Philip MichaelsEditor, TechHive

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Philip has covered the Mac market since 1999, with a focus on the iPhone, iPad and iOS in recent years. In all that time, he has never tested a fart app.

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Three Apple Watch features that will make you think differently about smartwatches

Not impressed by the parade of wearables you've seen so far? Neither is Philip Michaels. But after laying hands on the Apple Watch, he saw a trio of features that make Apple's forthcoming gadget a pretty compelling piece of wristwear.

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You should see the other guys: How smartphones have advanced since the last iPhone update

We've made an entire circuit around the globe since the last time Tim Cook unveiled a new smartphone. What have other phone makers been doing since then? And how will that inform what Apple announces at Tuesday's big event?

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Automatic takes driving data online with new web dashboard

The web tool is intended to let users of the connected car accessory drill down into the data collected about each car trip, helping them find ways to boost fuel efficiency.

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In the future, your cars will be able to talk their way out of trouble

Or, they'll be able to if the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has its way. The federal agency is touting vehicle-to-vehicle communication, in which cars will be able to alert each other to any dangerous conditions on the road ahead.

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The iPhone's sapphire future comes into focus

The Wall Street Journal says that Apple is replacing the glass screen on its upcoming iPhone and rumored smartwatch with one made from sapphire. It's a move that's been a long-time coming.

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The Premier League has had it up to here with all your soccer Vines

And England's top-flight soccer league is vowing to keep all those six-second highlight reels off social media during its coming season.

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ESPN Fantasy Football leagues can collect dues through crowdfunding site Tilt

Tilt's partnership with ESPN is part of its efforts to be more than just a site for crowdfunding projects.

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Ebook service Scribd wants to make it easier to find your next read

The ebook subscription service wants to take a page from physical bookstores by adding a human element to its recommendation and book discovery features.

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With all signs pointing to a Google purchase of Twitch, the company behind has shut down the live video service to focus its attention on its popular site for streaming game play.


Friendly skies likely to remain that way, as feds look to keep ban on in-flight mobile calls

All signs point to the U.S. Department of Transportation putting the kibosh on allowing you to make calls during flights. That's bad news for hard-charging road warriors, but great news for anyone seated around them.

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TrewGrip wants to change how you type on your mobile device

We first spotted this flipped-around mobile keyboard at CES. Now we've gotten a chance to try out a prototype before the finished version arrives this fall.

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Customer's call shows that Comcast must change; will company listen or hang up?

It's understandable that Comcast wants to keep its subscribers from cutting the cord. But as this week indicated, it's got a funny approach toward retaining customers.

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You Should Play: Doug Dug

Turns out there are countless ways to die when you tunnel beneath the Earth's surface. But that will only keep you coming back for more with Doug Dug.

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Court ignores Fox's Aereo argument, rejects request to stop Dish Anywhere

Fox had cited the Supreme Court's ruling against online TV provider Aereo in its effort to get an injection against Dish Network's place shifting service. But an appeals court upheld a U.S. District Court judge's rejection of that request.

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Take dragons on your next road trip with Microsoft's new Dragons Adventure game

Based on DreamWorks's How to Train Your Dragon movies, the game also incorporates real-world data like weather and points of interest to create adventures that last exactly as long as your kids are in the car.