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Cell phone video shows cop allegedly trying to force driver to buy fund-raising tickets (or else)

Technically Incorrect: A Philadelphia cop is taken off street patrol after stopping a motorist and then uttering some seemingly incriminating dialogue.

By August 22, 2015


Crowdsourced fund-raising beyond Kickstarter

You may know Kickstarter, the popular site where people pitch their ideas to strangers to raise money for the projects. It's great for investing in inspiring work -- and shopping for unusual gifts. In this Tech Minute, CNET's Kara Tsuboi reports on similar sites.

By January 16, 2015


School fund-raising apps and websites

As the school year begins so does the fund-raising that helps supplement school budgets. In this Tech Minute, CNET's Kara Tsuboi reports on apps and websites for engaging families and collecting money.

By September 3, 2014


Crave giveaway: SnapPower Charger USB-equipped power outlet cover

Win a five-pack of clever electrical-outlet coverplates with a built-in USB port at the bottom. No batteries or wires required.

By October 2, 2015


RunZoo game aims to foster Mideast peace through kids

A diverse team of developers wants Israeli and Palestinian kids -- and children in other conflict zones -- to find common ground through the shared experience of cooperative gaming.

By October 6, 2015


Snowden leaks spawn a different type of game, Top Secret

An email-based game on Kickstarter melds fiction with reality as players investigate the journalists involved in the leak of thousands of classified NSA documents. You can get the demo now.

By September 26, 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


Powered single-wheel skateboard will zip you around in futuristic style

The Hoverboard, launching on Kickstarter, may not let you freely float above the pavement, but you just might feel like you are.

By September 17, 2015


Uber driver accused of sexual assault in China

Another report surfaces of an Uber driver attacking a passenger -- calling into question the safety of the ride-hailing service in one of its fastest growing markets.

By August 27, 2015


Rapper Wiz Khalifa arrested for allegedly refusing to dismount hoverboard

Technically Incorrect: Claiming it was "all because I didn't want to ditch the technology everyone will be using in the next 6 months," Khalifa undergoes some physical restraint at the hands of the LAPD.

By August 23, 2015