Avigan trials in PH still hasn’t started — DOH

MANILA, Aug 24 (Mabuhay) — The clinical trials for the anti-flu drug Avigan as possible treatment for COVID-19 has yet to start in the Philippines for various reasons, a health official said Monday or a week since the experiment is supposed to have begun. “Ang Avigan trial natin, hindi pa sya nag-uumpisa. Supposedly, it was […]

24.08.2020 · Filled under: News, Philippine News, Science & Technology ·

DOH: Don’t buy dexamethasone for the purpose of preventing COVID-19

MANILA, (Mabuhay) — The Department of Health on Saturday advised the public not to flock to drugstores to buy dexamethasone for use in preventing COVID-19. “Dapat ‘yung mga kababayan natin, ‘wag bumili kasi ‘di naman siya magagamit to prevent, hindi naman siya magagamit para gamutin ang COVID-19,” Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said. Malacañang on […]

Models to follow on social media this fashion month

From Snapchat and Twitter to Instagram, social networks give models greater visibility, helping them raise their profiles and catch designers’ eyes. They also regularly treat online followers to a glimpse backstage at the biggest events in the fashion calendar, notably fashion week shows. Here’s a look at some of the models to follow on social […]

11.09.2016 · Filled under: Apps, Beauty & Style, Online, Science & Technology ·
Music ID app Shazam gets TV quiz show

Music ID app Shazam gets TV quiz show

Shazam, the smartphone app that can identify full songs and tracks from short clips, is at the center of a new game show ordered by US network Fox. Just like the app itself, TV show “Beat Shazam” has contestants trying to identify the name and artist or group credited for an untitled track. The episode’s […]

09.08.2016 · Filled under: Apps, Entertainment, Games, Multimedia, Music, Online, Science & Technology ·
China’s elevated bus completes first road test

China’s elevated bus completes first road test

The transit elevated bus, TEB-1, is 22 meters long, the width of two traffic lanes, and is designed to travel over cars that are less than half its height. Though the congestion-beating concept vehicle defies convention, a first road test took place on August 2, 2016 in Qinhuangdao, north China, according to state press agency Xinhua […]

08.08.2016 · Filled under: Asian News, Destinations, Motoring, Science & Technology ·
Rooney’s Man Utd testimonial a Facebook first

Rooney’s Man Utd testimonial a Facebook first

The August 3 meeting between Manchester United and Everton, a testimonial for United forward and captain Wayne Rooney, will be broadcast live via Facebook. The occasion marks the first time that a match between two Premier League soccer teams has been livestreamed on the social media platform. Both facebook.com/manchesterunited andfacebook.com/waynerooney will carry the game, which kicks off at […]

IOFIT pushes smart golf shoe to Kickstarter

IOFIT pushes smart golf shoe to Kickstarter

Enhanced golf shoe IOFIT is offering a swing at greater power, longer drives, and more reliable putts with technology that analyzes balance and weight shift in real-time. When coupled with a companion app for Android or iOS, pressure sensors within the shoe’s outsole can deliver instant feedback on pressure distribution, weight shift, and foot balance […]

Samsung and Nestlé to create an Internet of Healthy Things

Samsung and Nestlé to create an Internet of Healthy Things

The Nestlé Institute of Health Sciences and Samsung are pooling their considerable resources in order to build a connected health and lifestyle platform that will interact with everything from smart TVs to wearables in order to help people make healthier choices. As more and more areas of our lives — from the homes we live […]

31.07.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
Specialist sees Pokémon Go as means of tackling type 2 diabetes

Specialist sees Pokémon Go as means of tackling type 2 diabetes

A specialist diabetes researcher sees Pokémon Go — the virtual character-hunting game with millions of players worldwide — as an excellent means of tackling rising levels of obesity and type 2 diabetes.  Pokémon Go has now piqued the interest of the medical world. The smartphone-based character-hunting craze that’s sweeping the world has caught the attention […]

Olympic travelers face tiny risk of Zika: US study

Olympic travelers face tiny risk of Zika: US study

Those traveling to Brazil for the Olympics face a tiny risk of getting infected with the mosquito-borne Zika virus, which can cause birth defects in pregnant women, US researchers said Monday. Under a worst-case scenario, just three to 37 of the up to 500,000 people expected to go to Rio de Janeiro for the games, […]

26.07.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Health & Fitness, Science & Technology ·
Macy’s collaborates with IBM to introduce artificial intelligence to US stores

Macy’s collaborates with IBM to introduce artificial intelligence to US stores

US department store Macy’s has tapped artificial intelligence to help shoppers navigate stores. Starting Wednesday, July 20, 2016, the retailer will introduce its new shopping assistant in the form of a pilot program called “Macy’s On Call” — a website that can be accessed on a mobile browser and provides shoppers with answers to basic […]

Daimler claims another autonomous driving world-first

Daimler claims another autonomous driving world-first

Having succeeded in bringing the world’s first self-driving truck to public roads, luxury carmaker Mercedes-Benz and its parent company Daimler can now claim another self-driving world first, this time with buses. The Mercedes-Benz Future Bus with CityPilot has driven autonomously for the first time on a 20km route in Amsterdam, stopping at bus stops with […]

18.07.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring, Science & Technology ·
Ford gives the F-150 a huge boost for 2017

Ford gives the F-150 a huge boost for 2017

America’s most popular vehicle is now also one of its most innovative and impressive thanks to a reworked V6 EcoBoost engine that can serve up a remarkable 470ft-lb (637Nm) of torque and a 10-speed automatic transmission. It seems that Ford’s latest Le Mans win has really stirred up a performance obsession at Ford’s HQ and […]

12.07.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring, Science & Technology ·
The YouCam Makeup app now comes with extra Kardashian

The YouCam Makeup app now comes with extra Kardashian

One of the world’s most popular augmented reality apps for virtually testing new makeup looks now supports Kardashian Beauty products. Starting with the new “Fierce” collection, users can snap a selfie and then test each element in the line from lip glosses to eye shadows, or even go one further and apply a full custom […]

10.07.2016 · Filled under: Apps, Beauty & Style, Science & Technology ·
FACC-SLAA holds workshop on social media marketing on July 11

FACC-SLAA holds workshop on social media marketing on July 11

Carson, CA – The Filipino American Chamber of Commerce South Bay will hold its second entrepreneurial workshop on Monday, July 11 at the Double Tree by Hilton Carson Hotel at 2 Civic Plaza Drive at 6:30 pm. The hotel is right across Carson Community Center. The business workshop will be conducted by Sweeney Mae, a […]

09.07.2016 · Filled under: Apps, Happenings, Local News, Science & Technology ·
Farfetch partners with Apple on new music channel

Farfetch partners with Apple on new music channel

Luxury fashion retailer Farfetch.com is teaming up with Apple on a new music channel reports WWD. Set to launch Tuesday, the new channel will see Farfetch feature two playlists of Apple music on its website and mobile devices. The playlist “Songs From the Shoot” will be created by the Farfetch team and as the name implies, will […]

Tickling the brain can boost immunity: study

Tickling the brain can boost immunity: study

Artificially stimulating the brain’s feel-good centre boosts immunity in mice in a way that could help explain the power of placebos, a study reported Monday. “Our findings indicate that activation of areas of the brain associated with positive expectations can affect how the body copes with diseases,” said senior author Asya Rolls, an assistant professor […]

05.07.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Science & Technology ·
Instagram announces 500 million users worldwide

Instagram announces 500 million users worldwide

In a blogpost on June 21, Instagram announced that its community of Instagrammers around the world has surpassed 500 million. The Instagram community has more than doubled over the last two years, with more than 80% of users living outside the US. An infographic produced by the company reveals that, on an average day, the platform sees over […]

21.06.2016 · Filled under: Apps, Online, Science & Technology ·
Siri is the standout star of Apple’s annual developer conference

Siri is the standout star of Apple’s annual developer conference

Speeding up Apple Watch reaction times, and adding more channels and live video feeds to Apple TV will be welcome additions to Apple’s devices, but it is the decision to set Siri, its virtual assistant, free of the iPhone and let it land on the desktop and work with other developers’ apps that is the […]

Jaguar Land Rover posts record sales

Jaguar Land Rover posts record sales

If there is anyone left in any doubt that demand for crossovers, SUVs and luxury cars is at an all-time high, Jaguar Land Rover has the final piece of proof. According to its full-year results for fiscal 2015/16 published Monday, the company has sold over 500,000 new cars for the first time in its history. […]

30.05.2016 · Filled under: Motoring, Science & Technology ·
Adventure video game ‘Mirror’s Edge’ tapped for TV series

Adventure video game ‘Mirror’s Edge’ tapped for TV series

Action-adventure platform video game “Mirror’s Edge” will be adapted and reformatted into a female-centered action series for television, following its acquisition by Endemol Shine Studios. Developed by EA DICE and published by Electronic Arts, “Mirror’s Edge” centers around main character and heroine Faith — a courier in a quasi-futuristic dystopian society and skilled warrior whose sister is framed for murder. While […]

26.05.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Games, Online, Science & Technology ·
Google to open Detroit-area autonomous car center

Google to open Detroit-area autonomous car center

Google announced plans Wednesday to open a Detroit-area technology center for its self-driving car program. The new center in Novi, Michigan, will house engineers and others testing vehicles provided by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, a statement by Google parent Alphabet said. “For the past few years, members of our team have been working from the Greater […]

25.05.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden, Motoring, Science & Technology ·
Uber goes public with self-driving test

Uber goes public with self-driving test

Ride-hailing service Uber has detailed something of its approach to testing self-driving cars in Pittsburgh, northeast USA, where a hybrid Ford Fusion has been outfitted with an array of sensors. The self-driving car carries “radars, laser scanners and high resolution scanners” that help fulfill the vehicle’s dual purpose of collecting mapping data and testing self-drive […]

23.05.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring, Science & Technology ·
Apple invests $1 billion in China taxi app Didi

Apple invests $1 billion in China taxi app Didi

Apple has invested $1 billion in Chinese ride hailing app Didi Chuxing, the Beijing company said Friday as it vies with bitter US-based rival Uber for market share in China. The injection was the “single largest investment the company has ever received,” said Didi, which dominates the car-hailing sector in China and says it has […]

18.05.2016 · Filled under: Apps, Destinations, Science & Technology ·
SCE launches Charge Ready Electric Vehicle Charging Pilot Program

SCE launches Charge Ready Electric Vehicle Charging Pilot Program

Hundreds of stations to be added for area employees, customers, residents and students ROSEMEAD, Calif., May 16, 2016 — Southern California Edison’s Charge Ready program will bring representatives of local businesses and other organizations together on Wednesday in Irwindale to learn how they can take part in the pilot program that will add as many as 1,500 […]

17.05.2016 · Filled under: Environment, Local News, Motoring, Science & Technology, Services ·
‘Second skin’ may eliminate wrinkles, eye bags

‘Second skin’ may eliminate wrinkles, eye bags

US scientists have developed a new, transparent polymer material that temporarily tightens sagging skin and eliminates eye bags, according to research published on Monday. While the product is a long way from being on store shelves, researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology said it could one day offer more than just cosmetic lifts, but […]

65% of Americans traveling outside the U.S. will use mobile data to check in with loved ones back home

65% of Americans traveling outside the U.S. will use mobile data to check in with loved ones back home

You can now be connected in 100+ countries with Verizon TravelPass NEW YORK – A new survey reveals one in three Americans is planning to travel outside of the U.S. in the next year.  Of those traveling internationally, a whopping 80 percent plan to use their phone and data on their phone with 65 percent […]

06.05.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Science & Technology, Services ·
Ferrari confirms convertible LaFerrari

Ferrari confirms convertible LaFerrari

A drop-top ‘Spider’ version of the most powerful and fastest production Ferrari in history is in development. In his first official interview since taking over from Amedeo Felisa as Ferrari’s CEO this month, Sergio Marchionne told the press that recent rumors about a new hypercar to replace the completely sold-out multi-million-dollar LaFerrari are true. “[The Spider] is […]

04.05.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring, Science & Technology ·
Mercedes-Benz unveils first-ever luxury motor yacht

Mercedes-Benz unveils first-ever luxury motor yacht

Luxury car marque Mercedes-Benz has celebrated the world premiere of its luxury motor yacht “Arrow460–Granturismo” on France’s Côte d’Azur, setting the vessel out on its maiden voyage off the coast of Nice. The 14-meter long, 706 kW (960 hp) “Silver Arrow of the Seas” combines the performance of Mercedes-Benz sports cars with unique innovations from […]

Tesla Model S gets a 2017 facelift

Tesla Model S gets a 2017 facelift

On Tuesday, California-based electric car company Tesla took the wraps off a heavily refreshed version of its full-size luxury sedan. April is proving to be a very busy month for Tesla. After revealing an all-new affordable compact sedan, the Model 3 (and generating over 200,000 orders as a result), and issuing a safety recall for […]

14.04.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring, Science & Technology ·
VR in the OR

