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 ·
HBO announces ‘Game of Thrones’ live concert tours

HBO announces ‘Game of Thrones’ live concert tours

Live Nation has partnered with HBO Global for a series of live “Game of Thrones” concerts in the US. The immersive “Game of Thrones” Live Concert Experience will feature live music and scenes from the Emmy- and Golden Globe Award-winning show, with the series’ composer Ramin Djawadi at the helm of a full orchestra, choir and […]

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 […]

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 […]

‘Meathead’ Goldwyn shares his recipe for The Great American Steakhouse Steakburger

‘Meathead’ Goldwyn shares his recipe for The Great American Steakhouse Steakburger

Meathead Goldwyn is known as “the barbecue whisperer.” His website, Amazingribs.com, is billed as the world’s most popular outdoor cooking website. His recently released cookbook “Meathead: The Science of Great Barbecue and Grilling,” has risen quickly to become the No. 1 bestselling cookbook in the category of Barbecue and Grilling on Amazon.com. For foolproof burgers this […]

11.07.2016 · Filled under: Books, Destinations, Food & Dining, Free Recipes, Home & Garden, Online ·
Watch: first trailer for ‘Voyage of Time’

Watch: first trailer for ‘Voyage of Time’

Brad Pitt narrates the first reel of footage from Terrence Malick’s grand vision of the universe, “Voyage of Time.” The documentary film, which has been ruminating in Malick’s mind for some three decades, examines the story of the universe from its beginning to end. First announced in 2008, there are two editions of “Voyage of […]

03.07.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
Philippine Department of Tourism-LA and Majestic Vacations launch “Philippine Travel Gems” Facebook Photo Contest

Philippine Department of Tourism-LA and Majestic Vacations launch “Philippine Travel Gems” Facebook Photo Contest

LOS ANGELES, CA (Mabuhay) -– Beginning July 1 through November 30, 2016, the Philippine Department of Tourism-Los Angeles and Majestic Vacations are holding an exciting online promotional campaign: “Philippine Travel Gems” Facebook Photo Contest. These travel and tourism industry partners are teaming up with Philippine Airlines to get Facebook users and travelers to the Philippines […]

29.06.2016 · Filled under: Art, Contests, Destinations, Happenings, Offers, Online, Photos, Promotions ·
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 […]

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

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

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

26.05.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Games, Online, Science & Technology ·
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 ·
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 ·
Jessica Alba, Michelle Obama win Webby Awards

Jessica Alba, Michelle Obama win Webby Awards

Actress turned entrepreneur Jessica Alba and US First Lady Michelle Obama were among celebrities and technology titans honored Tuesday with Webby Awards for “excellence on the Internet.” The winners were announced ahead of the 20th Annual Webby Awards ceremony that will take place in New York City on May 16. The awards show is portrayed […]

28.04.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Hollywood Stars, Online ·
Taiwan launches tourism campaign in LA

Taiwan launches tourism campaign in LA

By Abner Galino A campaign to attract North American tourists, dubbed as “Best of Taste Taiwan,” was recently launched in Los Angeles by the Taiwan Tourism Bureau. The campaign, which emphasizes Taiwan’s “heart of Asia” geographical location, strives to convince people why the country is a “perfect destination for both long-haul and stopover visits.” At the center […]

17.04.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Offers, Online, Promotions ·
Asia falls for S. Korean military romance

Asia falls for S. Korean military romance

Millions across Asia will sit down this week for the finale of a hit South Korean drama series that has triggered relationship health warnings in China, a thumbs-up review from Thailand’s junta chief and a trans-regional passion for its two young stars. “Descendants of the Sun” tells the story of an army captain sent on […]

12.04.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, International Stars, 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 ·
Disney releases epic new trailer for “Alice Through The Looking Glass”

Disney releases epic new trailer for “Alice Through The Looking Glass”

The new trailer for Tim Burton’s sequel to 2010’s “Alice in Wonderland” features cast from the original film and some new faces. This summer’s upcoming 3D blockbuster reunites Johnny Depp as the notorious Mad Hatter, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter, Michael Sheen and Mia Wasikowska as Alice. Entertainment source Deadline reveals that the sequel introduces Sacha Baron […]

30.03.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
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 ·
Obamas to headline South by Southwest festival

Obamas to headline South by Southwest festival

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

Oscars draws eight-year low US TV audience

Oscars draws eight-year low US TV audience

The ABC TV network said Monday 34. 34.3 million Americans watched the 2016 Oscars, the lowest ratings in eight years for the glitzy culmination to Hollywood’s annual awards season. Despite headlines generated by a race row embroiling the 88th Academy Awards, the audience was six percent down on last year’s 36.6 million in the same […]

01.03.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online ·
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 ·
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 ·
Dolce & Gabbana reveals new fragrance campaign starring Sophia Loren

Dolce & Gabbana reveals new fragrance campaign starring Sophia Loren

(Relaxnews) – Sophia Loren’s full new beauty campaign Dolce & Gabbana has been revealed. The Oscar-winning Italian actress stars in a video by the Sicilian fashion house to mark the launch of its new fragrance ‘Dolce Rosa Excelsa’. The video is divided into three acts, “Rinascita”, “Festa” and “Meravigliosa.” The story sees silver screen legend […]

01.02.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
Watch: New trailers for ‘Batman v Superman’

Watch: New trailers for ‘Batman v Superman’

(Relaxnews) – A series of new trailers has dropped on Twitter revealing more clips of the epic cinematic showdown between Batman and Superman. Warner Bros. released two teasers giving both heroes airplay to state their case: Superman describes Batman as a “bat vigilante” and “one-man reign of terror” while Batman describes Superman as a threat […]

25.01.2016 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online ·
Friends Reunited closing down

Friends Reunited closing down

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

18.01.2016 · Filled under: Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
‘Pretty in Pink’ re-release coming February

‘Pretty in Pink’ re-release coming February

(Relaxnews) – High school love story “Pretty in Pink” celebrates its 30th anniversary this year, and a special two-day showing planned for US theaters. Directed by John Hughes, and co-starring Molly Ringwald, Harry Dean Stanton and Jon Cryer, 1986 release “Pretty in Pink” pleased reviewers and audiences alike with its story of tumultuous high school […]

18.01.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
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 ·
David Bowie: a look back at memorable live performances

David Bowie: a look back at memorable live performances

(Relaxnews) – After a career spanning over four decades, legendary British singer-songwriter and actor David Bowie passed away Sunday after an 18-month fight against cancer, aged 69. A selection of the star’s live performance highlights captured on video. A key moment in Bowie’s career came in 1972 with the album, “The Rise and Fall of […]

11.01.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music, Online, Videos ·
Katy Perry reaches 80 million followers on Twitter

Katy Perry reaches 80 million followers on Twitter

(Relaxnews) – Katy Perry has widened the social media gap with her nearest rival Justin Bieber, accumulating 80 million followers on Twitter. Already the most followed Twitter user, Perry recently passed the 80.3 million mark — about as many digital singles Perry has sold, notes Entertainment Weekly. Bieber is the next most followed celebrity on Twitter […]

07.01.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music, Online ·
Craig Strickland bandmates mourn country singer’s death in Facebook post

Craig Strickland bandmates mourn country singer’s death in Facebook post

(Relaxnews) – Bandmates of country singer Craig Strickland, who was found dead Monday after disappearing more than a week ago, expressed their grief on the group’s Facebook page calling him “the most amazing person whose passion for life couldn’t be matched.” Strickland was reported missing on Dec. 26 after leaving for a duck hunting trip […]

05.01.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music, Online ·
Louis Vuitton casts ‘Final Fantasy’ character for Spring 2016 campaign

Louis Vuitton casts ‘Final Fantasy’ character for Spring 2016 campaign

(Relaxnews) – Lightning from the “Final Fantasy” game series stars in the latest campaign by Louis Vuitton’s creative director Nicolas Ghesquière. Ghesquière revealed the first images from the campaign in two posts on Instagram, Monday December 28, showing the RPG character Lightning modeling looks direct from the Spring 2016 runway show, which had strong references to […]

29.12.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Games, Lifestyle, Online, Videos ·
Party hairstyles for New Year’s Eve

Party hairstyles for New Year’s Eve

(Relaxnews) – New Year’s Eve is one of the most glamorous nights of the year, so it deserves a little extra attention when it comes to your hairstyle. Here are three show stopping looks and how to recreate them. Braided up-do Hair vlogger Kayley Melissa has come up with an intricate braided style perfect for […]

