Barack Obama archive

  • Obama administration steps in over Apple Samsung patent row, vetoes iPhone, iPad import ban
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    Obama administration steps in over Apple Samsung patent row, vetoes iPhone, iPad import ban

    By 5 August 2013

    The Obama Administration in the US has vetoed a ban on the import and sale of several Apple smartphones and tablets in the country. Samsung won a patent battle with its American rival in June, wheb the International Trade Commission in the States decided...

  • 'Four more years', Barack Obama scores US presidency and most popular tweet
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    'Four more years', Barack Obama scores US presidency and most popular tweet

    By 7 November 2012

    Not only has Barack Obama been elected for a second term as US President he's also smashed a world record for the number of retweets he's had with his posting of a celebratory embrace with his wife Michelle. The most popular tweet ever simply states "Four...

  • Become your favourite US presidential candidate with an AR Zaphat
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    Become your favourite US presidential candidate with an AR Zaphat

    By 22 October 2012

    With just over two weeks of campaigning left to go, and the latest polls suggesting that Obama and Romney are neck and neck in the key US presidential battleground states, it could be something as simple as an augmented reality-enhanced trucker's baseball...

  • President Evil: US candidates made over Resident Evil 6 style
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    President Evil: US candidates made over Resident Evil 6 style

    By 2 October 2012

    To mark Resident Evil 6 hitting shops today (2 October), Capcom has cheekily reimagined the two candidates for the forthcoming US presidential election as zombies. The pictures illustrate what could happen to President Barack Obama and challenger Mitt...

  • Barack Obama ready to Hangout in Google+ circles
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    Barack Obama ready to Hangout in Google+ circles

    By 23 January 2012

    Ever wanted to hangout with President Obama? It's not likely to happen given his busy schedule and the fact that he's always surrounded by a team of trained assassins. Not a hangout with a lower case h at least, but a Hangout is on the cards. That's right,...

  • Twitter CEO appointed to Barack Obama advisory panel
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    Twitter CEO appointed to Barack Obama advisory panel

    By 27 May 2011

    While Twitter has been closely examined by the UK government of late, for its part in the recent football star super injunction scandal, the US President is hoping to draw upon the knowledge and Internet know-how of its CEO as part of a new advisory panel....

  • Barack Obama: White House phones not cool
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    Barack Obama: White House phones not cool

    By 18 April 2011

    Barack Obama has criticised the technology in the White House's Oval Office, and specifically its phones and communication devices. Speaking to a collection of donors in Chicago on the need for innovation in technology, the US President let slip that...

  • Barack Obama launches presidential campaign through YouTube
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    Barack Obama launches presidential campaign through YouTube

    By 4 April 2011

    Where once a US presidential campaign would have kicked off with poster or a series of TV adverts, Barack Obama's camp has used the Internet and, specifically, YouTube to launch his bid for re-election. While the US election is not due to take place until...

  • Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg and others dine with the President
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    Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg and others dine with the President

    By 18 February 2011

    Just because you’re on medical leave doesn’t mean you can’t have dinner with the President of the United States. That’s exactly what Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple, has been doing this week, after Barack Obama invited a number of tech head honchos to...

  • VIDEO: Barack Obama - he's on fire!
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    VIDEO: Barack Obama - he's on fire!

    By 8 October 2010

    From downtown.......Boomshakalaka! We all know that Barack Obama is a bit of a B-baller, he's often spotted dodging and dunking on the White House basketball court, but we're not sure that he's really as good as EA Sports are making him out to be in this...

  • Obama goes 3D
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    Obama goes 3D

    By 22 September 2009

    US president Obama has told David Letterman on David Letterman’s “Late Show” that he has recently seen "Up" in 3D. In the first interview with a serving president and a talk show host, Obama showed a picture of himself and the first lady wearing...

  • President Obama warns "be careful" on Facebook
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    President Obama warns "be careful" on Facebook

    By 9 September 2009

    President Barack Obama has spoken out against the potential dangers of posting personal content on social networking sites. Answering a question put to him from a group of teens, about how to go about becoming president, Obama said: "Well, let me give...