VR in the OR

On April 14, Medical Realities will host what it claims is the first live Virtual Reality stream of a surgical procedure. The company describes the operation – the removal of a tumour – as a standard surgical procedure. And, to watch it in 360-degree, immersive video, all that is needed is the free Medical Realities […]

12.04.2016 · Filled under: Apps, Health & Fitness, Online, Science & Technology ·
NFL: Twitter wins Thursday Night Football streaming rights

NFL: Twitter wins Thursday Night Football streaming rights

Twitter has scored a deal to live-stream Thursday night National Football League games, the NFL announced — a move that helps the social media group connect with new audiences. The streaming rights had been hotly contested, with Amazon, Verizon and others reportedly seeking to be the first to help the NFL reach viewers outside the […]

FBI hacks attacker’s iPhone, drops Apple suit

By Jocelyne Zablit Los Angeles, United States | AFP |   – The FBI has unlocked the iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino attackers, officials said Monday, ending a heated legal standoff with Apple that had pitted US authorities against Silicon Valley. Apple, backed by a broad coalition of technology giants like Google and Facebook, was fiercely […]

31.03.2016 · Filled under: Science & Technology, U.S. News ·
Major League Baseball welcomes mobile technology with Apple

Major League Baseball welcomes mobile technology with Apple

The American Baseball league has struck a deal with Apple, providing iPad tablets and devices to teams and coaches to facilitate and develop in-game tactics. The tech giant’s devices will be on-hand to assist with the analysis of various game statistics, from player performance to weighing in on pitcher-versus-hitter matchups and possible outcomes as well […]

30.03.2016 · Filled under: Apps, Games, Science & Technology, Sports & Recreation ·
European consumers catch the video streaming bug

European consumers catch the video streaming bug

The popularity of Over The Top (OTT) video is growing fast particularly in France and the UK. According to new data released by Parks Associates on Tuesday, over half of UK and French (55% and 51%, respectively) broadband internet households are now turning to online channels for their TV and video fix. Until now, it […]

30.03.2016 · Filled under: Apps, Entertainment, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
Toyota unleashes new Prius Prime

Toyota unleashes new Prius Prime

Toyota unveiled its new Prius Prime on Wednesday at the 2016 New York International Auto Show, featuring an efficient model with a plug-in hybrid powertrain. The new Prius boasts the highest MPGe (miles per gallon equivalent) of any plug-in hybrid, running on an estimated 120 or more MPGe — making it 26 percent more efficient […]

24.03.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring, Science & Technology ·
Entry-level iPhone and new iPad expected at Apple keynote, March 21

Entry-level iPhone and new iPad expected at Apple keynote, March 21

Tim Cook and Apple have summoned the press to another keynote on Monday, March 21, 2016. These Apple events see the American manufacturer unveil new products and innovations, with an entry-level iPhone and a new iPad expected at the upcoming edition. A new 4-inch iPhone? The main announcement at the March keynote is expected to be […]

16.03.2016 · Filled under: Apps, Online, Science & Technology ·
Pope to join Bieber and co. on Instagram

Pope to join Bieber and co. on Instagram

Pope Francis will make his Instagram debut on Saturday, joining the likes of Justin Bieber and Cristiano Ronaldo on the image-sharing forum under the handle Franciscus, the Vatican confirmed Wednesday. The date for the pontiff’s debut on the celebrity-dominated social medium was chosen by the 79-year-old himself as it marks the third anniversary of his […]

16.03.2016 · Filled under: Apps, Online, Science & Technology ·
S. Korea and Singapore nab top spot in world’s best airport ranking

S. Korea and Singapore nab top spot in world’s best airport ranking

Asia can claim bragging rights to being home to the world’s best airports, with South Korea, Singapore, and China taking the top three spots in a new airport ranking. Results of the 2015 Airport Service Quality Awards suggest that flyers passing through the major hubs in Asia are more likely to be satisfied with their […]

08.03.2016 · Filled under: Asian News, Destinations, Science & Technology ·
BMW marks 100 years with a next century concept car

BMW marks 100 years with a next century concept car

Unveiled on Monday, the BMW Vision Next 100 is a glimpse at what the average premium car will look like in 2116, as the German luxury and sportscar firm marks its first century in business. The zero emissions concept is also zero compromise in that it uses cutting edge technology and learning algorithms to tailor […]

08.03.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden, Motoring, Science & Technology ·
BlackBerry Priv now available

BlackBerry Priv now available

BlackBerry Priv is now available for purchase on the Verizon online store. The Priv is BlackBerry’s first Android device, which has a total storage capacity of 160 GB. The company also has plans for additional devices in the future. The handset is selling for a full retail price of $720. It can also be purchased in […]

06.03.2016 · Filled under: Apps, Online, Science & Technology ·
Obamas to headline South by Southwest festival

Obamas to headline South by Southwest festival

US President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama were announced Wednesday as headliners of South by Southwest, the celebrated showcase of cutting-edge technology and music. Obama will be the first sitting president to appear at the closely watched annual conference in Austin, Texas, famous for providing early exposure to platforms such as Twitter, Foursquare […]

Morgan three-wheels into the future

Morgan three-wheels into the future

Eccentric boutique British carmaker Morgan, famed for its creations that use the 1930s and 40s as its design touchstones, has come right up to date for this year’s Geneva Motor Show with its first plug-in electric vehicle.  However despite meeting 21st century needs, there is no mistaking that the EV3 is anything other than a […]

02.03.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring, Science & Technology ·
Six key gadgets and trends at Mobile World Congress

Six key gadgets and trends at Mobile World Congress

The Mobile World Congress, the sector’s biggest trade fair which wrapped up in Barcelona on Thursday, was dominated this year by the arrival of virtual reality, advances in the development of ultra-fast 5G networks and connected objects. ROBOT-TELEPHONE THAT READS YOUR MESSAGES: Japanese firm Sharp presented a tiny prototype robot called RoBoHon that doubles as […]

26.02.2016 · Filled under: Apps, Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
US performs its first uterus transplant

US performs its first uterus transplant

The United States has completed its first uterus transplant surgery, following on a technique already proven in Sweden that could help women suffering from infertility, the Cleveland Clinic said Thursday. The nine-hour surgery took place on February 24, and the 26-year-old patient — whose identity was not revealed — was in stable condition, the hospital […]

26.02.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Science & Technology, U.S. News ·
Maserati plugs a leak and a gap in its range with the Levante

Maserati plugs a leak and a gap in its range with the Levante

Maserati has been forced to show its hand and its first ever SUV ahead of its official reveal in Geneva next week, thanks to internet leaks. Even if the reveal hasn’t gone to plan, the car in question, the Levante, will be a welcome edition to the premium SUV market and one that, based on […]

22.02.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring, Science & Technology ·
Detection of gravitational waves would open new window on universe

Detection of gravitational waves would open new window on universe

By Jean-Louis Santini Washington, United States | AFP |   − The first-ever detection of gravitational waves, which scientists could announce Thursday, would open a new window on the universe and its most violent phenomena. Scientists will hold a press conference Thursday to discuss the latest in their hunt for these waves, whose existence Albert Einstein predicted in his theory […]

16.02.2016 · Filled under: Environment, Science & Technology, U.S. News ·
Tinder-style apps score as online dating grows

Tinder-style apps score as online dating grows

The age-old quest for love is moving inexorably online for young and old Americans alike — whether this means swiping on their phone for a hot date, or using matchmaking sites to find the perfect mate. The 18 to 24 crowd has warmed to smartphone apps like Tinder that help them spot a match among […]

11.02.2016 · Filled under: Apps, Lifestyle, Online, Science & Technology ·
Behavioral factors linked to half of postmenopausal breast cancer cases, study finds

Behavioral factors linked to half of postmenopausal breast cancer cases, study finds

(Relaxnews) − A French study carried out at the Insistut Gustave Roussy in Villejuif and published in the International Journal of Cancer has found that half of postmenopausal breast cancer cases can be attributed to behavioral factors such as poor diet, alcohol consumption and being overweight. The research showed that more than half (53.5%) of […]

10.02.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Science & Technology ·
Can smartphones actually make you more active?

Can smartphones actually make you more active?

(Relaxnews) – New research suggests that using a smartphone can be an effective way of motivating people to get moving and can even decrease unhealthy sedentary behavior. The US-based pilot study brought together researchers from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, the American Cancer Society, and the technical expertise of the e-Health Technology Program […]

10.02.2016 · Filled under: Apps, Health & Fitness, Online, Science & Technology ·
Not getting enough sleep? You’re probably on Facebook says new study

Not getting enough sleep? You’re probably on Facebook says new study

 (Relaxnews) − In a recent study by the University of California, Irvine, researchers found that a lack of sleep is linked to a higher level of online browsing, including checking social media websites such as Facebook. Wanting to look at how sleep duration could affect internet use, rather than how internet use affects sleep, the […]

10.02.2016 · Filled under: Apps, Health & Fitness, Online, Science & Technology ·
Mercury in seafood not harmful to aging brain: study

Mercury in seafood not harmful to aging brain: study

(Miami-AFP) – Eating seafood may lead to higher levels of mercury in the brain, but a study out Tuesday found that increased mercury does not appear to raise the risk of dementia. The study in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) was based on the autopsies of 286 people who died at an […]

03.02.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Science & Technology ·
Facebook-owned WhatsApp boasts a billion users

Facebook-owned WhatsApp boasts a billion users

(San Francisco-AFP) – Facebook-owned smartphone messaging service WhatsApp has hit the billion-user mark, according to the leading social network’s chief and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg. “One billion people now use WhatsApp,” Zuckerberg said in a post on his Facebook page. “There are only a few services that connect more than a billion people.” Google’s free email […]

02.02.2016 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
ZTE’s latest phone has an eye for security

ZTE’s latest phone has an eye for security

(Relaxnews) – The Nubia Prague S launched on Monday is packed full of premium specifications can be unlocked via an eye scan. Announced in China, where it will be initially launched with a price tag of around $365, the Nubia Prague boasts a flagship all-metal external case, a full HD 5.2-inch display and a 13-megapixle-rear-facing […]

19.01.2016 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
Friends Reunited closing down

Friends Reunited closing down

(Relaxnews) – The world’s first genuine online social network is to shutter after 15 years. Before Facebook, Myspace, Bebo or Google + came Friends Reunited. A very simple online community that identified and connected people by the school, college or university they attended. Dreamed up by Julie Pankhurst while on maternity leave as a way […]

18.01.2016 · Filled under: Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
Why 2016 is being called ‘The Year of the American Traveler’

Why 2016 is being called ‘The Year of the American Traveler’

(Relaxnews) – The year 2016 has been declared “The Year of the American Traveler,” thanks to the strength of the US dollar, plummeting oil prices, relaxed visa rules and Cuba. It’s a bold declaration made by experts at the New York-based market research platform Skift, who paint an optimistic picture of the coming year and […]

17.01.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
Burberry makes Apple TV debut

Burberry makes Apple TV debut

(Relaxnews) – UK fashion house Burberry has launched on Apple TV. The brand will be livestreaming its upcoming menswear show on its new app for Apple TV on Monday January 11 as part of London Collections Men. It will be the first luxury brand to broadcast a fashion show live on the platform. The app […]

11.01.2016 · Filled under: Apps, Beauty & Style, Lifestyle, Online, Science & Technology ·
Will 2016 mark the beginning of the end of automotive design?

Will 2016 mark the beginning of the end of automotive design?

(Relaxnews) – Renowned car designer Chris Bangle explains why he is getting animated, quite literally, about the future of automotive design and how if, as he fears, designers are about to be replaced by software, that their unique talents could be the key to bringing a human feel to robotics instead. “I am concerned that […]

05.01.2016 · Filled under: Art, Destinations, Home & Garden, Motoring, Science & Technology ·
New York public wifi hotspots: installation begins

New York public wifi hotspots: installation begins

(Relaxnews) – First announced in July 2014, New York is now getting public wifi hubs throughout the city. Installation began on December 28, the Verge reports. The Big Apple’s first free wifi hub has been installed in the East Village, although New Yorkers will have to wait a few weeks until it can be used. The gigabit […]

29.12.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Science & Technology ·
Samsung’s latest phablet revealed in China

Samsung’s latest phablet revealed in China

(Relaxnews) – Samsung announced its Galaxy A9 at a launch event in China, showcasing a number of new features. Compared to its predecessor the Galaxy A8, Samsung’s newest smartphone boasts a never-been-seen-before 6-inch screen reports online publication Mashable.  The device is equipped with a non-removable battery, extending battery life significantly. Operating on Android Lollipop 5.1, the […]

27.12.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Science & Technology ·
Mapping the journey towards self-driving cars

Mapping the journey towards self-driving cars

(Relaxnews) – Tesla may have pushed out the ability to abdicate driving responsibility while highway cruising via little more than an over-the-air software update and Audi is currently prepping a sedan to dazzle the crowds at the International CES this January with its autonomous capabilities. But one thing is clear, 2016 will not be the […]

27.12.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden, Motoring, Science & Technology ·
Kardashian Kimojis release breaks App Store and raises security concerns

Kardashian Kimojis release breaks App Store and raises security concerns

(Relaxnews) – Superstar Kim Kardashian’s new Kimoji app is causing concerns over user privacy, after breaking Apple’s app store on Monday, December 21. The app, which costs $1.99 to download, reportedly reached a record of 9,000 downloads per millisecond (via Forbes), at the height of its release earlier this week, causing the Apple App Store to […]

24.12.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Entertainment, Hollywood Stars, Science & Technology ·
SpaceX rocket landing opens ‘new door’ to space travel

SpaceX rocket landing opens ‘new door’ to space travel

(Miami, United States-AFP) – SpaceX successfully landed its powerful Falcon 9 rocket Monday for the first time, a major milestone in the drive to cut costs and waste by making rockets as reusable as airplanes. Its engines burning bright orange against the dark night sky, the Falcon 9 made a graceful arc back to Earth […]

23.12.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring, Science & Technology ·
Infiniti revs up for Detroit with new engines and models

Infiniti revs up for Detroit with new engines and models

(Relaxnews) – With less than a month to go before the Detroit motor show opens its doors to the world’s automotive press, Infiniti has unveiled a brand-new V6 engine plus two of the three new cars that will be making their debut at this year’s event. “We’re unwrapping a few presents early, prior to the […]

19.12.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden, Motoring, Science & Technology ·
New cyberattack targets in 2016

New cyberattack targets in 2016

(Relaxnews) – Schools, iPhones, connected devices and Wi-Fi networks are all potential targets for cybercriminal attacks in 2016, according to WatchGuard Technologies, a business security solution provider. Schools need better protection  The quantity of data collected on children and students is constantly increasing, due to open network environments in schools and universities. They are likely […]

19.12.2015 · Filled under: Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
Are Online Auctions the Future of Art Sales?

