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ACA critics: Homina, homina, homina

Back in the fall, conservatives seized on the flubbed Obamacare rollout as proof that President Barack Obama’s brand of liberalism doesn’t work.<p>Now, the law’s opponents aren’t about to say that critique was wrong — but they’ve lost the best evidence they had.<p>On Tuesday, Obamacare sign-ups passed 7 …

Groups warn of backlash as U.N. calls for probe into Sri Lanka civil war abuses

Rights groups are warning of a backlash against activists in Sri Lanka following a landmark United Nations resolution calling for an international inquiry into abuses at the end of the country's civil war.<p>The U.N.'s Human Rights Council passed a resolution Thursday calling for a "comprehensive …

Tired Of Uber's Unpredictable Surge Pricing? This Car-Hailing App Hopes You'll Switch

As a frequent Uber user, I find the problem with the company’s much-lambasted surge pricing isn’t just its high cost (which can sometimes reach as much eight or nine times a ride’s base fare), it’s how unpredictable the whole process is. Until you open the app, you have absolutely no way of knowing …

Why Google Has Nothing To Fear From Yet Another Apple Patent Lawsuit

On the first day of yet another trial pitting Apple against Samsung, the real target by most experts’ reckoning is a third party: Google, maker of the Android mobile operating software that is the chief nemesis of the maker of iPhones and iPads. Four of the five patents that Apple claims are …

Viber's Windows Phone 8 app now allows you to call any number you want

How does Viber celebrate being acquired for a ton of money? By bringing one of its most popular features, Viber Out, to Windows Phone 8 -- that's how. In second thought, we're probably way off. Still, the Skype rival has indeed updated its WP8 application, celebration or not, allowing users to now …

Is there a tech bubble? Revisiting irrational exuberance

<b>US stocks are soaring to new heights.</b><p>The S&P 500 has hit yet another record high, pushed up by consumer and technology stocks. It is continuing a trend from last year when it seemed that new records were being set nearly every month.<p>The Nasdaq, the stock index where tech companies are largely …

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Android KitKat Picks Up Pace To Hit 5.3% Adoption

The latest data from Google shows that the adoption of Android KitKat is steadily increasing, as it has been installed on 5.3 percent of all Android phones or tablets that log in to the Google Play store. This is more than double the last recorded figure of 2.5 percent.<p>For a more specific breakdown …

6 Dead, Residents Evacuated After Quake Strikes Off Chile's Coast

Nearly a million residents were forced to evacuate after a magnitude-8.2 earthquake struck off Chile's northern coast, triggering a small tsunami.<p>Six …