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Displaying items by tag: Obama

Wednesday, 13 May 2015 17:45

US Senate setback for Obama over trade deals

A US Congressional deal to give President Barack Obama so-called fast-track negotiating authority to accelerate two trade deals with nations in the Asia-Pacific and Europe respectively has broken down, with the Senate voting against granting the president this authority.

Published in Technology Regulation
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Wednesday, 09 October 2013 12:48

Obama upholds Samsung ban

US President Barack Obama has dealt a blow to Korean tech giant Samsung in its ongoing patent dispute with Apple, upholding a block on some of its older Android devices.

Published in Mobility
Monday, 05 November 2012 14:19

What might a Romney victory mean to tech?

We’ll know the result on Wednesday afternoon (Australian time). What will a Romney victory in the US presidential election mean to the technology industry?

Published in C Level
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It's not exactly a replication of Australia's much-criticised NBN but two linked developments in the US this week show that the US Government shares the Australian Government's belief in the need for ubiquitous high speed broadband (the US envisages 1Gbps) and the need to encourage the development of applications and services to exploit this capacity.

Published in Government Tech Policy

A series of tweets by über content creator and empire builder Rupert Murdoch, has caused online controversy by blaming Google for helping to allow piracy to occur, while accidentally claiming universal anger at Optus when he meant POTUS Obama.

Published in Fuzzy Logic

Formal proceedings against accused WikiLeaker Bradley Manning will commence at Fort Meade in Maryland on Friday 16th December.

Published in Technology Regulation
Tuesday, 29 June 2010 22:24

Obama wants peace, cooperation in space

President Barack Obama has issued a new National Space Policy for the United States. Obama wants ''¦ space as a stable and productive environment for the peaceful use of all nations.'


Published in Space

The Falcon 9 rocket is ready for its maiden test flight on June 4, 2010. The privately funded rocket, built by the U.S. space transport company SpaceX, is a key commercial component in the future of U.S. space exploration and development.


Published in Space

In what sounds more like the utterances of his predecessor, President of the U.S, Barack Obama has labelled the use of devices such as iPods, iPads, Xboxes and PlayStations as a distraction. In particular a distraction that is bad for the country and democracy in general.


Published in Radioactive IT
Wednesday, 14 April 2010 22:33

Obama: Orion is un-mothballed for NASA

According to an announcement made by Lori Garver, NASA's deputy administrator, on Tuesday, April 13, 2010, President Barack Obama has decided to use the Orion space capsule, one part of the now defunct Constellation Program, as an on-board emergency escape system for the International Space Station.


Published in Space
Saturday, 23 January 2010 02:04

US-China war of words escalates

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has called on China to investigate the recent cyberattacks on Google and other companies, which have been traced to China. In response, China has charged the U.S. with "information imperialism," while President Obama has said he still wants answers.

Published in Home Tech
Monday, 09 November 2009 17:51

White House adopts Drupal open source CMS

Can the US Government see open source as a viable platform driving its web sites? Yes it can!

Published in The Linux Distillery
U.S President Barack Obama suggests it is time for parents to put away the Xbox, Microsoft says just hang on there a minute Mr President.

Published in Entertainment
President Barack Obama achieved notoriety in BlackBerry-loving circles because he loved his handheld so much he insisted he continue to use it in office, despite past precedent that U.S. Presidents not compose e-mail. Yet, the National Security Agency may have been proven correct after a report by Fox News that the President’s BlackBerry has been hacked!

Published in Security
U.S. President Barack Obama will name a "cyber czar" to oversee the security of the country's computer networks.

Published in Security
A draft bill introduced by two US Senators seeks to give President Obama a second big red button: one that could nuke American Internet connectivity during a 'cybersecurity emergency' in the interests of national security.

Friday, 03 April 2009 02:05

Obama gives queen a new iPod

U.S. president Barack Obama, meeting the Queen of England for the first time, presented her with a new iPod preloaded with a selection of photos and video.

Published in Mobility
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If you were a celebrity stuck in a lift, what would you do while waiting to be rescued? 

Published in Networking

You might expect the US Government to be on the ball when it comes to security. Expectations are often not met, as has been the case with the official Federal Government employment site it seems.


Published in Home Tech
Friday, 23 January 2009 12:53

Obama team's IT issues could have been worse

So President Barack Obama's White House staff say they are struggling with old software. Things would have been worse if the Bush administration had kept up to date.

Published in Core Dump
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