Are Online Auctions the Future of Art Sales?

(Relaxnews) – On Thursday, December 17 Christie’s Paris auction house wrapped up an entirely online auction. This is the first time that Christie’s Paris has curated an online auction. The trend is growing and may be revolutionizing the industry. Many auctions are now available only online. Christie’s got in early and first began online only […]

17.12.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Art, Science & Technology ·
Apple insider becomes chief operating officer

Apple insider becomes chief operating officer

(San Francisco-AFP) – Apple on Thursday made shifts to its executive team, naming its first chief operating officer since Tim Cook moved into the chief executive job some four years ago. Jeff Williams became Apple’s chief operating officer, formalizing a role some contend he was already handling at the California-based technology colossus. Williams joined the […]

17.12.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
Las Vegas CES fair to unveil world’s first multi-payment connected screens

Las Vegas CES fair to unveil world’s first multi-payment connected screens

(Relaxnews) – French start-up Think&Go will debut on January 2016 the world’s first multi-payment connected screens at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Following the presentation of the brands connected screens at last year’s CES fair, Think&Go has partnered with fellow French brand Ingénico, a leading payment solutions firm to create connected screens that […]

09.12.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
Microsoft launches most affordable Lumia smartphone for holidays

Microsoft launches most affordable Lumia smartphone for holidays

(Relaxnews) – Microsoft’s most affordable Lumia smartphone hit store shelves in select markets Monday. Billed as the company’s most affordable 4G LTE phone, the Lumia 550 is preloaded with Windows 10 and signature Microsoft apps such like Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneDrive, Outlook Mail, Calendar, Skype and Cortana, Microsoft’s personal assistant. Documents saved to OneDrive can […]

Wearables market surge led by Apple, Chinese makers

Wearables market surge led by Apple, Chinese makers

(Washington-AFP) – The global market for wearable tech surged in the third quarter, fueled by the Apple watch and gains from Chinese manufacturers, a market tracker said Thursday. The research firm IDC said some 21.7 million wearables were sold in the past quarter, a jump of 197 percent. Fitness tracker maker Fitbit maintained the top […]

04.12.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
New dad Zuckerberg vows to give away Facebook fortune

New dad Zuckerberg vows to give away Facebook fortune

(San Francisco-AFP) – Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg on Tuesday announced he had become a father — and pledged to give away his fortune to make the world a “better place” for baby daughter Max and others. In a letter to Max posted on his Facebook page, Zuckerberg and his wife said they were going to […]

01.12.2015 · Filled under: International Stars, Online, Science & Technology ·
TVs and tablets top holiday shopping lists

TVs and tablets top holiday shopping lists

(Relaxnews) – As the festive season spending frenzy moves into its highest gear, the first clear picture is emerging of what to expect under the Christmas tree this year. According to Adobe’s latest data, published Monday, despite pronouncements that the tablet has had its day, so far slates, particularly those of the iPad variety are […]

Black Friday online shopping rivals stores: US survey

Black Friday online shopping rivals stores: US survey

(Washington, United States-AFP) – As many Americans bought online as they did in physical stores during the Thanksgiving weekend shopping splurge, the National Retail Federation said Sunday, highlighting a growing trend away from the traditional Black Friday consumer assault. The closely watched survey said that about 151 million people shopped either in stores and/or online […]

Facebook ‘safety check’ at the ready after Paris attacks

Facebook ‘safety check’ at the ready after Paris attacks

(San Francisco-AFP) – A Facebook tool that let people check whether friends were safe after deadly attacks in Paris will be used more widely in the future, the social network said. The announcement came amid criticism that the “Safety Check” feature was not activated for other bombings, such as Thursday’s blasts in Beirut that rank […]

18.11.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
Google Photos to help users save space

Google Photos to help users save space

(Relaxnews) – Google Photos is rolling out a series of changes, including one that will help users free up space. Announced on Google+, the first two changes are rolling out on Android starting on Tuesday and include a “Free Up Space” button on the Settings screen that will prompt the user to bulk-delete copies of photos […]

18.11.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
By 2016 there will be 6.4bn connected ‘things’

By 2016 there will be 6.4bn connected ‘things’

(Relaxnews) – The Internet of Things is in for rapid growth, forecasts Gartner, Inc., with 6.4 billion devices predicted for 2016, and 20.8bn by 2020. “Aside from connected cars, consumer uses will continue to account for the greatest number of connected things, while enterprise will account for the largest spending,” said Jim Tully, Gartner VP […]

11.11.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
Prebiotics could help prevent food allergies in the future

Prebiotics could help prevent food allergies in the future

(Relaxnews) – Scientists at a French medical research institute have demonstrated in mice that prebiotics reduced the risk of allergy to wheat by improving the immune system’s tolerance to allergens. Having previously looked into probiotics, scientists at France’s INSERM research institute are now conducting research into prebiotics in the hope of one day stopping the […]

08.11.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Science & Technology ·
Brand-by-brand lowdown on Android 6.0 Marshmallow rollout

Brand-by-brand lowdown on Android 6.0 Marshmallow rollout

(Relaxnews) – As the first models pre-loaded with Android 6.0 Marshmallow hit the shelves, manufacturers are preparing to update their high-end phones with this new version of Google’s mobile operating system. As for each version of Android that has been released, it will be installed in priority in the Nexus range — the new handsets […]

04.11.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
Tor Messenger: an alternative solution for encrypted untraceable instant messaging

Tor Messenger: an alternative solution for encrypted untraceable instant messaging

(Relaxnews) – Following in the wake of its web browser, the anonymous network Tor has released a beta version of a new instant messenger. Tor Messenger is a new instant messaging program based on Instantbird, an open source instant messenger client provided by the Mozilla Foundation. This new program is already compatible with several networks […]

02.11.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
Samsung offers free wireless charger to activations before November 8

Samsung offers free wireless charger to activations before November 8

(Relaxnews) – Users who activate Samsung Pay on their devices before November 8 will be sent a free wireless charger. Earlier this week, Samsung announced that they had passed the 1 million users milestone and now they are encouraging even more registrations with the offer of a free wireless charger for Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, S6 Edge+ […]

31.10.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
Google Play Store app price limit doubled to $400

Google Play Store app price limit doubled to $400

(Relaxnews) – Google has upped the ceiling cost for apps and in-app purchases (IAPs) on its Play Store around the world. The US is not the only country where Google has chosen to lift the maximum price developers can ask for an app and IAPs. To name but a few: Canada has gone from $210 to […]

27.10.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
One in five fall foul of the flash drive security test

One in five fall foul of the flash drive security test

(Relaxnews) – The chances are that if you find a penny and pick it up, there’s still an all-day possibility of good fortune. However, the same cannot be said of an abandoned flash drive. Pick one of those up and there’s an all-day risk of falling prey to some form of cybercrime. To highlight how […]

27.10.2015 · Filled under: Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
Microsoft to open doors to its first flagship store in New York

Microsoft to open doors to its first flagship store in New York

(Relaxnews) – The doors to Microsoft’s first, flagship store are set to open in New York today, to become the company’s largest retail space to date. After six years of planning, the Microsoft Store will open at 677 Fifth Avenue, where products will be showcased across two floors spanning 22,269 square feet (2,070 square meters). […]

26.10.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Entertainment, Science & Technology ·
Apple to harness iPhone data for autism, epilepsy and melanoma studies

Apple to harness iPhone data for autism, epilepsy and melanoma studies

(Relaxnews) – On Thursday Apple announced the next round of scientific studies and research partners that will be using its ResearchKit to gather health data from participants via their iPhones and Apple Watches. Duke University will be conducting research into the early signs of autism and hopes to employ the iPhone’s front-facing camera so that […]

15.10.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
Apple gives iMac a family makeover

Apple gives iMac a family makeover

(Relaxnews) – Apple has updated its entire iMac family, introducing a new Retina 4K display to the 21.5-inch iMac for the first time and the Retina 5K display to every 27-inch iMac. The tech giant has also unveiled a new range of wireless accessories including the Magic Keyboard, Magic Mouse 2 and Magic Trackpad 2. […]

14.10.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
TVs top consumers’ holiday season high-tech wish lists

TVs top consumers’ holiday season high-tech wish lists

(Relaxnews) – From games consoles to tablets, nearly two thirds of Americans are sizing up a new tech purchase as a holiday gift, according to the Consumer Electronics Association. And while a new television is at the top of most consumers’ most wanted lists, the gift most likely to be given at Thanksgiving or on […]

10-year digital brain project shows first results

10-year digital brain project shows first results

(Miami, United States-AFP) – An ambitious project led by researchers in Switzerland to digitally map the brain released on Thursday its first results, showing a complex view of how the brain is wired. This so-called “first draft” of the computerized reconstruction of a young rat’s neocortex contains over 31,000 neurons, 55 layers of cells and […]

09.10.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
New Star Wars-themed notebook from HP comes with lightsaber sounds

New Star Wars-themed notebook from HP comes with lightsaber sounds

(Relaxnews) – Brace yourselves Star Wars fans. HP has released a special edition Star Wars notebook that comes preloaded with more than 1,000 images from the film franchise as well as R2-D2 and lightsaber notification sounds. It’s the latest Star Wars merch to be unveiled ahead of the hotly anticipated film release of Episode VII […]

Microsoft unveils first laptop, Windows 10 smartphones

Microsoft unveils first laptop, Windows 10 smartphones

(New York-AFP) – Microsoft unveiled its first laptop and its first Windows 10 smartphones Tuesday as it aims to widen the use of its new operating system in the mobile technology universe. The spate of fresh products, launched before the year-end holiday shopping season, seeks to build on the July launch of Windows 10. Microsoft […]

06.10.2015 · Filled under: Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
Asus to bundle Microsoft apps on its Android phones

Asus to bundle Microsoft apps on its Android phones

(Relaxnews) – Taiwanese firm Asus is the latest in a growing number of device-makers to start pre-installing Office productivity apps on its handsets. Google would like everyone in the world to use its apps for note-taking, spreadsheets and inbox management, but Microsoft’s Office still represents the productivity gold standard even as more and more of […]

05.10.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
Samsung to cut its video service

Samsung to cut its video service

(Relaxnews) – The Milk Video app will be fading to black in November, just one year after going live. The video streaming service, which went live on November 19, 2014, offers a mix of music videos, film clips and specially created and curated content. It had even managed to attract the likes of Vice Media […]

Fourth Annual Verizon Innovative App Challenge seeks problem solving ideas from students nationwide

Fourth Annual Verizon Innovative App Challenge seeks problem solving ideas from students nationwide

Bill Nye, the Science Guy, helps Verizon uncover the next world-changing app idea; Tablets, $20,000 and more for winning teams BASKING RIDGE, NEW JERSEY – The Verizon Innovative App Challenge – the no-coding-skills-needed contest that gives middle and high school students a chance to bring their problem-solving app ideas to life – is back! In […]

29.09.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Contests, Science & Technology ·
Four main differences between the iPhone 6 and the 6S

Four main differences between the iPhone 6 and the 6S

(Relaxnews) – At first glance, there isn’t much to tell the iPhone 6 apart from the 6S. And yet, Apple’s latest smartphone does offer a few significant improvements, especially on the photo and video side. 3D Touch technology Just like its predecessor, the iPhone 6S has a 4.7 inch Retina HD display (1334×750 pixels), now […]

25.09.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
Two new Nexus smartphones under Android Marshmallow coming September 29

