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Lawyers For Top Bush Officials Pressed On Who's Responsible For Post-9/11 Detainee Abuses

NEW YORK -- Justice Department lawyers faced tough questioning from federal judges Thursday over whether former high-level officials like John Ashcroft and Robert Mueller III can be held accountable for abuses of immigration detainees in the immediate aftermath of the Sept. 11 attacks.<p>"Tell me now …

Optical zoom & smartphones - the next big thing?

Smartphone cameras are making huge strides these days. Image clarity is on the up, while noise and crosstalk in smaller sensors is gradually being reduced. Despite all these improvements, smartphone cameras are still missing some of the most important features which still give simple point and …

Android News

5 Android apps you shouldn't miss this week - Google Play Weekly

Welcome to another episode of Google Play Weekly! This week we take a look at a huge Springtime app sale from the Google Play Store and you can find the list of games available right here. Google announced that it will be taking a much more ad-focused approach to advertisements in the near future. …

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California Senate votes down bill for mandatory anti-theft kill switches

With hopes of saving consumers upwards of $2.5 billion per year in costs related to stolen mobile devices, a “kill switch” bill went before California state Senate this week. The bill would have made it mandatory for device manufacturers to install a method for rendering stolen devices inoperable. …

Gear & Gadgets

Game of clones: a look at Android’s cloning and piracy problems

A cursory glance at the games in the Play Store reveals a world of cloning. It’s also no secret that Android suffers from a piracy problem. Where is the line between the two? Are pirating and cloning serious issues that need to be tackled and, if so, what can be done?<p>My God, it’s full of clones<p>The …


Killing the Nexus: should Android Silver take its place?

Let’s take the stance that Nexus is out and Silver is in. From what I have read of the Silver initiative, I am excited for the results as a consumer, but I really worry that developers are losing access to a definitive reference device.<p>Perhaps it could be argued that with all of the features that …

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Net Neutrality

5 Android apps you shouldn't miss this week - Google Play Weekly

Welcome back to Google Play Weekly everyone and happy Friday! This week, Google Search received an update that added new parking information and better restaurant info. Google broke up Google Drive into not one, but four standalone applications. Snapchat got text chatting and video calling. …


Propelled by flagships, KitKat now on 8.5% of Android devices

April has been a great month for KitKat, with the latest version of Google’s operating system growing 3.5 percentage points, powered by the launch of several high-profile Android flagships.<p>In Google’s platform version statistics for the week ending May 1, Android 4.4 KitKat is now at 8.5 percent, …

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Good News! Stories We Dig From Around the Web

Bring on the beans, cabbage, kale, and broccoli! Turns out, eating gas-producing foods may help your gut get the nutrients it needs.<p>0<p>SHARES<p><i>A round-up</i> …

How to Remove the Silk from an Ear of Corn

<i>There are so many great conversations on the Hotline -- it's hard to choose a favorite. But we'll be doing it, once a week, to spread the wealth of our community's knowledge -- and to keep the conversation going.</i><p><i>Today: Don't let corn silk come between you and the perfect ear of corn -- here's how</i> …