and inspiring—even tear-jerking at times—talk about creativity, music and hard work. Read More >>

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Bruce Springsteen Is Still The Boss, Even if He Did Lift Animals Riffs

During Bruce Springsteen's keynote SXSW speech last night, he disclosed that, like countless artists and musical acts before him, he routinely lifted riffs from his predecessor's songs. So does this mean he's going to get sued by the RIAA for piracy or does that count as fair use? Read More >>

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Homeless Men Turned into Human Routers

SXSW, the annual vanity-carnival of schmoozing; marketing superficiality, and BBQ, has something new to offer Austin's visitors: unalloyed human degradation. A New York ad firm has converted homeless people into 4G hotspots. Read More >>

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Instagram Finally Shows Off Its Android App

The breakout app from SXSW this year may be Highlight, or it may be Pinwheel. But the most exciting news? It's about Instagram, which is finally sort-of showing off a beta of its Android app. Read More >>

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