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House passes CISPA bill with flying colors

House passes CISPA bill with flying colors

After being squashed in the Senate last year, the CISPA bill has made a reappearance in the House of Representatives once again, and it passed with flying colors. The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, as it's called, passed in the House by a majority vote of 288 to 127. It's now on to the Senate to get a yea or nay.

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Qualcomm joins President Obama in ambitious BRAIN initiative

Qualcomm joins President Obama in ambitious BRAIN initiative

It would appear that United States President Barack Obama will be showing no end to his interest in advancing home-grown scientific research efforts as the BRAIN Initiative was announced today. This research effort will take on the mighty task of revolutionizing our understanding of the human mind - no small task! Qualcomm's CTO Matt Grob has let it be known that they are onboard with this effort and, as he joined the press event at the White House today, has assured the White House and the public that they're bringing more than just a couple of their own innovations to the party.

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State of the Union address sees over 1.36m tweets

State of the Union address sees over 1.36m tweets

Last night was a big night for government and the entire US. President Obama gave the annual State of the Union address, where he lays out what condition the country is in, and suggest plans and goals for the future. The House chamber was buzzing last night, but so was Twitter, with over 1.36 million tweets that referenced the speech.

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President Obama to host “Fire-side Hangout” after State of the Union

President Obama to host “Fire-side Hangout” after State of the Union

Tomorrow President Obama will be delivering the nation's 200th State of the Union, and will be addressing the country during a joint session of Congress in the nation's capital. However, the President will also be hosting a Google+ "Fire-side Hangout" two days later on Thursday, February 14 at 4:50 pm ET to answer your questions.

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Phone unlocking ban cooks up White House petition

Phone unlocking ban cooks up White House petition

Just this past Saturday, it officially became illegal for anyone to unlock a smartphone without the carriers' consent. Obviously, this fired up a lot of people, who argue that if they buy an unsubsidized phone without a contract, they should be able to do what they want with it. And now, it looks like there's a White House petition going around that seeks for the unbanning of phone unlocking.

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Reddit saw 37 billion pageviews in 2012, President Obama AMA most popular post

Reddit saw 37 billion pageviews in 2012, President Obama AMA most popular post

Reddit is regarded as the front page of the internet, and with good reason. The online social sharing community ended up receiving a whopping 37 billion pageviews in 2012, and saw 400 million unique visitors. The site also claims that there were 30 million posts added during the year, and users voted for their favorites four billion times and added 260 million comments.

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President Obama signs bill to extend warrantless phone tapping until 2017

President Obama signs bill to extend warrantless phone tapping until 2017

Late last week, the US Senate passed the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) Amendments Reauthorization Act that would authorize phone surveillance of Americans without a warrant for counter-terrorism purposes for the next five years. The bill then moved onto the Oval Office, where President Obama signed it last night, officially putting the bill into action.

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Petition for Death Star achieves 25,000 signatures, requires response from White House

Petition for Death Star achieves 25,000 signatures, requires response from White House

Let's admit it: a real-life Death Star would be pretty cool, and we're one step closer to its reality, thanks to a petition calling on the United States to begin construction of this moon-sized megaweapon. It has achieved over 25,000 signatures, which according to the rules of the Obama administration's "We the People," requires a response directly from the White House.

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Obama and Romney talk Apple and outsourcing to China

Obama and Romney talk Apple and outsourcing to China

Last night's second presidential debate of the 2012 election was a heated one, and both candidates seemed to be on edge and were ready to throw on the boxing gloves if need be. Towards the end of the debate, both President Obama and Governor Romney were asked about how they would bring jobs back to the US from China, using Apple as the company in question. To say the least, they both had completely different ideologies on the matter.

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Samsung and Peel teaming up to provide interactive content during 2012 presidential debates

Samsung and Peel teaming up to provide interactive content during 2012 presidential debates

If you plan on watching this year's presidential debates between President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney, and are wanting to get in on the action with some interactive content, now might be the time to snatch up a Samsung tablet if you don't already have one. Samsung and Peel are partnering up to bring viewers the ability to do more than just watch the debates.

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Barack Obama answers all questions on Reddit, crashes site

Barack Obama answers all questions on Reddit, crashes site

Reddit has crashed today under the immense weight of visitors attempting to ask questions of the President of the United States Barack Obama. The format today's question and answer session is taking is AMA - this standing for Ask Me Anything. People of all kinds, be they celebrities, leaders, or just interesting people in interesting situations are often asked to take part in said sessions on the site, this often leading to in-depth personal reactions and rather interesting connections between internet users who might never have otherwise connected.

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Obama sends NASA praise and promises continued support

Obama sends NASA praise and promises continued support

This week President Barack Obama made a call from Air Force One to NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California which not only praised their excellent work on the Curiosity rover landing on Mars, but promised them continued support as well. This call made it clear that, as Obama noted, NASA's "incredible success" was just that, and deserving of the highest of praises. "It's really mind-boggling what you've been able to accomplish, and being able to get that whole landing sequence to work the way you did is a testimony to your team."

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