The Weekly Hash - September 21, 2012

A review of some of the top tech stories for the past week, with tongue planted firmly somewhere near cheek.

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General Motors has added a 4G data connection to its Chevy Volt electric car, that will allow passengers to stream movies, video chat and check on their homes. GM says it's just an experiment to test the functionality - as well as the crash rating.

New CEO Marissa Mayer is giving all Yahoo employees a free smartphone of their choosing, provided it isn’t a BlackBerry. It’s the same policy they have at RIM.

A recent report by the Department of Justice finds that federal agencies haven’t made their websites as accessible to people with disabilities as required by law. The report found that most government websites are incomprehensible and completely inaccessible - and that's just for the fully able.

A startup backed by the Vatican has launched a social network for Catholics. It’s a lot like Facebook but instead of posting status updates users post confessions.

American Airlines announced this week that they will be distributing Galaxy Note tablets to their 17,000 flight attendants. The tablets will come with apps to help flight attendants to record meal preferences, track passenger information and respond to common questions with snarky responses.

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