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TODAY's Takeaway: Spring cleaning tips, Kenworthy's pups, Matt's apps

March 14, 2014 at 3:11 PM ET

Elizabeth Mayhew offers spring cleaning tips, Gus Kenworthy brings in his new pups and Matt demonstrates his favorite apps.
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Elizabeth Mayhew offers spring cleaning tips, Gus Kenworthy brings in his new pups and Matt demonstrates his favorite apps.

1. After nearly a month of anticipation, Olympian Gus Kenworthy stopped by Studio 1A with his adorable, newly adopted puppies from Sochi.

“It's just incredible,” Kenworthy said as Tamron nuzzled one of the pups. “It feels so nice to have them home. These dogs have traveled thousands of miles, and it's been many, many weeks of this whole process kind of coming to an end.”

Video: Freestyle skier Gus Kenworthy joins TODAY to talk about finally reuniting with the street dogs of Sochi he fought to bring to the U.S., which inspired a puppy adoption mission.

2. According to documents obtained by NBC News, a manufacturer of cochlear implants sold defective implants for years — causing pain and suffering to hundreds of families. Senior investigative correspondent Lisa Myers reported on the controversy.

Video: A cochlear implant from Advanced Bionics was recalled because of the possibility of high levels of moisture in a component. Multiple families have suffered from the defective device. NBC’s senior investigative correspondent Lisa Myers reports.

3. Matt introduced Tamron, Willie and Al to two of his favorite apps. He was especially excited about RunPee, which tells you the best time to take a bathroom break during a film. The other anchors? Not so much.

"This didn't go the way I thought it would," Matt told Carson with a laugh.

Video: TODAY’s Matt Lauer chats about a few apps to download this weekend, including RunPee, which tells you the best time to take a pee break during a film. Carson Daly reports from the Orange Room.

4. Did you know you should clean your dishwasher? Matt didn't, and he's the most germaphobic anchor we know!

Good thing lifestyle expert Elizabeth Mayhew was around to teach him (and us) 11 easy DIY spring cleaning tips.

Video: Lifestyle expert Elizabeth Mayhew joins TODAY to show you the right tools to jump-start your spring cleaning.

5. Cynthia Nixon’s all in for a third “Sex and the City” movie installment.

"From your lips to God's ears," she told Tamron. Referring to Michael Patrick King, who wrote many key episode of the series as well as the two "SATC" films, and her costar Sarah Jessica Parker, she said, "If Michael Patrick will write it and Sarah Jessica will star in it, absolutely."

Where do we go to make this happen?

Video: Cynthia Nixon joins TODAY to talk about guest-starring on the drama “Hannibal” alongside Laurence Fishburne, and says she wants to star in another “Sex and the City” film.

And that’s TODAY’s Takeaway!

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