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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Taking an iPhone to the Sochi opening ceremonies? Think different

Samsung provides the official smartphone of the Winter Olympics, so athletes are reportedly being told to cover up the Apple logo on their phones during Friday's opening festivities.

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Prizes, immortality await kid artists in annual Google Doodle contest

Students in grades K-12 can win scholarship money and a trip to Google headquarters just for coming up with an innovative play on the Google logo.

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Which tech companies scored on Super Bowl Sunday?

Intuit, Microsoft, Beats Electronics, and more bought up air time during Sunday's Super Bowl. But which ads made it to the end zone and which ones fumbled?

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Despite Nest purchase, Google isn't welcome in my house

Google's purchase of Nest has been greeted with more jeers than cheers. You can understand why people might not be eager to let the search giant into their home.

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iToi's video chatting accessory is a sight to behold

This iPad case may look kind of odd, but it addresses a lot of the issues you can run into with FaceTime and Skype chats on your tablet.

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Getting into the swing of things with Sony's tennis sensor

It's only a prototype, but this Bluetooth-connected sensor that attaches to your racket looks like a great way to study your game.

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How Global Eagle keeps you connected to the Internet even when you're up in the air

To get an idea of how a satellite-based Wi-Fi network works on an airplane, we took a ride on a 1940s-era seaplane for an up-close look.

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This product will put you to sleep -- but that's a good thing

The Good Night Bulb from Lighting Science removes the kind blue hues of light that can keep your brain alert when you should be winding down for the day.

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WWE promises to put a chokehold on entertainment with streaming TV network

Laugh if you will at the wrestling company's ambitions, but it has a proven track record of leveraging new technology.


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BeeWii's Bluetooth toys let you form your own robot fight club

You can control the Bluetooth Fighting Robot with a handheld device, using infrared light to do battle with a robotic adversary.

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Holi's iOS-controlled lamp adjusts to fit your mood

Using an app on your iOS device, you can adjust the lighting in this LED lamp to any of 50 settings and even stream music from your mobile device. An Android version arrives next month.

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Sony wants to record where you're going -- and what you do on the way

The company has developed a Core sensor that it's putting into a wristband; it'll record not only how many steps you take but where you went and what you did.

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Sony shines a spotlight on 4K at CES

The message from Sony's press event at CES Monday was clear: There's enough native 4K content coming to convince you to upgrade to an Ultra HD TV.


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Four CES 2014 movers and shakers we don't want to miss

With CES 2014 about to begin, here are the people and companies we're keeping an eye on at this year's show.

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Huge TVs. Steam Machine. A solar-powered car. CES 2014 will have it all.

The Consumer Electronics Show takes over Las Vegas next week. Here's our sneak peek at the intriguing trends and innovations we expect to see.