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McCain Campaign Pulls Out of Tech Debate, Apologizes With a Telegram

After weeks of wrangling, Wired »10/31/08 7:19am10/31/08 7:19am had finally gotten commitments from high-level surrogates from both the Obama and McCain campaigns to participate in a debate about technology yesterday afternoon. So how did it go? It didn't. The McCain campaign canceled a few hours before the event, with no plans to reschedule. While…

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 is… »10/29/08 1:15pm10/29/08 1:15pm

Voting Machine: No, You Really Meant to Vote for McCain

Even though the great state of West Virginia is only at threat level orange »10/21/08 5:30pm10/21/08 5:30pm for having the closest thing the average American has to a voice tampered with, in at least three counties, voters have complained that when they tried to vote for Barack Obama, the touchscreen voting machine cast their vote for John McCain.…

Google CEO Wants to Be President Obama's Tech Chief

Did you know? Besides sitting on Apple's board of directors, Google CEO Eric Schmidt has been an informal adviser to Barack Obama's presidential campaign. In fact, he lurves »10/20/08 5:00pm10/20/08 5:00pm Obama so much that's he not just going to endorse him (shock, right?) he's going to actually for him next week. And not just 'cause Obama might…

The Atlantic: Verizon Did Give John McCain Special Treatment With Cell Towers

After the Washington Post ran a story »10/17/08 10:00am10/17/08 10:00am about how both Verizon and AT&T tripped over themselves to put up cell towers at John McCain's Arizona ranch to patch up his crappy reception, it "was wrong," and they just put those towers up because the Secret Service said so and they had to, not because it was John McCain and…

AT&T and Verizon Built Special Cell Towers at John McCain's House to Fix His Reception

Cell reception sucks an elephant dong at John McCain's Arizona ranch. Or it did, until Cindy McCain "embarked on an expensive public process" for Verizon Wireless to build a permanent cell tower at their ranch, reports the Washington Post »10/16/08 8:40am10/16/08 8:40am. That got scrapped, but Verizon did see fit to "navigate a lengthy county…

Where to Watch Tonight's Final Presidential Debate Live Online

Tonight is the final part of the talent portion of the Mr. President 2008 pageant, which I've been reading is like the most important one in our lifetime or something, but I think they say about that about all of them. Regardless, if you're stuck at your computer and can't get to a TV, don't worry, you don't have to… »10/15/08 7:10pm10/15/08 7:10pm

PBS and YouTube Want You to Play Michael Moore on Election Day

You're one of those internet-addicted, Obama-loving youngins that's actually going to vote on Election day. That's great, since the youth vote has historically been a bucket of fail »10/15/08 6:40pm10/15/08 6:40pm. But PBS and YouTube want you to take your civic duty even more srsly and bring your camcorder to document the experience—as well as any…

Barack Obama's $3 Million 'Overhead Projector' Actually Pretty Cool

During the last Presidential debate, John McCain delivered this line about his opponent with withering contempt:
[Obama] voted for nearly a billion dollars in pork barrel earmark projects, including, by the way, $3 million for an overhead projector at a planetarium in Chicago, Illinois.

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I'm already tired of hearing…

Where to Watch Tonight's Presidental Debate Live Online: Hulu, VCAST and More

Whereas a live online stream »10/07/08 3:00pm10/07/08 3:00pm of the first presidential debate was a bit harder to pin down, our pick for tonight's at 9PM Eastern is Hulu. Its live stream of the final two presidential debates is actually Hulu's first ever live broadcast, which is something they might do more of following the debates. (Unfortunately,…

McCain Proposes $300 Million Prize to Develop Next-Gen Battery for Cars, Cybernetic Cryo-Suits

It's well known that the biggest bump in the road to developing an awesome all-electric car is the battery. The only ones juicy enough are a) big b) expensive and c) not so durable. Not easy. But science is no match for the American spirit! If elected, John McCain is promising $300 million to whoever develops a… »6/23/08 7:30pm6/23/08 7:30pm