Last week, we asked you to imagine what President Obama was actually looking at while wearing a virtual reality headset.
According to the caption on this White House photo, President Obama is watching “a virtual reality film captured during his trip to Yosemite National Park earlier this year.” But we all know that photo captions lie. So, what’s he actually watching?
He probably doesn’t approve of the bizarre hijinks they got around to on the set of the movie either, but for now, let’s stick to the comic book version of America’s incumbent President.
Virtual reality sometimes seems like magic. President Obama certainly seemed to think so this morning.
President Obama will be sending his budget to Congress this coming week, and in it, he’s announced that it will double the investment in research for clean and renewable energy sources.
The Three Body Problem by Liu Cixin was one of our favorite books of the past few years. And apparently a lot of influential people agree—it’s being read by President Obama on his vacation.
The Secret Service hasn't been doing an awesome job guarding the White House lately, so Joseph Clancy, its director, plans to ask the House Appropriations Committee for $8 million so that president's guard can build a replica White House on the Secret Service training grounds in southern Maryland.
If this is NSA reform, it's pretty pitiful. The Obama administration will announce new rules today that will force the intelligence agency to delete data about Americans that was "incidentally" collected—basically, accidentally scooped up in an overly broad search query. As of now, the government collects and stores…
On Thursday, the government is expected to propose new net neutrality rules that would treat the internet more like a public utility. According to several reports, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler's proposal will reclassify broadband as a telecommunications service under Title II of the Telecommunications Act. This is great…
In an effort to make the current "one-size-fits-all" approach to medicine a thing of the past, the Obama administration has unveiled details about its Precision Medicine Initiative, an exciting and ambitious approach to personalizing the way we treat an assortment of diseases.
During last night's State of the Union Address, President Barack Obama called for a new initiative to fund precision medicine. Here's what the proposed initiative entails and what it could mean to your health.
Last night's State of the Union address by President Barack Obama was tailored around a tenth-grade comprehension level, which is actually higher than his previous speeches.
So there's good news, and there's bad news. The good news is that Obama mentioned a sprawling set of cybersecurity initiatives at the State of the Union tonight. The bad news is that they suck.
As the FCC prepares to finalize its net neutrality rules, the president has beome increasingly aggressive in its posture about how the process should work. On Thursday, the White House pushed back at the new Republican-led Congress by saying that net neutrality laws wouldn't be necessary. It should be up to the FCC.
President Obama glad-handed some network engineers in Cedar Falls, Iowa today. No, it was not a campaign stop. (He's done running for president.) The commander-in-chief's visit to the local utility office of Iowa's first gigabit city is a mission statement: America needs more internet service providers that aren't…
In the wake of the Sony hack and yesterday's CENTCOM shitshow, President Obama just announced new cybersecurity legislation and related proposals for "securing cyberspace." This is a good thing, because America's cybersecurity kind of sucks. It's also a worrisome thing, since cybersecurity legislation like this stands…
President Obama will announce two new pieces of legislation on Monday that are designed to protect consumers from the massive data breaches and students from greedy companies that want their data. Good idea! However, some think Obama's plan doesn't sound like it provides quite enough protection. But it's still a good…
In a news conference today, President Barack Obama addressed the Sony hack and said that Sony's decision to pull the film was a mistake.
President Obama had a meeting with Prince William in the Oval Office today. Sitting under the a portrait George Washington, the two men chuckled and acted like old pals. They did not, however, take any selfies. And neither did any of the reporters present because they were explicitly asked not to take selfies in the…