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Computer Guys & Gal

A half-dozen tech companies blast the NSA for tapping into their data centers overseas. A reporter eavesdrops on a former intelligence official and live-tweets the conversation from an Acela train. And tablet wars heat up with new models from Apple and competitors. The Computer Guys and Gal join Kojo in studio.

Apps Of The Month

Text Neck lets users know when they're at risk of "text neck," an overuse syndrome head, neck and shoulders, usually resulting from excessive strain. A green light flashes when the phone is held at an acceptable angle for viewing. When the phone is held at an unacceptable viewing angle, a red indicator light comes on and an optional vibration or beep notification can be added.

Bon Appétit magazine's free Thanksgiving app presents recipes, tips and photos tp help you prepare a special holiday meal. It also includes a scheduling tool that breaks down all the tasks that go into the meal.

f.lux makes the color of your computer's display adapt to the time of day, so it will appear warm at night and like sunlight during the day. The app makes your computer screen look like the room you're in, all the time.

NPR

Curb Your Appetite: Save Bread For The End Of The Meal

A hot bread basket is a tasty way to start off dinner. But all those carbs before the main fare can amp up appetite and spike blood sugar. Saving the carbs for the end of the meal can help avert that.
NPR

Why You Should Thank A Caterpillar For Your Mustard And Wasabi

Eons ago, cabbage butterfly larvae and the plants they eat began an evolutionary arms race. The result: "mustard oil bombs" that give the plants, and condiments we make from them, distinctive flavors.
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Troubles In Puerto Rico And Greece And What They Mean For Other Economies

Puerto Rico's governor says the U.S. territory cannot pay its billions in debt. Like Greece, it faces a long road to stability. We look at the fundamental economic problems in Puerto Rico and Greece, and how they could affect economies in the U.S. and worldwide.

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Pop Culture Trends in Video Gaming

More women on screen and more exploration are among the trends in video gaming this year. Tech Tuesday explores how pop culture and new technology are changing the gaming experience.

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