The government may have shut down this week but the tech world kept on rolling. It was a wild and strange week, with Snapchat announcing a major change to its service, Samsung caught lying about the power of its phones, and Facebook announcing a Stepford Wives-style community with creepy new company apartments. To get you caught up on all the craziness, here are 9 tech stories from the week you probably missed but totally shouldn't have.

Michael Thomsen is Complex's tech columnist. He has written for Slate, The Atlantic, The New Inquiry, n+1, Billboard, and is author of Levitate the Primate: Handjobs, Internet Dating, and Other Issues for Men. He tweets often at @mike_thomsen.

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