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 ·
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 […]

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 […]

NBA teams with Twitter for streaming, but no games

NBA teams with Twitter for streaming, but no games

Twitter and the National Basketball Association announced a deal Tuesday to stream live content, but not games, to users of the social media platform. The deal will deliver a weekly NBA pregame show with “first-of-its-kind elements created specifically for integration with Twitter conversation,” according to a joint statement. “The weekly pregame show will be featured […]

20.07.2016 · Filled under: Apps, Entertainment, Home & Garden, Online, Sports & Recreation, Videos ·
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 […]

Get Ghostbusting with Snapchat

Get Ghostbusting with Snapchat

To promote the upcoming release of a totally rebooted take on the film “Ghostbusters” Sony is partnering with Snapchat and adding ‘busting’ and sliming features to the popular app Through sponsored lenses that for the first time allow Snapchatters to use front and rear cameras to the same effect, you can picture yourself busting a […]

11.07.2016 · Filled under: Apps, Destinations, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Home & Garden ·
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 […]

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 […]

Laurel DeWitt creates makeup looks for Perfect365

Laurel DeWitt creates makeup looks for Perfect365

Fashion designer Laurel DeWitt has teamed up with makeup and beauty app Perfect365 on two new makeup looks. Titled ‘MetalChic’ and ‘Queen’, the looks will allow users to virtually try on makeup and crowns seen during DeWitt’s New York Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2016 collection, including a crown worn by Beyoncé in her recent music video […]

13.06.2016 · Filled under: Apps, Beauty & Style ·
UberEATS launches in Singapore

UberEATS launches in Singapore

UberEATS launches Wednesday in Singapore, the app’s first Asian market, reports TechCrunch. Singaporeans can now download Uber’s standalone food delivery app and order from around 100 of the city’s restaurants. Although deliveries are at the moment limited to Singapore’s Central Area, the city’s main business and commerce center, Uber has promised that it will be expanding its […]

26.05.2016 · Filled under: Apps, Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden, Online ·
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 ·
Goal-setting through gaming can encourage kids to eat more fruit and veggies

Goal-setting through gaming can encourage kids to eat more fruit and veggies

A new US study has found that playing ‘serious’ video games can help encourage children to eat more fruit and vegetables.   Researchers from the United States Department of Agriculture / Agricultural Research Service Children’s Nutrition Research Center at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital used a serious video game, “Squires Quest! II: […]

10.05.2016 · Filled under: Apps, Entertainment, Games, Health & Fitness, Online ·
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 […]

How a new Filipino studio could add authentic flavor to ‘Assassin’s Creed,’ ‘Far Cry’

How a new Filipino studio could add authentic flavor to ‘Assassin’s Creed,’ ‘Far Cry’

Worldwide studio network and video game publishing giant Ubisoft is opening a new studio in the Philippines. Could the addition of a second South East Asian team improve Filipino representation in video games, just as Ubisoft Singapore designed a locally inspired high-rise for another Ubisoft game? So far, Filipino characters and locations have been most […]

03.04.2016 · Filled under: Apps, Entertainment, Online ·
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 ·
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 ·
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 ·
World Book Day – Nanie Guanlao and his free library in Manila

World Book Day – Nanie Guanlao and his free library in Manila

In the Makati district of Manila in the Philippines, there’s a large sign outside the front of an otherwise unassuming house stating “free reading to the public”. Over the last fifteen years, Ernando ‘Nanie’ Guanlao has transformed his home into a library, open to anyone and everyone. Starting with only 100 books, the 63 year-old former accountant has […]

03.03.2016 · Filled under: Apps, Books, Offers, Online, Promotions, Services ·
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 ·
Majority of Americans back FBI in battle with Apple

Majority of Americans back FBI in battle with Apple

Washington, United States | AFP   – A majority of Americans support the US government’s efforts to force Apple to help unlock an iPhone in the probe of last year’s deadly San Bernardino attacks, a poll showed Monday. The Pew Research Center survey found 51 percent of respondents supported the effort to require Apple to help unlock the iPhone, […]

24.02.2016 · Filled under: Apps, Sports & Recreation, 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 ·
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 ·
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 ·
Apple Music claims 10 million subscribers

Apple Music claims 10 million subscribers

(Relaxnews) – Apple’s streaming service Apple Music has surpassed 10million subscribers. The paid-for platform has acquired the users in the six months since its launch in June 2015, NME reports. The service is still playing second fiddle to Spotify, which allegedly boasts more than double that number of subscribers. Other competitors include Jay-Z’s platform Tidal. Apple Music, […]

11.01.2016 · Filled under: Apps, Entertainment, Music, Online ·
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 ·
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 ·
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 ·
Santa tracking possible with Microsoft and Google

Santa tracking possible with Microsoft and Google

(Relaxnews) – The tech giants have launched their updated Santa trackers just in time to keep kids busy awaiting the big festivities ahead. Both brands offer online games and Christmas-themed activities that include basic programming, elf dances, holiday songs and sections on Christmas traditions worldwide. Google’s tracker can detect your location and gives estimates on […]

24.12.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Christmas, Entertainment, Games, Holidays, Home & Garden, Online ·
Google’s Year in Search 2015: ‘Agar.io,’ ‘Jurassic World,’ ‘Furious 7,’ Caitlyn Jenner

Google’s Year in Search 2015: ‘Agar.io,’ ‘Jurassic World,’ ‘Furious 7,’ Caitlyn Jenner

(Relaxnews) – The annual review of top trending search terms has been released, with Google revealing that its search engine users submitted the most queries for basketballer Lamar Odom, French magazine Charlie Hebdo, video game “Agar.io,” and blockbuster film “Jurassic World.” Three films, two people related to the celebrity Kardashian family, two video games, two […]

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 ·
Twitter releases list of most popular retweets of 2015

Twitter releases list of most popular retweets of 2015

(Relaxnews) – Twitter has released the most influential tweets of 2015, a list that reveals what the world was talking about, fascinated with, and engaged in throughout the year. Topping the list are #PrayForParis and #JeSuisCharlie, hashtags that became global rallying cries and expressed solidarity with Parisians after terrorist attacks struck the city two times […]

