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Lifestyle & Belief

Letting Your Computer Buy You Gifts

Game developer Darius Kazemi has written a program that randomly purchases items from an online retailer and sends them to his home. His first surprise shipment included a recording of avant-garde European music. And he liked it.

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Global Politics

Geo answer

Today's Geo Quiz asks for the name of a former count. .SU stands for the Soviet Union. Despite efforts to pull the plug on the Internet country code, an estimated 80-thousand websites still use it.

Arts, Culture & Media

Global Hit

Malawian singer Esau Mwamwaya fronts the trio The Very Best. The band members met in London and first shot to fame via the internet. Now they've put out their first CD of original music. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with singer Esau Mwamwaya.

Global Politics

Twitter campaign

In an historic case of internet people power, Twitter users were able to bypass lawyers' attempts in Britain to stop the Guardian newspaper's coverage of a major scandal. We talk with writer and fundraiser Richard Wilson who started the Twitter thread.

Global Politics

I'mHalal: The Muslim search engine

In Islam, something that is haram is forbidden. The opposite of haram is halal, permissible. Now, a new Internet search engine is helping Muslims sort out the levels of what is forbidden, offering up clean search results, Cyrus Farivar has the story.

Arts, Culture & Media

Global Hit

Marco Werman speaks with guitarist Louis Mhlanga about his involvement with Playing for Change. This global music project started as a You Tube video and now the Playing for Change ensemble is on tour in the United States. From PRI's The World.