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  • SXSW 2012: Spring Break for Geeks

    More than 20,000 people registered for SXSW Interactive 2012. The result? A three-hour line to get badges.
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  • SXSW 2012: Spring Break for Geeks

    Hundreds of panels take place throughout the event. Here Google's Vic Gundotra speaks about Google+.
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  • SXSW 2012: Spring Break for Geeks

    It has rained non-stop at the festival. Here two friends take shelter from the storm at Google's Discover House.
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  • SXSW 2012: Spring Break for Geeks

    A fireplace full of Android dolls at Google's Android House.
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  • SXSW 2012: Spring Break for Geeks

    Google Maps gets blown up at Google's Maps House.
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  • SXSW 2012: Spring Break for Geeks

    Angry Birds Space took center stage at Samsung's party. Gravity has been taken out of the game and it's being endorsed by NASA.
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  • SXSW 2012: Spring Break for Geeks

    Texas Governor and former Republican Presidential Candidate Rick Perry stopped by the CNN Grill to talk about Twitter and his campaign.
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  • SXSW 2012: Spring Break for Geeks

    Nike's FuelBand tracks your steps and calories burn and syncs with your phone so you can share your activity with your friends. Nike rented an entire old warehouse to show off the new band.
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  • SXSW 2012: Spring Break for Geeks

    Only at SXSW can you play Space Invaders on a giant screen in the middle of the street.
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  • SXSW 2012: Spring Break for Geeks

    Even outside some of the biggest parties there are MacBooks everywhere.
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  • SXSW 2012: Spring Break for Geeks

    After the work is done and the parties are over, there's always Austin's famous food trucks.
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  • SXSW 2012: Spring Break for Geeks

    Spring break for nerds, indeed.
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