08.12.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Entertainment, Home & Garden, Online ·
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 ·
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 ·
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 ·
Transylvania is Lonely Planet’s top vacation destination for 2016

Transylvania is Lonely Planet’s top vacation destination for 2016

(Relaxnews) – On October 29 Lonely Planet will publish its “Best of 2016”, a compilation of travel destinations that will attract a lot of attention next year. Ten regions will gain in popularity, starting with Transylvania in Romania, where the city of Cluj-Napoca is looking forward to meeting art fans and its Airbnb hosts are […]

28.10.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Books, Destinations ·
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 ·
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 […]

Instagram reveals top five accounts

Instagram reveals top five accounts

(Relaxnews) – Just 5 million followers separate the top five accounts on Instagram, with Taylor Swift followed by 10% of the photo-sharing platform’s user base. Until now, Facebook-owned Instagram has typically shyed away from any sort of network-wide account ranking, with third party sites like SocialBlade plugging the information gap. Musician and pop culture icon […]

07.10.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Entertainment, Home & Garden, International Stars, Music, Online ·
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 ·
Sia shares new single ‘Alive’

Sia shares new single ‘Alive’

(Relaxnews) – Australian singer Sia has revealed her newest track, “Alive,” whih will have a spot on her upcoming album. The LP, “This is Acting,” will comprise songs Sia originally wrote for other artists, and “Alive” was written with British singer Adele in mind. “Alive” is out now via iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon and […]

24.09.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Entertainment, International Stars, Music, Online ·
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 ·
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 ·
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 ·
Google testing out food porn feature for Maps

Google testing out food porn feature for Maps

(Relaxnews) – Google is testing out a new feature with some of its local city guides that will allow users to attach “foodographs” to restaurants and cafes on Google Maps. According to Android Police, the new feature will be tested out among the community of “level three” local guides — those who’ve contributed more than 50 […]

25.08.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden, Online ·
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 ·
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 ·
Obama reveals classic US tastes in Spotify playlists

Obama reveals classic US tastes in Spotify playlists

(Washington-AFP) – US President Barack Obama has lifted any remaining secrecy on his musical tastes, revealing that his favorite artists tend to be classics, are sometimes his political supporters and are overwhelmingly American. Obama, on vacation in the upscale resort of Martha’s Vineyard, shared his current listening habits by releasing two playlists on Spotify, the […]

15.08.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Entertainment, International Stars, Music, Online ·
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 ·
Triber, an app to find your friends

Triber, an app to find your friends

(Relaxnews) – Who hasn’t lost track of their friends in a crowd or looked for someone in a restaurant? The Triber app has found the solution to this kind of situation: geolocation. In this period of summer festivals, picnics and tanning sessions on the beach, the Triber app is ever more useful. It works like […]

13.08.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden, Online ·
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 ·
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 ·
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 ·
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 ·
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 ·
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 ·
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 ·
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 […]

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 […]

Philippines to announce national rules for ride-sharing

Philippines to announce national rules for ride-sharing

(Manila-AFP) – The Philippines has become the first country to come up with national rules governing Uber and other ride-sharing services, the transport department said Tuesday, following criticism of the industry as unsafe and unregulated. The transport department will on Wednesday publicly issue the new country-wide guidelines for the likes of Uber and GrabTaxi, a […]

12.05.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Destinations, Home & Garden, Online, Philippine News ·
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 ·
New Yorkers get two more ways to eat pantless at home

New Yorkers get two more ways to eat pantless at home

(Relaxnews) – The take-out scene in New York got a double boost on Tuesday, with major announcements from Uber and chef David Chang shaking up eat-in options for tired but gourmand locals who want to eat fine food in their sweatpants while watching the telly. First out of the gate was Uber, which announced plans […]

29.04.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden, Online ·
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 ·
Jimmy Fallon, Tinder, Monument Valley nominated for Webby Awards

Jimmy Fallon, Tinder, Monument Valley nominated for Webby Awards

(Relaxnews) – Nominees for the 19th annual Webby Awards were announced on April 7, with Vice, Vine, Refinery29, Michelle Phan and Ellen DeGeneres all getting nods. According to organizers, those earning the highest number of nominations include Vice Media (17), CollegeHumor (9), Funny or Die (8), HBO (8), The Guardian (7), Comedy Central (6) and […]

08.04.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Entertainment, Film, Games, Hollywood Stars, Music, Online ·
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 […]

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 ·
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 […]

How to do your part in saving the ocean

How to do your part in saving the ocean

(Relaxnews) – A group of 20 top chefs from around the world including Grant Achatz, Ferran Adria, Daniel Humm and Massimo Bottura have lent their star power to a global initiative that aims to save the oceans and boost food security. Oceana’s ‘Save the Oceans: Feed the Planet’ campaign launched officially out of San Sebastian […]

17.03.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Destinations, Environment, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
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 ·
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 ·
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 ·
Recreate J-Lo’s glittery “Feel the Light” look

Recreate J-Lo’s glittery “Feel the Light” look

(Relaxnews) – Jennifer Lopez has released a sneak peek of her new music video “Feel the Light”… and with it, a brand new beauty look. Star-studded glittery eyes and the longest, most complex looking braid we’ve ever seen are the order of the day here for the stylish singer. In shots posted on her Instagram […]

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 ·
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 ·
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 […]

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 ·
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 […]

Spotify gives couples their ideal playlist for Valentine’s Day

(Relaxnews) – Ahead of Valentine’s Day, the music streaming service has launched Sweet Spot, a fun new tool that measures lovers’ “degree of musical separation” and generates a playlist tailored to their respective tastes. Sweet Spot asks users to name their favorite artist and their partner’s, and then uses an algorithm to create the “ideal” […]

‘World of Tanks’ looks to Philippines for inspiration

‘World of Tanks’ looks to Philippines for inspiration

(Relaxnews) – A recent update to internationally oriented free-to-play game “World of Tanks” takes its inspiration from a real Philippino island, providing a new environment for players to test themselves in. Introduced at the end of January, the Pacific Island level was designed for the Xbox 360 edition of armor vehicle skirmishing title “World of […]

