Augmented reality, mobile apps and web design on the SXSWi 2011 schedule
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Draped in Union Jacks, the UK Digital Mission stand stood out in the trade area at South by South West Interactive. The stand was the week's home to 30 UK start-ups that had been whittled down from 100 hopefuls to attend SXSWi to promote UK web companies.
Following the SXSWi panel on collaborative filters, where Digg.com's Anton Kast, talked about why collaborative filters don't always provide optimum results, TechRadar caught up with David Maher Roberts, CEO at The Filter, to ask how The Filter deals with the complex issues Kast highlighted.
An updated version of Microsoft's surface touch-screen table, featuring high-definition cameras and a higher resolution display could be expected within a year, the audience of a South By South West Interactive panel entitled 'Violating the Warranty on Your Touch Computing Device' heard today.
In order to gain an understanding of how we are perceived online, we need the equivalent of a 'digital mirror', said MIT Media Laboratory's Judith Donath at a day two South By South West Interactive panel entitled 'Is Privacy Dead or Just Very Confused?'
The big Facebook news in day two's South by South West Interactive panel 'The Search for a More Social Web', presented by Dave Morin, Senior Platform Manager at Facebook, was Facebook Connect coming to the iPhone. But in the same session, Morin also announced another new release: the first Facebook client for desktop.