  • Michael Jackson becomes Facebook's most popular person
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    Michael Jackson becomes Facebook's most popular person

    By 8 July 2009

    In death, Michael Jackson has become the most popular person on Facebook as fans sign up to become a virtual fan on the social networking site. Michael Jackson now boasts 7,413,218 fans, a number growing by around 20 per second, according to CNN, and...

  • VIDEO: Disney makes Obama-bot
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    VIDEO: Disney makes Obama-bot

    By 3 July 2009

    We thought we'd give the nod to the US' 4th July celebrations with the news that Disney has made a robotic Barack Obama president to appear in the Hall of Presidents show at the Walt Disney World Resort. Due to be unveiled on the American holiday, hit...

  • Obama gives the Queen a personalised iPod
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    Obama gives the Queen a personalised iPod

    By 2 April 2009

    Tech-loving American president Barack Obama has given the Queen a high-tech gift as the two met this week at Buckingham Palace. Obama presented Queen Elizabeth with an Apple iPod, personalised with pre-loaded content and an engraved inscription. The now-royal...

  • Obama keeps security-enhanced BlackBerry
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    Obama keeps security-enhanced BlackBerry

    By 23 January 2009

    Barack Obama has been allowed to keep hold of his BlackBerry for personal use. This means Obama will become the first president to have access to email in the White House, with neither Bush nor Clinton using the digital format during their terms. There...

  • Microsoft's 3D Photosynth of Obama's Oath revealed
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    Microsoft's 3D Photosynth of Obama's Oath revealed

    By 21 January 2009

    Microsoft's Photosynth team has been hard at work stitching together photographs taken from the moment of Obama's inauguration when he took the presidential Oath. Over on CNN's site, those who have Silverlight installed can view the mammoth 3D recreation...

  • The world tunes into Obama inauguration
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    The world tunes into Obama inauguration

    By 20 January 2009

    The world turned online to watch the inauguration of president Barack Obama it seems, with online viewing skyrocketing in the UK and the US. Monitoring site Akamai, saw a 54% spike in worldwide internet traffic from people hunting down news online as...

  • Obama inauguration to test tech infrastructure to the limit
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    Obama inauguration to test tech infrastructure to the limit

    By 20 January 2009

    Technological infrastructures both here and in the US look to be pushed to be limit as America's first "digital" president is about to be sworn into office. In the States mobile phone operators are boosting network capacity and have been forced to issue...

  • Five ways to watch and follow Obama Inauguration online
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    Five ways to watch and follow Obama Inauguration online

    By 20 January 2009

    Today is a big day for America and a big day for the world. It's also the most media covered presidential inauguration in history, as Barack Obama becomes the 44th president of the United States of America. So how can you follow all the action if you...

  • Microsoft to capture Obama's Oath in 3D
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    Microsoft to capture Obama's Oath in 3D

    By 19 January 2009

    Microsoft is promising to create "the most immersive and detailed experience of a single moment ever created" by recreating the moment of Barak Obama taking the presidential Oath in 3D. Using Photosynth software, Microsoft will gather thousands of photographs...

  • Barack Obama's official portrait snapped with digital camera
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    Barack Obama's official portrait snapped with digital camera

    By 15 January 2009

    For the first time, an official presidential portrait has been taken with a digital camera. It's a move that's perhaps appropriate for Barack Obama - said to be a fan of technology - the pic was taken by Pete Souza, the new official White House snapper....

  • Obama's BlackBerry replacement revealed
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    Obama's BlackBerry replacement revealed

    By 14 January 2009

    As has been well publicised, when Barack Obama gets sworn in next Tuesday he will have to hand over his beloved BlackBerry as the White House is not happy with a president emailing so freely. "I'm still clinging to my BlackBerry. They're going to pry...

  • Verizon staff had unauthorised access to Obama's phone
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    Verizon staff had unauthorised access to Obama's phone

    By 23 November 2008

    Some Verizon employees may have had unauthorised access to their President-elect's personal mobile phone account. Details that the employees could have viewed, according to experts, include the numbers a customer had called, how long conversations with...

  • Obama to use YouTube for weekly address
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    Obama to use YouTube for weekly address

    By 17 November 2008

    Tech-savvy President-Elect Barack Obama is to use YouTube as one platform to broadcast his "weekly address" to the American people, starting this week. Obama used the video-sharing site as a tool during his election campaign, in addition to launching...