13.02.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Entertainment, Games, Online ·
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 ·
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 ·
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 ·
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 ·
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 ·
Most blogged artists: Django Django, Waxahatchee

Most blogged artists: Django Django, Waxahatchee

(Relaxnews) – Mercury Prize-nominated group Django Django is out with much anticipated new music in the form of “First Light,” and Waxahatchee aka Katie Crutchfield has just shared “Air,” the first single from her upcoming LP. Fans of London-based four-piece Django Django are anxiously awaiting a follow-up album to the group’s 2012 Mercury Prize-nominated self-titled […]

13.01.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Entertainment, International Stars, Music, Online ·
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 ·
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 ·
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 ·
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 […]

Diners thankful for menu calorie counts: survey

Diners thankful for menu calorie counts: survey

(Relaxnews) – A new ruling by the US FDA that requires chain restaurants and vending machines to reveal the nutritional content of their proposed meals and snacks is having a positive effect on diners’ choices, according to a new survey by WebMD. Nearly 75 percent of respondents who’d seen the calorie counts say it’s helpful […]

12.12.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden, Online ·
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 ·
Deepak Chopra releases immersive meditation app

Deepak Chopra releases immersive meditation app

(Relaxnews) – Physician and meditation guru Deepak Chopra has joined forces with DTS, Inc. to create an app they claim will offer an immersive sound system to create a tranquil environment for meditation that’s accessible on the go. Chopra calls the listening experience holistic and says the app, called The Non Local, produces a calming […]

28.11.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Health & Fitness, Online ·
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 […]

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 […]

Kenneth Willardt’s ‘The Beauty Book’ comes with AR app

Kenneth Willardt’s ‘The Beauty Book’ comes with AR app

(Relaxnews) – The Danish photographer’s new coffee table book offers two ways to experience his work: with or without augmented reality. The market for fashion photography coffee table books is a crowded one, to say the least. So to make his book stand out from the fray, Kenneth Willardt decided to rely on a bit […]

11.11.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Beauty & Style, Books, Entertainment, Online ·
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 ·
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 ·
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 ·
Taylor Swift takes the reins on global social media chart: Starcount

Taylor Swift takes the reins on global social media chart: Starcount

(Relaxnews) – Taylor Swift continued to work her social media mojo for the week of October 27 through November 2, taking the top spot on Starcount’s global social media chart in the wake of her latest album release. In the US, Billboard reported that the star’s LP “1989” was on track to reach 1.3 million sales in […]

03.11.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Entertainment, International Stars, Music, Online ·
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 […]

Cristiano Ronaldo takes a top spot on social media chart: Starcount

Cristiano Ronaldo takes a top spot on social media chart: Starcount

(Relaxnews) – Celebrity soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo grabs a spot on Starcount’s chart of the top stars on social media list for the week of October 13-19. The Portuguese athlete hit a major milestone on Facebook last week. On October 15, Facebook announced that Ronaldo had hit 100 million fans, making him the most popular […]

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 ·
Michelle Obama rocks out with turnip to promote good eating

Michelle Obama rocks out with turnip to promote good eating

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – US first lady Michelle Obama — showing she is willing to go the extra mile for her anti-obesity campaign — has busted out a few of her dance moves… with a turnip. In a short video message, Obama holds up a turnip, asks “Turnip — for what?” and then sways and nods her […]

16.10.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Health & Fitness, International Stars, Online ·
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 ·
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 ·
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 ·
Katy Perry tops global social media chart: Starcount

Katy Perry tops global social media chart: Starcount

(Relaxnews) – Pop star Katy Perry is the most popular person on social media for the week of September 29 to October 5, according to Starcount, and country-turned-pop singer Taylor Swift takes the fourth-place spot on Starcount’s chart as she generates buzz for her coming album. Katy Perry enjoyed another successful week on social media, […]

06.10.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Entertainment, International Stars, Music, Online ·
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 […]

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 ·
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 ·
Apple tops consumer computer satisfaction poll

Apple tops consumer computer satisfaction poll

(Relaxnews) – The latest American Consumer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) places the company’s desktops, notebooks and tablets ahead of all other manufacturers for the 11th year running. Apple earned an aggregate score of 84 out of a possible 100 which, although not as good as in 2013 when it scored 87, was still enough to keep […]

25.09.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Entertainment, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
Apple Watch tipped for Valentine’s Day debut

Apple Watch tipped for Valentine’s Day debut

(Relaxnews) – It could well be a very happy Valentine’s Day for the technophile in love as mid-February 2015 looks like the date when the Apple Watch is ready to go on sale. That’s according to whispers heard by 9to5 Mac and The Information about the company’s plans for its first entirely new product since the original iPad back […]

US, researchers warn of new computer vulnerability

US, researchers warn of new computer vulnerability

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – The US government and computer security researchers warned Thursday of a vulnerability in some computer operating systems which potentially allow widespread attacks by hackers. A warning from the US Department of Homeland Security’s Computer Emergency Readiness Team (CERT) said the flaw affects “Unix-based operating systems” powered by Linux and Apple’s Mac OS. CERT […]

25.09.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
Apple planning fast iOS8 bug fix

Apple planning fast iOS8 bug fix

(Relaxnews) – An updated version of the company’s latest operating system is already in the works and could appear “fairly soon.” That is according to MacRumors. The publication claims that version .1 of iOS 8 has actually been in development for several weeks and when it is pushed out to compatible iPhones, iPads and iPod Touch […]

24.09.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
Commemorative 9/11 museum receives more than one million visitors

Commemorative 9/11 museum receives more than one million visitors

(Relaxnews) – The 9/11 Memorial Museum reached a major milestone near the anniversary of America’s darkest day, receiving more than one million visitors just four months after opening. In addition to visitors from all 50 US states, the museum also received visitors from more than 130 countries. The biggest international source countries are UK, Canada, […]

18.09.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Art, Destinations, Entertainment ·
Apple’s new encryption to lock out government

