Everything You Need To Jumpstart Your Own Presidential Campaign

When you head to the polls this November you're supposed to vote for who you think will best lead the country for the next four years. But that's not really what happens. Deep down everyone who steps into that voting booth knows that they could do a far better job as President of the United States of America. » 10/09/12 4:00pm 10/09/12 4:00pm

Annoying Political Ads Are Invading Pandora

A North Carolina woman named Crystal Harris was minding her own business, listening to Garth Brooks on the Pandora iPhone app, when she was hit with a prompt asking her to share her email with the Mitt Romney campaign. If this is the future of political advertising, we all might as well throw our phones in a pile and… » 8/08/12 2:00pm 8/08/12 2:00pm

Toshiba Advances Bullet-Time to Next Level In Ad Filmed By 200…

Toshiba » 11/11/08 11:45am 11/11/08 11:45am's new "timesculpture" advert takes Bullet Time film technique one bizarrely cool step forward by animating within the freeze-frame. It was filmed with 200 Gigashot camcorders arranged on a special rig, recording a mahoosive 20 terabytes of data from which the ad was composed. Check it out—it's like a weird…

ObamaBot Dutifully Hides Aspirations for 2016

The ObamaBot has been a patient contributor to the Obama presidential campaign. After being assembled for $250, the 6-foot metal and wooden robot took to the streets of Florida waving signs to promote early voting and now President-elect Barack Obama. From a technical standpoint, the robot is apparently "powered by… » 11/05/08 8:30am 11/05/08 8:30am

What Advertising Pros Think of Microsoft's Campaign

I love the new Microsoft ads » 9/23/08 3:12am 9/23/08 3:12am, from Seinfeld to the I'm a PC montage, but I'm no expert. Vanity Fair asked seven advertising pros to comment on Microsoft's campaign. They put answers in cute little old fashioned Windows error prompts. One thought: There are lots of CEOs here, but I'd prefer to see more creative…

Scientists Race to Develop Political Bullshit Detector, All Dials…

New Scientist today is summarzing » 9/18/08 10:30am 9/18/08 10:30am the world of political spin detection software-behavioral scientist Paul Ekman claims he can analyze a speech's text for words that indicate untruths and deception. Others look to analyze the tenor of the voice, and facial recognition to spot lies is becoming more of a reality. But…