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Volunteer opportunity site sees twice the normal usage since the election

Golden, an app that matches volunteers with volunteering opportunities, has seen double the usual number of daily visits since the election. The company attributes the increase to people's desire to focus on positive action and the holiday…
Web

Amazon customers will be able to buy Fiat Chrysler cars with an online discount

Starting in Italy with three Fiat models, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is partnering with Amazon to sell cars online. Fiat wants to appeal to bargain seekers who prefer to shop from home. Fiat will increase promotions up to 33 percent for…
Social Media

American officials ‘concerned’ by Russia’s decision to block LinkedIn

The U.S. government is deeply troubled by Russia's ban on LinkedIn, claiming it creates a precedent that could be used to shut down other Western websites that store their data outside of the country.
Mobile

Weekly Rewind: Donate to charities with Apple Pay, hack a Google Pixel, get a pizza delivered by a drone

In the tech world, a lot happens in a week. So much news goes on that it's almost impossible for mere mortals with real lives to keep track of everything. That’s why we’ve compiled a quick and dirty list of the top 10 tech stories from…
Deals

Alexa-exclusive Black Friday deals from Amazon available through Monday

Combining Prime membership, Alexa-capable voice devices, and 1-click shopping, Amazon is offering Alexa-only deals this holiday season. The disruptive online shopping giant adds exclusive voice-shopping deals to its bag of tricks.
Computing

Apple’s MacBook Pro ad has robots, drones, and hundreds of exploding lightbulbs

Apple has just rolled out a TV ad for its latest MacBook Pro, the one with the OLED Touch Bar. It's a lively, entertaining affair, and one the tech giant hopes will nudge consumers toward forking out for its latest laptop.
Computing

SpaceX wants to cover the globe with gigabit Wi-Fi using a fleet of satellites

An application filed with the Federal Communications Commission reveals that SpaceX wants to launch a fleet of satellites for global gigabit Wi-Fi. The service would first launch in the U.S., and go global once all satellites are in orbit.
Mobile

Report: A mysterious NYC skyscraper owned by AT&T was a key NSA surveillance site

Turns out that a mysterious building in New York City known as the AT&T Long Lines Building was actually one of the NSA's most valuable assets and was involved in mass surveillance programs, according to a report from The Intercept.
Social Media

Facebook acquires FacioMetrics to add special effects to photos and videos

Facebook is constantly expanding and changing to create a unique interactive experience for their users. Its latest acquisition, FacioMetrics, has the ability to track faces and recognize various emotions.
Home

Despite rising threats, Congress isn’t keen on creating a smart appliance regulatory agency

While speaking at a House hearing in mid-November, IBM advisor Bruce Schneier argued for the implementation of federal regulations and standards concerning appliances and devices connected to the internet.
Cool Tech

Spoiler Alert wants to reduce the amount of food we throw away

Meet Spoiler Alert, a startup that believes food is too precious a resource to be wasted. To that end, the company helps other companies use their leftovers in productive ways, facilitating food donations, discounted food sales…
Virtual Reality

'V' VR dashboard lets you watch videos while you're gaming

Although it only comes with Oculus Rift support in beta form at present, the V virtual reality dashboard has the potential to make VR much easier to use, as it lets you access social networking and streaming sites from the comfort…