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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.

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The Ol' Puzzle Switcheroo

Every answer is a made-up two-word phrase, where the second and third letters of the first word are switched to get the second word.
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College Life Doesn't Have To Mean Crummy Cuisine, Says Dorm Room Chef

Sick of dining hall pizza, public health student Emily Hu taught herself how to cook — even with no oven. Now she's hoping to inspire her peers to pick up cooking skills and healthier eating habits.
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Democrat Seeks Limits On Operations Against ISIS

Rep. Adam Schiff of California plans to introduce a bill that would authorize military operations against ISIS. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Rep. Schiff about the new legislation.
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In Sweden, Remote-Control Airport Is A Reality

Sweden is the first country in the world to use new technology to land passenger airplanes remotely. At an airport in a tiny town, flights are guided by operators sitting miles away.

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