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Sony Xperia Z1 Compact review: a good thing in a small(ish) package

Last year, Sony finally reached the end of the alphabet with its Xperia Z. It wasn't just that the company ran out of letters, though: With the Xperia Z, we saw Sony streamline its scattered phone strategy, piping all its attention into a single high-end device. Then, it followed up with the Z1, …

Wishing a happy birthday to Michiharu Kusunoki

Wangan Midnight and the famous "Devil Z".<p>You probably haven't heard of Japanese manga artist Michiharu Kusunoki, who's celebrating his 57th birthday today. Given his famous car-themed manga artwork and the fact that he's a massive petrolhead, we thought it'd only be right to give Kusunoki-san a …

6 Tips to Make Yourself a Chromebook Master

Chromebooks may be budget-priced, but that doesn't mean you should have to endure cut-rate performance. Here are five simple ways to boost your …

Finsix's revolutionary power tech could finally make our laptop chargers smaller

LAS VEGAS — Even though our laptops have become thinner and lighter, the lowly power adapter remains surprisingly bulky. Finsix’s tech could change that.<p>The startup has created a 65-watt laptop charger that’s about a third of the size of today’s devices. It also includes two USB charging inputs, …

GRMN's GT86 Tokyo Auto Salon Concept has a park bench spoiler

A twin-charged appetizer before your BRZ STI.<p>Love Japanese sports cars? If so, it's likely that you're already pumped for the 2014 Tokyo Auto Salon. Now, Toyota-affiliated racing firm GRMN has given you more reason to fidget: According to a recently released teaser photo, the company is debuting a …

Better than the Resto': Re-creating, and Improving, the Porsche 911, Ford Bronco, and Jaguar E-type

We drive three remastered legends: Singer's re-imagined 911, Icon's Bronco, and Eagle's Speedster<p>The vehicles featured here aren’t restomods, which are usually the result of bolting modern engines into old car bodies, but they are both old and new. They aren’t even cars, exactly. They are, instead, …

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Mr. Skin’s Top 10 Nude Scenes of 2013, In Excruciating Pun Form

Being the sensitive intellectual I am, with a drawing room filled with framed degrees and pictures of dogs wearing turtlenecks, I would never dream of watching a work of art solely for the venal pleasure of spying some spry lass stripped of undergarments. But given that the female form is a …

Google Travels The World In Search Of Android Insights From Its Most Important Growth Markets

Google isn’t just targeting a broader user base with Android 4.4 based on speculative assumptions – TechCrunch has learned that the Internet giant recently sent teams of Android staffers all over the world on information gathering missions to find out about how its mobile OS is used in various …

The 10 Greatest Books Ever, According to 125 Top Authors (Download Them for Free)

Earlier this month, we highlighted The 10 Greatest Films of All Time According to 846 Film Critics. Featuring films by Hitchcock, Kubrick, Welles and …