26.12.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Holidays, New Year's Day, Online, Photos, Videos ·
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 ·
Japan Airlines spreads ‘Peace’ around the world

Japan Airlines spreads ‘Peace’ around the world

(Relaxnews) – The Japanese flag carrier has teamed up with world-renowned GPS artist Yassan to make a truly global artistic message this festive season. Covering six continents and some 65,700 miles (105,734km) and with help from 107 people and a host of flights provided by oneworld alliance airlines, Yassan managed to use his GPS coordinates […]

21.12.2015 · Filled under: Art, Destinations, Entertainment, Home & Garden, Online, Videos ·
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 […]

‘House of Cards’ season 4 date announced

‘House of Cards’ season 4 date announced

(Relaxnews) – ‘House of Cards’ is returning to TV for its fourth season next spring. A new teaser for the political drama starring Kevin Spacey has revealed that the show’s 13 new episodes will air on Netflix on March 4. The entire season will be released on the same date. In the teaser, which is […]

16.12.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
Tumblr reveals most reblogged celebrities in 2015

Tumblr reveals most reblogged celebrities in 2015

Entertainment – Cinema – Music – Trend – Celebrity – Looking back on 2015 (Relaxnews) – Chris Evans, Taylor Swift and Serena Williams were among the most reblogged celebrities on Tumblr in 2015. The blogging site has released their Year in Review stats, recapping everything from the most popular blogs, people and places that got Tumblrs buzzing over the last year. Top actresses in 2015: […]

10.12.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Home & Garden, Music, Online ·
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 ·
Psy ‘Daddy’ music video goes viral

Psy ‘Daddy’ music video goes viral

(Relaxnews) – South Korean pop star Psy has released another song, “Daddy”, which has gone viral within just a few hours of going online. Released on November 30, Psy’s “Daddy” music video has now generated over 12 million views. The crazy video sees Psy at different phases in his life, with his adult face digitally […]

02.12.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music, Online, Videos ·
New dad Zuckerberg vows to give away Facebook fortune

New dad Zuckerberg vows to give away Facebook fortune

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

01.12.2015 · Filled under: International Stars, Online, Science & Technology ·
John Legend literally sings with the stars for Stella Artois holiday campaign

John Legend literally sings with the stars for Stella Artois holiday campaign

(Relaxnews) – Stella Artois has announced the debut of their holiday campaign song, featuring John Legend singing alongside the sound of actual stars. As part of Stella Artois’s holiday campaign “Give Beautifully,” singer John Legend has written and recorded “Under the Stars,” which pays homage to the brand’s name — Stella — meaning “star” in Latin. […]

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 […]

‘The Huntsman: Winter’s War’ teaser released

‘The Huntsman: Winter’s War’ teaser released

(Relaxnews) – A 15-second teaser for the “Snow White and the Huntsman” prequel has just been released ahead of a full-length trailer on Wednesday. Releasing in April, “The Huntsman: Winter’s War” stars Charlize Theron, Emily Blunt, and Chris Hemsworth, all of whom appear in the short teaser clip. The follow-up film will precede the events […]

18.11.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
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 ·
Watch: Justin Bieber’s surprise performance at BBC 1 Teen Awards

Watch: Justin Bieber’s surprise performance at BBC 1 Teen Awards

(Relaxnews) – Justin Bieber gave a surprise performance at the BBC Radio 1 Teen Awards over the weekend, reports Billboard. The Canadian pop singer performed “What Do You Mean,” “Where Are U Now” and “Boyfriend” to an enthusiastic crowd at London’s SSE Wembley Arena. The awards ceremony, which recognizes the achievements of young entertainers, featured performances […]

09.11.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music, Online, Videos ·
Trailer: Chris Hemsworth in ‘In the Heart of the Sea’

Trailer: Chris Hemsworth in ‘In the Heart of the Sea’

(Relaxnews) – Ron Howard’s “In the Heart of the Sea” has a final trailer ahead of its December 11 US release, revealing more details of the survival story. Chris Hemsworth stars in the film, which is based on a book by Nathaniel Philbrick that tells the true story behind “Moby Dick.” Benjamin Walker, Cillian Murphy […]

03.11.2015 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
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 ·
‘By the Sea’ trailer released, starring Angelina Jolie Pitt and Brad Pitt

‘By the Sea’ trailer released, starring Angelina Jolie Pitt and Brad Pitt

(Relaxnews) – “By the Sea” stars real-life husband and wife playing a struggling couple who reach breaking point at a French holiday resort. Jolie Pitt not only stars as co-lead, but she also wrote, directed and produced the 70s-inspired movie. “By the Sea” follows her previous directorial roles in “In the Land of Blood and Honey” and […]

31.10.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
One Direction to perform ‘Perfect’ at the AMAs

One Direction to perform ‘Perfect’ at the AMAs

(Relaxnews) – The American Music Awards announced on Tuesday, October 27 that One Direction will be performing their single “Perfect” live during the event. The AMAs 2015 will be One Direction’s third performance at the event, but the first as a four-piece, following the departure of member Zayn Malik in March. The boy band will be performing […]

28.10.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music, Online, Videos ·
Star Wars: Mark Hamill thought Luke should have turned evil

Star Wars: Mark Hamill thought Luke should have turned evil

(Relaxnews) – Ten-year-old archive footage shows Luke Skywalker actor Mark Hamill dropping some character development knowledge in front of his future director J.J. Abrams; curious fans are now asking whether that could have influenced the storyline of December’s “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” Hosting the penultimate episode of chat show “Dinner for Five” was Kevin […]

22.10.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd crash Jimmy Kimmel Live

Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd crash Jimmy Kimmel Live

(Relaxnews) – In honor of Back to the Future Day October 21, Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd reunited on the “Jimmy Kimmel Live” TV show, in character, complete with a silver DeLorean and white Nike sneakers. Doc Brown and Marty were less than impressed when they crashed onto the “Jimmy Kimmel Live” show and discovered […]

22.10.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
ALA Promotions features talents to America with Pinoy Pride Edition

ALA Promotions features talents to America with Pinoy Pride Edition

By Rod Mijares Balita Media Nevada correspondent After a successful boxing promotions in the Philippines and in the Middle East, ALA Boxing Promotions in collaboration with ABS-CBN makes history by promoting their latest installment of never ending Pinoy Pride, where else, but in the boxing mecca of the world, America, the land of opportunities where […]

21.10.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Local News, Online, Sports & Recreation ·
New Star Wars-themed notebook from HP comes with lightsaber sounds

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

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

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 ·
Watch video for Sam Smith’s James Bond song

Watch video for Sam Smith’s James Bond song

(Relaxnews) – The video for the James Bond theme song by Sam Smith has been released, revealing the more intimate moments from the upcoming “Spectre” film. In “Writing’s on the Wall,” there is a conspicuous absence of high-impact action scenes and car chases. Instead, the Luke Monaghan-directed video features the singer, along with clips of […]

Lady Gaga’s Tom Ford video hits the web

Lady Gaga’s Tom Ford video hits the web

(Relaxnews) – A reworked version of Nile Rogers’ ‘I Want Your Love’ stars lady Gaga, Rogers himself and the Tom Ford fashion label’s Spring/Summer 2016 collection Conceived as a unique way of launching the fashion designer’s new campaign, the video sees the singer sharing a catwalk with models The video, excitement about which has been building […]

Bradley Cooper and Sienna Miller turn up the heat in ‘Burnt’

Bradley Cooper and Sienna Miller turn up the heat in ‘Burnt’

(Relaxnews) – Bradley Cooper and Sienna Miller are teaming up once again, and this time it’s in the kitchen for the upcoming movie “Burnt.” The newly-released trailer for the film sees bad boy rockstar chef Adam Jones, played by Cooper, clean up his act following a disastrous spell as the enfant terrible of the Paris […]

01.10.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
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 ·
‘The Peanuts Movie’ trailer presents an ‘underdog and his dog’

‘The Peanuts Movie’ trailer presents an ‘underdog and his dog’

(Relaxnews) – A new trailer for the upcoming “Peanuts Movie” gives a glimpse of the adventures in store for underdog Charlie Brown, his dog Snoopy and company. Due out November 6 in the US and rolling out worldwide through November, December and early 2016, “The Peanuts Movie” marks the big-screen debut of the “Peanuts” characters, […]

22.09.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
Viral video shows why it takes 6 months to build sandwich from scratch

