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See Harrison Ford surprise Star Wars fans via Skype

Han Solo video-bombs a few fans just to see them freak out...and also to announce a new charity campaign.

By November 19, 2015


Why these comedians can't stop playing the worst game in history

Members of the sketch comedy group Loading Ready Run tell CNET about their strange journey for charity, driving from Phoenix to Las Vegas and back again (and again and again) in the game Desert Bus.

By November 13, 2015


Kickstarter now legally bound to balance altruism with profit

The crowdfunding site reincorporates as public benefit company, a move that legally obliges it to pursue "a positive impact on society."

By September 21, 2015


Matchstick snuffs out Firefox-based streaming dongle

Developers behind the unreleased streaming stick blame challenges related to digital rights management for the cancellation.

By August 3, 2015


Putting dollars to charity a la app, with a social twist

A new wave of apps lets you give to charities and challenge your friends with just a few swipes on your phone -- and it will cost you as little as nothing.

By July 30, 2015


F-U-N-D-E-D: New rules mean you, too, can be a startup owner

Beginning Friday, crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo can give the public the chance to be startup owners, not just donors.

By June 19, 2015


Could a Greek bailout be crowdfunded for a little feta and Ouzo?

As Greece teeters on the edge of default, an Indiegogo campaign to crowdfund a bailout is starting to look like more than just an online stunt.

By July 1, 2015


Australia's 'internet filter': Government passes site-blocking laws

Australian Parliament passes controversial new laws allowing rights holders to force service providers to block websites deemed to be facilitating piracy, but critics have slammed it as nothing more than an "internet filter."

By June 22, 2015


Surplus food for the homeless is just an app away

On-demand smartphone apps are known for addressing the whims and desires of the comfortable. It turns out they can also serve the greater good.

By June 21, 2015


Apollo XXX: A (real) campaign to film a porno in space

PornHub, the adult video site you pretend not to know about in the presence of polite company, wants to shoot an adult film in space. Yes, THAT space.

By June 10, 2015