Articles about relief

Apple offers free repairs for products damaged in the Japan disasters
Even though it’s been awhile since the Japan disasters, efforts to help out the country and to improve its citizens’ lives haven’t ceased. Folks still need their homes repaired, equipment fixed and or replaced. While most companies are involved by having fundraising events where the money made is sent to the Red Cross society, Apple is taking a different approach to the situation.Instead of just offering money like any other […]

World of Warcraft pet contributes to Japan relief fund
It looks like everybody is doing something to help out Japan recover from their recent disasters. Earlier today we had Pentax’s Hope For Japan relief fund, and now Blizzard has just joined in, taking advantage of its 12 million+ subscribers on World of Warcraft. The company has released a new pet called the Cenarion Hatchling in the pet store, with 100% of the funds going to the American Red Cross’s […]

Pentax announces Hope For Japan relief effort
Pentax, a Japanese optics company that specializes in cameras and sports optics, has announced that they have started an initiative to benefit the American Red Cross Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami relief efforts. For every digital or sports optics products purchased from Pentax online store, Pentax will donate $25.00 to the relief effort.Called Hope For Japan, the campaign will last from now until June 30th 2011. All consumers who take […]

Limited edition Nintendo DS up for auction to raise funds for the Red Cross
If there’s one thing great about the gaming community, it’s their ability to raise funds for limited edition memorabilia. And when in times of need, it can only be a good thing. Game Informer’s Meagan Marie has recently put up a limited edition Mario Kart version of the Nintendo DS signed by Shigeru Miyamoto, Koji Kondo, Charles Martinet, Eiji Aonuma and Martin Leung. She’s decided to auction off the rare […]


Verizon, Sprint, MetroPCS and T-Mobile also doing their part to help out with the Japan crisis
After AT&T announced that they will be letting their customers make free calls and send free texts to Japan, the other carriers have decided to follow suit. Like AT&T; Verizon, Sprint and MetroPCS are waiving all calling and texting fees to Japan. T-Mobile on the other hand are waiving fees for texting shortcodes (i.e. to the Red Cross donation line) – not much, but you can say at least it’s […]

Be careful of fake Japan relief websites
The Internet Crime Complaint Center has just issued an alert to users, warning them about fraudulent Japan relief websites that have been sprouting up all over the internet ever since the terrible earthquake and tsunami last week. Heartless fraudsters have setup more than 1.7 million malware pages, 419 scam sites and 50+ fake domains with “Japan tsunami” or “Japan earthquake” in their URLs. These fake sites have been used to […]

Relief Tabletop Display Is Able To Show You Terrain
Ever wanted to get a better idea of the terrain that’s being displayed on your monitor? The Relief might be able to help you with that, as it’s an actuated tabletop display, able to render and animate 3D shapes with a malleable surface, thanks to a series of 120 rods below a stretched piece of fabric covering it. It’s powered by open source hardware and software. The Relief is also […]