Humble Mobile Bundle 4 adds three more games to the mix, brings the total to nine

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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:

  • Catan
  • Vector
  • 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

Google launches “Giving Through Glass” to increase transparency in nonprofits

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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.

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‘One Today’ charity app by Google released to public, invite no longer necessary

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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. » Read the rest

Root the Droid 4 Thanks to This Exploit by Dan Rosenberg

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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.  » Read the rest

Minecraft Limited Edition Sony Ericsson Xperia Play Lands On eBay

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It’s amazing what you can find on eBay these days.  The latest in mobile tech to hit the popular online auction comes to us by way of the developers of Minecraft.  The popular game will soon be released for the Android operating system and is sure to be a hit.  To kick things off, the developers have chosen to fully deck out the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play with its own tricked out Minecraft theme and have tossed it up for auction.  The game will be an exclusive for a while after its initial release and all proceeds go strait to charity.  At this time the device is already at $1,325.00 with just over six days left on the bid.  Hit the source link to enter your bid, that is, if you don’t mind paying eight times more than what it’s worth.  Hit the break to check out the full listing details and feel free to let us know what you think in the comments below.   » Read the rest