You can donate to Comic Relief 2017 using your technology devices
Comic Relief 2017 appears on our screens tonight.
The BBC’s annual Comic Relief’s Red Nose Day coverage will begin at the O2 in London at 7pm GMT on BBC One and end at 10pm GMT.
Highlights include a sequel to Richard Curtis’ romantic comedy Love Actually, and James Corden hosting a special edition of Car Pool Karaoke with Take That.
But a number of major technology companies are also pitching in to help raise money for charity tonight, thanks several clever new releases.
First up, Apple is lending its support via the iPhone’s Siri service.
A number of new commands and queries have been added to the voice assistant that will allow users to donate money to Comic Relief 2017.
Some of the questions you can ask Siri include, “How can I give a few quid to Red Nose Day,” and “Where can I give some money to Comic Relief.”
You can also be more direct, asking, “I want to donate to Comic Relief” and “Make a donation to Red Nose Day”, or for the ultimate philanthropist, say, “I want to give all my money to Comic Relief.”
The digital swear jar uses voice recognition technology to spot your swears
If you still have time to donate in the office, PayPal has helped launched a new “digital swear jar” app for your smartphone.
The Swear Jar app uses voice recognition to recognise 42 swear words, and sends 20p to Comic Relief every time it hears you swear or your friends swear.
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The app is available for iOS and Android devices now, and you can even see how you fare against other swearers using the app by checking out the ‘Wall of Shame’.
The cash raised from your swears will help to fund Comic Relief projects that make a massive difference to countless people living really tough lives in the UK and some of the world's poorest communities.
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Elsewhere, Mastercard is launching the world’s first Contactless Red Nose to raise money for Red Nose Day 2017.
People will be able to simply tap the nose, located in Birmingham’s Bull Ring shopping centre, with their card or phone to donate £3 to Comic Relief.
Lastly, Twitter also has some special ‘Enojis’ in time for tonight’s event, alongside the #RedNoseDay hashtag.
Apple device users can purchase an iMessage Sticker Pack with 20 designs of this year’s ten Red Noses designs for 99p, with 83p going straight to Comic Relief.