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04.24.14 Andy Cush

Meanwhile, in Japan, Barack Obama is playing soccer with a robot. The president received a pass from Honda’s vaguely creepy humanoid bot ASIMO today as part of a technology- and security-focused visit to the country, according to the AP. After leaving Japan, he’ll visit South Korea, Malaysia and the Philippines. […]

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03.27.14 Andy Cush

Kim Dotcom started a political party, and go figure, it’s called the “Internet Party.” In the excruciatingly long and awkward introduction video above, the Megaupload founder cavorts with Barack Obama and New Zealand Prime Minster John Key impersonators while introducing the his new organization’s ambitions. “The Internet Party was founded on the spirit of the […]

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11.21.13 Kyle Petreycik

Shortly after President Barack Obama’s 2013 State of the Union Address, artist Gilles Azzaro got to work with a segment of the commander-in-chief’s speech in which he spoke quite positively about the future of 3D- printing technology and its impact on the industrial revolution. This jagged 3D-printed visualization, aptly titled Next Industrial Revolution measures about five-feet-long and weighs twenty-two pounds, […]

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10.25.13 Andy Cush

Contrary to early reports, Barack Obama’s visit to a Crown Heights high school today won’t cause the full closure of Prospect Park, which sits over two miles away. Only parts of the park will close, though it isn’t clear which. Obama will likely arrive via helicopter, landing in the park. “Please note that only portions […]

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09.27.13 Andy Cush

Shepard Fairey told TMZ this week that if he could change the “Hope” under his iconic Barack Obama poster to something else, he’d use the word “Drones,” so we figured we’d mock one up for him. For the NSA-averse, there’s also the “Yes We Scan” poster from our friends at Nerdcore. Enjoy! (Image: Nate Cepis/ANIMALNewYork) […]

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07.26.13 Andy Cush

In 2008, Barack Obama set up Change.gov, a website to make his agenda for the presidency easily accessible, outlining goals like “revitalizing the economy,” “ending the war in Iraq,” and “providing health care for all.” The site ceased being updated years ago, but until recently, its contents were still accessible. Then, sometime recently, the site […]

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04.16.13 Andy Cush

The American Civil Liberties Union is appealing a court decision that allows the CIA and the Obama administration to keep secret their legal justification for its drone strike program. The decision, passed by U.S. District Court Judge Colleen McMahon of New York in January, is almost comical in its catch-22 thorniness: … this court is constrained […]

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03.28.13 Andy Cush

It’s not unusual to see religious leaders railing against the policies of a Democratic president, but this time, it’s a sentiment plenty of liberals can get on board with as well. “From a New Testament point of view, drones are completely appalling,” retired Episcopal rector Paul F. M. Zahl told CNN in a recent interview. “The […]

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03.05.13 Andy Cush

A 100,000+ signature petition prompted the White House to weigh in on the current debate over the legality of unlocking cell phones so they can be used on different carriers, which erupted after the U.S. Copyright Office announced phones were no longer exempted to the Digital Millenium Copyright Act. Fortunately, the Obama administration came down […]

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02.12.13 Andy Cush

What would you pay for your very own custom drone, for all you surveillance and/or murderous needs? Thanks to Mr. Drones, a new project from Drones of New York artist Rajeev Basu, you can have an (imaginary) UAV for the low, low price of $24,999! To highlight the fact that drones will be cleared for […]

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