Apple’s new encryption to lock out government

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – Apple unveiled new policies that block its access to user’s mobile devices, even with a warrant, the tech giant revealed late Wednesday. Apple’s updated privacy terms indicate that under its new mobile operating system, iOS 8, the company will not have access to customer passwords. “Your personal data such as photos, messages (including […]

18.09.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
Early reviews heap praise on big-screen iPhones

Early reviews heap praise on big-screen iPhones

(SAN FRANCISCO-AFP) – Early reviews of Apple iPhone 6 models to be released on Friday sang praises of the large-screen handsets, proclaiming that bigger truly is better. “The public asked for bigger and Apple delivered not only bigger but better, too,” tech news website Slash Gear said in its review. “A stunning Retina HD display, […]

17.09.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
Consumers not impressed by the Apple Watch

Consumers not impressed by the Apple Watch

(Relaxnews) – Only one in ten consumers said that they would definitely be buying Apple’s first wearable technology device. That is according to Tolunda QuickSurveys. It polled over 1000 US consumers about their first impressions regarding Apple’s new iPhones and Apple Watch and discovered that while the company’s latest handsets have hit the mark, consumers […]

13.09.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
Will BlackBerry be the next company to launch a smartwatch?

Will BlackBerry be the next company to launch a smartwatch?

(Relaxnews) – The company is examining the potential of both BlackBerry smartwatches and smart glasses. Speaking to the press at Super Mobility Week in Las Vegas, Nevada this week, John Simms, the company’s president of enterprise solutions was quoted as saying: “We’re doing internal research on different wearables,” and confirmed that the research wasn’t limited to wrist-worn […]

13.09.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
Netflix: the revolution that changed the US TV landscape

Netflix: the revolution that changed the US TV landscape

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – From doorstep DVD delivery to binge-watching on tablets and phones: In 17 years Netflix has revolutionized the US television industry several times over. The company — which is about to arrive in France, Switzerland, Belgium, Germany and Austria — has also totally revamped the relationship Americans have with both TV shows and […]

12.09.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Home & Garden, Online, Videos ·
The Apple Watch – worth the wait?

The Apple Watch – worth the wait?

(Relaxnews) – After almost two years of speculation, Apple’s first smartwatch, simply called Apple Watch, is finally a reality. And as expected from any device that was developed under the watchful eyes of Jony Ive, it’s as stylish as it is potentially useful. But good looks alone do not guarantee a device is going to […]

10.09.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
Apple’s new products and services

Apple’s new products and services

(SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 09, 2014 (AFP)-AFP) – In an ambitious series of launches, technology giant Apple unveiled a range of new products and services at its event on Tuesday. Here is a list: – Big-screen iPhones Apple is stretching the screen size for its iPhones to better compete with devices from Samsung and others. The […]

Intel and Fossil to collaborate on fashionable wearable tech

Intel and Fossil to collaborate on fashionable wearable tech

(Relaxnews) – The partnership will see the companies pool their resources to spot the emerging trends in wearable technology and develop products that will appeal to the “fashion-oriented” consumer. Kosta Kartsotis, Chief Executive Officer of Fossil Group, commented: “We are very excited about collaborating with Intel and working to develop the next innovation in the […]

09.09.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
Apple feeds frenzy with selective silence

Apple feeds frenzy with selective silence

(SAN FRANCISCO-AFP) – It is a marketing strategy that few experts would recommend and even fewer companies can pull off. But the less Apple says about its eagerly anticipated event on Tuesday at a performing arts center in Silicon Valley, the more frenzied the speculation becomes. In keeping with its style, Apple has revealed little […]

08.09.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Entertainment, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
IFA trend: the selfie phone

IFA trend: the selfie phone

(Relaxnews) – Forget recording video in ultra-high resolution or seamless integration with smart home appliances, one of the standout trends of this year’s IFA has been smartphone-makers’ focus on helping consumers capture the perfect selfie. The smartphone self-portrait is becoming almost as ubiquitous as the devices themselves, and 2014 could well be remembered as the […]

08.09.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
Upcoming video games: ‘Destiny,’ ‘NHL 15’

Upcoming video games: ‘Destiny,’ ‘NHL 15’

(Relaxnews) – Long-awaited franchise debut “Destiny” arrives on a quintet of Xbox and PlayStation consoles, and “NHL 15” casts its puck onto the ice for another round of sporting improvements. Destiny (360 PS3 PS4 XBO) International: September 9 The new game from revered studio Bungie (first five games in the “Halo” franchise) and first in a […]

08.09.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Entertainment, Games, Online, Videos ·
Apple recruits renowned designer Marc Newson

Apple recruits renowned designer Marc Newson

(NEW YORK-AFP) – Apple has recruited renowned Australian designer Marc Newson, whose creations have been featured by museums such as New York’s famous MoMA. “Marc is without question one of the most influential designers of this generation,” Jonathan Ive, Apple’s senior vice president of design, told Vanity Fair magazine’s website. “He is extraordinarily talented. We […]

06.09.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Art, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
Top iPhone apps: ‘Facebook Messenger,’ ‘The Tower,’ ‘PokoPoko’

Top iPhone apps: ‘Facebook Messenger,’ ‘The Tower,’ ‘PokoPoko’

(Relaxnews) – Multimedia communications app Facebook Messenger, skyscraping game “The Tower,” and block-matching title “PokoPoko” are among the world’s top app downloads on September 4. More details on these and other top free iPhone applications by country for the week can be found below. The necessity of Facebook Messenger to those accustomed to using the […]

05.09.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Entertainment, Games, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
Samsung throws a curve ball with new bent screen phablet

Samsung throws a curve ball with new bent screen phablet

(Relaxnews) – Samsung has unveiled the world’s first smartphone with a curved display. Called the Galaxy Note Edge, an edge is what the device could give the company as competition in the smartphone and phablet space increases. The Edge’s 5.6-inch Quad HD display curves around the right-hand edge of the handset, and it becomes an […]

03.09.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
Kate and Cara star in new Burberry fragrance campaign

Kate and Cara star in new Burberry fragrance campaign

(Relaxnews) – The British models have fronted the launch of the new My Burberry fragrance campaign, which includes an exciting personalization service for the perfume bottles and even the ads themselves. Shot together for the first time, Kate Moss and Cara Delevingne are the stars of the latest campaign for Burberry and were captured on […]

