Watch: Liv Tyler Givenchy music video

Watch: Liv Tyler Givenchy music video

(Relaxnews) – Liv Tyler’s eagerly awaited music video for Very Irrésistible Givenchy Electric Rose has been revealed online. On February 13 the French fashion house released the video for Tyler’s modern cover of 1987 track “Need You Tonight” by Australian band INXS. It can be seen here: http://youtu.be/8CfGz5FxaaI. Tyler smolders in the clip, which features choreography […]

14.02.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment, Videos ·
NY Fashion Week beauty: Maybelline low key at BCBG, MAC customizing nails for Zac Posen

NY Fashion Week beauty: Maybelline low key at BCBG, MAC customizing nails for Zac Posen

(Relaxnews) – With the first presentations for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week New York kicking off February 9, here is a roundup of the latest beauty news from the US fashion capital. It looks as though fingers on the runways are set to get even more stylish as MAC senior artist Keri Blair recently revealed the beauty […]

11.02.2012 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Videos ·
Top tech headlines: Path sorry for scraping iPhone users’ contacts, Windows 8 details, Google [x] Glasses

Top tech headlines: Path sorry for scraping iPhone users’ contacts, Windows 8 details, Google [x] Glasses

(Relaxnews) – Hot topics in the tech blogs for the week ending February 10 include social network Path apologizing for uploading iPhone users’ address books to its servers, details about Windows 8, Google’s rumored Home Entertainment System and [x] Glasses, and the release of Chrome for Android. Path apologizes for ‘stealing’ iPhone users’ address books, […]

11.02.2012 · Filled under: Science & Technology, Videos ·
How master pastry and chocolate chefs interpret Valentine’s Day

How master pastry and chocolate chefs interpret Valentine’s Day

7 photos (Relaxnews) – Not all chocolates and pastries are created equal. Here’s a look at how master chocolatiers and pastry chefs do up Valentine’s Day, from brands like Pierre Hermé, to Patrick Roger, and La Maison du Chocolat.     ©Pierre Herme Special uses : use only for Pierre Herme Pierre Herme: Coeur Ispahan Rose-flavored macaron […]

11.02.2012 · Filled under: Home Food, Photos ·
RIM hits back at BlackBerry nay-sayers, claims 6 million app downloads per day

RIM hits back at BlackBerry nay-sayers, claims 6 million app downloads per day

(Relaxnews) – BlackBerry maker Research In Motion (RIM) was on a mission to debunk “a few myths” about its app ecosphere at the BlackBerry DevCon in Europe on Tuesday, February 7. Technology blog The Verge reported that newly appointed CEO Thorsten Heins took to the stage to reveal BlackBerry owners are downloading apps from the BlackBerry AppWorld at a rate […]

09.02.2012 · Filled under: Apps ·
amfAR New York Gala: Red Carpet Highlights

amfAR New York Gala: Red Carpet Highlights

12 photos (Relaxnews) – Kicking off New York Fashion Week proceedings Wednesday, February 8 was the amFAR (American Foundation for AIDS Research) gala at New York’s Cipriani Wall Street. Models including Heidi Klum and Cindy Crawford wore designs by Italian creator Roberto Cavalli, who received an award for Courage, for his outstanding contribution to the […]

09.02.2012 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Photos ·
Film trailer: ‘The Bourne Legacy’ starring Jeremy Renner

Film trailer: ‘The Bourne Legacy’ starring Jeremy Renner

(LOS ANGELES-Relaxnews) – The first trailer for the espionage thriller The Bourne Legacy, starring Jeremy Renner, was released online February 8 with the tagline: “There was never just one.” The fourth installment of the Bourne series, which previously starred Matt Damon as Jason Bourne, centers on a new CIA operative, played by Renner, who is welcomed to the […]

09.02.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment, Videos ·
Watch: Grant Achatz’s Next El Bulli menu

Watch: Grant Achatz’s Next El Bulli menu

(Relaxnews) – Against a dramatic, emotion-soaked soundtrack, images from a new intro video provide a glimpse into chef Grant Achatz’s kitchen as he attempts to recreate a legendary menu from the shores of Catalonia — the ‘Next El Bulli’ — in his Chicago restaurant. In a YouTube preview of his El Bulli menu uploaded February 8, Achatz […]

