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Anonymous Bitcoin whale vows to give $86 million to charity

Image: Natali_ Mis/ShutterstockIf you had a fortune in bitcoins, what would you do with it? One Bitcoin whale (a term often used for someone who owns a lot of bitcoins) has decided to simply give most of it away to charities. The anonymous benefactor announced his intentions on Reddit,

Zuckerberg is making Facebook great again

Image: AFP/GETTY IMAGESFacebook wants to be for the people, even if that means people using Facebook less.  Facebook on Thursday announced that it's making big changes, heavily prioritizing stuff from your friends and family over companies and publishers you follow. For the media outlets that spent years racking up

Dogecoin founder says cryptocurrency valuations are crazy

Image: Adrian Today/ShutterstockEvery product here is independently selected by Mashable journalists. If you buy something featured, we may earn an affiliate commission which helps support our work. A cryptocurrency that originally started as a joke now has a market cap of more than $1.7 billion. And its founder thinks

Bitcoin could change the world by making governments change money

Image: Bob Al Green/MashableRussia is working on a government-run cryptocurrency. And they're not alone.  Governments around the world — including the U.S., China, Japan, Canada, Venezuela, Estonia, Sweden, and Uruguay — are either actively working on some form of digital currency or exploring the topic.  But don't expect a

If Instagram introduces albums, it’s as good as dead

Image: Christopher Mineses/MashableInstagram, the popular social network based around sharing photos, died suddenly on Tuesday. The service was 6 years old. The cause of death was trying to be everything to everyone, a condition it had suffered for months but had been managing quite well. Despite its status as both

You Can Check In For Flights Using Amazon Alexa Because We Love Convenience

Checking in for flights has never been easier, frequent travelers. Sure, online check-in has been a godsend, but now the process is completely handsfree for United Airlines passengers. The airline is the first United States-based airline to create a travel-friendly skill for Amazon Alexa, and it makes checking in before a flight as

Alternative ways to consume news without Facebook

News sources that are not Facebook.Image: mashable composite: feedly and flipboard and bbc news and apple newsThe era of "fake news" is upon us and it's time to reconsider the ways in which we consume information. After multiple media reports documented a severe rise in incorrect articles being shared on

Screw Black Friday and take a free walk outside instead

Image: APCome Nov. 25, California State Department of Parks and Recreation officials are hoping that the state's residents and visitors will be feeling green. The Save the Redwoods League, California State Parks and the California State Parks Foundation are teaming up to provide first-come, first-serve free passes to 116 of

How to send the best holiday e-card

A survey of 2,000 people found that almost three out of four would prefer to receive a traditional Christmas card rather than a greeting by social media or text.Image: John Stillwell/PA Wire/PA ImagesDon't.* Easy, right? Listen, we get it: Putting together a paper holiday card is time-consuming and costly. So-called