Notebooks and tablets high on back-to-school shopping lists

Notebooks and tablets high on back-to-school shopping lists

(Relaxnews) – As students head off to college for the start of the academic year, more than half will do so with a new tablet or notebook. Computers and the internet have revolutionized learning and as devices get smaller, lighter and more and more mobile, the benefits are becoming clearer to see — so much […]

01.09.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
Royal Caribbean touts Quantum of the Seas’ modern tech

Royal Caribbean touts Quantum of the Seas’ modern tech

(Relaxnews) – Due to set sail this fall, the cruise operator’s new flagship will be outfitted with several high-tech innovations for a more enjoyable journey. A luggage tracking app, robotic bartenders and apps that let crew members keep track of passengers’ individual preferences are among the new technologies coming to the Quantum of the Seas. […]

30.08.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Destinations, Offbeat, Online, Photos, Science & Technology ·
Barbie unveils her Instagram account

Barbie unveils her Instagram account

(Relaxnews) – After Man Repeller and Garance Doré, Barbie is the latest fashion icon to bring her lessons in style to Instagram. The blondest of dolls made her debut on the social network Wednesday under the handle@BarbieStyle. Just like real-life fashionistas, Barbie shares style inspirations and details from her own wardrobe, including #OOTD photos (for […]

What to expect at Apple’s upcoming event

What to expect at Apple’s upcoming event

(Relaxnews) – After months of speculation, the world’s most secretive consumer technology company has finally sent out the official invites to an event on September 9, where the unveiling of the iPhone 6 is expected to take place. But what exactly will Tim Cook announce when he takes to the stage at the Flint Center […]

29.08.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
Apple sends out invites to Sept. 9 event

Apple sends out invites to Sept. 9 event

(SAN FRANCISCO-AFP) – Apple on Thursday sent out invitations to an event on September 9 near its Silicon Valley headquarters, amid rumors the tech giant will unveil a new iPhone and maybe a wearable device. The famously secretive company offered scant clues in emailed invites that showed the date in large numbers over the words: […]

28.08.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
NYFW: Rebecca Minkoff asks for opinions on Instagram

NYFW: Rebecca Minkoff asks for opinions on Instagram

(Relaxnews) – To prepare her next runway show, the American designer is soliciting input from her Instagram followers. On September 2, Rebecca Minkoff will post two looks from the label’s latest collection to Instagram. Followers will then be invited to vote for the one they prefer, and the look that has the least votes will simply […]

Jumbo iPad rumors resurface

Jumbo iPad rumors resurface

(Relaxnews) – Bloomberg is reporting that Apple will launch a 12.9-inch version of its industry-defining tablet and that it is expected to go on sale early next year. Reports of an iPad ‘Pro’ with a display size closer to that of a notebook are nothing new. Rumors about its upcoming release hit fever pitch back […]

27.08.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
Instagram launches time-lapse video app for iPhone

Instagram launches time-lapse video app for iPhone

(SAN FRANCISCO-AFP) – Facebook-owned photo-sharing service Instagram on Tuesday launched an application for capturing time-lapse videos using Apple mobile devices. The Hyperlapse “app” was designed to let people easily make high-quality time-lapse videos even while moving around with a smartphone, according to Instagram. Hyperlapse videos can be saved on mobile devices and shared on Instagram. […]

27.08.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
Facebook cutting out click bait

Facebook cutting out click bait

(Relaxnews) – The world’s most popular social network announced on Monday that it has decided everyone would be much happier if their Facebook newsfeeds weren’t cluttered with links to potentially spammy articles that give users no real idea of content until they’ve clicked through. Facebook says that these sorts of posts, which demand a user […]

26.08.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
LG first to offer OLED ultra-high-definition TVs

LG first to offer OLED ultra-high-definition TVs

(Relaxnews) – Just weeks after announcing the availability of its first curved ultra-high definition LCD TVs, the company has just brought the world’s first OLED ultra-high-definition television sets to market. Until now, the only ultra-high-definition (UHD) TV sets on sale — curved or flat — have used LCD panels which are fine but which need […]

26.08.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Entertainment, Games, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
Gamification ever-present in fitness apps, but does it work?

Gamification ever-present in fitness apps, but does it work?

(Relaxnews) – An increasingly sedentary lifestyle in which people can’t put down their mobile devices has led app developers to believe there could be a pot of gold in motivating people to exercise by means of gamified fitness, though researchers says the gaming aspect could have limited long-term success. “It’s just been assumed that gamified […]

NASA launches crowdsourcing project to identify photos of cities taken from space

NASA launches crowdsourcing project to identify photos of cities taken from space

(Relaxnews) – NASA has launched a crowdsourcing project in an appeal to the public to help identify some of its 1.8 million archive photos. Hundreds of thousands of images taken from the International Space Station of cities on the planet have been added to a public gallery as part of “The Gateway to Astronaut Photography […]

Microsoft to unveil new Windows software: report

Microsoft to unveil new Windows software: report

(SAN FRANCISCO-AFP) – A news report out Thursday indicated that Microsoft is poised to give the world a glimpse at a new-generation computer operating system that will succeed Windows 8. The US software titan could hold an event as early as the end of September to provide a look at a version of what is […]

23.08.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
The app has overtaken the internet

The app has overtaken the internet

(Relaxnews) – Consumers now spend more time consuming digital content via smartphone and tablet apps than they do via surfing the web — either on a handset or on the desktop. The average US smartphone user now spends 88 percent of his or her time when using a handset within an app and just 12 […]

22.08.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
Adidas miCoach stats could soon be coming to an app near you

Adidas miCoach stats could soon be coming to an app near you

(Relaxnews) – New pages on the Adidas website oriented towards app developers indicate that Adidas might soon be opening its miCoach platform for compatibility with other apps. It’s likely the miCoach tools for fitness tracking and perhaps even coaching will soon be accessible from many apps unrelated to Adidas. MiCoach is the platform of Adidas’s […]