09.02.2012 · Filled under: Home Food, Videos ·
High-tech glass maker predicts future of damage-resistant glass tablets, color-changing glass walls

High-tech glass maker predicts future of damage-resistant glass tablets, color-changing glass walls

(Relaxnews) – Corning, the company behind the damage-resistant Gorilla Glass used in millions of smartphones and tablets, has released a video showcasing its glass-filled vision of the future. “This video continues the story of how highly engineered glass, with companion technologies, will help shape our world,” explains Corning on video-sharing website YouTube. The video is a follow-up video to […]

09.02.2012 · Filled under: Science & Technology, Videos ·
Google’s Chrome web browser finally arrives on Android

Google’s Chrome web browser finally arrives on Android

(Relaxnews) – For years Android device owners have been using a generic “browser” app to surf the web on their smartphones. Meanwhile Google has toiled away at its increasingly popular desktop browser, Chrome, but remained quiet on the smartphone browser front. Now Android owners running version 4.0, aka Ice Cream Sandwich (approximately 1 percent of […]

08.02.2012 · Filled under: Apps, Videos ·
Watch Lady Gaga’s new video for “Yoü and I”

Watch Lady Gaga’s new video for “Yoü and I”

(Relaxnews) – American pop star Lady Gaga returns as her male alter ego Jo Calderone in her new video for her track “Yoü and I.” Six months after releasing the original video for the hit song, Gaga dropped a new clip on Tuesday — “a simple black-and-white fashion film that features the greasy Calderone chain-smoking […]

08.02.2012 · Filled under: Videos ·
All Airbus A380 jets to be checked for wing cracks: EASA

All Airbus A380 jets to be checked for wing cracks: EASA

(FRANKFURT-AFP) – The European Aviation Safety Agency has ordered all 67 Airbus A380 superjumbo planes currently in operation to be checked for wing cracks, a spokesman said on Wednesday. Already in January, EASA said that 20 such jets be inspected after cracks were found in the wings of Singapore Airlines, Emirates and Air France planes. […]

08.02.2012 · Filled under: News ·
Top trend: Tulle

Top trend: Tulle

8 photos (Relaxnews) – Forget ballet tutus and wedding gowns because tulle has been revamped for today’s fashionista, with users of style sharing community Polyvore proving the material suits a host of styles ranging from punk to movie star glam. ©catterson/Polyvore Special uses : Use only Top Trend:Tulle/Polyvore Ballet punk Top from modcloth.com, D&G jacket, skirt seen on […]

07.02.2012 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Photos ·
Starbucks launches augmented reality Valentine’s Day app

Starbucks launches augmented reality Valentine’s Day app

(Relaxnews) – Starbucks in the US has launched a new app that allows users to send and receive interactive Valentine’s Day cards that blow virtual kisses to loved ones. After downloading the Starbucks Cup Magic app, users can create personalized messages that come to life when recipients point their smartphone towards one of their limited edition […]

07.02.2012 · Filled under: Apps, Videos ·
Madrid Fashion Week beauty: from fake mustaches to statement brows

Madrid Fashion Week beauty: from fake mustaches to statement brows

12 photos (Relaxnews) – Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Madrid came to a close February 5 after five days of Fall 2012 ready-to-wear presentations from Spain’s top design talent. Here is a roundup of standout beauty looks from the shows, ranging from trends likely to catch on such as Hollywood waves and smokey eyes to more obscure […]

07.02.2012 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Photos ·
Boeing faces new problem with Dreamliner: report

Boeing faces new problem with Dreamliner: report

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – US aircraft manufacturer Boeing has discovered a manufacturing error causing delamination in a fuselage section of some 787 Dreamliners, The Seattle Times reported Sunday. Citing an unnamed person with knowledge of the problem, the newspaper said Boeing was inspecting all the airplanes already built to determine the extent of the problem. Boeing has […]

06.02.2012 · Filled under: News ·
Health and fitness agenda: Germany’s BioFach and Vivaness events

Health and fitness agenda: Germany’s BioFach and Vivaness events

(Relaxnews) – Coming up, yogis can log on to one of the only virtual yoga conferences, while Nuremberg, Germany, readies its massive BioFach, the world’s largest trade fair dedicated to organic products. 3rd Yoga, Health & Happiness: Virtual World Yoga Conference February 7-11 Online The Virtual World Yoga Conference is the first yoga event of […]