Viral video shows why it takes 6 months to build sandwich from scratch

(Relaxnews) – It took Andy George six months and $1,500 to make a single chicken sandwich. Because he made it from scratch. And when George, US-based host of the YouTube series “How to Make Everything” uses the term “scratch,” he’s not just talking about baking bread from flour purchased off the grocery store shelf, and […]

‘Bridge of Spies’ receives second trailer

‘Bridge of Spies’ receives second trailer

(Relaxnews) – Steven Spielberg’s “Bridge of Spies” is headed for an October release, retelling the story of a US-Russian prisoner exchange in the midst of the Cold War. Tom Hanks stars as US lawyer James Donovan, with Mark Rylance his new charge, captured Russian spy Rudolf Abel. Having been asked to help negotiate the exchange […]

16.09.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online ·
Watch the Aston Martin DB10 perform

Watch the Aston Martin DB10 perform

(Relaxnews) – Aston Martin has released a video of the bespoke, one-off supercar created for the latest James Bond film, being put through its paces by stunt driver Mark Higgins. The latest Aston, the seventh car from the company to appear on screen alongside the world’s most famous fictional British spy since the film series […]

12.09.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Motoring, Online, Videos ·
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 ·
The world’s largest water slide among most highly anticipated rides in 2016

The world’s largest water slide among most highly anticipated rides in 2016

(Relaxnews) – The world’s largest, multi-lane water slide is set to open next year in the US, sending thrill seekers careening down toboggans at speeds of up to 40 feet per second. Standing 60 feet tall (18 meters), the Six Flags franchise will add another multi-lane Wahoo Racer — the largest of its kind in […]

07.09.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Online, Videos ·
Clip of upcoming documentary on ballet’s “Bad Boy” revealed

Clip of upcoming documentary on ballet’s “Bad Boy” revealed

(Relaxnews) – A clip from the documentary “Dancer” about Ukrainian Sergei Polunin, known as the “bad boy of ballet,” is now available. Polunin has been described in the media as the “James Dean of the ballet world,” according to Variety, who spotted the story and clip. Oscar-nomine producer Gabrielle Tana met Polunin in 2012 just after he […]

07.09.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, International Stars, Online ·
TV5 International expands reach in U.S. via DIRECTV

TV5 International expands reach in U.S. via DIRECTV

TV5 International marks a milestone by expanding its reach in the U.S. via DIRECTV, now part of the AT&T family.  KAPATID TV5, TV5 international’s entertainment channel, is set to deliver some of the most anticipated shows in the Philippines. As the home of the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA), Kapatid TV5 has greatly revitalized Filipinos’ love for the Philippine’s […]

07.09.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Online ·
Will Jaguar set the Pace at this year’s Frankfurt motor show?

Will Jaguar set the Pace at this year’s Frankfurt motor show?

(Relaxnews) – Like a number of automotive stalwarts whose history was until now steeped in on-road success, Jaguar is planning to drive straight off-road and into the luxury crossover market at this year’s Frankfurt show with the first SUV in its 80-year history — The F-Pace. Teased on Friday in its first official, non-camouflaged image, […]

06.09.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring, Online, Videos ·
Burger King’s plans for Peace Day Burger to move forward with Denny’s and Krystal

Burger King’s plans for Peace Day Burger to move forward with Denny’s and Krystal

(Relaxnews) – Burger King’s global peace mission is moving forward despite being rejected by arch rival McDonald’s, having found allies in four other fast food chains who’ve offered to join forces and create their own Peace Day Burger. A week after McDonald’s threw cold water on BK’s invitation to make amends and collaborate on a […]

04.09.2015 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Offbeat, Online, Videos ·
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 ·
Burger King peace offer to McDonald’s: ‘Let’s make a McWhopper’

Burger King peace offer to McDonald’s: ‘Let’s make a McWhopper’

(Washington, United States-AFP) – Is a McWhopper in the near future for fast-food lovers? In the name of global peace, Burger King proposed making the hybrid hamburger to its rival McDonald’s on Wednesday, at least for one day, the United Nations-promoted International Day of Peace on September 21. Burger King, perpetually locked in tough competition […]

26.08.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Online, Videos ·
Guinness World Records fetes its 60th anniversary

Guinness World Records fetes its 60th anniversary

(Relaxnews) – On Thursday, August 27, the world’s undisputed record-keeper and archive of history fetes its 60th anniversary. In addition to the release of the 60th edition of the book next month, Guinness has been building up to the milestone with a special video series featuring some of the biggest — figuratively and literally — records set, […]

26.08.2015 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Online, Videos ·
BBC Radio One announces ‘Live Lounge month’ lineup

BBC Radio One announces ‘Live Lounge month’ lineup

(Relaxnews) – On August 25, BBC Radio One announced their plans for 30 Live Lounge performances in 30 days, including new acts and some of the industry’s most established names. The popular Live Lounge feature on BBC Radio One will be running daily throughout September, it was announced Tuesday. From Tuesday, September 1 to Wednesday, […]

26.08.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music, Online ·
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 ·
Bugatti releases teaser for new model, #imaginEBugatti

Bugatti releases teaser for new model, #imaginEBugatti

(Relaxnews) – Speculation is rife after Bugatti released a short video hinting about the successor of its legendary Veyron. The video, released on August 13, features just 35 seconds of road surface paired with an intriguing voiceover that begins with, “A new chapter begins, join us. In the endless hunt for speed the horizon beckons… I go […]

15.08.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring, Online, Videos ·
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 ·
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 ·
Robin Thicke drops Nicki Minaj track and addresses rumor mill on Twitter

Robin Thicke drops Nicki Minaj track and addresses rumor mill on Twitter

(Relaxnews) – Robin Thicke has dropped his latest single, featuring Nicki Minaj. In a single Twitter post, Thicke put to rest the rumor mill, quieting claims that he’s engaged to his 20-year-old girlfriend April Love Geary, and announced his latest track “Back Together.” “Not engaged, but I do propose that you check out my new […]

06.08.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music, Online ·
Heart-stopping new trailer for IMAX film ‘Everest’ released

Heart-stopping new trailer for IMAX film ‘Everest’ released

(Relaxnews) – A new teaser has been released for the star-studded film based on the true story of a hiking expedition up Mount Everest that turned tragic when the climbers became caught in a blizzard. In an ominous presentiment, Jason Clarke’s character Rob Hall opens the three-minute trailer saying, “Human beings simply aren’t built to […]

06.08.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
Groupon launches own food delivery service

Groupon launches own food delivery service

(Relaxnews) – Less than a month after acquiring the food delivery business OrderUp, Groupon has unveiled Groupon To Go its new US delivery and takeout service. Starting out in Chicago, where it has since March been pilot testing with 500 restaurants, Groupon says the service is ready to expand to other areas, with Boston and […]

02.08.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden, Online ·
Kendall Jenner gets cheeky in new Estée Lauder commercial

Kendall Jenner gets cheeky in new Estée Lauder commercial

(Relaxnews) – Estée Lauder has released its latest beauty commercial, starring model of the moment Kendall Jenner. A spoof ad within the ad sees the US beauty unable to contain her excitement at unveiling the brand’s “New Pure Color Envy Liquid Lip Potion.” Despite playing sexy for the test shots at the cameraman’s request, Kendall’s […]

30.07.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Hollywood Stars, Lifestyle, Online, Videos ·
‘The Kitchen’ star Katie Lee shares her tips for easy summer entertaining

‘The Kitchen’ star Katie Lee shares her tips for easy summer entertaining

(Relaxnews) – When Katie Lee describes her idea of summer entertaining, she conjures up long, languid days in the Hamptons and simple but elegant dinner parties that turn peaches into table centerpieces and humble ingredients into stars. It’s a charmed life she leads. Lee, 33, co-host of The Food Network’s “The Kitchen,” lives in the […]

Upcoming Star Trek film to offer the ultimate fan experience

Upcoming Star Trek film to offer the ultimate fan experience

(Relaxnews) – Star Trek fans can now boldly go where they never thought possible — onto the set of the upcoming film. As part of the “Star Trek: To Boldly Go” campaign, the cast has teamed up with Omaze to combine their support for nine global causes with the ultimate fan experience. The cast’s causes […]

15.07.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
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 ·
Watch: first trailer for ‘Miss You Already’

Watch: first trailer for ‘Miss You Already’

(Relaxnews) – New comedy drama starring Drew Barrymore and Toni Collette is heading to cinemas this Fall. The film centres on the relationship between Barrymore (Jess) and Collette (Milly).  They’ve always been best friends despite being polar opposites but as they approach their 40s, could pregnancy problems and a cancer diagnoses push their bond to […]

