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First dual-booting Windows Phone and Android handsets due this year

PC makers are increasingly pushing devices that dual-boot Android and Windows, and it appears that phone manufacturers will follow a similar path in the coming months. Microsoft recently revealed India-based Karbonn Mobiles will start shipping Windows Phones soon, and the company says it plans to …

Samsung Galaxy S5 to ship with oodles of freebies

Samsung is sweetening the pot for people who want to get their hands on the<p>Galaxy S5.<p>The Korean electronics giant on Monday announced that Galaxy S5 customers will be able to enjoy "free, long-term subscriptions and premium" access to several applications when they pick up their handsets in April. …

Nokia X gets hacked to run Google’s Android apps — and Nokia applauds it

Nokia’s first Android phone just got a lot more awkward for Microsoft.<p>The Nokia X is meant to serve as an Android-based Trojan Horse for Microsoft’s apps and services — but that’s not stopping hackers who want to open it up for Google’s solutions.<p>In a posting on the XDA developers forum, Spanish …

Study: Massive Online Courses Enroll An Average Of 43,000 Students, 10% Completion

Massively Open Online Courses are becoming more mainstream, as more top-tier universities give the public access to their courses. A new study demonstrates continued wide-spread popularity with part-time students looking to substitute otherwise cat-video-filled downtime with ivy league …

UK patients' data uploaded to Google servers, serious privacy concerns ensue (update)

The National Health Service (NHS) of England has come under fire lately amid plans to share patient data with researchers and private companies, and today's revelation will only pile on the privacy concerns. <i>The Guardian</i> reports that extensive patient information from its HES (hospital episode …

The Uninsured Like Obamacare Less and Less

One of the most interesting public opinion phenomenons of the last several months has been the rapid shift against the president's health care law …

We Can Oppose Bigotry Without Politicians

Should the government coercively sanction business owners who, out of apparent religious conviction, refuse to serve particular customers?<p>While such …

Making Muslim Terrorists

<i>The Muslims Are Coming!: Islamophobia, Extremism, and the Domestic War on Terror, by Arun Kundnani, Verso, 256 pages, $26.95.</i><p>The term "identity …

Los Angeles Expands Citywide Surveillance

Military surveillance techniques that were perfected in Fallujah, are now being deployed in Southern California. Despite recent drops in violent …

NYC Targeting Strip Clubs By Going After Their Liquor Licenses

In an industrial part of the Bronx known as Hunts Point, Giuliani-era zoning restrictions helped carve out a sort of mini red light district. But …