Awe-inspiring inline skating locales

Awe-inspiring inline skating locales

(Relaxnews) – One way to feel the breeze on a hot summer day is to create it by strapping on your inline skates and zooming into motion. We’ve found some places around the world, including scenic trails and motor raceways open to inline skaters, that could make for an unforgettable summer. That’s right, motor raceways […]

18.08.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Health & Fitness, Sports & Recreation ·
Read all about it: News you can wear

Read all about it: News you can wear

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – Even if you don’t open a newspaper, turn on a television, log on to a computer or pull out a smartphone, you can get news — from wearable technology. As wearables gain traction, news purveyors are eyeing these devices for their potential to deliver headlines and more to people who want to stay […]

17.08.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Entertainment, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
Intel to use ‘big data’ to battle Parkinson’s disease

Intel to use ‘big data’ to battle Parkinson’s disease

SAN FRANCISCO  (AFP) – US computing giant Intel announced Wednesday it was joining an effort to battle Parkinson’s disease with new big data and wearable technologies to improve research and treatment. Intel said it would work with the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research—created by the “Back to the Future” Canadian-American actor – on […]

R2-D2-like robot butler rolls out at Cupertino hotel

R2-D2-like robot butler rolls out at Cupertino hotel

(Relaxnews) – Not far from Apple’s corporate campus, a major hotel brand has hired what it calls the industry’s first robotic butler, described as Wall-E, Rosie and R2-D2 all rolled into one. Aloft Hotels, part of the Starwood Hotels & Resorts group, will on August 20 be introducing its latest hire, A.L.O., a roving cyber […]

16.08.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Destinations, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology, Videos ·
Microsoft launches a celebrity-tracking app for the iPhone

Microsoft launches a celebrity-tracking app for the iPhone

(Relaxnews) – Snipp3t automatically follows the lives of those in the public eye, collecting and aggregating news about them and pushing it to your smartphone. All you have to do is choose who you want to follow. Using the free app is pretty simple. It includes profiles for over 100,000 “celebrities” by which Microsoft means […]

Tiny chip mimics brain, delivers supercomputer speed

Tiny chip mimics brain, delivers supercomputer speed

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – Researchers Thursday unveiled a powerful new postage-stamp size chip delivering supercomputer performance using a process that mimics the human brain. The so-called “neurosynaptic” chip is a breakthrough that opens a wide new range of computing possibilities from self-driving cars to artificial intelligence systems that can installed on a smartphone, the scientists say. The […]

11.08.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
For good conversation, mobile devices should be neither seen nor heard: study

For good conversation, mobile devices should be neither seen nor heard: study

(Relaxnews) – Researchers from Virginia Tech’s department of urban affairs and planning probed the question of whether the mere presence of a cell phone could affect the quality of in-person social interaction. Viewed as a tool for accessing an expansive social network and a compendium of information, such a device can be a visual distraction, […]

Crowdsourcing shows promise as weight-loss method: study

Crowdsourcing shows promise as weight-loss method: study

(Relaxnews) – Crowdsourcing, a modern day term for obtaining the opinion or help of a large community, could be the answer to making permanent, healthy changes in diet, according to a new study. Researchers at the University of South Carolina found that participants rapidly take on a near expert level of nutrition savoir-faire as they […]

Women are the most committed mobile gamers

Women are the most committed mobile gamers

(Relaxnews) – Forget the stereotypes: when it comes to smartphones and tablets, women spend more time and money on games and show greater too. Taking a sample of successful games that are played on a combined 1.1 million devices globally, Flurry, the apps analytics company, found that women make 31% more in-app purchases than men […]

08.08.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Entertainment, Games, Online, Science & Technology ·
Uber rolls out carpooling social experiment for cheaper rides

Uber rolls out carpooling social experiment for cheaper rides

(Relaxnews) – Uber has jumped onto the car-sharing wagon with the launch of UberPool, which teams up riders taking the same route. The concept works much like the existing Uber private car initiatives, letting users book a ride directly from their smartphone via its app. Once a request has been made, the app finds a […]

Instagram takes on SnapChat with Bolt

Instagram takes on SnapChat with Bolt

(Relaxnews) – The company’s first standalone app offers one-tap self-destruct messaging but only to smartphone users in New Zealand, South Africa and Singapore. Instagram says that those countries were chosen for the initial launch because of their geographical diversity and because they are regions with high messaging app use. So, once the bugs are ironed […]

Samsung launches world’s first flexible TV

Samsung launches world’s first flexible TV

(Relaxnews) – If you want an ultra-high-definition TV but can’t decide on a flat or curved screen, the Samsung UN78S9B might be just the thing. And that’s because its 78-inch screen goes from flat to concave curve, on command. Demonstrated for the first time at the 2014 International CES in January, the TV has gone […]

OkCupid admits toying with users to find love formula

OkCupid admits toying with users to find love formula

(SAN FRANCISCO-AFP) – OkCupid on Monday said it messed with members’ minds a bit in a bid to refine the formula for finding love at the online matchmaking service. OkCupid co-founder Christian Rudder made a case for the practice in a blog post titled “We Experiment on Human Beings” which came on the heels of […]

‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ trailer scores record YouTube views

‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ trailer scores record YouTube views

(Relaxnews) – Released just five days ago, the trailer for the adaptation of E.L. James’s sultry book has already piqued the curiosity of over 36 million internet users, allowing it to claim the best opening week of any trailer released in 2014. The colossal buzz surrounding the three “Fifty Shades” books grew to new proportions […]

Google Glass to make its official operatic debut

Google Glass to make its official operatic debut

(Relaxnews) – Selected cast members, musicians and even stagehands will be donning the smart headset during a special production of Puccini’s “Turandot” starting on Wednesday. Italian opera company Teatro Lirico di Cagliari has a reputation for innovation, boasting its own Research and Technology Centre, and in order to bring a new level of interactivity and […]

29.07.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Entertainment, Home & Garden, Music, Online, Science & Technology ·
Footballer James Rodriguez tops global social media chart: Starcount

Footballer James Rodriguez tops global social media chart: Starcount

(Relaxnews) – Soccer star James Rodriguez, who took home the Golden Boot at the World Cup, is once again the talk of social media after being recruited by Real Madrid. The Colombian midfielder scored a total of six goals and was responsible for two assists throughout the World Cup, earning the Golden Boot as the […]