10.07.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
New teaser for ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2’

New teaser for ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2’

(Relaxnews) – The official site of the upcoming fourth installment in the “Hunger Games” movie series released a new teaser on Wednesday. Jennifer Lawrence will once again play the heroine, Katniss, who will finally confront the president of Panam, Mr. Snow (Donald Sutherland), whose attempts to destroy her have only increased in ferocity and frequency. […]

09.07.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online ·
Polaroid launches Cube+ affordable action cam

Polaroid launches Cube+ affordable action cam

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

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

Apple looking to bring back music Home Sharing for iOS 9

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

07.07.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Entertainment, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
Watch: Nicolas Cage trying on his Superman suit

Watch: Nicolas Cage trying on his Superman suit

(Relaxnews) – Never-before-seen footage of Nicolas Cage as Superman has been unearthed and posted online by the LA Times. The video, which shows an incredibly lean-looking Cage trying on an all-blue super suit that he would have sported in the 1998 film “Superman Lives,” has come to light. In 1997, Cage signed on to play the […]

06.07.2015 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
Mark Zuckerberg’s ‘A Year in Books’ hits halfway point

Mark Zuckerberg’s ‘A Year in Books’ hits halfway point

(Relaxnews) – Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg started his book club back in January, setting out to read a book every two weeks and inviting others to do the same. This week he revealed the club’s latest title — while admitting that his initial goal may have been a lofty one. Zuckerberg announced his plans via Facebook on […]

03.07.2015 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Home & Garden, International Stars, Online ·
President Barack Obama says peas in guacamole not a good idea

President Barack Obama says peas in guacamole not a good idea

(Relaxnews) – A New York Times tweet for a guacamole recipe made with peas has succeeded in sparking a Twitter outcry, with the Republican Party of Texas calling it tantamount to a declaration of war on their state, and even provoking President Barack Obama to weigh in on the discussion. “Add green peas to your […]

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 ·
Trailer released for ‘Secret in their Eyes’ featuring Julia Roberts, Nicole Kidman and Chiwetel Ejiofor

Trailer released for ‘Secret in their Eyes’ featuring Julia Roberts, Nicole Kidman and Chiwetel Ejiofor

(Relaxnews) – On Tuesday June 30, STX Entertainment released the first trailer for “Secret in their Eyes.” Based on the Argentinean director Juan José Campanella’s “El secreto de sus ojos,” “Secret in their Eyes” is a revenge thriller written and directed by Billy Ray. The recently-released trailer reveals three law enforcement officials — played by […]

30.06.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
Fans go wild for new One Direction fragrance commercial

Fans go wild for new One Direction fragrance commercial

(Relaxnews) – One Direction fans have been left delighted at the news that the group is set to launch a new fragrance. The band announced the news that they have been working on their fourth scent, “Between Us,” by revealing a hilarious campaign video that has “Directioners” going wild. The tongue-in-cheek film sees the foursome […]

K-pop sensation Wonder Girls reunite for comeback

K-pop sensation Wonder Girls reunite for comeback

(Relaxnews) – One of K-pop’s most successful crossover bands Wonder Girls is staging a comeback, this time with one less member. After a three-year hiatus, record label JYP Entertainment said the group have already filmed a new music video to promote their new album, reports Billboard. The group lost lead vocalist Sunye, who married her […]

25.06.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music, Online, Videos ·
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, […]

Katy Perry teases fans with Moschino campaign pictures

Katy Perry teases fans with Moschino campaign pictures

(Relaxnews) – Katy Perry has been tweeting up a storm by releasing the hot new images from her Moschino Autumn/Winter 2015/16 campaign on her account. The US popstar has taken to social media to tease fans with six new visuals, which see her rocking a punked-up look for the Italian fashion house. Styled by Moschino’s […]

Jaguar Land Rover takes ‘hole’ new approach to autonomous driving

Jaguar Land Rover takes ‘hole’ new approach to autonomous driving

(Relaxnews) – Jaguar Land Rover is developing a new system that will enable its cars to spot and avoid potholes, drains, degraded stretches of road surface and even loose manhole covers, while simultaneously alerting other drivers in the area. The Range Rover Evoque and the Land Rover Discovery Sport already boast a feature called MagneRide […]

11.06.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring, Online, Videos ·
Chanel releases the full Jean-Paul Goude campaign for Chance

Chanel releases the full Jean-Paul Goude campaign for Chance

(Relaxnews) – After releasing a teaser on June 8, the French luxury brand has unveiled the full version of its “Chance” campaign, shot by renowned director and photographer Jean-Paul Goude. For its newest advertising campaign promoting the Chance Eau Vive fragrance, Chanel placed its trust in an expert in the field, Jean-Paul Goude, who chose […]

10.06.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Film, International Stars, Online, Videos ·
Katy Perry is face of Moschino

Katy Perry is face of Moschino

(Relaxnews) – Pop star Katy Perry features in a new campaign image for the Italian brand Moschino. The singer posted the image to her Instagram account on Wednesday with the caption “THE FACE OF MOSCHINO.” In the photo, she’s seen wearing a gold quilted bra top, denim patchwork jacket, snug black skirt and oversize gold accessories, all […]

10.06.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, International Stars, Music, Online ·
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 ·
Watch: Meryl Streep in second ‘Ricki and the Flash’ trailer

Watch: Meryl Streep in second ‘Ricki and the Flash’ trailer

(Relaxnews) – Sony Pictures has released a second trailer for the upcoming film “Ricki and the Flash,” which releases August 7 in the US and UK. Meryl Streep stars as a musician who is attempting to set things right with her grown kids after giving up everything in pursuit of rock stardom. Oscar winner Jonathan […]

08.06.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, 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 ·
Milan Expo to be the hub of World Environment Day 2015

Milan Expo to be the hub of World Environment Day 2015

(Relaxnews) – World Environment Day (WED), one of the United Nations’ primary vehicles for spreading awareness around the globe to keep our planet in shape, is fast upon us, and this year the Milan Expo will host a flurry of activities in collaboration with the occasion on June 5. This year’s WED theme is “Seven […]

04.06.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Environment, Home & Garden, Online ·
London tops Global Destinations ranking for 2015

London tops Global Destinations ranking for 2015

(Relaxnews) – The UK capital is to receive 18.82 million international visitors in 2015, according to a Global Destination Cities Index compiled by financial services company MasterCard. Bangkok will received 18.24 million overnight visitors, the ranking predicts, with Paris in 3rd place with 16.06 million. Dubai follows with 14.26m visitors and Turkish capital Istanbul stands […]

03.06.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Online, Videos ·
Adaptations bringing Bill Bryson, David Foster Wallace, Macbeth to screen

Adaptations bringing Bill Bryson, David Foster Wallace, Macbeth to screen

(Relaxnews) – Bookworms have several upcoming movies to look forward to, with new trailers out this week revealing Robert Redford as author Bill Bryson and Jason Segel as David Foster Wallace, plus new clips of Michael Fassbender as Macbeth making the rounds following the Cannes Film Festival. “A Walk in the Woods” Based on Bill […]

01.06.2015 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online ·
UnionPay card becomes the golden ticket to the Met

UnionPay card becomes the golden ticket to the Met

(Relaxnews) – China-based UnionPay International announced Monday that holders of their credit cards will be able to visit New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art free of charge starting on June 1. A UnionPay card starts with the number 62. So far, the offer is expected to last until May 31, 2016 and the Met is the latest […]

26.05.2015 · Filled under: Art, Destinations, Entertainment, Online ·
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. […]

Burger King introduces Canada to its Chicken Fries

Burger King introduces Canada to its Chicken Fries

(Relaxnews) – They’ve conquered the US, and now Burger King’s Chicken Fries are being rolled out in restaurants across CANADA. The new menu item, which features white meat chicken coated in a light crispy breading seasoned with savory spices and herbs, is being supported by a cheeky campaign that chronicles the budding affair between a love-hungry […]

20.05.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Online ·
Wicked Cyclone hybrid roller coaster opens on US East Coast

Wicked Cyclone hybrid roller coaster opens on US East Coast

(Relaxnews) – Theme park Six Flags New England has launched its new, hotly anticipated roller coaster Wicked Cyclone. One of only a handful of hybrid coasters in the world, meaning it is made from both steel and wood, the ride is said to convey “the powerful force of Mother Nature.” It stands 10 storeys high, […]

20.05.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Online ·
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 ·
Lip service: get Kylie Jenner’s pout minus the injections

