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President Obama signs iPad

Sylvester Caan dropped us a note to tell us (and show us!) his iPad being signed by US President Barak Obama. Take it away, Sylvester: At a rally in Seattle, WA at the University of Washington, the President used the touchscreen on my iPad to give me his autograph. He looked slightly surprised, but proceeded …

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Microsoft Asked to Make a Federal Budget Video Game

The Obama administration’s Bowles-Simpson fiscal commission has been working with Microsoft’s Steve Ballmer to make a computer game about managing the United States federal budget and deficit, USA Today reports. President Obama appointed Erskine Bowles and Alan K. Simpson to lead an 18-person, bi-partisan commission to generate ideas for dealing with the nation’s rising deficit …

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Norway Uses iPad to Run the Government During Icelandic Volcano

Thousands of travelers are stranded throughout Europe as ash continues to rain down from an erupting volcano in Iceland this week. Among them is Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg who, according to his press secretary, is “running the Norwegian government from the United States via his new iPad.” CNN reports that the Norwegian prime minister …

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