Two new Nexus smartphones under Android Marshmallow coming September 29

(Relaxnews) – The new Nexus smartphones, made by LG and Huawei could be called the Nexus 5X and the Nexus 6P. The devices are set to be unveiled by Google in San Francisco on September 29, along with the final version of Android Marshmallow (6.0). Two smartphones of 5.2-inches and 5.7-inches The Nexus 5X and […]

22.09.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
New Steve Jobs film wins over “The Woz”

New Steve Jobs film wins over “The Woz”

(San Francisco-AFP) – Nearly four years after the death of Steve Jobs, the legacy of the iconic Apple co-founder continues to be debated in books and on film. Jobs so touched the world that many around the globe were struck with grief when he died in his Silicon Valley home on October 5, 2011. A […]

NFL to crunch Big Data in new tech deal

NFL to crunch Big Data in new tech deal

(Washington-AFP) – It won’t just be bodies crunching on the NFL gridiron this season: teams and coaches will be getting data from every player with new technology unveiled on Friday. Zebra Technologies, an Illinois firm known for barcode readers and inventory tracking, announced an agreement to install location-tracking sensors in the shoulder pads of NFL […]

12.09.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Science & Technology, Sports & Recreation ·
Apple presses deeper with new iPhones and more

Apple presses deeper with new iPhones and more

(San Francisco-AFP) – The new iPhones came as expected. But Apple also moved into the living room with an upgraded streaming TV box and introduced its iPad Pro aimed at reviving the tablet market. At Wednesday’s media event in San Francisco, Apple unveiled two updated iPhones, aiming to build on the success of its large-screen […]

09.09.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Entertainment, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
Toyota getting in gear with smart cars

Toyota getting in gear with smart cars

(San Francisco-AFP) – Toyota on Friday announced plans to invest $50 million into building artificial intelligence into cars, an indication it could be joining the race to develop driverless vehicles. The joint research with Stanford University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology will take place over the next five years, Toyota Motor Corporation said, emphasizing […]

06.09.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring, Science & Technology ·
Toshiba debuts new Satellite Radius 12

Toshiba debuts new Satellite Radius 12

(Relaxnews) – Toshiba announced its new Satellite Radius 12 convertible laptop today, which will debut at Berlin’s IFA tech show, according to The Verge. Toshiba claims that the new machine will be the “world’s first 12.5-inch Ultra HD 4K convertible” laptop. The Satellite Radius 12 will come out in Full HD or 4K displays, and offer […]

02.09.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
Follow President Barack Obama on Instagram as he takes selfies on Alaskan tour

Follow President Barack Obama on Instagram as he takes selfies on Alaskan tour

(Relaxnews) – President Barack Obama has taken over the White House Instagram account, taking photos and selfies of his Alaskan tour. And aside from a stray finger blocking the frame of a selfie taken with survivalist and reality show host Bear Grylls, the photos aren’t half bad. “Hey everyone, it’s Barack,” he wrote on his […]

Samsung announces US pricing and availability for new Galaxy Tab S2

Samsung announces US pricing and availability for new Galaxy Tab S2

(Relaxnews) – On August 26, Samsung announced the US retail prices and shipment dates of the new Galaxy Tab S2. Earlier this summer, Samsung unveiled its newest tablet model, the Galaxy Tab S2. Lighter and thinner than its competitor, the iPad Air 2, it is available in two sizes: 9.7-inch and 8.0-inch. Now US prices […]

26.08.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Science & Technology ·
Newest edition of Office 2016 expected to land next month for Windows users

Newest edition of Office 2016 expected to land next month for Windows users

(Relaxnews) – Microsoft is reportedly set to launch its Office 2016 suite for Windows in September. According to various reports from The Verge and German site WinFuture, the latest iteration of Office will feature better search options, storage, email delivery, and real-time co-authoring in the desktop version of the program. The Mac version of Office 2016 was […]

26.08.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
Goldgenie launches iPhone 6s customized with diamonds

Goldgenie launches iPhone 6s customized with diamonds

(Relaxnews) – Along with gold, rose gold and platinum, a luxury customization service will encrust the latest iPhone 6s with 800 diamonds. It hasn’t even hit the market yet, but Goldgenie is opening pre-orders for its 24K gold, rose gold and platinum iPhone 6s collection August 31. The newest iteration of the iPhone, which is […]

25.08.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
Ralph Lauren dives into wearable tech

Ralph Lauren dives into wearable tech

(Paris-Relaxnews) – Luxury fashion house Ralph Lauren is set to unleash sales of its highly anticipated Polo Tech “smart shirt” for men — a year after its initial trial at the 2014 US Open. The Ralph Lauren Polo Tech shirt features sensors knitted into the core of the product to read biological and physiological information […]

LG unveils its most advanced G Pad tablet model

LG unveils its most advanced G Pad tablet model

(Relaxnews) – Following on the heels of the unveiling of its second generation 8-inch G Pad earlier this month, LG announced on Monday that it has come out with a new version of the Android tablet. The 10.1-inch G Pad II comes with a larger display at 1920 x 1200, plus a boost in hardware […]

24.08.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
Samsung teases new Gear smartwatch in modern fashion shoot

Samsung teases new Gear smartwatch in modern fashion shoot

(Relaxnews) – At its Unpacked 2015 event, Samsung teased its new Gear S2 smartwatch and then followed with an advertizing ‘lookbook’. On August 13, Samsung teased a brief image of the new Gear S2 smartwatch during its Samsung Unpacked event in New York. Shortly after the announcement, the company tweeted a link to a fashion […]

15.08.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
Vaccine offers 100% Ebola protection: trial results

Vaccine offers 100% Ebola protection: trial results

(Paris, France-AFP) – An Ebola vaccine provided 100-percent protection in a field trial in hard-hit Guinea, researchers and officials said Friday, mooting “the beginning of the end” of the killer West African outbreak. The world is “on the verge of an effective Ebola vaccine,” the World Health Organization (WHO) said, hailing the results from the […]

31.07.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Science & Technology ·
For dating apps in Asia, love by numbers or chaperone

For dating apps in Asia, love by numbers or chaperone

(Hong Kong (AFP)-AFP) – Move over Tinder — a crop of dating apps in smartphone-addicted Asia is offering to recruit friends for group dates or send along a chaperone to steer the course of romance. While dating apps developed in the West encourage one-on-one, often no-strings-attached meetings, many in Asia are as much about old-school […]

30.07.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Health & Fitness, Lifestyle, Science & Technology ·
The Internet of things to total 38 billion devices by 2020

The Internet of things to total 38 billion devices by 2020

(Relaxnews) – There are already more than two connected or smart devices accessing the web for every person on the planet but this is very much just the beginning. According to new data from Juniper Research, the Internet of Things (IoT) may well still be in a nascent stage as far as consumers are concerned, […]

29.07.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Destinations, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
Data analyses back Sanofi dengue vaccine: study

Data analyses back Sanofi dengue vaccine: study

(Washington, United States-AFP) – A dengue vaccine candidate by French drugmaker Sanofi protects more than three quarters of participants, an analysis found Monday. The experimental drug allowed 80.8 percent of children aged nine and older to avoid hospitalization, according to three trials analyzed by the New England Journal of Medicine. For younger children, those less […]

28.07.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Science & Technology ·
Samsung expected to unveil latest iteration of flagship phablet next month

Samsung expected to unveil latest iteration of flagship phablet next month

(Relaxnews) – Samsung is expected to unveil its new Galaxy Note 5 phablet at a press conference next month in New York. Though the South Korean tech giant, like other companies, normally uses the consumer electronics show IFA in Berlin as a launchpad for new products, this year Samsung announced plans to hold a separate […]

28.07.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
Sri Lanka ties with Google for Internet beamed from balloons

Sri Lanka ties with Google for Internet beamed from balloons

(Colombo, Sri Lanka-AFP) – Sri Lanka teamed up on Tuesday with Google to bring high-speed Internet access to the island using balloons, aiming to become the first country in the region with complete coverage. Foreign minister Mangala Samaraweera said officials signed an agreement with Google in the capital Colombo to launch the helium-filled, high-tech balloons […]

28.07.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
Sleeping with smartphones, and other vices

Sleeping with smartphones, and other vices

(Washington-AFP) – Consumers around the world admit it: they sleep with their smartphone, take it in the shower, and would rescue the device from a fire before saving the family cat. Those are among the findings of a seven-country survey of more than 7,000 people about smartphone habits released Tuesday by Motorola, the newly acquired […]

28.07.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
Tinder of food apps lets you ogle, tap, then swipe left or right

Tinder of food apps lets you ogle, tap, then swipe left or right

(Relaxnews) – It’s being pitched as the food version of dating app Tinder: swipe right to save a recipe, swipe left to throw it away. Even its name is co-opted from the popular dating app as it’s called Tender. Like Tinder, users are presented with photos of dishes curated from blogs and food sites around the […]

Apple profit jumps but shares slip

Apple profit jumps but shares slip

(San Francisco-AFP) – Apple’s latest quarterly profit leapt as people around the world snapped up big-screen iPhones but its shares slipped as analysts had expected even more. The US tech giants reported Tuesday that its profit jumped 38 percent to $10.7 billion on surging iPhone sales, compared to $7.7 billion in the same period last […]

22.07.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Entertainment, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
Ice Bucket Challenge donations fueling research

Ice Bucket Challenge donations fueling research

(Relaxnews) – On the one-year anniversary of the Ice Bucket Challenge, Project A.L.S. has announced that 100 percent of donations raised through the social media phenomenon have now been used toward research. Begun in mid-summer 2015 by two ALS patients, the Ice Bucket Challenge called on social media users to post a video in which […]

21.07.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
Japan opens doors to world’s first hotel run entirely by robots

Japan opens doors to world’s first hotel run entirely by robots

(Relaxnews) – Japan has opened the doors to the world’s first automated, robot-staffed hotel, replacing people with pretty, lifelike lady humanoid receptionists and a bow tie-wearing, dinosaur concierge. At the Henn-na Hotel, or ‘Strange Hotel,’ guests check in, check out, get their rooms cleaned and their luggage conveyed by a fleet of blinking, beeping and rolling robots […]

20.07.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden, Offbeat, Science & Technology ·
Samsung announces global launch for Galaxy Tab S2

Samsung announces global launch for Galaxy Tab S2

(Relaxnews) – Samsung’s newest tablet is set to launch globally in August, the company announced on Monday. At 5.6mm thick and weighing either 389g for the 9.7-inch model or 265g for the 8-inch, the Galaxy Tab S2 is said to be the thinnest and lightest on the market in its size. The metal-frame tablet boasts […]

20.07.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
Apple introduces new upgrades on its iPod touch

Apple introduces new upgrades on its iPod touch

(Relaxnews) – Apple’s iPod touch has been revamped, with the company’s announcement on Wednesday of a new, upgraded model. The latest version of the iPod touch will now be available in a range of colors, including space gray, silver, gold, blue and pink, and features an 8 megapixel iSight camera for better photo quality. The […]

15.07.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Beauty & Style, Online, Science & Technology ·
GrabCar becomes Philippines’ first authorised ride-sharing app

GrabCar becomes Philippines’ first authorised ride-sharing app

(Manila-AFP) – Philippine transport authorities authorised GrabCar as the first company to operate under new rules governing ride-sharing apps, state and company officials said Wednesday. Singapore-based GrabCar got the jump on US rival Uber which is still submitting documents to comply with the Philippines’ new regulations, said Mary Ann Salada, spokeswoman of the government’s land […]

09.07.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Destinations, Home & Garden, Motoring, Science & Technology ·
Polaroid launches Cube+ affordable action cam

Polaroid launches Cube+ affordable action cam

(Relaxnews) – The new diminutive video and stills camera is just 35x35x35mm yet can shoot full HD footage at up to 60 frames a second and will cost just $149 when it starts shipping in August. The Original Polaroid Cube, launched in 2014, proved that it was possible to build a feature-packed, simple-to-use action cam […]

07.07.2015 · Filled under: Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
Apple looking to bring back music Home Sharing for iOS 9

Apple looking to bring back music Home Sharing for iOS 9

(Relaxnews) – The Home Sharing feature for music that’s currently unavailable on iOS 8.4 is expected to return to iOS 9. Senior Vice President of Internet Software and Services Eddy Cue tweeted the announcement that he and his team are at work to revive the feature in response to a tweet that says “Hey @cue, I hope […]

07.07.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Entertainment, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
Apple Music, tech giant’s streaming service, goes live

Apple Music, tech giant’s streaming service, goes live

(New York-AFP) – Apple Music, the tech giant’s new streaming service, went live Tuesday as the company behind iTunes looks to dominate the fast-growing sector. The new service began with the launch of Beats 1, an international radio station that will feature shows by high-profile artist hosts, and offered streaming — for the first time […]

30.06.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Entertainment, Home & Garden, Music, Online, Science & Technology ·
Disney bans selfie sticks over safety fears

Disney bans selfie sticks over safety fears

(Miami, United States-AFP) – Disney on Friday became the latest major tourism operator to ban selfie sticks as part of a growing backlash against the extendable devices. The ban covers Disney theme parks in the United States, Paris and Hong Kong. “We strive to provide a great experience for the entire family, and unfortunately selfie […]

