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Coronavirus be damned: Movies from SXSW will be shown online by Amazon for free

Coronavirus be damned: Movies from SXSW will be shown online by Amazon for free

The South by Southwest (SXSW) conference this year may have been canceled this year due to coronavirus concerns, but the movies that were going to be presented there will still be shown. And thanks to Amazon, it won't just be attendees enjoying these flicks, either. Amazon and SXSW are working together to stream them, and we'll all be able to watch them — for free.

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Video: Developer Advocate Timothy Jordan Gives Mouth-Watering Demo Of Google Glass At SXSW, Shows Off Controls, Apps, More

Video: Developer Advocate Timothy Jordan Gives Mouth-Watering Demo Of Google Glass At SXSW, Shows Off Controls, Apps, More

The hype surrounding the concept of Google's much-talked-about Project Glass may have hit its first peak during last year's Google I/O conference when stuntmen jumped out of a plane wearing the device, but the demonstration left many people wanting an explanation of what else Glass can do besides first-person photo/video recording.

Since then, we've seen a few admittedly awesome videos, including a DVF fashion show through glass, and more recently the brilliantly-executed "How It Feels" which went a bit further toward showing real-world use, but at SXSW today, attendees were given what might be the most informative (and exciting) demo we've seen yet.

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Instagram For Android Nearly Ready – "It's Better Than Our iOS App," Says Co-Founder

Instagram For Android Nearly Ready – "It's Better Than Our iOS App," Says Co-Founder

After rumors, rumblings, and annoying fakes, it sounds like Instagram is just about ready to officially hit Android. In a talk with Tech Crunch, Instagram Co-Founder Kevin Systrom disclosed a few morsels of information regarding an upcoming Android launch, namely that it's coming soon.
Systrom briefly showcased the Android app on stage at SXSW, but indicated that the app isn't quite ready for a full demo. In a sensational turn of phrase, Systrom noted that "in some ways, it's better than our iOS app. It's crazy."

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Android users lucky enough to be running Ice Cream Sandwich can already enjoy breezy photo sharing and "hipster filters," but many argue that those aren't the only benefits offered by Instagram.

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Foursquare 3.0 Update Landing Tonight With An Emphasis On Discovery And Exploration

Foursquare 3.0 Update Landing Tonight With An Emphasis On Discovery And Exploration

 

Foursquare may be the king of the check-in game (they're boasting over 7 million users and over 500 million check-ins last year), but that won't keep them resting on their laurels. Launching tonight on the Android Market, Foursquare 3.0 will introduce several notable changes that could fundamentally alter how the service is used.

Foursquare founder Dennis Crowley explains that, because of the effort put into scaling the service for such a wide increase in users, they haven't been able to innovate and improve it as much as they hoped. But the update to version 3.0 should change that, by making use of every check-in:

One of the big ideas kicking around foursquare HQ these last few months has been the idea of “every check-in counts.”

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