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With NSA leaker Edward Snowden still on the lam, businesses and agencies are exploring how to keep employees from going rogue and stealing sensitive data. In the world of consumer electronics, Barnes & Noble will stop selling its color Nook, while the new Ouya gaming console is selling out. And Instagram adds video sharing to compete with Twitter's Vine. The Computer Guys and Gal discuss the latest tech trends.

Apps Of The Month

Wunderlist is a to-do list that allows seamless collaboration. It's available free on all devices.

From smart phones to smart socks, now you can combine, and wear, haberdashery design with hardware design.

Make your summer road trips and commutes smarter with Automatic, plugs into the car's data port. It monitors driving habits to help you drive more efficiently, and can even remember where you parked and call 911 in a crash.

Apps For Consuming Content

As Google Reader retires, Facebook announced it's launching a news reader.

For those who prefer watching over reading, Discovery Channel is offering three new apps for streaming their content: Animal Planet, Discovery Channel and TLC.

And for kids, there's the new LeapPad Ultra.

Apps For Taking And Printing Photos

Print your summer photos with a retro, Polaroid feel by using Printic for iPhone or Android.

And while every new photo gadget in the world seems to be emerging, Instagram still has the hearts of those who just want to seize the moment.

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Searching For Buried Treasure In China, A Writer Discovers Himself

During the Sino-Japanese War, Huan Hsu's great-great-grandfather buried his vast porcelain collection to keep it safe. Hsu went to find it 70 years later, on a trip about more than missing china.
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Cheez Whiz Helped Spread Processed Foods. Will It Be Squeezed Out?

Turns out, the history of Kraft's dull-orange cheese spread says a lot about the processed food industry — and where it might be headed as Kraft and Heinz merge.
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Proposed Payday Industry Regulations Must Strike Delicate Balance

The federal government is moving to reign in the payday loan industry, which critics say traps consumers in a damaging cycle of debt. A look at the possible effects of proposed regulations.
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App That Aims To Make Books 'Squeaky Clean' Draws Ire From Edited Writers

Clean Reader — an app designed to find, block and replace profanity in books — has drawn considerable criticism from authors. This week, makers of the app announced they would no longer sell e-books.

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