26.06.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
Apple introduces App Store feature dedicated to LGBT community

Apple introduces App Store feature dedicated to LGBT community

(Relaxnews) – Apple has added a special section to its App store in support of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community ahead of Pride Day (June 28) and on the same day that the Supreme Court ruled to legalize gay marriage in all 50 US states. The featured area brings together books, movies, TV […]

26.06.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
At 25, Taylor Swift proves extraordinary force

At 25, Taylor Swift proves extraordinary force

(New York-AFP) – Taylor Swift may be best known for bubble-gum pop anthems loved by teenage girls, but at 25 she has shown herself to be a formidable force in the business world, as Apple found out. Apple, a $750 billion tech leader that is rarely described as laid-back in its commercial strategies, quickly did […]

Apple reverses payment policy following Taylor Swift criticism

Apple reverses payment policy following Taylor Swift criticism

(Relaxnews) – Just hours after musician Taylor Swift spoke out against Apple for withholding royalties to artists during its three-month free-trial period, the tech giant backed down and has announced they will be reversing their initial position. On Sunday, Swift released a letter penned to Apple calling their initial policy “shocking” and “disappointing.” She also […]

Google launches digital Ramadan assistant

Google launches digital Ramadan assistant

(Relaxnews) – Google has launched a Ramadan companion site created to help Muslim users organize their fasts — and feasts. Launched in time with the start of Ramadan, when one billion Muslims begin a month-long fast that breaks daily at sundown, ‘My Ramadan Companion’ serves as a digital assistant and features everything from Iftar recipes […]

Philippines tests health app for remote islands

Philippines tests health app for remote islands

(Manila-AFP) – The Philippines is testing an app that will speed up delivery of health services to hundreds of remote island communities, the science department said Thursday. Using the app, designed for tablets using Google’s Android operating system, the health officer of a remote town can upload medical records and clinical information on a patient, […]

Unbreakable version of the Samsung Galaxy S6 announced

Unbreakable version of the Samsung Galaxy S6 announced

(Relaxnews) – The Samsung Galaxy S6 Active, a a water and dust resistant version of the Galaxy S6 for outdoorsy adventurous types, was revealed by AT&T, the company that will have exclusive resale rights in the US. Presented at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in early March, the Galaxy S6 is supposed to be […]

09.06.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology, Videos ·
Creativity and psychosis share a genetic source: study

Creativity and psychosis share a genetic source: study

(Paris-AFP) – Artistic creativity may share genetic roots with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, according to a study published on Monday. The research, published in the journal Nature Neuroscience, delves into a well-known genetic database — the deCODE library of DNA codes derived from samples provided by the population of Iceland. The authors first compared genetic […]

08.06.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Science & Technology ·
Can Mistsuoka’s quirky Japanese take on coach-built cars translate to European roads?

Can Mistsuoka’s quirky Japanese take on coach-built cars translate to European roads?

(Relaxnews) – Mitsuoka Motor is a boutique Japanese car company founded in 1968 with a very simple principle: to produce cars that blend classic styling with up-to-date technology. It aims to offer owners the best of both worlds — yesterday’s looks with today’s reliability — and while sometimes results are mixed, they are never boring […]

05.06.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring, Photos, Science & Technology ·
What’s Apple planning for its WWDC?

What’s Apple planning for its WWDC?

(Relaxnews) – The World Wide Developers Conference is Apple’s yearly event aimed at its growing global community of software, hardware and apps makers and is traditionally not the venue for new hardware reveals. However, expect plenty of new services. The most eagerly anticipated announcement is Apple’s response to the music streaming market, typified by the […]

05.06.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Music, Online, Science & Technology ·
Google maps oceans for World Oceans Day

Google maps oceans for World Oceans Day

(Relaxnews) – Google Earth has mapped more than 40 underwater locations around the world including diving spots in Bali, the Bahamas and Great Barrier Reef in time for World Oceans Day. With just a few clicks, users can take a virtual plunge and swim alongside sea turtles in the Solomon Islands, humpback whales in the […]

05.06.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Destinations, Environment, Online, Science & Technology, Videos ·
Canada to fingerprint, photograph more travelers

Canada to fingerprint, photograph more travelers

(Ottawa,CANADA-AFP) –CANADA said Thursday it will try to catch suspected fraudsters, “terrorists” and Canadian jihadists returning from overseas conflicts by photographing and fingerprinting many more travellers arriving at its airports. The border screenings would be expanded to cover flights arriving from 150 countries, up from 29 now. “For a pluralist country like Canada, one of the […]

05.06.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Science & Technology, World News ·
How mobile is putting sports fans at the centre of the action

How mobile is putting sports fans at the centre of the action

(Relaxnews) – For its annual Mobility Report published Wednesday, Ericsson has drilled down on data generated by sporting events to understand the role mobile is playing in fans’ lives. And the findings show that smartphones are becoming an integral element of the spectator experience. This is particularly true of soccer. Based on network volumes, the […]

Bad weather casts doubt on Solar Impulse 2 Pacific flight

Bad weather casts doubt on Solar Impulse 2 Pacific flight

(Shanghai-AFP) – Solar Impulse 2 was in a holding pattern over the Sea of Japan on Monday as organisers warned that bad weather in the days ahead could block the aircraft’s ambitious bid to cross the Pacific Ocean. The seventh leg of the round-the-world journey was set to take pilot Andre Borschberg, 62, on a […]

Streaming giant Spotify expands into video, original content

Streaming giant Spotify expands into video, original content

(AFP) – Streaming leader Spotify on Wednesday announced an entry into video and original content, hoping to expand its reach beyond music. Spotify, by far the largest company in the booming streaming industry, said it was updating its platform to support videos and would offer news and other non-music content provided by major media companies. […]

SmartPlate, a connected plate to help your diet

SmartPlate, a connected plate to help your diet

(Relaxnews) – This intelligent plate, currently in development, does the calorie counting for its users, analyzes how quickly they are eating and can even warn them when they surpass their recommended daily intake. With the World Health Organization (WHO) doing its best to warn that obesity is a real public health epidemic, the SmartPlate, the […]

Out on a limb: Octopus inspires medical robotics

Out on a limb: Octopus inspires medical robotics

(AFP) – Scientists in Italy said Thursday they had devised a prototype arm inspired by the octopus that may one day lead to minimally-invasive robotic surgery. Like the octopus’ limb, the slender remote-controlled gadget can extend and bend and be either soft or rigid, the goal being to enable surgery in the abdomen and other […]

Apple announces Chinese forest management project

Apple announces Chinese forest management project

(Relaxnews) – Cupertino’s mobile tech company Apple is looking to bolster the production of renewable resources through partnership with the World Wildlife Fund. A multi-year forestland project with the WWF is to protect up to 1 million acres that provide fiber for pulp, paper and wood products. “Forests, like energy, can be renewable resources,” said […]

11.05.2015 · Filled under: Environment, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
Facebook moving beyond messaging

Facebook moving beyond messaging

(Relaxnews) – Facebook has added video calling to its standalone Messenger app but the new feature is about so much more than simply helping friends see as well as speak to each other: it is also a glimpse into the future possibilities that social messaging can offer. Free video calling over a wi-fi network is […]

29.04.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
Cars that are already Apple Watch-ready

Cars that are already Apple Watch-ready

(Relaxnews) – Even before the launch of the much-hyped wearable, car makers were developing dedicated Apple Watch apps to allow owners to control certain car features remotely. BMW and Porsche are among the brands leading the charge. Also available for Android and iOS, the BMW i Remote is designed for owners of the BMW i3 […]

Twitter may help hospitals anticipate a spike in asthma attacks

Twitter may help hospitals anticipate a spike in asthma attacks

(Relaxnews) – Researchers are leveraging the microblogging platform to predict the volume of asthma-related emergency room visits one Dallas hospital can expect on a given day. For those who can see beyond the chatter, Twitter contains a trove of potentially useful data, including information that may be of interest to the medical community. In a […]

IBM teams with Apple on artificial intelligence health program

IBM teams with Apple on artificial intelligence health program

(San Francisco-AFP) – IBM on Monday announced alliances with Apple and others to put artificial intelligence to work drawing potentially life-saving insights from the booming amount of health data generated on personal devices. IBM is collaborating with Apple, Medtronic, and Johnson & Johnson to use its Watson artificial intelligence system to give users insights and […]

Microsoft launches selfie-focused Lumia 540 smartphone

Microsoft launches selfie-focused Lumia 540 smartphone

(Relaxnews) – Aimed at consumers looking for their first handset, the company’s latest affordable phone manages to cram in a number of useful features yet costs just $149. The colorful handset boasts a 5-inch full HD display plus a 5-megapixel front-facing camera with wide-angle lens for shooting both singular and group selfies, and, in a […]

15.04.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
iOS 8 increasingly mirrors Yosemite and readies for the arrival of the Apple Watch

iOS 8 increasingly mirrors Yosemite and readies for the arrival of the Apple Watch

(Relaxnews) – Apple has released iOS 8.3, the latest update of its mobile OS, for download. This is the third major iOS 8 update since its release on September 17, 2014, which coincided with the launch of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. iOS 8: iCloud Drive and Health The iOS 8 operating system, compatible […]

10.04.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
France’s 2nd artificial heart recipient says ‘recovered’

France’s 2nd artificial heart recipient says ‘recovered’

(Paris, France-AFP) – A man who in August became the second person in France to receive a much-hyped new-generation artificial heart said in his first interview Sunday he had “recovered”, to the point of going on bike rides. The 69-year-old man, who wishes to remain anonymous, was terminally ill with a heart condition when he […]

08.04.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Science & Technology ·
Rumors: Apple to push the limits of screen resolution with an 8K iMac

Rumors: Apple to push the limits of screen resolution with an 8K iMac

(Relaxnews) – Apple is preparing to launch a new iMac with an unprecedented 8K screen resolution, according to a slip in a press release from LG, which supplies screens to the Cupertino firm. The release has been removed from LG’s website but was republished by AppleInsider. LG let the cat out of the bag in […]

07.04.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Offbeat, Science & Technology ·
In fashion first, Google shows what’s hot and not

In fashion first, Google shows what’s hot and not

(Washington-AFP) – Tulle skirts are in. Jogger pants are hot. But high-waisted shorts? You don’t want to go there. In its first fashion trends report, Google analyzed billions of searches dating back to 2009 to provide a detailed analysis of what’s hot and what’s not. For example, queries for tulle skirts jumped 34 percent between […]

Look to the stars: the top five tips for conquering Twitter

Look to the stars: the top five tips for conquering Twitter

(Relaxnews) – All it takes to break into the ranks of the social network’s most followed members is a good singing voice, fluent English or Spanish and a Los Angles home address. According to Silk, the web platform for crunching and presenting data, the majority of the 10 most followed Twitter accounts belong to rock or […]

Sweet-smelling sweat? UK scientists develop new perfume

Sweet-smelling sweat? UK scientists develop new perfume

(London-AFP) – Scientists in Britain said Thursday they had developed the first perfume which smells better the more you sweat and reduces body odour. Researchers at Queen’s University Belfast said in a statement that the new perfume “releases more of its aroma when it comes into contact with moisture”. The fragrance uses as a delivery […]

03.04.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
From the Galaxy S to the S6: 5 years of innovation from Samsung

From the Galaxy S to the S6: 5 years of innovation from Samsung

(Relaxnews) – The Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, officially launching on April 10, are the latest in a range that has been setting new benchmarks for high-end smartphones each spring since 2010. Samsung Galaxy S Launched in Asia in June 2010 and worldwide over the following months, the Galaxy S was clearly positioned as […]

30.03.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
Earth Hour: What is the carbon footprint of an email?

Earth Hour: What is the carbon footprint of an email?