America is top of the global spam league

America is top of the global spam league

(Relaxnews) – It might not have won the FIFA World Cup, but when it comes to sending spam email, the USA is the undisputed world champion. According to the latest Sophos ‘Spampionship’ report, for the fourth quarter in succession, the US is home to the most spam-sending computers in the world, responsible for 24.2 percent […]

Nokia intros most affordable Windows Phone 8.1 device yet

Nokia intros most affordable Windows Phone 8.1 device yet

(Relaxnews) – With a retail price of €99 (around $135), the Nokia Lumia 530 promises to make Microsoft’s mobile operating system accessible to a wider clientele. In light of its low price, it’s no surprise that this four-inch Windows Phone 8.1 smartphone is not 4G-ready. In terms of components, the Lumia 530 comes with a […]

24.07.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology, Videos ·
Xiaomi announces new $13 wearable tracker

Xiaomi announces new $13 wearable tracker

(Relaxnews) – One of two important produ cts recently unveiled by the brand, the Mi Band goes beyond the call of duty for the typical fitness tracker. In addition to tracking health metrics that include exercise and sleep, it acts as a security device for Xiaomi‘s recently announced MI 4 smartphone. Holding the device in the […]

22.07.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden, Sports & Recreation ·
Supper club salvages foods destined for the dump

Supper club salvages foods destined for the dump

(Relaxnews) – In line with the growing movement to reduce waste and rethink the value of food worldwide, a supper club in Brooklyn is hosting monthly dinners created from old, ugly, overripe fruits and vegetables that would have otherwise been destined for the dumpster. The Salvage Supperclub is the latest dining experience created to underscore […]

22.07.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Destinations, Environment, Food & Dining, Home & Garden, Online ·
Shakira leads a soccer-dominated social media top 10: Starcount

Shakira leads a soccer-dominated social media top 10: Starcount

(Relaxnews) – Soccer players are enjoying the residual effects of the recent World Cup, with several players showing up on Starcount’s global social media chart for the week of July 14-20. The list is topped by Shakira, who scored a huge win on Facebook last week. Shakira announced to her fans on Friday that she […]

Makers of Glow launch pregnancy app

Makers of Glow launch pregnancy app

(Relaxnews) – Glow, a data science company geared towards women’s reproductive health and education, this week launched its new app, Glow Nurture. The company’s first app, Glow, dedicated to fertility tracking and helping women conceive or avoid pregnancy, is said to have aided more than 20,000 users in just one year and was among the 2014 Webby […]

19.07.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Health & Fitness, Online, Science & Technology ·
Do women talk more than men? It depends on the situation: study

Do women talk more than men? It depends on the situation: study

(Relaxnews) – Equipped with technology devices called sociometers to track social interactions, a team of researchers from Northeastern University in Boston attacked the common stereotype that women are more talkative than men, finding that different group settings yield different results. Researchers worked with men and women in two different social settings. In the first, conversation […]

18.07.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Beauty & Style, Health & Fitness, Science & Technology ·
What flavor of chocolate are you? Cadbury unveils Facebook-powered vending machine for personalised taste experience

What flavor of chocolate are you? Cadbury unveils Facebook-powered vending machine for personalised taste experience

(Relaxnews) – What does your Facebook profile say about you? It’s a question many people worry about in this day and age, but chocolate maestro Cadbury has come up with a fun form of social analysis. The “Joy Generator” is a Facebook-powered vending machine which analyzes your social media profile and distributes a free chocolate […]

Commercial break: Hallmark, Apple and Wendy’s

Commercial break: Hallmark, Apple and Wendy’s

(Relaxnews) – Hallmark signs up puppies to deliver its mail, Apple employees celebrate Pride, and Boyz II Men get emotional about a Pretzel burger. Here is our round-up of the most interesting ad campaign videos this week. Is this the cutest puppy video on earth? Hallmark Cards is giving customers in Australia the chance to […]

Neymar, James Rodriguez remain atop Starcount’s global social media chart

Neymar, James Rodriguez remain atop Starcount’s global social media chart

(Relaxnews) – In a final burst of World Cup fever across social networks, Colombian player and Golden Boot winner James Rodriguez remained high atop the Starcount global social media chart for the week of July 7-13, while Brazilian star player Neymar continued to dominate the chart. James Rodriguez had been widely expected to win the […]

World Cup 2014 semi-final leads to new Twitter record

World Cup 2014 semi-final leads to new Twitter record

(Relaxnews) – Twitter reported a record number of tweets during the World Cup semi-final match between Brazil and Germany, which the Germans won 7-1. Some 35.6 million tweets were posted to the social networking site during the game, far surpassing the previous record of 25 million tweets reached during the 2014 Super Bowl. Germany’s fifth […]

Music, squared: Google reveals the Cube

Music, squared: Google reveals the Cube

(Relaxnews) – The Cube, Google’s latest flight of technological fancy, is trying to change the way we listen to songs and watch and interact with video. Described as an “experimental platform for interactive storytelling,” the Cube is basically a box — as its name suggests — that appears on your computer or smartphone’s screen and […]

Twitter record smashed by Brazil v Chile World Cup match

Twitter record smashed by Brazil v Chile World Cup match

(PARIS-AFP) – A total of 16.4 million tweets were sent during Saturday’s World Cup game between Brazil and Chile, breaking the record for the number of tweets a minute commenting about a match on the social network. The game saw the World Cup hosts go through to the quarter finals after a nail-biting encounter that […]

Apple touches up its iPod range

Apple touches up its iPod range

(Relaxnews) – The entry-level iPod Touch gets a price cut and a feature boost for the summer. Apple may have been pretty quiet this year when it comes to launching killer new products and reminding people why the company is considered one of the world’s most innovative. But it has been busy improving its existing […]

27.06.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Entertainment, Music, Online, Science & Technology ·
Samsung, LG launch smartwatches with new Google software