06.02.2012 · Filled under: Happenings, Videos ·
Top free iPad apps: Disneyland Explorer

Top free iPad apps: Disneyland Explorer

(Relaxnews) – Over the past week the most downloaded free iPad application in both the USA and Canada was Disneyland Explorer; this app offers users a glimpse into the Disney experience through a large number of pictures of highlights in the park. Details of these and other top free iPad applications by country* for the […]

06.02.2012 · Filled under: Apps ·
Images of the week: Nairobi, Lahore, Moscow

Images of the week: Nairobi, Lahore, Moscow

12 photos ©AFP PHOTO/Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images London Lindsay Schuman puts the finishing touches to a floral arch installation at the Tropical Extravaganza Festival 2012 in the Princess of Wales Conservatory, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew on February 2, 2012 in London, England. The festival runs from February 4 to March 4, 2012 and contains 6500 tropical […]

06.02.2012 · Filled under: News, Photos ·
Apps agenda: RBS Six Nations, Sydney Mardi Gras, Grammys

Apps agenda: RBS Six Nations, Sydney Mardi Gras, Grammys

9 photos (Relaxnews) – A roundup of the essential apps needed for keeping up-to-date with major events in art, cinema, music, sport and more for February 6 – 12.   ©Android Arts: Diego Rivera: Murals for the Museum of Modern Art (November 13 – May 14, New York) From the Mexican muralist’s one-person show for […]

05.02.2012 · Filled under: Apps, Happenings, Photos ·
New app allows hotel guests to control TVs – without touching that filthy remote

New app allows hotel guests to control TVs – without touching that filthy remote

(Relaxnews) – TV remotes are reportedly among the dirtiest objects in the average hotel room — but now, hundreds of thousands of travelers will be able to watch television without even needing to touch one. A new app produced by Lodgenet, the firm which provides in-room entertainment for thousands of hotels in the US and […]

04.02.2012 · Filled under: Apps ·
‘Snapshot: Painters and Photography, Bonnard to Vuillard’ at the Phillips Collection

‘Snapshot: Painters and Photography, Bonnard to Vuillard’ at the Phillips Collection

11 photos (Relaxnews) – With more than 200 photographs and approximately 70 paintings, prints, and drawings from renowned international collections, Snapshot: Painters and Photography, Bonnard to Vuillard examines how the invention of the Kodak handheld camera in 1888 inspired many post-impressionists. The exhibition runs from February 4 through May 6 at the Phillips Collection in Washington DC. […]

04.02.2012 · Filled under: Destinations, Photos ·
Your app’s ‘virtual coach’ may give you beneficial nudge: study

Your app’s ‘virtual coach’ may give you beneficial nudge: study

(Relaxnews) – If you’re looking to shed weight by relying on a smartphone app and/or a portable fitness gadget, look for one that comes with a “virtual coach,” at least according to new research published last week. US-based researchers from the Center for Connected Health and Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston found that virtual coaches […]

04.02.2012 · Filled under: Apps, Health & Fitness ·
Watch Madonna’s video for “Gimme All Your Luvin”

Watch Madonna’s video for “Gimme All Your Luvin”

(Relaxnews) – Pop icon Madonna just released the clip for the first single from her upcoming album MDNA, “Gimme All Your Luvin’” featuring rap artists Nicki Minaj and M.I.A. MDNA, her 12th album and followup to 2008’s Hard Candy, releases via Interscope Records on March 26. A preview of the video premiered on Thursday, February 2, on […]

03.02.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment, Videos ·
Madonna releases cover art, set to premiere new video

Madonna releases cover art, set to premiere new video

(Relaxnews) – Pop icon Madonna unveiled the cover art for her upcoming 12th studio album, MDNA, on her Facebook page on Tuesday. The album is expected to release via Interscope Records on March 26. A preview of the video for the album’s first single, “Gimme All Your Luvin’” featuring rap artists Nicki Minaj and M.I.A., will premiere on […]

01.02.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment, Videos ·
Tech companies cash in on Valentine’s Day with pink Nintendo 3DS, Galaxy S II