(Paris-AFP) – Sending a text message or email, eating an apple or watching TV — each of these activities has a different carbon footprint. People around the world are getting ready to mark Earth Hour by turning out the lights on Saturday, but a long list of seemingly harmless everyday actions also contribute to emissions […]

27.03.2015 · Filled under: Environment, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
Amazon TV stick goes abroad, gets new features

Amazon TV stick goes abroad, gets new features

(Washington-AFP) – Amazon announced Tuesday its Fire TV media stick for streaming video is being sold in Britain and Germany, as part of a push to expand its online television services. The US online and retail giant also said its media stick — a rival to Google Chromecast — would also get an update to […]

25.03.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Entertainment, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
Top iPhone apps: ‘Fotoplace,’ ‘vente-privee,’ ‘Kiwi Q&A’

Top iPhone apps: ‘Fotoplace,’ ‘vente-privee,’ ‘Kiwi Q&A’

(Relaxnews) – A fashion sales app and photo editing suite with cinematic leanings are among new apps hitting top spot on national charts. More details on these and other top free iPhone applications by country for the week, by number of downloads and recorded on March 19, 2015, can be found below. USA Facebook Messenger […]

Windows 10 devices to allow sign in with face, iris

Windows 10 devices to allow sign in with face, iris

(Washington-AFP) – The new Windows 10 operating system will allow users to sign in to a device without a password by using biometrics, including facial recognition, Microsoft announced Tuesday. Microsoft said its Windows Hello feature will support biometric authentication as part of an effort to reduce the use of passwords, which can often be hacked. […]

17.03.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
Watch Robert Downey Jr. deliver Iron Man bionic arm to boy in viral video

Watch Robert Downey Jr. deliver Iron Man bionic arm to boy in viral video

(Relaxnews) – Robert Downey Jr. — aka Tony Stark  — helped deliver a real bionic, Iron Man-inspired arm developed using 3D technology to a boy with a partially developed arm in a YouTube video that has gone viral. Since being uploaded Thursday, the video of Downey Jr. and Alex, a dapper seven-year-old who loves superheroes […]

One third of web users globally is a British football fan

One third of web users globally is a British football fan

(Relaxnews) – Proving that soccer is the world’s only universal language, three in 10 consumers with web access say that they watch Premier League matches on the television and 15% turn to the web to see a game. The figures, from the GlobalWebIndex (GWI), which are based on a sample of up to 170,000 internet […]

Apple to tap iPhone users for medical research

Apple to tap iPhone users for medical research

(San Francisco-AFP) – Apple on Monday unveiled an initiative to help researchers tackle some of the world’s most critical medical conditions by gathering data from willing iPhone users. The plan will use, on a voluntary basis, data from medical tracking apps to aid research on asthma, breast cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and Parkinson’s disease. The […]

09.03.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
Car industry welcomes Google, Apple but battles loom

Car industry welcomes Google, Apple but battles loom

(Geneva-AFP) – It could be the battle of the titans. Auto giants at the Geneva Motor Show say they welcome the potential move of Silicon Valley players into their sector but experts warn of major disruptions. Google has long made headlines with its plans for a self-driving car, but Apple is now also reportedly readying […]

08.03.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring, Science & Technology ·
Solar plane revs up for historic round-the-world flight

Solar plane revs up for historic round-the-world flight

(Abu Dhabi-AFP) – A solar powered plane aims to fly into history on Monday, taking off from Abu Dhabi on a round-the-world odyssey to promote alternative energy. The flight of Solar Impulse 2, whose hoped-for Saturday takeoff had to be put off due to strong winds, will cap 13 years of research and testing by […]

08.03.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Environment, Science & Technology ·
Do smartphones make us lazy?

Do smartphones make us lazy?

(Relaxnews) – Having the world at our fingertips diminishes the role of our brains in daily life, according to researchers in Canada. “Decades of research has revealed that humans are eager to avoid expending effort when problem-solving, and it seems likely that people will increasingly use their smartphones as an extended mind,” says lead author Nathaniel […]

06.03.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
Phone firms and the quest for the 5G Holy Grail

Phone firms and the quest for the 5G Holy Grail

(Barcelona-AFP) – Lightning-quick downloads, driverless cars and remote surgery: telecom firms are racing to develop a new generation of “5G” mobile networks that could start to change the world in five years. Executives and regulators from Asia, Europe and the United States jousted to define their quest for the 5G Holy Grail on Tuesday at […]

03.03.2015 · Filled under: Home & Garden, Money & Business, Science & Technology ·
Apple overtakes Samsung in global smartphone sales for the first time since 2011

Apple overtakes Samsung in global smartphone sales for the first time since 2011

(Relaxnews) – Apple overtook Samsung to become the number one smartphone retailer in the fourth quarter of 2014, knocking the South Korean giant off the top spot for the first time since 2011, according to new figures from Gartner. Worldwide smartphone sales saw a record fourth quarter, totaling 367.5 million units. In 2014, sales of […]

03.03.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Online, Science & Technology ·
Bill Gates still world’s richest man, Forbes says

Bill Gates still world’s richest man, Forbes says

(New York-AFP) – Billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates kept his spot as the world’s richest man, a rank he has held for 16 of the past 21 years, Forbes magazine said Monday. The Microsoft co-founder’s fortune increased $3.2 billion since last year to $79.2 billion, the business magazine said, despite a $1.5 billion gift of Microsoft […]

02.03.2015 · Filled under: Home & Garden, International Stars, Science & Technology ·
Biologists lift lid on eyelash mystery

Biologists lift lid on eyelash mystery

(Paris, France-AFP) – Why do humans and other mammals have eyelashes? Experts have been batting rival theories around for years. Eyelashes are dust catchers, snaring things that would otherwise drift into the eye, went one idea. Or they were sensors, acting like a cat’s whiskers, to warn the eye of wind-borne grit or other dangers, […]

26.02.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Science & Technology ·
Mystery Apple event planned for March 9, likely on Watch

Mystery Apple event planned for March 9, likely on Watch

(New York-AFP) – Apple sent invitations Thursday for a mystery event due to take place March 9, amid speculation about an imminent launch of its much anticipated Apple Watch. The invitation simply said “Spring Forward,” referring to the fact that clocks will spring forward one hour in the United States the day before for daylight […]

26.02.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
Google Chrome Experiments celebrates 1,000 submissions

Google Chrome Experiments celebrates 1,000 submissions

(Relaxnews) – Google on Tuesday revealed a microsite celebrating the 1,000 user-made projects that have been submitted to Chrome Experiments. Called Experiment #1000, the new interface at 1000.chromeexperiments.com lets you explore the games, art and other creative coding endeavors that have been shared since the project started in 2009. Submissions can be viewed by timeline or using […]

25.02.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
A bionic hand in many ways as good as a graft

A bionic hand in many ways as good as a graft

(Vienna, Austria-AFP) – European surgeons and engineers have devised a mind-controlled bionic hand that restores function almost as well as a flesh-and-blood transplant, but without the risk of rejection, a research paper said Wednesday. The three Austrian beneficiaries of the unprecedented technique had suffered injuries in car and climbing accidents to the “brachial plexus” — […]

25.02.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
Dinner at your door: UberEATS to hit Barcelona

Dinner at your door: UberEATS to hit Barcelona

(Relaxnews) – Uber has announced the launch of its first international meal delivery service in Barcelona. The service, called UberEATs, will deliver plates from the best local restaurants in Barcelona to your door. Ordering is easy, just open the regular Uber app and tap the UberEATs icon. UberEATs is in service in Los Angeles under […]

After Google Glass, Apple Watch, Japan offers wearable tomatoes

After Google Glass, Apple Watch, Japan offers wearable tomatoes

(Tokyo-AFP) – As the world’s electronic companies scramble to set the agenda for wearable devices, one Japanese vegetable juice maker went one better Thursday — unveiling a wearable tomato machine. The “Tomatan” is a backpack that can be loaded with six mid-sized tomatoes, enough, say the makers, to power runners through this weekend’s Tokyo Marathon. […]

How to follow the Oscars online: TV, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter

How to follow the Oscars online: TV, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter

(Relaxnews) – A select portion of the US audience will have access to a legit online stream of the Oscar ceremony. On TV The Disney-owned ABC television network does provide a sanctioned method for watching the entire show online for those that won’t be watching by the ABC TV channel, though viewers need to fulfill […]

Apple to repair MacBooks affected by video issues for free

Apple to repair MacBooks affected by video issues for free

(Relaxnews) – Apple has extended its repair program for MacBook Pros that have been exhibiting video issues. As of February 20, 2015, owners of select 2011 to 2013 models of MacBook Pro systems that have been experiencing video issues — distorted scrambled images, no video, and unexpected system restarts — will be able to take […]

20.02.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
The airport flyers like best? Seoul’s Incheon airport

The airport flyers like best? Seoul’s Incheon airport

(Relaxnews) – Seoul’s Incheon International Airport has been named the best airport in the world when it comes to customer service. In a poll that surveyed 550,000 travelers at more than 300 airports around the world, South Korea’s biggest hub scored the highest marks for passenger satisfaction. Conducted by the Airports Council International, based in […]

19.02.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring, Science & Technology ·
China’s Web giants do battle over ‘hong bao’ ahead of New Year

China’s Web giants do battle over ‘hong bao’ ahead of New Year

(Beijing-AFP) – The Chinese tradition of giving gifts of money in red envelopes at Lunar New Year has turned into big business for Web giants Alibaba and Tencent, which now both offer electronic “hong bao”. At the end of each lunar year, it is customary in China to give children hong bao — small sums […]

Diamond-studded iPhone 6 out in Valentine’s Day limited edition

Diamond-studded iPhone 6 out in Valentine’s Day limited edition

(Relaxnews) – Goldgenie, which specializes in high-end customizations of high-tech products, is launching the 24K Gold iPhone 6 Diamond Ecstasy limited edition in time for the celebration of romance. The exclusive phone costs between £10,000 and £2.3 million (around $15,300 and $3.5 million) depending on the number of diamonds in the case. The Diamond Ecstasy […]

Tech agenda: Digital Entertainment World 


Tech agenda: Digital Entertainment World 


(Relaxnews) – February continues with Digital Entertainment World, a show billed as the only event that considers every element of the digital content ecosystem Digital Entertainment World February 10-12 Los Angeles, California, USA Three days dedicated to the monetization of digital content; expect 300 speakers, 100 different sessions, panel discussions and tech showcases araound everything […]

06.02.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Music, Online, Science & Technology ·
Tech guru guy Kawasaki partners with AARP on new web series

Tech guru guy Kawasaki partners with AARP on new web series

‘Technology: It’s Not Just a Guy Thing” Debuts at AARP.org WASHINGTON, D.C.,   – Technology entrepreneur and writer Guy Kawasaki is teaming up with AARP for a new web series about how people who are 50-plus can embrace technology. Debuting at www.aarp.org/guykawasakivideos, “Technology: It’s Not Just a Guy Thing” takes a look at how technology can […]

05.02.2015 · Filled under: Local News, Science & Technology ·
Samsung to expand range of smart appliances

Samsung to expand range of smart appliances

(Seoul-AFP) – Samsung is to launch a range of smart refrigerators, air conditioners and washing machines as its seeks to expand its business in Internet-connected homes, a top executive said Tuesday. The South Korean tech giant is seeking to plough more resources into the so-called Internet of Things (IoT) as the market for smartphones — […]

03.02.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Entertainment, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
Kaspersky delivers its predictions for 2045

Kaspersky delivers its predictions for 2045

(Relaxnews) – Looking 30 years into the future, the antivirus software publisher sees a world in which robots are everywhere and human life expectancy has progressed substantially. The Kaspersky Lab experts predict that robots will take care of virtually all heavy, routine labor, allowing humans to focus on perfecting these devices’ software. Certain objects will […]

01.02.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Science & Technology ·
Filming begins on Steve Jobs movie starring Fassbender

Filming begins on Steve Jobs movie starring Fassbender

(Los Angeles-AFP) – Filming got under way in San Francisco on a new biopic about Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, with Hollywood’s Michael Fassbender playing the role of the mercurial computer pioneer. Sources told AFP on Thursday that the German-Irish Fassbender, 37, took on the title role in the movie “Steve Jobs” after it was turned […]

30.01.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Science & Technology ·
Apple takes a bite out of Android smartphone shipments

Apple takes a bite out of Android smartphone shipments

(Relaxnews) – Android smartphone shipment numbers are down for the first time in history and according to ABI Research’s latest data, it’s down to the iPhone effect. In what is traditionally the biggest time of the year for certified smartphone shipments — i.e., the final three months of the year — ABI’s figures show that […]

30.01.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
Recipes created by IBM supercomputer to hit book shelves in spring

Recipes created by IBM supercomputer to hit book shelves in spring

(Relaxnews) – A new cookbook featuring computer-generated recipes like Creole shrimp-lamb dumplings and hoof-and-honey ale hits bookshelves this spring in the aim of showing that computers can be used as a source of culinary creativity. You may remember Chef Watson from last year, when the AI chef debuted at music festival SXSW last year as […]

23.01.2015 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Home & Garden, News, Online, Science & Technology ·
New Windows 10 weaves together Microsoft-powered devices

New Windows 10 weaves together Microsoft-powered devices

(Redmond, United States-AFP) – Microsoft pulled back the curtain Wednesday on a coming Windows 10 operating system focused on bringing harmony to the diverse array of Internet gadgets in people’s lives. The US technology titan is also trying to make it more natural to interact with devices, such as conversational-style speaking with the company’s virtual […]

22.01.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Entertainment, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
Solar plane set for landmark round-the-world flight

Solar plane set for landmark round-the-world flight

(ABU DHABI-AFP) – A plane with the top speed of a homing pigeon is set to embark on a landmark round-the-world flight powered only by the sun’s energy, organisers said Tuesday. Solar Impulse 2, the first solar-powered plane to be able to fly for several days and nights, will land 12 times along its roughly […]

21.01.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring, Science & Technology ·
Mobile devices play important role in weight loss: study

Mobile devices play important role in weight loss: study

(Relaxnews) – Evidence abounds that the support provided by mobile devices can help dieters lose more weight than they would otherwise, according to researchers at the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. Apps that provide health advice and reminders to eat well were among the features the researchers say might just really […]

