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.

On second thought, California Senate backs kill-switch bill

After failing to pass a bill mandating kill-switch technology for every smartphone sold in California, the state's Senate OK'd the proposal Thursday.

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T-Mobile's reward for tweaking its rivals? More subscribers

The carrier added 1.3 million subscribers in the first quarter, proving that wireless customers aren't the only people gaining in the ongoing price war among wireless providers.

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DryBox looks to make a splash, drying out wet smartphones

Get your mobile device to a DryBox Drying Station within 36 hours of its unexpected dunk in the drink, and you stand a 75 to 80 percent chance of reviving your phone. And now the company is looking to expand into self-service units.

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Fix This App: R.B.I. Baseball needs to correct some errors before it's a hit

Major League Baseball made a lot of nostalgic gamers very happy by reviving the classic R.B.I. Baseball franchise. But a few fixes to the mobile version would make gamers even happier.

No activity detected: Nike to abandon wearable hardware

Nike will still develop activity-tracking software but it's going to stop work on its FuelBand wearable device.


Kill switch proposals finally force wireless industry's hand

After resisting calls to add kill switch features to mobile devices as a theft deterrent, wireless carriers are now pledging to implement the technology in 2015. The reason? Pending legislation might have forced them to do it anyway.

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Heartbleed: What you need to know about the security fiasco in three minutes or less

If you're still unsure as to how the Heartbleed security hole affects you, here's a quick rundown of the issues.

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Logitech's TV-controlling keyboard can light up a room

The Illuminated Living-Room Keyboard K830 features backlit keys so you'll never have to fumble for that remote control when watching a movie in a darkened room.

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Spiders! Gas-sniffing arachnids invade fuel lines, force a software fix for Mazda sedans

The hydrocarbon-loving, fuel-line-invading yellow sac spider forced Mazda to recall 50,000 bug-infested Mazda6 sedans three years ago. Yeah, gross. The automaker is turning to software to solve the problem.

Not satisfied with providing recipes, Appetites wants to deliver ingredients as well

A future update to the iOS cooking app is going to add next-day ingredient delivery for users in San Francisco and Los Angeles. If all goes well, the feature rolls out to other cities later this year.

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Expo Notes: After securing devices with EverDock, Fuz Designs turns to cars

The accessory maker had a crowdfunded hit with its universal docking station; now it wants to make a version for your car.

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Expo Notes: Keep everything wrapped around your finger with The Ring

Write messages, make mobile payments, and control appliances with a wave of this wearable device.

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Take your selfie out to the ballgame: This baseball team will put your face on its jersey

A team in a collegiate summer league is holding a Salute to Selfie night, and your face could wind up on some player's jersey as a result.

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Massachusetts alters law to make all upskirt shots illegal

Two days of public outcry was enough to convince Massacusetts legislators that they had better address a legal loophole that allowed a smartphone-toting creep to escape penalties.