Hexacopter-style drones are known for delivering flowers, beer, and, in Jeff Bezos’s dreams if nowhere else, delivering your latest Amazon Prime order. Well, now a drone named CUPID is delivering 80,000 volts through an on-board stun gun.
For one of the more theatrical presentations at SXSW this weekend, software developer Chaotic Moon Studios gave a live demonstration of how its flying drone CUPID handles unwelcome house guests. They did this by tasing their intern. Read More
This is a guest post from Gary Sharma (aka “The Guy with the Red Tie”), founder and CEO of GarysGuide and proud owner of a whole bunch of black suits, white shirts and, at last count, over 40 red ties. You can reach him at gary [at] garysguide.com.
Ok I won’t bore ya with all the BBQ-feasting, pool-partying, grumpy-cat-sighting, Snoop-Dogg-(Lion?)-schmoozing, secret-Daft-Punk-concert-rocking, late-night-shenanigans here in Texas! Thanks again to MasterCard for having me as one of their #PricelessSurprises giveaway prizes during SXSW! Read More
Tech and entertainment junkies alike are practically frothing at the mouths over the premier of Silicon Valley, which debuts at South by Southwest today — and it turns out the show will have some Easter eggs in store for tech types.
Co-creator Mike Judge said the new show will be the anti-Entourage, which could be good or bad (but definitely not as bad as Betas, sry Amazon) on Friday during an interview with The Hollywood Reporter. Read More
I was a day trader for many years, and it almost killed me.
I made money by making profits on my own money and also taking a percentage of the profits for the people I traded for. I traded up to $40 million or $50 million a day at my peak. I did Read More
Remember Nick Goepper, the
Tad Hamilton wannabe U.S. Olympic skier who asked girls to compete on social media to win a date with him? He’s finally chosen a winner.
There are free drinks pretty much everywhere at South by Southwest. Free food a trifle harder to come by.
Lucky for you, Betabeat has assembled this guide of places where free food can be found every single day of SXSW for badge-holders. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you see an event we’ve missed. Read More
Reddit AMAs have been on a hot streak recently, featuring everything from overly polite Canadian politicians to RAPPERS WHOSE CAPS LOCK KEYS ARE BROKEN. Today, Reddit featured Martha Stewart, the lifestyle guru without whom Pinterest would be nothing.
Science, comedic pop songs and memories of parody Twitter accounts past will merge in Austin, Texas, this Saturday when Bill Nye and Andy Samberg grace the same stage.