Lip service: get Kylie Jenner’s pout minus the injections

(Relaxnews) – Kylie Jenner is all over the news at the moment after finally admitting that her overstated pout is down to dermal lip fillers rather than clever makeup. But don’t despair — it is still possible to get fuller chops armed with a few products and a couple of beauty tricks. Here’s how: The […]

11.05.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
Dove asks what it means to be blind and beautiful

Dove asks what it means to be blind and beautiful

(Relaxnews) – How do you measure your own beauty when you’re blind or visually impaired? This is the question beauty brand Dove asked three Swedish women for the latest installment of its “Choose Beautiful” campaign. A short film called “Dove Blind Beauty” shows three visually impaired women talking about their own body image in relation […]

29.04.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Online, Videos ·
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 […]

US Olympic hero Bruce Jenner hailed for coming out as transgender

US Olympic hero Bruce Jenner hailed for coming out as transgender

(AFP) – US Olympic champion turned reality TV star Bruce Jenner won praise Saturday from celebrities and activists for revealing he is transitioning from male to female, ending long-running speculation he identifies as a woman. In a highly anticipated, two-hour television interview aired Friday — hailed by transgender rights’ campaigners and his own Kardashian-linked family […]

27.04.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Hollywood Stars, Online ·
Google Doodle and animal quiz marks Earth Day 2015

Google Doodle and animal quiz marks Earth Day 2015

(Relaxnews) – Are you a honey bee, a giant squid or a komodo dragon? On the occasion of Earth Day 2015, Google is lending a helping hand in figuring out which animal best captures your personality. First celebrated in the United States in 1970, Earth Day has grown into an annual global event to help spread environmental […]

23.04.2015 · Filled under: Environment, Home & Garden, Online ·
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 […]

Official ‘Batman v Superman’ posters unveiled on Twitter

Official ‘Batman v Superman’ posters unveiled on Twitter

(Relaxnews) – The first official posters for Zack Snyder’s upcoming “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” have been unveiled by the director on Twitter ahead of the movie’s IMAX trailer release date on Monday. Monday’s trailer release has also been taken up a notch. Last week, the official trailer was leaked to the public, and […]

20.04.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online ·
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 ·
Victoria’s Secret models do a rain dance

Victoria’s Secret models do a rain dance

(Relaxnews) – Victoria’s Secret is now offering umbrellas in their signature pink candy stripe. A sexy new video starring models Jasmine Tookes, Elsa Hosk and Candice Swanepoel wearing the new Dream Angels collection is now available online. Fans can share their own rain dance footage by tweeting #ItsRainingVS. From now until April 23, you get […]

15.04.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Online, Videos ·
New ‘Ant-Man’ trailer released

New ‘Ant-Man’ trailer released

(Relaxnews) – The official trailer for the upcoming movie “Ant-Man” was released to YouTube Monday. “Ant-Man” will debut in North American cinemas on July 17. In the film, a member of The Avengers comes to the big screen for the first time with a new character by Marvel Studios, super hero Ant-Man. The film stars […]

13.04.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
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 ·
Dove releases latest beauty campaign video, ‘Choose Beautiful’

Dove releases latest beauty campaign video, ‘Choose Beautiful’

(Relaxnews) – Beauty and personal care brand Dove is known for its viral videos about beauty, and the latest, “Choose Beautiful,” has been generating buzz since releasing on Tuesday. In the new video, women in five cities — San Francisco, Shanghai, Delhi, London and São Paulo — are given the opportunity to enter a building […]

08.04.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Online, Videos ·
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 ·
Taylor Swift, Sam Smith take Billboard Music Award nominations

Taylor Swift, Sam Smith take Billboard Music Award nominations

(Relaxnews) – Nominees in five categories for the 2015 Billboard Music Awards were revealed April 7 on US TV show “Good Morning America,” with a full list to follow. US singer Taylor Swift and UK singer Sam Smith were nominated in four categories each. The five categories revealed so far are top artist, top male […]

07.04.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music, Online ·
In fashion first, Google shows what’s hot and not

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

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

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

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

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

‘Fantastic Four’ delivers international trailer

‘Fantastic Four’ delivers international trailer

(Relaxnews) – A new “Fantastic Four” trailer offers a selection of additional material as it is recut for international audiences. This time around, there’s a look at the sort of superpower that each crew member wields, with both the Human Torch and Invisible Woman in flight. For 20th Century Fox, it’s an opportunity to reboot […]

03.04.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
Second ‘Jurassic World’ trailer ahead of June release

Second ‘Jurassic World’ trailer ahead of June release

(Relaxnews) – A 30-second set-up for “Jurassic World” fills out some of the big name film’s backstory. Raptor trainer Owen Grady (Chris Pratt) arrives on the scene to view one of the dinosaur theme park’s most notable attractions: a carnivorous beast with an appetite for destruction. A laboratory creation achieved by fusing elements from a […]

30.03.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
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 ·
Outrageous chocolate Easter bunny costs $49,000 thanks to diamond eyes

Outrageous chocolate Easter bunny costs $49,000 thanks to diamond eyes

(Relaxnews) – It took a master chocolatier, cocoa from Tanzania and two solitaire diamonds to create what’s being billed as the world’s most extravagant chocolate Easter bunny, worth $49,000 — or, the price of a high-end car. The specs are impressive: The bunny statuette measures 38 cm (about a foot tall) and weighs in at […]

25.03.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Easter, Food & Dining, Home & Garden, Offbeat, Online, Videos ·
Pitbull to perform at famed Apollo Theater

Pitbull to perform at famed Apollo Theater

(Relaxnews) – In celebration of the upcoming launch of his SiriusXM channel, the rapper Pitbull will perform at Harlem’s illustrious Apollo Theater for an audience of invited guests on Tuesday, May 19 at 8:00pm ET. Called “Globalization,” Pitbull’s SiriusXM channel will launch just one hour before the concert begins in the New York neighborhood of […]

23.03.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music, Online ·
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 […]

New Jaguar set for high wire debut

New Jaguar set for high wire debut

(Relaxnews) – To highlight its latest car’s lightweight construction and its agility, the Jaguar XF is taking to a tightrope in one of the company’s most ambitious publicity stunts to date. The reveal, scheduled for March 24 — a week before the New York Autoshow — will bring a new meaning to driving by wire. […]

18.03.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring, Online, Videos ·
Windows 10 devices to allow sign in with face, iris

Windows 10 devices to allow sign in with face, iris

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

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

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

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

Listen to the new song from ‘Frozen Fever’

Listen to the new song from ‘Frozen Fever’

(Relaxnews) – Disney has released the new song that features in “Frozen Fever,” the digital short that hits theaters Friday alongside “Cinderella.” “Making Today a Perfect Day” is sung by Idina Menzel and Kristen Bell, the voices behind Queen Elsa and Princess Anna and recounts how the sisters are trying to plan the perfect celebration […]

16.03.2015 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Music, Online ·
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 ·
Viewers to Volunteers ad for CBS features Weekend Balita columnist Jannelle So

Viewers to Volunteers ad for CBS features Weekend Balita columnist Jannelle So

Weekend Balita and US Asian Post columnist Jannelle So in TV ad for Viewers to Volunteers airing on CBS. Jannelle Viewers to Volunteers commercial

09.03.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Jannelle So, Online ·
Madonna’s ‘Rebel Heart’: what are critics saying?

Madonna’s ‘Rebel Heart’: what are critics saying?

