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The Computer Guys And Gal

A British woman receives death treats via Twitter after lobbying to put Jane Austen on a 10-pound bank note. New revelations surface about how the government monitors our online interactions. And the latest smart phones emphasize the cameras and a connection to Google. The Computer Guys and Gal join Kojo to talk about the latest tech trends.

Apps Of The Month

The Farmers’ Market Recipe Generator inspires more than 50 combinations of produce you're likely to find in a market or C.S.A. basket.

Knee Pro III helps explain knee injuries by giving users an in-depth look of the joint. Developed in collaboration with Stanford University's School of Medicine, users can cut, zoom and rotate a knee.

Manage your weight loss with Weight Watchers Mobile. Track your food, weight and activity to stay on plan.

Gadgets Of The Month

There's a new Google phone called Moto X. The product is getting good reviews, and some people are calling it the "iPhone of the Android phones."

The hardware in Nokia's Lumia 1020 is exciting for serious photographers: 41MP, optical stabilization, fast lens.

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For Paul Cezanne, An Apple A Day Kept Obscurity Away

In the 1800s, still-life painting was the bottom feeder of the art world, but that's where the French painter chose to leave his mark. "I want to astonish Paris with an apple," he's said to have said.
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From McDonald's To Organic Valley, You're Probably Eating Wood Pulp

Many processed foods contain cellulose, which is plant fiber that is commonly extracted from wood. It's used to add texture, prevent caking and boost fiber. And it's been around for ages.
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Virginia Democrats And Republicans Fight Over Investigating Senator's Resignation

Democrats and Republicans in Virginia are at odds over the value of investigating the state Senator Phil Puckett, who resigned last month to take a job at a state tobacco commission — and turned the Senate over to Republicans.
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Hackers In China Reportedly Targeted U.S. Federal Workers

According to a report in The New York Times, hackers accessed U.S. government databases in March and apparently targeted files on employees who have applied for top-secret security clearances.

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