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The World's 10 Most Mesmerizing Views

From the freedom of wide open spaces to glittering of big city lights, our world is filled with thousands of breathtaking panoramas just waiting to be enjoyed. With the variety of natural wonders and stunning cities throughout the world, finding the best views can be somewhat of a daunting task. …

Hong Kong

Good news: Boom times for Carrier Wi-Fi hotspots and Wi-Fi networks

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Carriers — a euphemism for phone and cable companies — are known to hate any new technology that threatens their existing …

You can now replace your PC with a smartphone. But will you?

Sales of PCs continue to decline, and that’s forcing PC makers to get creative. The latest example is an attempt by Acer, currently the number four maker of PCs in the world by market share, to replace the PC forever—with the smartphone.<p>Meet the Acer Extend prototype, which was unveiled this week …

Android Phones

Intelligent Headset delivers 3D audio for better zombie games, we go hands-on (video)

Okay, so maybe the marketing material could be improved a bit. Personally, we wouldn't have gone with Intelligent Headset: The first Intelligent Headset, but the product should speak for itself -- assuming, of course, that you have a chance to actually try it on. The headphones are location-aware, …

Mark Zuckerberg Helicoptered In To Burning Man For One Day

The people behind the anti-establishment festival Burning Man have pledged to "always burn the man." On Friday we learned that The Man himself helicoptered in to last year's festival... and he made sandwiches.<p>Mark Zuckerberg flew in to spend a day at Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz's camp last …

Yahoo Says U.S. Looked At Only .01% Of People's Data, But That's Way More Than You Think

Yahoo just released its first transparency report, and despite what the company wants you to believe, the U.S. government is looking at a lot of people's data.<p>In the report released Friday, Yahoo says that the U.S. government requested "less than one-hundredth of one percent of Yahoo users …

The TC Disrupt Hackathon 2013 Is Officially Underway

The TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon not only marks the beginning of Disrupt SF 2013, but it also marks the beginning of potentially hundreds of new products, services, and gadgets.<p>1,200 hackers have filled the San Francisco Design Center to build whatever their heart desires. They’ll have a handful of …

How to spot if people are lying in texts

A Brigham Young University study offers hope to all those who fear someone is texting them fibs. Lying texters take longer to reply and write shorter texts.<p>"Had a few drinks, went straight home."<p>"Working late."<p>"Let's elope."<p>If you get any of these texts -- and if they're a little longer in coming …

Psychology