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Ways to coordinate volunteers

Whether you're a parent organizing a school fundraiser or a manager coordinating an employee training, handling the logistics of running a big event can be difficult and stressful. In this Tech Minute, CNET's Kara Tsuboi reports on a couple of websites and apps that aim to take the pain out of event planning.

By May 8, 2015


Tech to connect volunteers

April is National Volunteer Month. If you’re looking to lend a hand in your community, but don’t know how to get started, look no further than your mobile device. In this Tech Minute, CNET's Kara Tsuboi reports on some apps and Web sites designed to connect people with volunteer opportunities.

By April 1, 2014


LinkedIn finds new purpose with volunteer hub

The company hopes to do for the nonprofit sector what it's already done for the business world.

By January 15, 2014


Why you should think twice before installing the iOS 9 or Mac El Capitan open betas

Commentary: While it's enticing to get new features early, note that beta means beta -- and you probably don't want non-final operating systems on your primary phone, tablet or computer.

By July 9, 2015


Scientists seek surfer butts to study super-bacteria

A new project out of the UK called (wait for it) "Beach Bums" is looking to collect rectal swabs from surfers to research antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Cowabunga!

By June 11, 2015


If you're so smart, why is your brain convinced you're invisible?

Tricking the brain into thinking its body can't be seen is easier than you might think. That can be helpful in stressful situations, but does it make virtual reality more dangerous?

By April 23, 2015


NASA paying volunteers $18K to lie in bed for 70 days

Bed rest study aims to simulate possible bone and muscle atrophy astronauts might experience during long space missions. Hopefully NASA will provide participants with lots of DVDs.

By September 20, 2013


TechProbe: HP Elitepad volunteers wanted

Looking for a chance to test drive the HP Elitepad Windows 8 Pro tablet for CNET Australia's TechProbe? We need a few special people to take one for a spin.

By May 28, 2013


VC Ron Conway's 'One City' enlists techies, celebs to help schools

A spoof video about an overhyped tech product called "MyBook" aims to get tech companies to donate books and resources to San Francisco public schools.

By September 30, 2014


Don't panic: Those iPhone 6 carrier trade-in deals are still available

iPhone fans, you can still take advantage of carriers' hot deals, but see the new devices in person to ensure you're getting the right one, says CNET's Marguerite Reardon in this edition of Ask Maggie.

By September 20, 2014