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Computer Guys & Gal

A government shutdown means federal employees can't use work-issued laptops and phones or check their office email. The Computer Guys and Gal explore the tech implications of telling federal workers to stay home and power down their devices. But Apple is working overtime to meet demand for its new iPhone 5s and 5c, released this month along with the new iOS 7 operating system.

Apps Of The Month

SupperKing is a variation on “couch surfing.” The iPhone app allows you to share your next home cooked meal by selling seats at your dinner table to complete strangers.

Cookie Clicker is a game where you make virtual cookies and, if you earn enough cookies, hire grandma bakers, build factories and even use a time machine.

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What If You Hadn't Gotten Married? 'Dark Matter' Imagines An Alternate Life

Blake Crouch's new science fiction novel tells the story of Jason Dessen, a father and physics professor who suddenly finds himself in a parallel universe — in which he's unmarried and famous.
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Japan's Lunchbox Trend 'Kyaraben' Takes Lunch Prep To Another Level

It's cute ... but is it too much cultural pressure?
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Rallies, Marches And A 'Fart-In': Philadelphia Gets Ready For The DNC

As Democrats prepare for their convention in Philadelphia, protesters are preparing too. Bernie Sanders supporters and others are organizing rallies around the city.
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The Reason Your Feed Became An Echo Chamber — And What To Do About It

It often feels as if social media serves less as a bridge than an echo chamber, with algorithms that feed us information we already know and like. So, how do you break that loop? We ask some experts.

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