(Relaxnews) – The 13th studio album by pop superstar Madonna has months of hype and an all-star roster of artists — Kanye West, Nicki Minaj, Avicii, Nas, Diplo, Chance the Rapper — behind it. Ahead of its release next week in Europe and North America, critics weigh in on the album’s dichotomous nature, and on […]

09.03.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music, Online ·
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 […]

Polish castle to set the scene for real-life wizarding school

Polish castle to set the scene for real-life wizarding school

(Relaxnews) – Fans of the Harry Potter series and the magical arts have launched a crowdsourcing campaign that aims to bring a College of Wizardry to life, and — if all goes well —  turn a castle in Poland into a permanent school of sorcery. Within three days of being posted on crowdfunding site Indiegogo […]

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 ·
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 ·
New Pee-wee Herman film to get Netflix premiere

New Pee-wee Herman film to get Netflix premiere

(Relaxnews) – Production begins in three weeks on “Pee-wee’s Big Holiday,” the new film from Paul Reubens and Judd Apatow featuring iconic character Pee-wee Herman. Apatow (“Anchorman,” “Bridesmaids”) and Reubens worked together on the project and will produce the film, which was written by Reubens and Paul Rust (“Arrested Development”). John Lee (“Broad City,”” Inside […]

25.02.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online ·
Lady Gaga books ‘American Horror Story’ gig

Lady Gaga books ‘American Horror Story’ gig

(Relaxnews) – Mother Monster is joining the cast for the fifth season of anthology series “American Horror Story.” Lady Gaga’s character has not been revealed but she is to star in the FX series’ upcoming run. Series regulars such as award-winning actress Jessica Lange are widely expected to return. The multihyphenate musician has previously appeared […]

25.02.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music, Online ·
Oscars 2015: battle of the designer labels

Oscars 2015: battle of the designer labels

(Relaxnews) – Fashion’s most famed houses vied for the world’s attention at Sunday night’s red carpet at the 87th Academy Awards. Red carpet favorites Chanel, Valentino, Elie Saab, Alberta Ferretti and Alexander Mcqueen provided some of the most flashbulb friendly looks, but two labels owned the event. This year, two design houses clocked up multiple red carpet […]

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 […]

Kirk Cameron, Cameron Diaz take anti-Oscar Razzie awards

Kirk Cameron, Cameron Diaz take anti-Oscar Razzie awards

(Los Angeles-AFP) – “Kirk Cameron’s Saving Christmas,” a film which promises to “put Christ back into Christmas” and actress Cameron Diaz triumphed Saturday at the Razzies anti-award show, Hollywood’s hall of shame. On the eve of the Oscars, the movie — of which one critic said “even devout born-again Christians will find this hard to […]

22.02.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online ·
A selection of Taylor Swift covers: the good, the clever and the surprising

A selection of Taylor Swift covers: the good, the clever and the surprising

(Relaxnews) – A new take on Taylor Swift’s “Blank Space” by Stephen Malkmus (formerly of Pavement) has been making the rounds this week. Swift’s music has been widely covered in recent years, with results ranging from catchy to poignant. Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks – “Blank Space” The former Pavement member presented his kid-friendly take […]

21.02.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music, Online ·
Madonna ties with George Strait for most leaders on Billboard charts

Madonna ties with George Strait for most leaders on Billboard charts

(Relaxnews) – Madonna has achieved another career milestone tying with country crooner George Strait for logging the most No. 1 singles on Billboard charts. The Queen of Pop’s latest single “Living for Love” marks her 44th No. 1 hit on Billboard’s Dance Club Songs chart. Strait, also called the King of Country, also logged 44 […]

21.02.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music, Online ·
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 […]

Trailer: ‘The Man from UNCLE’ makes snappy debut

Trailer: ‘The Man from UNCLE’ makes snappy debut

(Relaxnews) – With Henry Cavill as suave secret agent Napoleon Solo and Armie Hammer his partner Illya Kuryakin, Guy Ritchie’s take on the television classic bursts with smooth one-liners, an upbeat 60s soundtrack and energetic action set-pieces. The pair of super spies are brought together in an unlikely CIA-KGB partnership, with the aim of infiltrating […]

14.02.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·

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 ·
Looking for love online? Find it by being real: study

Looking for love online? Find it by being real: study

(Relaxnews) – Online Cupids have become wary of exaggerations and downright lies people use to pepper up their profiles and researchers at the University of Iowa say honesty has become a standout trait in this cyber-demographic. “We found people want to contact a person who appears to be accurate in what they are saying about […]

13.02.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Holidays, Online, Valentine's Day ·
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 […]

Disney shares new trailer for live-action ‘Cinderella’

Disney shares new trailer for live-action ‘Cinderella’

(Relaxnews) – The second trailer for Kenneth Branagh’s feature starring Cate Blanchett, Lily James, Richard Madden and Helena Bonham Carter has hit the internet. “Cinderella” is one of several Disney animated classics the studio is rebooting as a live action movie. Following Tim Burton’s 2010 reimagining of “Alice in Wonderland,” Kenneth Branagh (“The Ryan Initiative,” “Thor”) […]

12.02.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
Chanel reveals complete Bleu campaign film directed by James Gray

Chanel reveals complete Bleu campaign film directed by James Gray

(Relaxnews) – On Thursday, as promised, the French brand revealed the new advertising film for its men’s fragrance in its entirety. Directed by James Gray, the campaign video stars actor and model Gaspard Ulliel. Five years after working with Martin Scorsese on the first Chanel Bleu campaign film, the French brand enlisted American filmmaker James […]

06.02.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
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 ·
Super Bowl 49 most tweeted NFL football final ever

Super Bowl 49 most tweeted NFL football final ever

(San Francisco-AFP) – Millions of fans took to social media for Sunday’s Super Bowl 49, making it the most tweeted about NFL football final in history, Twitter said Monday. More than 28 million tweets were sent out relating to the big match, which saw the New England Patriots snatch a win from reigning champions Seattle […]

Beauty tutorials: Katy Perry

Beauty tutorials: Katy Perry

(Relaxnews) – The American pop star is lined up as the star of the famous Super Bowl half-time show on February 1. Here are a few of our favorite Katy Perry looks, with videos showing you how to do them at home. “Dark Horse”- youtu.be/mhB-mtyV5h8 Perry’s Egyptian look from last year’s “Dark Horse” video was a […]

Italy dominates survey of most romantic Valentine’s Day destinations

Italy dominates survey of most romantic Valentine’s Day destinations

(Relaxnews) – Venice has edged past Paris to top a survey of the most romantic places in the world, according to some of the world’s wealthiest travelers in advance of Valentine’s Day. In a survey conducted by luxury retail site VeryFirstTo, known for organizing outrageous, extravagant travel packages such as trips to every triple Michelin-starred […]

01.02.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Holidays, Home & Garden, Online, Valentine's Day ·
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 ·
Haute couture: updos at Valentino and Armani Privé

Haute couture: updos at Valentino and Armani Privé

(Relaxnews) – Italian luxury labels Valentino and Armani Privé presenting their haute couture shows worked easy-to-recreate swept-up styles on the runway this week. Top make-up and hair duo Pat McGrath and Guido Palau were behind the models’ rustic Russian doll beauty at Valentino. Hair stylist Guido Palau twisted and plaited models’ tresses into a messy […]

30.01.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Destinations, Home & Garden, Online, Photos ·
Curtis Stone restaurant and bao bun eatery among best new restaurants 2015

Curtis Stone restaurant and bao bun eatery among best new restaurants 2015

(Relaxnews) – Editors at Travel + Leisure magazine have compiled a list of the most exciting new restaurants around the world for 2015, chosen for being based in what the magazine calls 11 of the most compelling food capitals of the world. They’re “neo-traditionalists, upstart iconoclasts, and ingredient obsessives” that are setting new culinary standards, […]

ABC Entertainment debuts upcoming TV shows in TCA winter press tour

ABC Entertainment debuts upcoming TV shows in TCA winter press tour

By Hannah De Castro-Abinuman From the same network that brought us the Emmy-award winning series, “Modern Family,” comedy favorite, “The Middle,” and long-running hit shows like “Dancing With the Stars” and “General Hospital,” comes another set of TV shows that are bound to keep you riveted to your TVs. On January 14, 2015, ABC announced […]

Georgia May Jagger is the latest face of Mulberry

Georgia May Jagger is the latest face of Mulberry

(Relaxnews) – Mulberry hired the British-American supermodel as the star of its Spring-Summer 2015 campaign, which is set in the interior of a chic country home. The luxury handbag maker certainly has a knack for landing coveted brand ambassadors. After several campaigns fronted by Cara Delevingne, who even designed her own handbag for Mulberry, the […]

27.01.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, International Stars, Online, Videos ·
Beauty tutorials: Alexa Chung

Beauty tutorials: Alexa Chung

(Relaxnews) – The British model, fashionista and TV host unveiled her latest project this past week, a 20-piece capsule collaboration with AG Jeans. To celebrate the 31-year-old we thought we’d take a look at how to steal her look. The hair – youtu.be/LBOxoPQe2-k This tutorial from Nora Aradi talks you through the steps if you want […]

26.01.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, International Stars, Online ·
Kendall Jenner dresses in black for Estée Lauder

Kendall Jenner dresses in black for Estée Lauder

(Relaxnews) – Appointed last November as the American cosmetics maker’s new brand ambassador, Kendall Jenner has finally made her debut in the role. In a new video, the young TV personality models Estée Lauder’s newest lash product, Little Black Primer. Kendall Jenner won over the cosmetics giant with her dark and seductive eyes, which provide […]

