GiffGaff’s hoping to appease those right-royally pissed off by its network outage gaffe last week by bunging a community-chosen charity a £10,000 lump sum. That, and gifting users unmetered calling for a bit.
The Raspberry Pi really has captured the imagination of the geek community at large. From being sold out in minutes, to various projects already in the works, and even a 3D-printable case -- everyone wants a slice of Pi. Now if you don’t happen to have a 3D-printer to hand, a couple of entrepreneuring eBayers have come up with a two hilarious DIYcases you can buy for charity.
Ever since watching Tron Legacy, I’ve had a deep-seated craving for one of those awesome light cycles. We saw they were being produced last year, but now one’s up for auction for just £14,455 currently, and it’s for charity too.
Seen any massive painted eggs on your travels within London this morning? No me neither, but today marks the start of The Big Egg Hunt, which partners fancy egg-jewellers Fabergé with Action for Children and the Elephant Family for the world’s biggest (only?) egg hunt. It’s not even Easter yet, but keep your eyes peeled, there’s £100,000 to be won.
A fancy new interactive advert built into a bus shelter on London’s Oxford Street only plays its 40-second reel to women. The display uses a built-in camera to analyse the facial features of passersby with a 90 per cent accuracy, spitting out a Plan UK advert only to the fairer sex.
Building a tank out of egg cartons isn't the most conventional way to support Britain's soldiers. But sculptor Stuart Murdoch went against conventions to make his own, pretty awesome, life-sized replica of the British Army's tank: the FV4034 Challenger 2. A lot of work went into this "egg"-cellent piece of carton engineering, which took over 500 hours and 5,000 egg cartons -- as shown in the time-lapsed video.
This is pretty stupid but kind of funny too:Deck the Halls sung by 64 iPhones. It's kind of amazing that they got them singing in sync. But you know what's even better? They are donating $0.05 (3p) per view to charity.
Google's been hovering around Bletchley for some time, helping with previous fund raising efforts and donating various skills. But now it's just taken the Route 1 approach and handed the Bletchley Trust a massive lump of cash.
If you were planning on buying a cut-price Samsung Galaxy Tab; HP TouchPad; Nokia Lumia 800 or HTC Flyer anytime soon, check out the BBC's tech reporter Rory Cellan-Jones's charity eBay auction. All the money's going to BBC Children In Need, and while some of the 19 gadgets have been used before, it's only because they've been used on air. Meaning, they're famous! Kind of. [eBay]