Humble Bundle is back with a mobile gaming opportunity with Humble Mobile Bundle 6. Fittingly, there are six games available to donors right from the get-go. Of course, some of the games do require donors to pay more than the average to get everything included. The total value of everything being offered is actually $43, but you can donate any amount you would like. Over 10,000 bundles have been sold and the Electronic Frontier Foundation and Child’s Play Charity are benefited.
Hit the break for the list of games included, a trailer for them, and the source link to donate.
Have you ever wanted to grab a coffee with Eric Schmidt? Well, you have the chance to do so! Thirty minutes with the executive chairman of Google is up for auction to benefit the Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation. Executives of other companies have done this in the past and now Schmidt is putting himself out there for one lucky bidder.
Last week Humble Bundle announced the Humble Mobile Bundle 5 which included up to six titles. As they typically do, additional titles are being added to the bundle. Today three more games showed up on the order page for the bundle, Paper Monsters, R-Type and Enviro-Bear 2010. Those titles currently list for $0.99, $1.99 and $1.99 respectively in the Google Play store. These three titles and three of the original titles, The Cave, The Room Two and Carcassonne are only available if you pay more than the average price, which is $5.18 as this is being written. That price has a good chance of going up, so head on over to the Humble Bundle site using the source link to place your order.
source: Humble Bundle
Didn’t jump on Humble Mobile Bundle 4′s deal last week? Well now is your chance to get an even better deal and give some money to charity. Last time around there were four games that came with any donation and two if the donation exceeded the average. Now, three additional games have been thrown in to stir the pot for above average donators. Gunslugs, Color Sheep, and OLO are the newest entrants. At the time this post was published, the average donation was $3.71 and it seems to be creeping up over time.
Here is the full list of games:
- Riptide GP2
- Zombie Gunship
- BADLAND Premium *above average donation
- Breach & Clear *above average donation
- OLO *above average donation
- Color Sheep *above average donation
- Gunslugs *above average donation
Hit the source link to donate.
Source: Humble Bundle
Ever donated to a charity and wondered where the money was actually going? Was it actually going to help save someone’s life? Was it actually going to help educate poverty-stricken children?
We now have a new use for Google Glass: helping to add transparency to philanthropic organizations— allow the donors to see where their money is actually going.
Starting today, according to Google, five nonprofits will start using Glass to document their efforts and experiment with the device to see how it can help solve real-world problems.
Hopefully, this will “help close the gap between donors and the people they support.” Google “Giving Through Glass” has just begun, and it’ll be exciting to see where Glass takes it.
Source: +Google Glass
Three months ago, Google released a charity application to the Play Store which allowed users to give away a dollar a day (or more) to a different cause each day. However, the initial release was only open to those who applied and received an invitation to use it. Starting today, invitations are no longer necessary, but users still do have to be from the United States.
The application offers the feature of making your donations public, sharing them on your G+ page, and prompting others to give money as well. All of the user’s donations, minus a 1.9% transaction fee, go straight to the cause. We’ll see if they expand the app to be international in the future, but nothing is expected at this point. Check out the link to the app in the Play Store after the break.
While all evidence that the 4th iteration of the original Droid pointed at a December release it was pushed back to February of 2012 and a lot of folks became a bit grumpy. Well it’s finally February, the Droid 4 has been officially announced and is upon us. Released yesterday it didn’t take long for the development community to root the device. Security Researcher Dan Rosenberg was able to get root only hours after the device went on sale. However, before he released the exploit he decided to try an experiment.
He would only release the exploit if a $500 bounty was met. This bounty though, wasn’t an attempt at holding a file hostage to make a quick buck but rather, for a good cause. He wanted the first $200 so that he could continue modding and developing support of the device. The other $300 would be donated to the American Red Cross.
Personally I feel that this is a noble idea. Seriously, everyone paying a few bucks to get this man a phone to continue custom development on a new device while also giving money to a charity in the process; it’s an honorable concept. Well apparently I am in the minority in this thinking as Mr. Rosenberg received a number of complaints in how this idea was unfair. Worry not, rather than abandon his work and not release the exploit Rosenberg took the high road. He has decided to release the exploit free of charge and any money donated for his hard work will be donated straight to the American Red Cross.