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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


LAPD shooting of homeless man: First big test for bodycams?

Technically Incorrect: Bystander footage of LA police shooting a man dead has created a stir on YouTube. With two of the officers wearing bodycams, and an inquiry under way, the incident could be a pivotal point for police bodycam programs.

By March 4, 2015


Using technology to lend a hand

From CNET Magazine: Looking for a way to give back during the holidays? There are apps and websites to help.

By November 30, 2015


Homeless handwriting inspires fancy new fonts

A project that turns handwritten letters seen on homeless signs into fonts gets a big boost from global typeface provider Monotype.

By September 29, 2014


Fonts based on handwriting of the homeless (pictures)

See some of the fonts created as part of the Homeless Fonts project, which turns handwriting seen on homeless people's signs into fonts that can be used in branding and advertising.

9 Images By September 29, 2014


Homeless, wearing GoPros, capture 'life as it is rarely seen'

A San Francisco project outfits homeless volunteers with personal camera rigs for shooting first-person footage of daily life. "The goal is to build empathy," Homeless GoPro says.

By September 16, 2014


'ArtLifting' site uplifts the homeless by selling their art

An online marketplace that celebrates and sells creations by homeless and disabled artists has turned to Kickstarter for help expanding its do-good reach.

By August 28, 2014


Elon Musk demoted from turkey line on 'Big Bang Theory'

Technically Incorrect: What could be more Thanksgiving-appropriate than Tesla's CEO declaring his love for helping people on one of TV's most popular shows?

By November 20, 2015


Man runs 3,237 miles in name of Bitcoin and homelessness

Homeless advocate and Bitcoin evangelist Jason King runs across America to bring attention to how the open nature of virtual currencies can help solve poverty. And, he's just about to cross the finish line.

By June 6, 2014


iPhone scammers allegedly use homeless to profit in Apple stores

In a scheme designed to prey on the poor and defenseless, scammers working in a Colorado Apple store persuade them to sign up for phones in exchange for cash. The phones are resold. The contracts, however, belong to the disadvantaged.

By April 27, 2014