Tech companies cash in on Valentine’s Day with pink Nintendo 3DS, Galaxy S II

(Relaxnews) – Nintendo is releasing a Pearl Pink 3DS handheld gaming console that will arrive just in time for Valentine’s Day. The portable device, which was previously only available in a limited-edition bundle, will be available from February 10 from $169.99. Samsung is also betting that a pink smartphone will make the perfect gift for […]

01.02.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment, Videos ·
Apps, scooters and LEGO crowned winners at Nuremberg’s ToyAwards

Apps, scooters and LEGO crowned winners at Nuremberg’s ToyAwards

(Relaxnews) – On February 1 the organizers of the world-renowned Nuremberg Toy Fair announced the winners of this year’s ToyAwards, which honor innovative toys for children of all ages — from babies to teenagers and the whole family. Now in its 63rd year, the Nuremberg Toy Fair runs February 1-6 and is widely acknowledged as […]

01.02.2012 · Filled under: Apps, Videos ·
‘FIFA Street’ trailer parades real-world locations

‘FIFA Street’ trailer parades real-world locations

(Relaxnews) – Already finished with FIFA 12 and in need of some more soccer skill action? FIFA Street proposes a five-a-side trickfest with this new trailer. Due out in just over a month (March 13 in North America, March 16 in Europe), FIFA Street will be the first game in the Street spin-off series after a four year absence. Real-world locations meet real-world […]

01.02.2012 · Filled under: Sports & Recreation, Videos ·
Hot trends at the SIA Snow Show: freeride gear, puffy jackets, tricked-out accessories

Hot trends at the SIA Snow Show: freeride gear, puffy jackets, tricked-out accessories

(Relaxnews) – Denver’s 2012 SIA Snow Show, which ran January 26-29, brought together snow sports industry reps from around the globe with nearly 20,000 attendees and 900 brands on display. Top trends expected for the 2013 season include a slew of snowboarding freeride gear — such as accessories with tricked-out digital features and waterproof down […]

01.02.2012 · Filled under: Sports & Recreation, Videos ·
Top free iPhone apps: Temple Run, Monkey Flight

Top free iPhone apps: Temple Run, Monkey Flight

10 photos (Relaxnews) – One of the most popular free iPhone apps of the past week was Temple Run; the app is based on the climactic escape from the temple scene found in treasure-hunting movies and challenges players to dodge a variety of devious devices in order to escape with the treasure and their lives intact. Another […]

19.01.2012 · Filled under: Apps ·
‘If I could travel in time…’ – Google targets US kids with Doodle challenge

‘If I could travel in time…’ – Google targets US kids with Doodle challenge

(Relaxnews) – On January 18 Google announced the beginning of its fifth annual US Doodle 4 Google competition, asking school-aged children to design one of Google’s iconic images. The competition, which is open to US K-12 (5-18-year-old) students, challenges entrants to create a design for a Google Doodle this year based around the concept “If […]

19.01.2012 · Filled under: Promotions, Videos ·
More characters added to ‘Street Fighter X Tekken’

More characters added to ‘Street Fighter X Tekken’

(Relaxnews) – Combat crossover Street Fighter X Tekken has bolstered its menu of martial artists by six, bringing the total number of characters to over thirty. Boxer Balrog (in part based on Mike Tyson) and clawed bullfighter Vega are series stalwarts, while Taekwondo practitioner Juri joined the team in 2010’sSuper Street Fighter IV. On the Tekken side of things, […]

19.01.2012 · Filled under: Videos ·
SOPA blackout hits the web: full list of sites taking part

SOPA blackout hits the web: full list of sites taking part

(Relaxnews) – On January 18 websites around the world will black out in a coordinated protest against the controversial proposed US legislation known as SOPA. The Stop Online Piracy Act or SOPA, a proposed legislation also known as House Bill 3261, would, its supporters claim, enable the US Department of Justice to protect intellectual property […]

19.01.2012 · Filled under: News ·
Italian fashion house says sorry to Hong Kong

Italian fashion house says sorry to Hong Kong

(HONG KONG-AFP) – Italian clothing chain Dolce & Gabbana on Wednesday apologised to the people of Hong Kong for allegedly discriminating against them in favour of wealthy mainland shoppers. The company’s flagship Hong Kong store has been the focus of protests and online rage after reports that a security guard told locals they were not […]

19.01.2012 · Filled under: News ·
Top new tech products: laptops, ultrabooks and tablets from CES