23.01.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Online, Videos ·
Recipes created by IBM supercomputer to hit book shelves in spring

Recipes created by IBM supercomputer to hit book shelves in spring

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

23.01.2015 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Home & Garden, News, Online, Science & Technology ·
‘The Walking Dead’ announces its return with a trailer

‘The Walking Dead’ announces its return with a trailer

(Relaxnews) – The Atlanta survivors will return to the small screen on February 8 in the second half of the fifth season. To tide fans over until then, AMC has unveiled a 30-second trailer with the vaguely hopeful title “Another Day.” Judging by the new trailer, things are about to get even more dismal and […]

22.01.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
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 ·
Romantic thriller ‘I’ becomes Tamil cinema’s biggest release

Romantic thriller ‘I’ becomes Tamil cinema’s biggest release

(Relaxnews) – With Tamil superstar Vikram and British model-turned-actress Amy Jackson headlining, “I” is a sell-out success in India with a 200-screen release planned for the USA. Boasting creature effects from Peter Jackson’s Weta Workshop and animatronics by Stan Winston Studios, “I” is the “biggest-ever release for a Tamil-language film” following its January 14 release, […]

16.01.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
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 ·
Asia’s best female chef Vicky Lau tells ‘edible stories’

Asia’s best female chef Vicky Lau tells ‘edible stories’

(Relaxnews) – Hong Kong chef Vicky Lau has been named the best female chef in Asia for creating a menu of ‘edible stories’ at her French-Asian restaurant. Lauded for her imagination and artistry, Lau has taken the title of Veuve Clicquot Asia’s Best Female Chef 2015 for her cuisine at the Michelin-starred Tate Dining Room and […]

12.01.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden, Home Food, Online, Videos ·
Beauty tutorials: inspiration from Golden Globes nominees

Beauty tutorials: inspiration from Golden Globes nominees

(Relaxnews) – The beauty looks are always one of the top treats from the red carpet during awards season, and 2015 doesn’t look like it will disappoint. Here are three beauty tutorials to get you in the mood, inspired by some of this Sunday’s most glamorous nominees. Jessica Chastain The American actress is up for […]

12.01.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
Elio presents unconventional three-wheeled car in Las Vegas

Elio presents unconventional three-wheeled car in Las Vegas

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

10.01.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring, Online, Science & Technology, Videos ·
This breathalyzer polices bad…breath

This breathalyzer polices bad…breath

(Relaxnews) – The makers of Breeze — a connected take on the traditional gadget that lets you know if it’s a good idea to get behind the wheel or not should your recent consumption of alcohol leave you wondering — have now set out to patrol stinky breath. Called Mint, it looks like Breeze and […]

10.01.2015 · Filled under: Art, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden, 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 ·
Design agenda: ringing in 2015 with Maison&Objet

Design agenda: ringing in 2015 with Maison&Objet

(Relaxnews) – 2015 promises to be a bumper year for design, and January is a big month. Things kick off with the 20th anniversary of Maison&Objet in Paris, then it’s on to Formex Sweden before hopping over to Toronto Design Week. Here are the hottest events happening in the design world over the next few […]

09.01.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Online ·
Ryan Reynolds’ cat commands murder in ‘The Voices’

Ryan Reynolds’ cat commands murder in ‘The Voices’

(Relaxnews) – Entertainment Weekly released the first trailer for the new feature from Marjane Satrapi, the Iranian writer and director best known for “Persepolis” (2007), an adaptation of her own comic book. A horror comedy with talking animals, “The Voices” is certainly far from conventional. Ryan Reynolds stars as Jerry, a slightly deranged factory worker. […]

09.01.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
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 ·
Justin Bieber smolders in new Calvin Klein pics

Justin Bieber smolders in new Calvin Klein pics

(Relaxnews) – Canadian singer Justin Bieber and Dutch model Lara Stone co-star in the latest campaign for Calvin Klein’s Jeans and Underwear lines. Calvin Klein’s latest campaign sees the return of Dutch supermodel Lara Stone, who has worked extensively for the brand, alongside Platinum-selling pop phenomenon Justin Bieber. The Spring 2015 Calvin Klein Jeans and Calvin Klein […]

07.01.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, International Stars, Online, Videos ·
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 ·
‘Glee’ reveals the first footage from its final season

‘Glee’ reveals the first footage from its final season

(Relaxnews) – Before returning to Fox in 2015 with its sixth and final season, the musical series has released a first look at one of its last performances, an interpretation of British songwriter Ed Sheeran’s “Sing.” Performed by the Dalton Academy Warblers and their new coach Blaine (Darren Criss), the song is an excerpt from […]

02.01.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
Elvis’s private jets go up for auction

Elvis’s private jets go up for auction

(Relaxnews) – The Lisa Marie and the Hound Dog II, two private jets purchased and customized by Elvis Presley in the 1970s, are going under the hammer. The bidding starts Friday, January 2 in California. The first jet, named for the King’s daughter, was purchased from Delta Airlines on April 17, 1975 for $250,000. The […]

The hottest new models: who to watch in 2015

The hottest new models: who to watch in 2015

(Relaxnews) – We take a look at some of the brightest emerging talents in the world of fashion modeling. Who will be 2015’s Kendall and Cara? The runway superstar – Binx Walton Sure, Tennessee-born Leona ‘Binx’ Walton has been around a couple of seasons now, but 2015 could be the year she becomes something of a household name. […]

17.12.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Online ·
The future of sports injuries: 3D-printed implants could let you play again

The future of sports injuries: 3D-printed implants could let you play again

(Relaxnews) – An idea that once seemed absurd is now looking entirely possible, for researchers at Columbia University Medical Center have managed to successfully implant 3D-printed cartilage in sheep. Specifically, they replaced the meniscus, which is a piece of C-shaped cartilage, the tearing of which is one of the most common knee injuries, according to […]

17.12.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Online, Sports & Recreation, Videos ·
US, Italy and India lead CN Traveler’s hotel Gold List 2015

US, Italy and India lead CN Traveler’s hotel Gold List 2015

(Relaxnews) – According to the arbiters of taste at CN Traveler magazine, Italian, Indian and Californian hoteliers are the most likely to go above and beyond the call of duty. Because when asked to name their favorite hotels around the world for the 2015 edition of the Gold List, decision-makers gave nods to 11 addresses […]

17.12.2014 · Filled under: Books, Destinations, Entertainment, Home & Garden, Online ·
Spice pen makes edible art a piece of cake

Spice pen makes edible art a piece of cake

(Relaxnews) – Trained baristas may have the edge when it comes to latte art, but a new tool lets the rest of us create edible drawings that are just as impressive. The Cinnibird, a pen that makes it easy to decorate food with ground spices, will soon be launched following successful crowdfunding campaigns on Kickstarter […]

14.12.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden, Online, Videos ·
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 ·
Lonely Planet names Queens best US destination of 2015

Lonely Planet names Queens best US destination of 2015

(Relaxnews) – Brooklyn? Fuggedaboutit. Editors at travel guide Lonely Planet have declared Queens New York’s hottest borough, and the top US destination for 2015. The latest edition of Lonely Planet’s Best in the US list forecasts the destinations that have made their radar for exciting food scenes, adventures and unusual attractions, and for celebrating major […]

10.12.2014 · Filled under: Books, Destinations, Entertainment, 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 ·
2014 in music: the year of Taylor Swift

2014 in music: the year of Taylor Swift

(Relaxnews) – From her expert use of social media to her highly publicized reflections on the music industry, Taylor Swift has caught the public’s attention multiple times in a year that’s seen the country singer reinvent herself as a full-blown pop star via her latest, chart-topping album, “1989.” “Love affair” between artist and fans In […]

07.12.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music, Online ·
Trailer: Arnold Schwarzenegger is back in ‘Terminator Genisys’

Trailer: Arnold Schwarzenegger is back in ‘Terminator Genisys’

(Relaxnews) – Due in theaters on July 1, 2015, “Terminator Genisys” marks the return of Arnold Schwarzenegger to one of his most iconic roles. A new trailer offers a first look. Described as a reboot of the original film, which was directed by James Cameron in 1984, “Terminator Genisys” is actually a retelling of the […]

05.12.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
Disneyland most-visited Instagram location in 2014

Disneyland most-visited Instagram location in 2014

(Relaxnews) – The one single place people like to brag about visiting the most is also known as “the happiest place on earth.” That’s the case of Instagram users, anyway, after the photo-sharing site looked at the most popular geotagged locations to come up with its list of most-visited locations around the world. This year, […]

