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Crayon Initiative Helps Sick Children – and the Planet!

Crayon Initiative Helps Sick Children – and the Planet!

There's a nonprofit organisation in California that is not only trying to help the planet, but also sick children. The Crayon Initiative collects old crayons and gives them a new l ...

Tattoo Studio Offers Free Anti-Racism Tattoos

Tattoo Studio Offers Free Anti-Racism Tattoos

Pride and Glory is a tattoo studio in Graz, Austria, that prides itself on uniqueness. The company believes that just as every person is unique, so should every tattoo be. "We are ...

Internet Quest: The Girls in the Photographs

Internet Quest: The Girls in the Photographs

Meagan Abell, a professional photographer in the US, was perusing a second-hand shop in Richmond, Virginia, when she came across a box of vintage photographs. Sifting through these ...

Moscow’s Cinema for the Homeless

Moscow’s Cinema for the Homeless

As you should know by now, we're all for schemes that help out those less fortunate than ourselves. Over the last couple of months, we've told you about a variety of ideas from all ...

Are Music Preferences and Thinking Styles Linked?

Are Music Preferences and Thinking Styles Linked?

According to research published in PLoS One by a team at the University of Cambridge, a person's taste in music might offer insight into the way they think. The study was working o ...

Cast & Crew Create ‘Big Bang’ Science Scholarship

Cast & Crew Create ‘Big Bang’ Science Scholarship

How many of you have watched science-nerd sitcom The Big Bang Theory? If you have, then you'll know that it centres around a bunch of stereotypical science academics, their careers ...

Akon is Bringing Electricity to Africa!

Akon is Bringing Electricity to Africa!

If we asked you what you know about Akon, you might be able to tell us that he is an award-winning R&B and Hip Hop star. But what you might not know is that he has spent the la ...

Super-Rare Nintendo Game Goes to Auction

Old-school game enthusiasts of the world must have been rubbing their hands together with glee - especially hard-core collectors with a bit of money. For the first time since 2011, a super-rare NES game (Nintendo Entertainment System for those not in the know) has been put up for auction on eBay. In 1990, a mere 116 copies of Nintendo World Championships (NWCs) were made for a nationwide tournament of the s ...

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Return of the Tamagotchi

Back in the 90s, a children’s trend dominated the toy market. The craze was Tamagotchi, and now the little virtual pets are back. Tamagotchi was a small digital toy on a keyring, where owners would hatch their virtual pet from an egg and raise it to adulthood by pressing the relevant buttons when needed. They became such a hit that after Bandai launched Tamagotchi in Japan in November 1996, they expanded to ...

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Francis Bacon Painting Sells at Auction for Record High Price

A painting by Dublin-born, English artist Francis Bacon of his good friend Lucian Freud has obliterated the world record for the amount a piece of art has fetched at auction after it sold for nearly $60 million more than it was estimated at. Three Studies of Lucian Freud sold earlier last month at an auction house called Christie’s, at its postwar and contemporary auction in New York. The record-breaking sa ...

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Disney Develops Way to ‘Feel’ 2D Touchscreen Images

If you thought Disney was just a company that makes lots of films and theme parks - think again! Coming a long way from bringing you their first animated feature film in 1937, Disney has now come up with it’s most amazing invention yet: Flat touch screens that help people feel a 2D image in a 3D way! Disney Research in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, has developed technology they call “tactile rendering of 3D fea ...

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Gromit Unleashed: Auctions Raise Over £2m

A cracking night for Bristol’s children’s hospital as Gromits fetch £2,357,000 When these fantastic sculptures first lined our streets back in July of this year, the slogan for the highly anticipated Gromit Unleashed trail read, “80 Gromits, 10 weeks, 1 city”. However as the final showcase for the Gromits concluded last night, one would argue that a much better slogan for the trail would have read “92 Gromi ...

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Hiroshi Yamauchi, Innovator, Husband, Father, Legend.

In the spirit of good and positive news, we at the Daily Diamond don’t want to look upon the passing of Hiroshi Yamauchi with sadness, but instead celebrate his life and amazing achievements. For those of you who don’t know, Hiroshi Yamauchi was the third president of Nintendo, and the man considered to be behind their incredible evolution from a small Japanese card-making company to an international, multi ...

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Daily Diamond Voucher Competition

In celebration of our first week, we've decided to create a small competition which will give you the chance of winning £25.00 worth of PCWorld Vouchers. Terms and conditions apply (Below) Please visit our facebook page for more information on how to enter: https://www.facebook.com/DailyDiamondNews   Terms and conditions The Law of England and Wales shall apply to this free to enter offer draw campaign ...

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Playstation 4: Sony’s Next Gen Console

Console: Playstation 4 Price: £349.99 Launch date: 29th November 2013 (Friday) Comes with: black console, one wireless controller, a headset, power cord, HDMI cable and USB cable for charging controller. What you should consider: As with the Xbox One, many of the launch titles for the Playstation 4 are new entries in long established franchises, promising a solid experience for veteran gamers exposed to Pla ...

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Xbox One – Microsoft’s Next Generation Console

Price: £429.00 Launch date: November 22nd Comes with: a black console, Kinect sensor, one wireless commemorative controller, headset, power cord, HDMI cable, FIFA 14.  (N.B. This is for the limited "Day One" edition of the console currently on offer for pre-order). What you should consider: After a somewhat difficult showing at the annual E3 games convention in May, Microsoft have altered how their console ...

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Nintendo Announces 2DS

Japanese electronics company Nintendo has recently announced the launch of Nintendo 2DS, a dedicated portable gaming system that plays all Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo DS games in 2D. Nintendo 2DS is the newest member of the Nintendo 3DS family, and it is specifically targeted at enthusiastic game players searching for a more reasonably priced entry point into the world of Nintendo hand-held video games. Reggi ...

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