Obama's New Chief Technology Officer Is an Ex-Threadless T-Shirt Dude

Described as having a "hipster look" with hair that swivels between a mohawk and a "flipped-up front like Jim Carrey's in Ace Ventura," 33-year-old Harper Reed is the ex-CTO of t-shirt company Threadless, and will "make sure technology is a successful force multiplier within the [2012] campaign." Great hair. [Chicago… » 6/02/11 5:50am 6/02/11 5:50am

Obama's First Weekly YouTube Address

President-Elect Barack Obama has pledged to deliver weekly "fireside chats" » 11/15/08 12:07pm 11/15/08 12:07pm a la FDR via YouTube, and today he posted his first. The content of the video isn't unexpected: he calls for immediate help from Congress to aid unemployment insurance, and calls for all Americans to come together to weather the hard economic…

Diebold Sued for GPL Violations, Allegations of Puppy Kicking to Come

Artifex, makers of the Linux Ghostscript Postscript interpreter, is suing Diebold » 11/08/08 9:00am 11/08/08 9:00am for breaking the fair use terms of its software. Diebold used the freely-available software, which is fine, but when they authored some changes to Ghostscript Postscript, they neglected to follow the very reasonable rules such use…

Microsoft Surface Predicts the Election with McCain and Obama…

MSNBC had an impromptu demonstration of its new Microsoft Surface table this morning, and gave political analyst Chuck Todd a chance to play with his dollies. At first, the goateed Todd moved states around, zooming, coloring and highlighting with his finger. Though he didn't really have a full handle on all the… » 9/08/08 5:40pm 9/08/08 5:40pm

Announce Fake Obama Running Mate with Text Messages

Barack Obama is set to notify his subscribed fans » 8/21/08 6:20pm 8/21/08 6:20pm supporters when he selects a vice-presidential candidate. lets you send a free text message to anyone on their network, so use Obama's short code (62262) and announce the running mate of your choice. The picture above, unfortunately for followers of His Steveness,…

Democratic Convention Protestors Will Be Blasted With Ray Guns and…

If you're unhappy that Hillary Clinton lost the nomination to Barack Obama, you better think twice before showing your displeasure at next month's Democratic National Convention. According to CNN, the city of Denver is purchasing tons of high-tech weapons to use on unruly DNC protesters, which may include goo-guns… » 7/07/08 1:17pm 7/07/08 1:17pm