Top ways gamers are raising money for charity

Gamers are a generous sort, as evidenced by the countless ways they have been raising money for charities over the past several years. 2011 was an especially noteworthy year, a year in which the Child’s Play charity alone raised $3,512,345. Child’s Play was founded by Penny Arcade owners Mike Krahulik and Jerry Holkins in 2003 as a charity dedicated to improving the lives of children with toys and games in a network of over 70 hospitals worldwide.

The top 5 CES trends that will matter in 2012

If you couldn’t tell by the avalanche of product news hitting VentureBeat over the past few weeks, the next Consumer Electronics Show is almost upon us. The annual trade show, which has been held in Las Vegas for more than a decade, is where many of the world’s biggest electronics companies debut their new products, announce major news, and desperately try to remind us that they exist.

Eight technologies for a healthier 2012

Welcome to 2012 and a new list of New Year’s resolutions — a list that likely includes some variation on adopting a healthier lifestyle. Thanks to the acceleration of technology, fulfilling your resolutions this time around may be easier than it was in 2011.