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The Kaypro II: An Early Computer With A Writer's Heart

Commentator Andrei Codrescu remembers the first word processor he had — the Kaypro II in the 1980s. Its inventor, Andrew Kay, died Aug. 28, at the age of 95.
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Your Turn: NFL's Abuse Turmoil, Scotland Votes, Spying on the Rise

On the show where you set the agenda, Kojo examines the latest child and domestic abuse scandals in the NFL, the Scottish independence vote, spying and cellphones -- and anything else on your mind.

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Minecraft's Business Model: A Video Game That Leaves You Alone

Microsoft is buying the company that created the video game Minecraft, which has a loyal following in part because of the freedom it allows players — including freedom from pressure to buy add-ons.
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Minecraft Purchase Gives Microsoft New Foothold

Microsoft announced on Monday that it will pay $2.5 billion for the Swedish software company Mojang AB, developer of the popular Minecraft franchise.
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Smartphones Are Used To Stalk, Control Domestic Abuse Victims

Cyberstalking has transformed domestic abuse in the U.S. Tracking tools called spyware make it cheap and easy for someone to monitor a partner secretly, 24 hours a day.
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Internet Creeps: Privacy, Protection and Bad Behavior on the Web

The release of nude celebrity photos online, as well as recent incidents of abusive language on Twitter, have renewed debate about civility online, privacy and the role websites play in hosting objectionable content. Kojo explores bad behavior on the web, its evolving role on the Internet, and how companies use legal and moral guidelines to keep it in check.

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Grandparents Accidentally Tag Themselves As Grandmaster Flash

The autofill feature on Facebook substitutes the words grandma and grandpa with the name of hip-hop icon Grandmaster Flash.
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No Gas Guzzlers Here; Beijing Hosts First All-Electric Car Race

The very first Formula E all-electric car race took place over the weekend in Beijing. Promoters hope the 10-race series around the globe will boost sales of alternative fuel cars.
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Apple's U2 Album Promotion Backfires

U2 and Apple teamed up for what Apple's CEO called, "the largest album release of all time." They released U2's album, Songs of Innocence, for free to everyone with an iTunes account.
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Gaming Expert: Destiny Is Good, But 'There's Not Much There'

The much-anticipated video game, Destiny, was released this week. NPR's Lynn Neary speaks with gaming expert Adam Sessler about the new game and whether it was worth all the hype.

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