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Lets get the party started: Brazil 2014

Brazil was nervously gearing up for the start of the World Cup on Thursday with the host nation preparing to launch the month-long carnival as scattered protests broke out just hours from kick-off.<p>The 32-team extravaganza gets under way in Sao Paulo, where Brazil faces Croatia at 5:00 pm (2000 GMT) …

Geeksphone's Firefox-and-Android phone launches February 20th for 289 euro (update)

Spain's Geeksphone has been teasing the Revolution for a few months now, but today's the day we find out how much the thing will actually cost. The device, which can switch between Firefox OS and Android, will be priced at 289 euro ($395) when it lands on February 20th, just four days before MWC …

The US is switching from credit card signatures to PINs, but banks need to get on board

US banks and merchants may finally shift to a more secure way of authorizing credit card transactions in which customers will enter a personal identification number (PIN) at checkout instead of signing a receipt.<p>The US is the last major market in the world using the signature system, which is part …

The Dash Builds Wearable Fitness Sensors Into The Headphones You’re Using Anyway

This embed is invalid<p>We’re finally starting to see some real consolidation around wearable tech, and Kickstarter project The Dash is a great example of that trend in action. It’s a pair of Bluetooth in-ear headphones that also offer up performance tracking via in-built health and body sensors. With …

Reader Recs: Romantic Destinations

Planning a trip with that special someone? We asked our Facebook fans to share their favorite romantic destinations, and they came through in a big way.<p><b>Whether you’re looking for a tried-and-true classic or something more off the grid, our travel community has got you covered:</b><p>Not surprisingly …

Top of the hill in Sochi... Can't believe how long and hard Ive worked to stand here #sochi2014

A Modern Two-Storey Dwelling Inspiring Calmness in New Zealand

Nestled in Auckland, New Zealand, <b>Rothesay Bay House</b> is a modern two-storey dwelling with a refined wooden exterior and a fancy modern interior. …

Amazing Cityscape Views from the Rooftops of Dubai

Photographer Karim Nafatni gives new energy to the glowing lights of bustling Dubai in his stunning series of cityscapes, simply called <i>Rooftop Photography</i>. As we have seen before, the Dubai-based photographer and major airline pilot is certainly not afraid of heights! In his ongoing series, Nafatni …

By The Numbers: America's Best Value Destinations

For a domestic vacation that won't break the bank this year, check out these 50 affordable hidden gems. Hotel search trivago.com has compiled a list of the best value destinations on home turf for 2014. Based on the yearly average overnight price of a standard double room, combined with the …