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This is a board game that plays on the auto-complete function of many popular search engines. Sort of like Balderdash, the “dealer” reads aloud the first bit of a search query...the players write how they think Google, Yahoo or Bing will auto-complete the search field, then try to guess which of the submitted answers is correct.

For example: “Do the Kardashins...”.

Will the search engine auto-complete the query with “...give to charity”, “...wear hair extensions”, or “...have college degrees”?

$28 at QueryTheGame.com

or, invent your own and play for free on google, yahoo or bing.

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With NFL training camp 2014 getting underway next week, ESPN has updated it's Fantasy Football app.  The new version makes it easier (and possible) to create your team or a league right from the app...in the old version, the "grunt work" was done online or on your computer.  The 2.0 version of the app also allows you to invite Facebook friends to join your league, interact through social media, and recieve push notifications and alerts about your team.

ESPN Fantasy Football is free for iOS devices and looks great on iOS 7.

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Yesterday, cellphones across the county blared out the familiar Emergency Alert System tones, normally heard on your radio or television.  In June, 2012, the National Weather Service, FEMA and the FCC partnered with cellphone carriers to provide Wireless Emergency Alerts, direct to your mobile device.  Now, no matter where you are, you can be notified of an emergency.

The service comes standard on new phones and operting system updates, and has limited customizable features available.

If you're in iPhone user, tap the Settings icon, then the Notifications tab.

Android users, open the Emergency Alerts app and go to the Settings menu.

Alerts issued by the President can not be disabled, but you can decide whether or not to be notified of weather emergencies or Amber alerts.  For iOS users, it is either "on" or "off".  Andoid users can choose whether or not to receive the alerts and whether or not they are accompanied by those jarring alert tones.

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The latest app addiction!  Figure out how to unlock the door and escape the room.  Clues are spread around the room, use them to find a key, solve a combination lock, navigate mazes and solve passwords.  Free on Google Play and iTunes.

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