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Nintendo 3DS UK Launch Most Successful Ever for the Gaming Company

Nintendo 3DS UK Launch Most Successful Ever for the Gaming Company

Nintendo must be jumping for joy now that the gaming device is well on its way toward populating the hands and hearts of gamers all around the world. Especially in the UK, where this launch is now Nintendo's most successful EVER. The company has sold a ginormous 113,000 3DS handheld consoles in its opening weekend alone, this trumping even the Nintendo Wii which sold 105,000 units in the same amount of time at launch.

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Lady Gaga and “Little Monsters” Donate $1.5 Million to Japan Relief

Lady Gaga and “Little Monsters” Donate $1.5 Million to Japan Relief

Lady Gaga, has donated $1.5 million total to the Save the Children’s Japan Earthquake Tsunami Children in Emergency Fund and The American Red Cross. The money was raised through sales of the artist's Japan Prayer Bracelets. The bracelets sell for $5 each on her website. All proceeds from the purchase of the bracelets go to relief efforts, and buyers can also add an additional donation amount when purchasing.

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XCom Offers Free Mobile Data To Aid Japan Relief Effort

XCom Offers Free Mobile Data To Aid Japan Relief Effort

The aftermath of Japan's 8.9 magnitude earthquake is getting more dire now with nuclear radiation threatening parts of the country. Aid in the relief efforts is going full force from people all around the world, including telecommunications carriers offering up their services for free. XCom Global has now joined the ranks to offer free mobile internet access to Japanese relief workers.

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The State of Tech in Japan’s Recovery

The State of Tech in Japan’s Recovery

We've already written about the terrifying situation in Japan this past week, and how SlashGear readers can help the ongoing aid effort. Now, Japanese manufacturers are beginning to add up the impact the earthquake and tsunami have had on tech production, affected both by physical damage to facilities as well as ongoing power shortages and transportation break-down. Components used in everything from Apple's iPad 2 through digital cameras, mobile devices and computers have been impacted, with some estimates putting recovery several quarters out. Read on for more details.

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TI offers update on Miho facility damaged in Japanese earthquake

TI offers update on Miho facility damaged in Japanese earthquake

The scale of the catastrophe in Japan is hard to fathom and with so much industry within the nation, the hard times are spread all around the world for many technology companies. TI has offered an update about its facilities in Japan that were damaged in the earthquake. According to TI, its Miho, Japan manufacturing site suffered substantial damage. Miho is about 40 miles northwest of Tokyo.

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Vonage offers free calls to Japan

Vonage offers free calls to Japan

If you have friends or loved ones in Japan where the major earthquakes recently hit and you are trying to get in touch with them to be sure they are OK, Vonage is making getting in touch cheaper. Vonage has announced that it will be waiving all per minute charges to Japan for a full week.

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The Japan Tsunami … how you can help

The Japan Tsunami … how you can help

We're seeing some frightening and amazing images from the tremendous devastation that Japan has experienced this sad day. And it's only natural to see people suffering and wonder how we can help? Here's a quick list of things we can all do provide immediate relief:

First, users can text a donation the Red Cross. By texting "REDCROSS" to 90999, Canadian Readers can text REDCROSS to 30333. Users will be debited $10 to relief efforts in Japan. One thing to remember though, is that most donations won't be credited to the Red Cross until at least a month or three later after that charge has been paid by the cellphone user through bill payment. So while it will be of tremendous benefit a few months later when the headlines fall away, there's other more immediate options including going to the RedCross donation site and selecting Japan Relief, or another pressing disaster relief project. Users can choose to pay by credit cards or even Amazon's payment's option. Users are also encouraged to donate blood for relief efforts as the scope of the disaster is so vast that blood supplies will be drastically spread thin.

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