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The Political Machine 2012 (PC) [Download]

The Political Machine 2012 updates the Beltway players and the hot-button issues, but keeps the same gameplay as its 2008 predecessor.

By August 10, 2012

3 stars Editors' rating August 10, 2012

Google's new holding company drops 'Don't Be Evil'

Technically Incorrect: Alphabet decides to lose Google's most famous line, perhaps finding it a touch outdated.

By October 3, 2015


Rights groups want Twitter to reverse ban on political-watchdog tool

Nearly 20 organizations write an open letter demanding that the social network restore Politwoops, a tool that captures politicians' deleted tweets.

By September 4, 2015


Cute robot politely shows self-awareness

A robot allegedly demonstrates basic self-awareness while attempting to solve a classic logic puzzle.

By July 19, 2015


Tech and politics clash over protecting your data

A heated debate flares up on Capitol Hill over a proposal to weaken cybersecurity tools for the sake of national security and law enforcement.

By July 8, 2015


Are crowdfunding sites becoming too political?

Experts believe controversial, political crowdfunding campaigns show no signs of slowing down.

By April 19, 2015


Tech leaders are using their voices, influence to speak out on social, political issues

CEOs from Apple, Facebook and Salesforce are utilizing their power to offer their positions on everything from gay rights to immigration to vaccinations. And they're not the only ones.

By April 5, 2015


Las Vegas odds on who will set foot on Mars first are totally nuts

Oddsmakers apply statistical science to pick sports winners, but CNET's Eric Mack says one handicapper seems to have ignored the stats when picking the team of scientists to win the race to Mars.

By October 2, 2015


Phone cases with a conscience feature faces of political prisoners

Artist Ai Weiwei's Lego portraits of those who've been silenced, imprisoned or exiled because of their beliefs inspire a new line of iPhone cases, with part of the proceeds going to Amnesty International.

By February 19, 2015


Twitter reportedly to name Dorsey as permanent CEO

The microblogging service will name co-founder and interim CEO Jack Dorsey as its new chief this week, according to a report. His first job: getting more people to tweet.

By September 30, 2015