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Computer Guys and Gal

In the spirit of greater cooperation among its devices, Apple last week unveiled new operating systems for its computers, tablets and smart phones that will let users share calendars, documents, photos and even apps among their own devices and those of their family members. California set rules for testing driverless cars on public roads, beginning in September. And the new Surface Pro 3 further blurs the line between laptop and tablet. The Computer Guys and Gal are here with the latest tech news.

Apps Of The Month

Travel recommendations are here. NARA is an app with smarts to help you find restaurants and hotels around the world. The platform uses computational neuroscience to analyze the structure of the web and personalize information based on preferences for each traveler.

PlayBounden is "one of the most inventive iPhone games I've ever seen," Bill Harlow says. Two players hold one iPhone, so they're linked at the center. The game then instructs you to perform a variety of "dance moves" in time with the music and display. Bounden uses the iPhone's gyroscope, positioning sensors and compass to track your position while you play. 

iPhone stolen? No problem: helps you find it.

Graduation and Father's Day Gift Suggestions

Kwikset Kevo, powered by UniKey.: the first Bluetooth smart keyless entry system that can be integrated into just about any lock. With the Kevo smartlock, your smartphone becomes your convenient, universal electronic key (eKey). No more fumbling around for a keyring. Simply walk up to Kevo lock and without even having to remove your phone from your pocket or purse, you can touch to open access. It’s pricey, at $219, but is available at Best Buy, Amazon, Home Depot and Lowe's, among others.

Giant robot slippers!: These look and sound like a robot. These boots are a hoot! Price: About $30

Build your own brick cup
Totally cool. Use legos to reconfigure your cup of java each morning. Price: About $20

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CBS' Bob Schieffer Retires Sunday As Last Of The Old-School TV Anchors

Bob Schieffer, anchor of CBS' Face the Nation, retires Sunday after 46 years at the network. NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans says Schieffer is the last among a vanished breed of traditional news anchors.
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Trickster Journalist Explains Why He Duped The Media On Chocolate Study

John Bohannon, the man behind a stunt that bamboozled many news organizations into publishing junk science on dieting, talks to NPR's Robert Siegel about why he carried out the scheme.
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CBS' Bob Schieffer Retires Sunday As Last Of The Old-School TV Anchors

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As Police Body Cameras Increase, What About All That Video?

Police cams have suddenly become a big business. But the real money is in selling departments a way to store each day's video. Firms are offering easy uploads to the cloud but costs are bound to grow.

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