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Computer Guys And Gal

The announcement that Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is stepping down raises new questions about what it takes to keep a tech company relevant and agile. An ad-blocking company's campaign to sell its own ads is prompting a debate over the ethics and economics of online advertising. The Computer Guys and Gal talk about news and trends in the tech world.

Apps Of The Month

For globetrotters, the Pivo app teaches users how to order beer in 59 different languages. It includes the correct spelling and phonetic pronunciations of the words.

This website has a variety of apps for children with special needs, many of them games and instructional materials.

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Ever Cheat At Monopoly? So Did Its Creator: He Stole The Idea From A Woman

The game Charles Darrow sold in the 1930s bore a striking resemblance to a game Lizzie Magie patented in 1904. In The Monopolists, Mary Pilon tells Monopoly's origin story.
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Sandwich Monday: The Funnel Cake Corn Dog

For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try a new twist on a classic. It's a corn dog that uses funnel cake in place of corn meal to encase a hot dog.
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Controverisal Netanyahu Speech Is Latest Glitch In U.S.-Israel Relations

Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu speaks to a joint meeting of Congress on Tuesday. The speech highlights differences between the U.S. and Israel on how to stop Iran from going nuclear.
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Free Wi-Fi On Buses Offers A Link To Future Of 'Smart Cities'

A new service in a Portuguese city not only provides commuters with free Internet connections but it also helps collect data that makes the municipality run more efficiently.

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