Samsung, LG launch smartwatches with new Google software

(SEOUL-AFP) – South Korea’s Samsung and LG on Thursday launched rival smartwatches powered by Google’s new software as they jostle to lead an increasingly competitive market for wearable devices seen as the mobile industry’s next growth booster. Samsung’s “Gear Live” and LG’s “G Watch” — both powered by Android Wear — are the first devices […]

26.06.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
Korean TV dramas give Asian shoppers urge to splurge

Korean TV dramas give Asian shoppers urge to splurge

(SEOUL-AFP) – The export success of South Korea’s TV dramas has spawned a hard-selling world of branded entertainment that uses product placement to push everything from smartphones to lipsticks. The so-called Hallyu (Korean Wave) of TV shows and pop music has long conquered most of Asia and, in recent years, found new, devoted fans in […]

Apple quietly launches new cut-price iMac

Apple quietly launches new cut-price iMac

(Relaxnews) – The new 21.5-inch all-in-one desktop comes with a 1.4GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor but, more importantly, with a price tag of just $1,099. That makes it a whole $200 cheaper than the current entry-level iMac yet, apart from the chipset, which isn’t exactly premium but is no slouch either (it has a […]

18.06.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
One third of UK cat owners Skype with their pet

One third of UK cat owners Skype with their pet

(Relaxnews) – Over one third of UK cat owners Skype or FaceTime their pet, with men particularly keen to speak to their feline friends over the phone, it has been revealed. A poll for the greetings card company Hallmark showed that 23 percent of British men spent time talking to their cat on the phone, a greater […]

17.06.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Offbeat, Online ·
Ryanair launches its online travel guides

Ryanair launches its online travel guides

(Relaxnews) – For those who wonder what to do once they’ve reached one of Ryanair’s 186 destinations across 30 countries, the low-cost carrier has published comprehensive online guides that can be downloaded for free. These new guides cover everything from hotel, dining and shopping listings, to sightseeing information, as well as nightlife activities, in a […]

17.06.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Destinations, Online ·
World Cup makes its mark on global social media: Starcount

World Cup makes its mark on global social media: Starcount

(Relaxnews) – World Cup fever is upon us, as seen on Starcount’s chart of the most popular people on social media for the week of June 9-15. Brazilian soccer player Neymar, Portuguese player Cristiano Ronaldo and opening ceremony performer Jennifer Lopez all takes spots in the top ten. Brazilian striker Neymar scored two goals in […]

How technology is reshaping how Americans dine

How technology is reshaping how Americans dine

(Relaxnews) – It’s official. More and more US diners are become unabashed food pornographers. According to market research firm Mintel, 13 percent of Americans who dined out in the past month and who use social media reported posting a food or drink photo on sites like Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. In hard numbers, that translates […]

07.06.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Food & Dining, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
Ready for hologram-projecting smartphones?

Ready for hologram-projecting smartphones?

(Relaxnews) – Forget Retina displays or even 4K smartphone screens — next year’s premium handsets could come with the ability to create high-resolution three-dimensional holographic projections. The breakthrough, by US company Ostendo Technologies, could also mean that there’ll be little if any need for virtual reality headsets either. And that’s because it has managed to […]

04.06.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Entertainment, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
Study shows how parents can protect kids from cyber-bullying

Study shows how parents can protect kids from cyber-bullying

(Relaxnews) – An annual study conducted by security software firm McAfee and released this week indicates that parents can play a key role in keeping cyber-bullying to a minimum among teens. A total of 1,502 pre-teens and teens in the United States, aged 10 to 18, were interviewed over a two-week period in April of this year. […]

Intel: tablets and 2-in-1s are the future of computing

Intel: tablets and 2-in-1s are the future of computing

(Relaxnews) – As the lines between desktop and notebook and between notebook and tablet continue to disappear, Intel wants to be the company that leads consumers into the next era of personal computing. During Intel’s Computex Taipei 2014 keynote address on Wednesday morning, the company’s president, Renée James, outlined Intel’s vision for this future and […]

03.06.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Science & Technology ·
Ford shows off ‘smart’ Mustang at Taiwan tech show

Ford shows off ‘smart’ Mustang at Taiwan tech show

(TAIPEI-AFP) – US auto giant Ford showed off its new Mustang at Asia’s biggest tech fair Tuesday, billing it as “the smartest Mustang to date”, with voice controls and early warning collision systems. Due to go on sale in Asia-Pacific in 2015, the slick sports car can connect to drivers’ mobile apps using a platform […]

03.06.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Motoring, Science & Technology, Videos ·
Smart lifestyle takes centre stage at Asia tech show

Smart lifestyle takes centre stage at Asia tech show

(TAIPEI-AFP) – Asia’s largest tech trade show will be a battleground for smart innovations when it kicks off in Taiwan Tuesday — from car systems which warn when you are driving badly to a toothbrush-style camera that films the user’s teeth. More than 1,500 exhibitors, including some of the world’s leading technology brands, will set […]

Shakira leads, Emma Watson joins global social media chart: Starcount

Shakira leads, Emma Watson joins global social media chart: Starcount

(Relaxnews) – Pop star Shakira remains at the top of Starcount’s global social media chart, and British actress Emma Watson joins the list for the week of May 26 through June 1. Shakira has dominated social media in recent weeks and can attribute her standing this week to Facebook activity — she got 554,310 likes […]

Tech agenda: Apple Worldwide Developers Conference

Tech agenda: Apple Worldwide Developers Conference

(Relaxnews) – What will the company unveil — a smartwatch, a smart home platform, new Macs or something completely different? Apple’s WWDC June 2-6 San Francisco, California, USA Apple’s annual developers conference will see the company demonstrate its latest software innovations and the improvements it has planned for its desktop and smartphone operating systems. However […]

02.06.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Destinations, Online, Science & Technology ·
‘Hunger Games’ to become mobile game

‘Hunger Games’ to become mobile game

(SAN FRANCISCO-AFP) – “The Hunger Games” is becoming a mobile game. Interactive entertainment company Kabam announced Friday that it agreed with film studio Lionsgate to make a title for play on smartphones or tablet computers based on the dystopian books and films. San Francisco-based Kabam specializes in mobile games that are free-to-play, instead bringing in […]

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