04.12.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden, Online ·
Pizza Hut Australia debuts Doritos-crust pizza

Pizza Hut Australia debuts Doritos-crust pizza

(Relaxnews) – After taco shells, chicken wings, and even soft drinks, operation Dorito-fication —  in which foods are being injected, infused and encrusted with Doritos nacho chips — has spread to Australia, where Pizza Hut launched the Doritos Crunchy Crust Pizza. It’s the latest application of Doritos corn chips: Pizza Hut’s signature mozzarella-stuffed crust is […]

04.12.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden, Online ·
Third ‘House of Cards’ season to debut in February

Third ‘House of Cards’ season to debut in February

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – The third season of award-winning political drama “House of Cards” is to debut on February 27, streaming video giant Netflix announced Monday. “A special message from the White House,” said a short video posted on the show’s Twitter and Facebook pages, giving the date. The clip shows scheming politico Francis Underwood, played […]

03.12.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Hollywood Stars, Online ·
Abu Dhabi mall opens world’s largest roller coaster-inspired restaurant

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

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

Pizza Hut’s new ‘Subconscious Menu’ reads our minds to place pizza order

Pizza Hut’s new ‘Subconscious Menu’ reads our minds to place pizza order

(Relaxnews) – Pizza Hut in the UK is bringing new meaning to the expression “we eat with our eyes” after using the latest in eye-tracking technology to create the world’s first ‘subconscious menu.’ Set to roll out across all refurbished restaurants in the UK, Pizza Hut’s Subconscious Menu is designed to intuitively recognize what the […]

01.12.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Food Videos, Home & Garden, Online, Videos ·
New York on track to building the world’s first underground park

New York on track to building the world’s first underground park

(Relaxnews) – New York City, famed for being a concrete jungle, could become the world’s first city to build an underground park complete with grass, trees, park benches, and sunlight. Inspired by the city’s High Line, an elevated rail line that was transformed into a public park in Manhattan’s West Side, a team of engineers […]

28.11.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Environment, Online, Videos ·
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 ·
Fashion films of the week: Fendi, Valentino, Burberry

Fashion films of the week: Fendi, Valentino, Burberry

(Relaxnews) – A playful film from Fendi for some quirky accessories, a retro rainbow vibe from Valentino and Burberry looks at how LA’s style-setters wear its iconic trench. Here’s our latest weekly selection of the best short films from the fashion and luxury industry: Fendi The Italian brand has revealed this playful, stop-motion animation featuring […]

28.11.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Film, Online, Videos ·
Natalie Portman in talks to join Jobs biopic

Natalie Portman in talks to join Jobs biopic

(Relaxnews) – Natalie Portman is in talks for the female lead in the upcoming Steve Jobs biopic penned by Aaron Sorkin (“The Social Network”), according to Deadline. The movie adapting Walter Isaacson’s biography of the Apple co-founder is to be directed by Danny Boyle (“Trainspotting,” “Slumdog Millionaire”). Earlier this week, the biopic was picked up […]

27.11.2014 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Home & Garden, Online ·
Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett for H&M video unveiled

Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett for H&M video unveiled

(Relaxnews) – H&M has unveiled its new Christmas video, starring Lady Gaga and musical legend Tony Bennett, as well as a cast of some of fashion’s hottest supermodels. Directed by Johan Renck, the short film titled “H&M Magical Holidays” is soundtracked by “It Don’t Mean A Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing)” from Bennett […]

First teaser for ‘Jurassic World’

First teaser for ‘Jurassic World’

(Relaxnews) – This weekend, Universal unveiled the first footage for the “Jurassic Park” sequel. The gates of the park open and give us a 15-second glimpse of the first “Jurassic World” trailer, set to be unveiled later this week. The first few notes from John Williams’s theme composed back in 1993 give a melancholic tone […]

24.11.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
One Direction, Taylor Swift shine at American Music Awards

One Direction, Taylor Swift shine at American Music Awards

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – Boy band One Direction took home top prizes Sunday at the American Music Awards as chart-topper Taylor Swift used the platform to deliver a staunch defense of traditional album buying. The American Music Awards focus on commercial success with fans voting for their favorites, in contrast to the older Grammy Awards in […]

24.11.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music, Online ·
New image: Pharrell and Cara team up for Karl at Chanel

New image: Pharrell and Cara team up for Karl at Chanel

(Relaxnews) – The latest Chanel film is titled “Reincarnation,” starring Pharrell Williams and Cara Delevingne and directed by Karl Lagerfeld. Chanel has revealed a 40-second teaser of the film which will be unveiled in full on Chanel.com on December 1, in celebration of the French brand’s Métiers d’Art show in Salzburg. The clip shows one of […]

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 ·
Fashion films of the week: MICA, Victoria’s Secret, Dior

Fashion films of the week: MICA, Victoria’s Secret, Dior

(Relaxnews) – With wearable tech, lingerie castings and a fantasy escape in Los Angeles, here’s our latest pick of the week’s best fashion films. Opening Ceremony & Intel Starring Rashida Jones, a friend of the Opening Ceremony design duo Carol Lim and Humberto Leon, this short, and fairly funny film shows off some of the […]

20.11.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Film, Home & Garden, Online, Videos ·
First ‘Cinderella’ trailer full of magic

First ‘Cinderella’ trailer full of magic

(Relaxnews) – With Lily James of “Downton Abbey” taking the title role, Disney’s first trailer for “Cinderella” offers a peek at the March 2015 fairy tale movie. Cate Blanchett is in place as Ella’s cruel stepmother, with Holliday Grainger (“Great Expectations”) and another “Downton Abbey” cast member in Sophie McShera as her adoptive sisters. Helena […]

19.11.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
Miley Cyrus stars in Terry Richardson-directed tights campaign

Miley Cyrus stars in Terry Richardson-directed tights campaign

(Relaxnews) – Italian hosiery brand Golden Lady has chosen Miley Cyrus to be the face of its Rock Your Legs campaign. The seamless tights line is aimed at “very young, confident women, main characters of their future,” as the brand explains on its website. The singer appears in a video for the campaign directed by Terry […]

Is Toyota’s Mirai the car of the future?

Is Toyota’s Mirai the car of the future?

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

The rise and rise of Kendall Jenner: model signs for Estée Lauder

The rise and rise of Kendall Jenner: model signs for Estée Lauder

(Relaxnews) – Nineteen-year-old Kendall Jenner was unveiled as the latest face of Estée Lauder over the weekend, but what’s behind the LA native’s sudden rise? The American model, who is part of the Kardashian family, famed for their reality TV show, will star in a new campaign for the beauty brand and was shot on the […]

17.11.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Film, Hollywood Stars, Home & Garden, Online, Videos ·
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 […]

Beauty tutorials: Kim Kardashian

Beauty tutorials: Kim Kardashian

(Relaxnews) – We might not be able to explain Kim Kardashian’s meteoric rise, but we’re certainly not able to deny it. This week news broke that the 34-year-old celebrity’s debut app has raked in over $43 million, and she’s also arrived on the front cover of Paper Magazine, shot by the legendary Jean-Paul Goude. Here’s […]

15.11.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
‘Insurgent’ teaser adopts apocalyptic tone

‘Insurgent’ teaser adopts apocalyptic tone

(Relaxnews) – Shailene Woodley’s Tris is tasked with rescuing her mother (Ashley Judd) in a brief teaser clip for March 2015’s “Insurgent,” the second film adapted from “The Divergent Series.” The trailer hits just as pre-release excitement is peaking for this month’s “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1.” Based on the trilogy written by […]

12.11.2014 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
Brace yourselves: Mountain Dew testing Doritos-flavored fizzy drink

Brace yourselves: Mountain Dew testing Doritos-flavored fizzy drink

(Relaxnews) – What was first dismissed as a hoax has been confirmed to be the real thing: Mountain Dew has found a way to turn nacho cheese-flavored Doritos into a fizzy, liquid drink. And it’s called “Dewitos.” That’s right. In what the internet has been calling the ongoing ‘Dorito-fication’ of America, and America: Doritofied, PepsiCo […]

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 ·
Filipino film ‘EDSA Woolworth’ looks into blended family issues and values

Filipino film ‘EDSA Woolworth’ looks into blended family issues and values

TFC@theMovies offers must-see “different” family entertainment film to 41 US and Canada theatres starting this Friday, Nov. 14 “EDSA Woolworth is a film that looks into a blended Filipino and American family whose members, at first glance, have everything clashing – personalities, lifestyles, life goals, name it. If you were to match a whole family, this […]

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