Q&A: How Internet.org aims to connect the world’s poor

Q&A: How Internet.org aims to connect the world’s poor

(Bogota-AFP) – Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg was in Colombia Wednesday to launch a project to boost web access globally, something he said can be a force for peace. Facebook is a founding partner of Internet.org, which aims to provide Internet access to two thirds of the world’s population who are not online, and are mostly living […]

16.01.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
Elio presents unconventional three-wheeled car in Las Vegas

Elio presents unconventional three-wheeled car in Las Vegas

(Relaxnews) – At CES, the American manufacturer Elio is showing the definitive version of its eponymous vehicle, a three-wheeled two-seater that gets over 80 miles to the gallon. The car is now available for pre-order. This remarkable car has two front wheels and one central wheel at the back. The 0.9-liter engine develops 55hp, taking […]

10.01.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring, Online, Science & Technology, Videos ·
Google loses US search share, Yahoo on rise

Google loses US search share, Yahoo on rise

(New York-AFP) – Google saw its share of the US Internet search market slip to its lowest ever mark, while Yahoo notched its highest share in five years, an independent analytics firm said Thursday. In December, Google handled 75.2 percent of US online search referrals, down from 79.3 percent a year earlier. That score is […]

10.01.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
‘Selfie sticks’ give new perspective at tech show

‘Selfie sticks’ give new perspective at tech show

(Las Vegas-AFP) – “Selfie sticks” — the lightweight monopods which hold smartphones to get a better angle for self portraits — are making the tech community look at things from a new perspective. These devices became a hot item at this week’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, where dozens of manufacturers and distributors were […]

10.01.2015 · Filled under: Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
The digital disease: too much time on tech devices means our eyes are suffering

The digital disease: too much time on tech devices means our eyes are suffering

(Relaxnews) – Americans are so addicted to their digital devices that it is posing a threat to their eyesight, a new report indicates. According to a report by The Vision Council, 93.3 percent of Americans spend two or more hours every day on digital devices for work or play, resulting in “digital eye strain”. A shocking […]

08.01.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Destinations, Health & Fitness, Online, Science & Technology ·
Twitter breaks out its own video platform

Twitter breaks out its own video platform

(Relaxnews) – Joining the ranks of YouTube and Facebook, Twitter has become the latest internet giant to launch its own native video platform, allowing users to upload and share footage of under 10 minutes. So far, the service supports MP4 and MOV video files with up to 10 minutes of footage. The video must be […]

05.01.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
The autonomous car is coming and Nvidia wants to be in its driver’s seat

The autonomous car is coming and Nvidia wants to be in its driver’s seat

(Relaxnews) – At the 2015 International CES, Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang took the wraps off two new automotive computers that will be able to give the digital dashboard of the future a photo-realistic feel and cope with all of the incredibly complex processing that will be needed in order for self-driving cars to travel collision-free. […]

05.01.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring, Science & Technology ·
Samsung is pulling its ChatOn messaging app

Samsung is pulling its ChatOn messaging app

(Relaxnews) – Despite initially denying media reports, several weeks on Samsung has now confirmed that from February, ChatOn will be no more. On November 24 the Korea Times reported that ChatOn, Samsung’s answer to services like WhatsApp, was about to disappear because despite high user numbers, it was proving unprofitable. Samsung rejected the story and issued a […]

20.12.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
LG’s updated WebOS smart TVs platform to spotlight 4K content

LG’s updated WebOS smart TVs platform to spotlight 4K content

(Relaxnews) – At CES 2015, LG will reveal a series of smart TVs with WebOS 2.0, the new version of its dedicated operating system. Updates to the platform will include enhanced responsiveness and a new offering of ultra high-definition (4K) content. Above all else, this new version of WebOS will provide enhanced speed and smoother […]

20.12.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
Washington takes on Uber with its own taxi app

Washington takes on Uber with its own taxi app

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – Washington is developing a smartphone app to enable its taxis to compete head-on with Uber and other ride-sharing services, the US capital’s taxi commission said Friday. Beta testing of the Universal DC TaxiApp is scheduled to begin in March, and if all goes well it could be fully in service by late spring. […]

14.12.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
New technology helps colorblind enjoy TV

New technology helps colorblind enjoy TV

(Relaxnews) – Newly available for integration on home TV-top boxes, Eyeteq technology enables colorblind viewers to distinguish between red and green, improving their experience with new details they might not have been able to see previously. The impact on those without colorblindness who may be watching too is minimal, according to UK-based parent company Spectral Edge. […]

14.12.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
Facebook is still struggling with a ‘dislike’ button

Facebook is still struggling with a ‘dislike’ button

(Relaxnews) – At a public Q&A meeting on Thursday, the company’s CEO, Mark Zuckerberg accepted that Facebook’s 1.2 billion users need a third way of responding to their friends’ posts, but not one that’s too negative. Whenever users get a chance to grill their favorite social network’s creator, the absence of a dislike button is […]

Natalie Portman turns down role in Steve Jobs biopic

Natalie Portman turns down role in Steve Jobs biopic

(Relaxnews) – After entering negotiations just before Thanksgiving, Natalie Portman has declined the offer to play the female lead in Danny Boyle’s movie, Variety announced. The film had already suffered a series of setbacks after both Leonardo Di Caprio and Christian Bale turn down the main role. The biopic was also picked up by Universal […]

Amazon launches 4K service

Amazon launches 4K service

(Relaxnews) – A selection of shows and feature films in ultra-high definition are now available to watch and download for any customer with a compatible television set. Ultra-high definition, or 4K, offers four times the resolution of HD and is slowly but surely inching towards the mainstream and into consumers’ living rooms. It would move […]

09.12.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Entertainment, Film, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
Abu Dhabi mall opens world’s largest roller coaster-inspired restaurant

Abu Dhabi mall opens world’s largest roller coaster-inspired restaurant

(Relaxnews) – The world’s largest roller coaster-inspired restaurant has opened in Abu Dhabi’s biggest shopping center, where patrons watch their food zip along a network of roller coaster tracks that wind throughout the restaurant and around diners before arriving table-side. Rogo’s Roller Coaster Restaurant opened recently at the Yas Mall on Yas Island in Abu […]

‘Cyber Monday’ sales rise after weekend disappointment

‘Cyber Monday’ sales rise after weekend disappointment

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – Online retail sales showed healthy gains on “Cyber Monday,” a key kickoff for online shopping for the holiday season, surveys showed. According to the Adobe 2014 Digital Index, US online sales came in at $2.65 billion, up 16 percent from 2013. Adobe said the top 25 retailers, who each generated $30 million or […]

02.12.2014 · Filled under: Holidays, Home & Garden, Science & Technology, Thanksgiving ·
Michael Kors named Bing’s most searched for designer in 2014

Michael Kors named Bing’s most searched for designer in 2014

(Relaxnews) – New York City-based designer Michael Kors was the most searched for fashion label this year in the Microsoft search engine’s annual US roundup. It’s been a big year for the American fashion designer who launched a shoppable Instagram account and expanded his successful fashion brand into tech accessories, and also took his brand to Shanghai […]

Astronauts to get ‘ISSpresso’ coffee machine

Astronauts to get ‘ISSpresso’ coffee machine

(PARIS-AFP) – Ristretto or lungo? Not a question astronauts on the International Space Station normally have to contemplate, but that is about to change thanks to a new zero-gravity coffee machine being delivered this weekend. The ISSpresso machine is set to boldly go to the orbital station this weekend, carried there by Italian astronaut Samantha […]

23.11.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
San Francisco launches international summit for urban wearable tech

San Francisco launches international summit for urban wearable tech

(Relaxnews) – The city of San Francisco has announced the launch of an inaugural “IoT for Cities Summit and Challenge” to design Internet of Things (IoT) and wearable technology apps for improving city life for global urban residents. Launched in collaboration with tech incubator and ventures companyWearable World, the ideas-sharing summit will examine the issues […]

Next year’s iPhones will have Beats Music baked in: report

Next year’s iPhones will have Beats Music baked in: report

(Relaxnews) – Starting in 2015, Apple’s smartphones and tablets will come out of the box with music streaming integrated into their operating system. The Financial Times claims that plans are afoot to make Beats Music — the music streaming service Apple bought as part of a $3 billion acquisition earlier this year — into a native iPhone […]

20.11.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Entertainment, Home & Garden, Music, Online, Science & Technology ·
Kate Hudson and Matthew Bellamy star as FarmVille winemaking avatars

Kate Hudson and Matthew Bellamy star as FarmVille winemaking avatars

(Relaxnews) – Celebrity winemaking couple Kate Hudson and Matthew Bellamy, frontman for the rock band Muse, have joined FarmVille in a new online game that allows players to create their own virtual wine. This week, “FarmVille 2: Country Escape” introduced cartoon avatars of the couple who launched their own winery Hudson Bellamy in Santa Barbara County, California […]

Sony opts out of Steve Jobs biopic

Sony opts out of Steve Jobs biopic

(Relaxnews) – The Aaron Sorkin-penned Steve Jobs biopic has been made available to other studios after Sony Pictures chose not to continue with the project, despite the involvement of several big names both behind the scenes and in front of the camera. Aaron Sorkin wrote the script, in consultation with “Jobs” biographer Walter Isaacson, Apple […]

20.11.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Science & Technology ·
New York’s Times Square lit up by huge digital billboard

New York’s Times Square lit up by huge digital billboard

(NEW YORK-AFP) – New York’s Times Square was illuminated by the world’s highest resolution video display screen of its size as the monitor — nearly as big as a football field — was switched on Tuesday evening. The first images broadcast from the enormous screen included a digital film featuring images of mountains, a bird, […]

19.11.2014 · Filled under: Art, Destinations, Science & Technology ·
Is Toyota’s Mirai the car of the future?

Is Toyota’s Mirai the car of the future?

(Relaxnews) – Toyota has chosen to name its first hydrogen fuel cell car after the Japanese word for ‘future’ and claims that the new model represents a turning point in the automotive industry. The Mirai, which until now had been known by its concept car name of the FCV, has been 10 years in development. […]

Blind insight sheds light on decision-making abilities: study

Blind insight sheds light on decision-making abilities: study

(Relaxnews) – Intuition tells us more than we sometimes care to admit about the quality of our decisions, according to a new study led by Ryan B. Scott at the University of Sussex in the UK. The results of the study, which involved 450 unpaid participants, suggest the unconscious assesses the accuracy of decisions in […]

17.11.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Science & Technology ·
US village is cell phone free and loving it

US village is cell phone free and loving it

(GREEN BANK, United States-AFP) – In this rural speck of hyper-connected America, it’s easier to hear a cow moo than a cell phone ring. That’s because Green Bank is home to the world’s most sensitive radio telescope, a device that catches the birth and death of stars and signals so faint they are mere whispers […]

Beam me up, Scotty: Holograms predicted to become reality in future of travel

Beam me up, Scotty: Holograms predicted to become reality in future of travel

(Relaxnews) – In 35 years, travelers can expect to interact with robots, holograms and Star Trek-like cyber reps instead of humans for their travel needs. Holidays via virtual reality headsets and fingerprint passports are also expected to transform the travel experience. These are among some of the predictions that came out of an industry report […]

10.11.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Destinations, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
Tokyo Olympic stadium ‘dull’, looks like turtle: architect

Tokyo Olympic stadium ‘dull’, looks like turtle: architect

(TOKYO-AFP) – The stadium at the heart of plans for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics will be dull and look like a turtle, a leading Japanese architect said Thursday, adding to the row over the controversial venue. The centrepiece for the Games, which was designed by British-Iraqi architect Zaha Hadid, has been scaled down by a […]

Apple comes top in secure messaging tests

Apple comes top in secure messaging tests

(Relaxnews) – When it comes to encryption and privacy, iMessage and FaceTime are the best mass-market smartphone messaging systems, beating everything from Google Chat to WhatsApp for protecting users’ data. However, before devoted iPhone and iPad users take to Twitter to start gloating, The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), which carried out the meticulous tests, highlights that […]

06.11.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
Michael Fassbender in talks to play Steve Jobs

Michael Fassbender in talks to play Steve Jobs

(Relaxnews) – After being turned down by Leonardo DiCaprio and, on Monday, by Christian Bale, producers are courting yet another actor for the biopic on the Apple co-founder. Negotiations with Bale came close to the finish line. Aaron Sorkin, who wrote the script, even confirmed during an interview that the actor would play Steve Jobs, […]

06.11.2014 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Science & Technology ·
Could these futuristic gadgets be the secret to a happy marriage?

Could these futuristic gadgets be the secret to a happy marriage?

