Voting Machines Coincidentally Elect Voting Machine as President

Click to view » 11/05/08 9:50am 11/05/08 9:50am It's amazing that you can fall asleep with the polls showing one thing and wake up to a world you don't even recognize. Despite who I may have supported as of November 4th, as a fervent supporter of both democracy and touchscreen technology, I accept DRE 700:259 as the 44th President of the United States. …

Meet the Man Behind CNN's Multitouch Magic Wall

Those of you who watch CNN have probably noticed the neat multitouch screen » 11/05/08 12:00am 11/05/08 12:00am the anchors have been playing with . Now that all the votes are coming in and we're literally counting down to the big reveal, the news network has given a shout out to the man behind the Magic Wall—. Han first showed off his wall at an…

How the CNN Holographic Interview System Works

CNN's holographic election coverage » 11/04/08 10:08pm 11/04/08 10:08pm is fancy pantsy, but how did they manage to send 3D 360 degree footage of virtual correspondent Jessica Yellin from Chicago all the way to the station's election center in NY? As , Magic. A magic made possible from technology Vizrt and SportVu with the help of forty-four HD…

Astronauts Cast Votes From Space, But It's Only One Regular Vote For…

Astronauts Michael Fincke and Gregory Chamitoff did what only four other Astronauts have done in NASA's 50 years when they voted today » 11/04/08 6:40pm 11/04/08 6:40pm—from space. Thanks to a Texas bill passed in 1997, NASA space cases are able to legally vote while they're out of the planet on business. But how did they cast their ballot from space, …

CNN Election Night Talking Heads Will Be 3D Holograms Hanging Out With …

Holy crap, the future is here, and I'm not talking about the next president being elected tonight. CNN's election night talking heads won't be yapping against a boring green screen. No sir, they will be 3D holograms » 11/04/08 3:59pm 11/04/08 3:59pm beamed into the studio next to Wolf Blitzer, making it seem as if they are actually there. While it's…

The Week in iPhone Apps: To The Polls!

Wow. Four more days to go. The next time you pop open one of our lovely weekly app roundups, we will have a new man in the White House (knocking on wood hard » 10/31/08 3:00pm 10/31/08 3:00pm here). I don't know about you guys, but I'm a little on edge. This week, let's have a look at the apps that will make you forget about gerrymandering, vote…

Tactics and Strategies in the First Real Internet Election

When you go to the polls next Tuesday, no matter who you vote for, you will be motivated by words, images and videos you picked up online. There are some voters who don't use the internet to gather information about candidates, but that number is dwindling, while the number of ways candidates can reach you online… » 10/29/08 1:15pm 10/29/08 1:15pm

Easily Find Your Polling Place Via Google Maps

If you've navigated the tangle of state, city or local election board websites, you know how much they suck. And if you've lost the little reminder you get in the mail (my mailbox is full of spiders and credit card offers; I don't open it), Google has created a custom map to help you find your polling place on November … » 10/23/08 5:45pm 10/23/08 5:45pm

Dvice's Voting Machines Map Shows Us Just Where the Election Will Be…

With the election coming up in a mere two weeks, our friends over at Dvice decided to take a very in depth look at the technology behind all of the states voting machines and just how susceptible they are to both malicious hacking and human error. What results is a beautiful interactive map » 10/20/08 12:00pm 10/20/08 12:00pm showing the different…

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…

Stuck at a Desk? Watch the Presidential Debate Online

Tonight at 9pm ET the first debate between John McCain and Barack Obama takes place. In the interest of keeping political discussion alive in America, here's a link to CBS » 9/26/08 8:15pm 9/26/08 8:15pm, where we the debate will be streamed live, at least within the US. Here's a link to , which hosts much debate-related video, but doesn't quite…

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

iPhone Election '08 App: Watch Your Faith in America Get Destroyed in…

If you're ever pulled away from the constant spew of talking heads, meaningless statistics and rhetorical bile parading itself as election news in order to fill the gaping 24/7 news cycle—you know, to do something other than wallow in political witticisms not half as sharp as as Jon Stewart's » 9/04/08 3:59pm 9/04/08 3:59pm—the 99-cent Election '08…