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Computer Guys & Gal

The Computer Guys and Gal dissect the latest news from the techno-sphere. Yahoo and Apple buy apps to boost their mobile presence. Voice commands and hand gestures make their move to replace typing as a computer and smartphone interface. And cloud storage is growing -- but it isn't always secure.

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Computer Guys And Gal Picks

The Computer Guys and Gal pick the best gadgets for spring, offer suggestions to make sure you don't fall for April Fool's Day pranks and discuss the latest in gaming news.

Allison Druin

  1. Should you spring out of those mobile phone habits?

  2. Tablet computers springing up in more classrooms

  3. Thousands of Amazon S3 data stores left unsecured due to misconfiguration

  4. In the thick of social media, you can get fired -- so don't be foolish!

  5. Spring into action with the pint-sized 'fuel' phone charger

John Gilroy

  1. When all the plugs are taken at the Starbucks, there's now a game-changing product

  2. It’s a slam dunk: How Apple can compete with Google

  3. It can cost $10,000 to get the name behind an IP address (your stalker). Who does the law protect?

  4. Last month’s lament: death of desktop. This month’s lament: mobile hardware will disappear?

  5. Burning your bridges: Facebook turns off website internally to force mobile development

Bill Harlow

  1. Is the Oculus Rift head mounted display a virtual reality game changer?

  2. According to an Ars Technica report, password cracking can be shockingly easy

  3. Shovel Knight is a classic, 8-bit style, side-scrolling action game coming to the PC, and possibly Wii U and Nintendo 3DS. It's lovingly old school, with pitch perfect music, color, choices, animation and, of course, game play.

  4. Don't drink in Virtual Reality

  5. Quadrilateral Cowboy. You're an 80s hacker, with the best tools (for the 80s) in the business.

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