(Relaxnews) – Will marriage become even more difficult as we live longer than ever? With an average of three months being added to life expectancies each year, it’s a question that Taiwan-based design studio Alice Wang has been considering. The studio has adapted a selection of everyday objects to better suit the concept of wedded bliss in […]

Samsung Galaxy Note Edge to get November 14 launch

Samsung Galaxy Note Edge to get November 14 launch

(Relaxnews) – The innovative phablet with a second sloping display will be hitting the shops in the US just in time for Thanksgiving. The handset sports a 5.6-inch Quad HD super AMOLED screen but unlike on other phablets, this one is sloping, wrapping around one side of the device. The idea is that this second […]

04.11.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
New Mercedes concept reveals budget SUV plans

New Mercedes concept reveals budget SUV plans

(Relaxnews) – The G-Code may just be a design study at the moment but its unveiling in China on Monday is the clearest sign yet that the company is set to offer a premium yet affordable crossover. Based on the same platform as the entry-level A-Class compact hatchback, the G-Code’s exterior looks are the result […]

04.11.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden, Motoring, Science & Technology ·
New compact Mazda SUV to make LA debut

New compact Mazda SUV to make LA debut

(Relaxnews) – The Mazda CX-3 will be the Japanese company’s star car at the upcoming LA Auto Show and is yet another crossover looking to cash in on drivers’ newfound love of SUV styling applied to smaller cars. It looks as if 2014 will be remembered as the year of the mini off-roader. The Paris […]

28.10.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden, Motoring, Science & Technology ·
Could this windowless jet be the future of air travel?

Could this windowless jet be the future of air travel?

(Relaxnews) – The days of elbowing your way to a window seat on an airplane could be over if a new “windowless jet” concept comes into fruition. The UK-based Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) has unveiled plans for an Aerospace Windowless Aircraft design which would see cabin walls fitted with a ‘digital wallpaper’ transmitting footage of the […]

28.10.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology, Videos ·
Vegan croissants, gluten-free pasta: Europe wakes up to fussy eating

Vegan croissants, gluten-free pasta: Europe wakes up to fussy eating

(VILLEPINTE, France-AFP) – Once firmly entrenched in their traditional gastronomy, consumers in gourmet havens like France and Italy are slowly starting to demand gluten-, dairy- and meat-free diets as environmental and health concerns kick in. No-allergen pasta, vegan croissants, meatless hamburgers — “free-from” food is one of the leading trends at this week’s SIAL international […]

Cocoa clue to reversing memory loss

Cocoa clue to reversing memory loss

(PARIS-AFP) – Bioactive ingredients found in cocoa sharply reversed age-related memory decline in a group of volunteers, scientists reported on Sunday. The compounds, called flavanols, were taken in a specially-prepared cocoa drink, according to an experiment published by the journal Nature Neuroscience. Over three months, 37 healthy volunteers aged 50-69 had a daily drink containing […]

27.10.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Science & Technology ·
Britain’s Queen Elizabeth sends first tweet

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth sends first tweet

(LONDON-AFP) – Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II sent her first ever tweet during a visit to a museum Friday, signing it “Elizabeth R” — and even removing a glove to post it. The 88-year-old’s Twitter debut came during a visit to London’s Science Museum as she opened a new gallery dedicated to the history of communication […]

Tim Cook says Apple to open 25 new China stores in next two years: report

Tim Cook says Apple to open 25 new China stores in next two years: report

(Relaxnews) – Apple is planning to consolidate its presence in China by introducing 25 new stores to the country over the next two years. According to reports by publications including Apple Insider and Forbes, CEO Tim Cook put a figure on the brand’s growth plan when talking to the Chinese news portal Sina during a […]

Study finds your brain includes a (free) calorie counter

Study finds your brain includes a (free) calorie counter

(Relaxnews) – A neuroimaging study says the brain has a natural affinity for evaluating foods based on their caloric density, containing a library of nutritional information that may be richer than that of your wearable tracker’s software platform. “Our study sought to determine how people’s awareness of caloric content influenced the brain areas known to […]

21.10.2014 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Science & Technology ·
Fatty foods could harm men more than women: study

Fatty foods could harm men more than women: study

(Relaxnews) – Anyone who’s ever watched a young male athlete chow down fast food might be surprised by the findings of a new study conducted on mice fed a high-fat diet, in which the males were more likely to develop brain inflammation and heart disease than the females. “For the first time, we have identified […]

19.10.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
Apple leaks iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3

Apple leaks iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3

(Relaxnews) – While Google was revealing its new Nexus 6 smartphone and Nexus 9 tablet, tech websites started to buzz with new reports on the next generation of the iPad. Ahead of its keynote address on Thursday, Apple accidentally uploaded images of the new tablets as illustrations for its new iPad User Guide for iOS […]

16.10.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Online, Science & Technology ·
Christian Bale in talks to play Steve Jobs in Danny Boyle’s biopic

Christian Bale in talks to play Steve Jobs in Danny Boyle’s biopic

(Relaxnews) – Two weeks after Leonardo DiCaprio turned down the role, Christian Bale is on his way to playing the Apple co-founder. The Hollywood Reporter indicates that the British actor was in Sony’s sights for the role at the start of the project, when David Fincher was still attached to direct. Now Bale has entered […]

16.10.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Science & Technology ·
The virtual doctor will see you now

The virtual doctor will see you now

(Relaxnews) – Google is testing a new feature that will let web users talk to a physician via video chat without leaving home. The search engine already doubles as most households’ family doctor — how many of us have visited a real life doctor armed with a diagnosis courtesy of Googling? — so why not […]

Tech agenda: TV Xperience 2014

Tech agenda: TV Xperience 2014

(Relaxnews) – A busy month on the tech calender continues with an examiniation of the current state of television and where it’s heading in the future. TV Xperience 2014  October 13-15 New York, USA This year’s event will see appearances from Mashable, NBC and Universal, among others, detailing how the second screen and even the […]

10.10.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Destinations, Science & Technology ·
Ferrari reveals celebratory F60America

Ferrari reveals celebratory F60America

(Relaxnews) – To mark its 60th year in North America, the Italian supercar company promised something special and has delivered with a strictly limited edition car especially for US customers. Only 10 will ever be built and have been designed specifically for American Ferrari enthusiasts. That means that the car has a throbbing V12 engine […]

10.10.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring, Science & Technology ·
Microsoft debuts new app for sharing photos across ecosystems

Microsoft debuts new app for sharing photos across ecosystems

(Relaxnews) – Microsoft has created a new app that allows anyone to share photos with their friends, whether they own iPhones, Windows Phones or prefer Android. The app in question is called Xim and is the latest idea to come from Microsoft Research’s Fuse Labs. What makes it so newsworthy is that it’s a tiny attempt to […]

08.10.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Environment, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology, Videos ·
Trio win Nobel medicine prize for brain’s ‘GPS’

Trio win Nobel medicine prize for brain’s ‘GPS’

(STOCKHOLM-AFP) – British-American researcher John O’Keefe on Monday won the Nobel Medicine Prize with a Norwegian couple, Edvard Moser and May-Britt Moser, for discovering how the brain navigates. They won the coveted prize for discovering an “inner GPS” which makes it possible to orient ourselves in space, the jury said. “The discoveries of John O’Keefe, […]

08.10.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Science & Technology ·
Meet Dom: the US’s new pizza delivery man

Meet Dom: the US’s new pizza delivery man

(Relaxnews) – Siri might have the answers to life’s questions, but it’s “Dom” you need to go to if your query is pizza related. The Domino’s Pizza virtual voice ordering assistant is starring in his first national TV campaign in the US as of this week, having been revamped since the concept’s initial launch in the summer. The app, […]

Apple ups iPhone 6 Plus production: report

Apple ups iPhone 6 Plus production: report

(Relaxnews) – “Bendgate” appears to have had little if any impact on sales of Apple’s first phablet, the iPhone 6 Plus. In fact, according to Digitimes, the company is in the process of adjusting supply chain ratios so that more examples of the oversized smartphone arrive in the shops to meet better-than-expected customer demand. The publication’s […]

07.10.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
PAGASA: Lunar eclipse on Oct. 8; meteor shower later this month

PAGASA: Lunar eclipse on Oct. 8; meteor shower later this month

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Sky watchers may want to mark October 8, Wednesday, on their calendars as that will be the date of a total lunar eclipse that will be visible in the Philippines. PAGASA’s astronomical diary said the eclipse will be seen from Asia, the Americas and Australasia, starting at 4:14 p.m. Philippine time and […]

06.10.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News, Science & Technology ·
Star-gazing parties and Skyping with astronauts during World Space Week

Star-gazing parties and Skyping with astronauts during World Space Week

(Relaxnews) – Lovers of astronomy and all things related to the stars may want to bookmark the second week of October, when planetariums, classrooms and astrophysicists around the world celebrate the UN-initiative, World Space Week. Held each year between October 4 and 10 to commemorate the 1957 launch of Sputnik, the first man-made satellite, as […]

LA abandons helipad rule in the hope of getting an “innovative” skyline

LA abandons helipad rule in the hope of getting an “innovative” skyline

(Relaxnews) – City leaders in Los Angeles are hoping to cultivate a more creative skyline by eradicating the rule requiring each skyscraper to have a helipad on the roof. The move, announced by LA mayor Eric Garcetti this week, is an attempt to mix up the city’s flat-roofed high-rises with more stylish and contemporary designs, […]

02.10.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden, Science & Technology, U.S. News ·
Japan unveils ‘anti-loneliness’ hugging chair

Japan unveils ‘anti-loneliness’ hugging chair

(TOKYO-AFP) – There are times in everyone’s life when only a hug will do. Now one Japanese company has come up with a chair that’s always ready to give a comforting cuddle. The “tranquility chair” is built in the shape of a larger-than-life fabric doll with a friendly face and a fetching hat, but more […]

Japan’s ‘shinkansen’ bullet train marks 50th birthday

Japan’s ‘shinkansen’ bullet train marks 50th birthday

(TOKYO-AFP) – Japan’s “shinkansen” train, which led the world in super-fast rail transport technology, celebrated its 50th birthday Wednesday with ceremonies hailing its contribution to the country’s post-war economy and its safety record. A sleek, airplane-shaped N700A train left Platform 19 of Tokyo’s central station at 6:00 am, exactly 50 years since the launch of […]

01.10.2014 · Filled under: Asian News, Destinations, Motoring, Science & Technology ·
Space travel and underwater tourism to become reality in 2024: report

Space travel and underwater tourism to become reality in 2024: report

(Relaxnews) – In just a decade, the travel industry will step into a revolutionary and historic new chapter for mankind: space and underwater travel. After gazing into their crystal balls, a group of futurologists and industry experts have issued a slew of prophecies in the final installment of a Skyscanner report that aims to paint a portrait […]

30.09.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden, Offbeat, Online, Science & Technology ·
Windows 9 to be a free upgrade: reportWindows 9 to be a free upgrade: report

Windows 9 to be a free upgrade: reportWindows 9 to be a free upgrade: report

(Relaxnews) – Microsoft is expected to officially unveil Windows 9 to enterprises and developers at a dedicated media event on Tuesday. And while potential new features are unclear, there is one feature that seems destined to appeal to most users. The consumer release of Windows 9 isn’t expected to come until early 2015. However, according […]

29.09.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Online, Science & Technology ·
Japan’s bullet train hits half century

Japan’s bullet train hits half century

(OMIYA-AFP) – Fifty years ago, the first bullet train pulled out of Tokyo station and hurtled across the countryside, heralding Japan’s arrival as a modern economic powerhouse with a transport system soon to become the envy of the world. Less than two decades after a bitter World War II defeat that left much of the […]

28.09.2014 · Filled under: Asian News, Destinations, Motoring, Science & Technology ·
Solar-powered family car Stella rides California coast

Solar-powered family car Stella rides California coast

(SAN FRANCISCO-AFP) – A solar-powered family car completed its drive from Los Angeles to San Francisco fueled by good vibes and pure California sunshine. And after turning the heads of gobsmacked onlookers during its journey up California’s scenic Pacific Coast Highway, the creators of “Stella” are dreaming of a day when their futuristic vehicle is […]

28.09.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Environment, Motoring, Science & Technology ·
Online dating: good for finding partners, bad for keeping them?

Online dating: good for finding partners, bad for keeping them?

(Relaxnews) – Despite the surging popularity of online dating, it may not be the best bet for those looking to marry, according to researchers at Michigan State University, East Lansing, who set out to explore how couples’ meeting venues could play a role in the duration of the relationship. They examined married couples and couples […]

The future of ultrasound: color photos and 4D imagery

The future of ultrasound: color photos and 4D imagery

(Relaxnews) – Baby pictures will never be the same again with the Voluson E10 Ultrasound, which offers color fetal photos more revealing than ever about what life is like in the womb. That’s not all the device will change, however, for diagnostic capability is likely to increase dramatically thanks to electronic 4D imagery that allows […]

25.09.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
Ready for robot cheerleaders?

Ready for robot cheerleaders?

(Relaxnews) – They don’t get upset when dropped from the team, never forget a routine and never stress about diet and as great they are to watch and as social media-friendly as their performances are, Murata’s Cheerleaders also demonstrate a significant technological breakthrough. In order to balance on a ball and to move in synchronization, without colliding […]

New hope for hair loss as iGrow gets FDA clearance

New hope for hair loss as iGrow gets FDA clearance

(Relaxnews) – The machine that employs red light technology to promote hair growth in males was given the green light by the FDA last week for over the counter sales. iGrow Hair Growth System is intended for men whose hair loss patterns fall into categories IIa through V on the Hamilton-Norwood hair loss scale. This covers […]

25.09.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Health & Fitness, Online, Science & Technology ·
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