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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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Why Dump Treated Wastewater When You Could Make Beer With It?

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Yahoo Plans To Spin Off Remaining Stake In Alibaba

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