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…

John McCain Blamed for Sucky Broadband in US

Our friend (and Wired » 10/01/08 10:30pm 10/01/08 10:30pm editor) Nick Thompson wrote a piece in the accusing John McCain for the sorry state of America's broadband. It seems the email-avoiding presidential candidate, as chair of the Senate Commerce Committee, supported too much consolidation and too little oversight. The end result? "Since 2000, the…

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

The Technology Behind the Democratic National Convention

Denver's Pepsi Center and Invesco Field are just fine for their concerts and professional sporting events. But when the Democrats come into town for their National Convention this week, the two buildings are getting technologically gutted. In fact, Qwest, Microsoft, Cisco, Google, AT&T, Level3, Comcast, EchoStar,… » 8/25/08 8:31am 8/25/08 8:31am

VP Candidate Biden Is No Friend to File Sharing, Net Neutrality…

CNet's Declan McCullagh wrote up an informative history of Joe Biden's tech-related voting record » 8/24/08 4:30pm 8/24/08 4:30pm—if Biden's name rings a bell, it's because he's the guy . Maybe you don't care about the doings in Washington, but you may want to know that Biden considers a lot of criminal activity. Here's what I'm talking about: • He …