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Group Says Google Uses Android as a ‘Trojan Horse’ to Lock Out Competitors

Google’s Android operating system has always been given away free of charge to phone manufacturers in the hope of growing the ecosystem of devices …

Apple Will Pay for Those Water-Damaged iPhones After All

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Court documents show that Apple has agreed to pay $53 million to settle a class action lawsuit filed …

Why Heat weren't punished for sitting LeBron, Wade

The NBA did not punish the Miami Heat for sitting All-Stars LeBron James and Dwyane Wade in Sunday's 88-86 victory at the San Antonio Spurs.<p>Miami's decision to give James and Wade the night off sparked a discussion in social networks about why the NBA fined the Spurs $250,000 for not playing …

Paris Saint-Germain vs. Barcelona, 2013 UEFA Champions League: Preview

Though AC Milan were ultimately unsuccessful in defeating FC Barcelona in the last round of the UEFA Champions League, Paris Saint-Germain will want to follow in their footsteps by denying Barcelona an away goal on Tuesday.<p>Paris Saint-Germain and Barcelona have numerous brilliant players worthy of …

Messi Owns La Liga & Bayern Munich Is Ready For Juventus | The Mixer

Paris St Germain v Barcelona: David Beckham tells French side to believe they can beat Spanish giants

David Beckham has urged Paris St-Germain to believe that they can overcome Barcelona and Lionel Messi to secure a place in the Champions League semi-finals.<p><b>David Beckham</b>, a <b>Champions League</b> winner with <b>Manchester United</b> in 1999, goes into Tuesday night’s first leg at the Parc des Princes having been …

Soccer

Bayern Munich v Juventus: Paul Pogba to be handed key role as Antonio Conte targets Champions League glory

Paul Pogba’s progress at Juventus since his controversial arrival from Manchester United last summer is set to be rewarded with a place in Antonio Conte’s starting line-up in Tuesday’s Champions League quarter-final first leg against Bayern Munich.<p>The 20-year-old, who angered Sir Alex Ferguson by …

Goal.com

This sea lion grooves to a disco beat

Ronan the sea lion is as cute as a cockatoo when she bobs her head in time with "Boogie Wonderland," but this isn't just one more viral video: The researchers behind the experiment say it challenges current conceptions about how animals keep the beat.<p>A team from the University of California at …

Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD)

A seasonal offering on dinosaur eggs

Reproduction is one of the absolute fundamentals of life. Organisms may die, but they pass on their genes through their offspring and so the …

April Fools 2013: The Ultimate Round-Up

Happy April First, errybody! Yes, that’s right, we’ve reached that special, inimitable time of year. April Fools Day 2013. At TechCrunch, we have a long history of taking April Fools seriously. Deadly, deadly seriously. So, we’ve taken it upon ourselves to create a master list (which will be …

33 Amazing Plates Of Food

How can you just sit there chewing, content with your sad, conformist sandwich? You could be turning your food into ART.

Ice Cream

'Game of Thrones' chair made from melted keyboards

The Throne of Nerds embodies the angst and struggle of ruling the kingdom in a chair crafted from the keyboards of fallen foes.<p>Take "Game of Thrones." Stir in a high level of geekiness. Add a dash of Salvador Dali. Mix well. Apply heat. Congratulations, your name is Mike DeWolfe and you've just …

TV Series

21 Most Admired Companies Making IT A Competitive Advantage

All enterprises, regardless of what they produce or the services they deliver, are really information businesses.<p>The accuracy, speed and precision of IT systems means the difference between winning or losing customers, keeping supply chains profitable, and solidly translating new concepts into …

This is how you use a McLaren MP4-12C GT3 to set a lap record at New Zealand's newest track

New Zealand officially has a new international-standard road track. Highlands Motorsport Park is a 2.8-mile circuit with three complete tracks that can be safely operated at the same time. Designed to serve as a members-only facility, the boots on the ground say track is likely one of the best in …

Hyundai HND-9 Concept: A Glimpse Into the Future of the Genesis Coupe

Since Peter Schreyer became design chief at Kia, there’s been quite a lot made of that brand’s emerging style. But the parent company, it would seem, isn’t content to let Kia take all the visual plaudits, as Hyundai appointed Schreyer to oversee global design for both brands earlier this year. As a …

Nextgen

Fewer than 1 in 3 Chevy dealers earn right to initially sell C7 Corvette

Looking to make the launch of the 2014 Corvette Stingray as efficient as possible, Chevrolet will be limiting the numbers of its dealers that can sell the all-new coupe and convertible. According to <i>Automotive News</i>, sales of the C7 Corvette will initially be limited to less than a third of Chevy's …

2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28: Up Close @ 2013 New York Auto Show

Thief -- Out of the Shadows Trailer

Gears of War achievements designed to encourage 'ideal behavior,' helped catch console hackers

The design of achievements included in Gears of War games served multiple purposes, former series executive producer Rod Fergusson said at GDC, encouraging gameplay skill, keeping players engaged in multiplayer and even helping to identify hackers and cheaters.<p>Fergusson, who designed achievements …

DayZ console release 'almost certain,' creator has met with Sony

The <i>DayZ</i> standalone title may see a release on consoles if the game's PC launch is successful, the game's creator Dean Hall told The Escapist at GDC.<p>"Certainly I think if we don't, for want of a better word 'fuck up,' the PC release then I would say a console port is almost certain," Hall told The …

Peter Jackson's STAR WARS: EPISODE VIII Easter Egg

Colbert to host fundraisers for sis

Comedian Stephen Colbert is hosting two expensive fundraisers on behalf of his sister Elizabeth Colbert Busch.<p>Tickets to both events run as high as $10,000 and include both an exclusive private reception and a general reception, according to invites obtained by POLITICO.<p>An event in Washington …