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NPR's Rocky First Month Leaves Plenty Of Questions

Friday marked one month since the health care exchange marketplace opened. It's unclear how many people have actually enrolled in insurance, how much more the contractors who bungled the software will get paid and whether consumers will be satisfied with the plans they get.

Tech Week That Was: Kids And Screens, NSA And Our Data

This week we learned that the scope of surveillance by the National Security Agency reportedly includes Google and Yahoo data centers. We also explored the subject of kids and technology. And as it heads toward its initial public stock offering, Twitter gave itself a new look.
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Computer Guys & Gal

The NSA is snooping through tech companies' data centers, a reporter spys and tweets on the Acela train and the tablet wars heat up. The Computer Guys and Gal are here.


VIDEO: 'Mouse Vs. Cookie,' A Little Guy's Tale Of Triumph

Jump little mouse! Jump! Will he be able to carry that cracker away? It's a mice ... oops nice ... story of determination.

Seeing In The Pitch-Dark Is All In Your Head

Using special eye-tracking cameras, researchers at the University of Rochester found that many people can perceive their own bodies moving, even in total darkness. Our minds instinctively fill in some images when there aren't any real ones to see.

FAA Eases Up On Electronic Devices On Flights

The FAA is allowing air travelers to use their computers, smartphones and tablets during just about the entire duration of commercial flights. Actual phone calls will still not be allowed.

For The Tablet Generation, A Lesson In Digital Citizenship

As more school districts roll out tablet computers to students, they're debating how much to restrict access to certain websites and games. Some districts shut down wide parts of the Internet, but others are trying to take a more nuanced approach.

Too Many Texts Can Hurt A Relationship, But

Texting terms of endearment seems to shore up relationships. Affectionate affirmations help mitigate hurts and frustrations, a study finds. But men who get flooded with texts from their significant other tend to say the relationship is unsatisfactory. Women tend to say the more texts the merrier.

Capt. James Kirk To Command Navy's New 'Stealth Destroyer'

The U.S. Navy officer is listed as "prospective commanding officer" of the newly launched USS Zumwalt.

'I Was Very Shocked,' Says Driver Ticketed For Wearing Google Glass

The Google Glass is a hands-free device, but that didn't stop a California driver from getting a ticket for wearing the headset during a traffic stop this week. Cecilia Abadie was ticketed for speeding — and for wearing a device that could block her view of the road.