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Michael's craft store and Yahoo join the list of companies whose customer data has been hacked. Apple celebrates 30 years of making computers and more. And your router or "smart" refrigerator could be linked to a malicious botnet sending out spam. The Computer Guys and Gal are here to explore the latest news in technology.

Apps Of The Month

Dark Sky is a weather app that predicts when it will rain or snow —- down to the minute —- at your exact location. It provides visualizations to illustrate evolving weather patterns. Computer Guy Bill Harlow says, "It's prompted me to grab an umbrella at the last minute, accurately predicting rain around me."

For local and global travelers, the JiWire Wi-Fi Finder app helps you to quickly and easily find free or paid Wi-Fi.

In time for Valentine's Day, it's a zombie e-card maker from AMC's "The Walking Dead." Computer Gal Allison Druin notes, "Nothing says romance like the undead apocalypse!"

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For Paul Cezanne, An Apple A Day Kept Obscurity Away

In the 1800s, still-life painting was the bottom feeder of the art world, but that's where the French painter chose to leave his mark. "I want to astonish Paris with an apple," he's said to have said.
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From McDonald's To Organic Valley, You're Probably Eating Wood Pulp

Many processed foods contain cellulose, which is plant fiber that is commonly extracted from wood. It's used to add texture, prevent caking and boost fiber. And it's been around for ages.
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Virginia Democrats And Republicans Fight Over Investigating Senator's Resignation

Democrats and Republicans in Virginia are at odds over the value of investigating the state Senator Phil Puckett, who resigned last month to take a job at a state tobacco commission — and turned the Senate over to Republicans.
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Fake Edward Snowden Joins Tinder

The popular dating app Tinder has a new user: Edward Snowden. Actually, just the username Lonely Ed with the profile picture of the NSA leaker looking for love from Moscow.

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