Google get mouthy with talking shoes at SXSW. Hammerman!

Remember MC Hammer's shoes in his "Hammerman" cartoon? Then you're going to love this; Google have been showing off a pair of talking shoes at this year's South by Southwest festival. Google, YesYesNo, ad agency 72andSunny, and Adidas have paired…

Marvel bringing Aurasma augmented reality to new comics

Marvel are to team up with augmented reality specialists Aurasma to produce comics with AR features. Spider-Man may very soon be literally swinging up out of the page and into your living room! The Aurasma partnership was announced at SXSW,…

Over at SXSW, Lou Reed had a Perfect Day moaning about digital music

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The curmudgeonly Lou Reed Walked On The Wild Side yesterday at the Texas SXSW conference about digital music, shocking no-one with his audiophilic opinions about how “technology is making things worse”. We always knew he was a moaner.

He went on, telling the audience of tech-savvy hanger-ons that “if you are one of those people like me who like ‘good sound,’ you need good speakers, a good stereo, and (as an artist) your price of recording goes up, because you need a good mic, good cables…If you don’t like good sound, go with MP3.” Ouch, Lou, you really do have a Rock And Roll Heart, eh?

According to Lou, “people have…