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.

Primed for pigskin: How to watch NFL football anywhere

The 2014 NFL season kicks off Thursday night. We run down all of your options -- from broadcast TV to mobile streaming -- for catching all the football action this fall.

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How a high-tech cooler toppled Pebble as Kickstarter's most-funded project

The Coolest Cooler has brought in $10.5 million in pledges -- and counting. What's it got that smartwatches, gaming consoles, and other crowdfunding projects haven't?

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RIP Robin Williams: Stream some of the late, great actor's best work

Celebrate the life of Robin Williams by revisiting nine of his best performances on Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, Crackle, and YouTube.

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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.

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Why Simpsons World will destroy the U.S. but not Canada

The U.S could fall into ruin as millions tune in to cable channel FXX’s marathon showing of every “Simpsons” episode ever, to be followed by a “Simpsons World” website and app. A perfect opportunity for Canada, which is geo-blocked, to take over the continent, as it’s always really wanted to.

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Simpsons World to provide every Simpsons episode without costing you any d'oh!

If you have yearned for a place where you could watch any and all of the 552 episodes to The Simpsons any time you wanted, your dream comes true in October.

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LivingPlug's Inlet promises to keep power vampires at bay

LivingPlug has come up with a low-cost solution to fight the high cost of appliances that suck down power even when they're not in use.

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Qplay turns to Chromecast, social features to expand its video playlist appeal

In addition to adding support for Google's streaming stick, the Qplay video streaming service is adding a Party Q feature for easier video sharing among friends and hashtags to help better find videos.


The delay is over: Aereo adds support for Chromecast

You can now record and stream live TV via Aereo's service to your Chromecast device. But Aereo's very approach to streaming is still awaiting a Supreme Court ruling.

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Silicon Valley episode 8: Everybody pivots

In the final show of Season One, the Pied Piper gang gets dealt a bad hand in the first act that they have to overcome by the end of the episode. Can they do it? Have you been paying attention to how this show works all season?

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Silicon Valley episode 7: Girl trouble

The road to TechCrunch Disrupt is paved with distractions, as nearly everyone on the Pied Piper payroll discovers in this episode.

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Silicon Valley episode 5: Let go my logo

Pied Piper needs to get serious, and spending $10,000 to have a graffiti artist paint an obscene logo on your garage door, probably isn't the best way to show your newfound commitment.

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Silicon Valley episode 4: The vision thing

The brains behind Pied Piper struggle with a vision for their company in this week's episode. The same could be said for the show itself.

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Silicon Valley episode 3: What's in a name

The latest episode of Silicon Valley shows us just how tech companies come up with those ridiculous names and how many items there are on the menu at Burger King.

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Yahoo’s making sitcoms? Here are 6 sure-fire comedy pitches

Yahoo is reportedly looking to develop its own original programming -- just like Amazon, Netflix, Hulu, Microsoft and others. But we've got a few ideas for Marissa Mayer on what kind of TV grabs people's attention.