Top new tech products: laptops, ultrabooks and tablets from CES

6 photos (Relaxnews) – The International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) was packed full of interesting laptop, ultrabook and tablet announcements in 2012 including the Asus Memo 370T, Razer’s Project Fiona, LG’s first LTE tablet, Lenovo’s tablet-ultrabook hybrid, and the latest product from the One Laptop per Child organization. Unless noted pricing and release dates have […]

19.01.2012 · Filled under: Lifestyle, Photos ·
Watch: Jason Wu talks through his Target collaboration

Watch: Jason Wu talks through his Target collaboration

(Relaxnews) – Jason Wu appeared on America’s Today show January 18 to offer styling tips on his upcoming collection for US retailer Target. The designer, who cites US First Lady Michelle Obama among his fans, has followed in the footsteps of designers including Rodarte, Zac Posen and Missoni by creating a capsule collection for the store. While […]

19.01.2012 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Videos ·
Top new tech products: laptops, ultrabooks and tablets from CES

Top new tech products: laptops, ultrabooks and tablets from CES

(Relaxnews) – The International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) was packed full of interesting laptop, ultrabook and tablet announcements in 2012 including the Asus Memo 370T, Razer’s Project Fiona, LG’s first LTE tablet, Lenovo’s tablet-ultrabook hybrid, and the latest product from the One Laptop per Child organization. Unless noted pricing and release dates have not been […]

19.01.2012 · Filled under: Videos ·
Windows 8, New Xbox speculation surfaces ahead of CES 2012

Windows 8, New Xbox speculation surfaces ahead of CES 2012

(Relaxnews) – With Microsoft having announced this year’s Consumer Electronics Show will be its last as an exhibitor, speculation mounts regarding the Xbox successor’s supposed tablet-based capabilities and media recording functions. GameSpot, citing the current Xbox 360’s latest software update that mirrors the Windows Phone and PC operating system style, suggests that “a tablet component […]

10.01.2012 · Filled under: Games, Science & Technology ·
Top free iPad apps: Google Translate, Kino.de, Gaston

Top free iPad apps: Google Translate, Kino.de, Gaston

10 photos (Relaxnews) – An iOS version of Google’s translation website, Google Translate, was popular with iPad users in Japan and Italy where it was the most downloaded free app over the past seven days. Elsewhere in the world a mobile version of German movie website Kino.de and a game starring French cartoon character Gaston […]

09.01.2012 · Filled under: Apps ·
Philippines tourism slogan challenged by Swiss

Philippines tourism slogan challenged by Swiss

(MANILA-AFP) – Philippine tourism promotion efforts suffered another blow Friday over claims its new slogan copied an old Swiss one, having already ditched an earlier campaign that allegedly plagiarised Poland’s. Hours after the government rolled out its “It’s more Fun in the Philippines” campaign, Internet pundits pointed to a 1951 Swiss National Tourist Office ad […]

09.01.2012 · Filled under: Destinations, News ·
VW nears number one ranking with 8 million sales

VW nears number one ranking with 8 million sales

(DETROIT-AFP) – Germany’s Volkswagen sold more than eight million vehicles worldwide in 2011, possibly enough to grab the top spot among global automakers for the first time, chairman Martin Winterkorn said Sunday. VW boosted sales by more than one million vehicles, or 14 percent, to 8.16 million last year, Winterkorn said on the eve of […]

09.01.2012 · Filled under: News ·
Android Market hits 400,000 apps, iPad users download 3 billion apps

Android Market hits 400,000 apps, iPad users download 3 billion apps

(Relaxnews) – Google’s Android Market app store has grown to boast more than 400,000 apps as the platform’s 100,000 developers cash in on the freemium business plan. App store tracker Distimo reports that “the main contributors to reach this milestone are free applications. Roughly, 2/3 of the available applications are free in Android Market. The […]

07.01.2012 · Filled under: Apps ·
App downloads hit record high of 1.2 billion during last week of 2011

App downloads hit record high of 1.2 billion during last week of 2011

(Relaxnews) – The smartphone craze is going global, reaching never-before-seen milestones. Not only are device activations up, but consumers are racing to download record numbers of apps on their newly acquired devices. Christmas Day in 2011 was the biggest day for global device activations ever, and app store analytics firm Flurry says the significantly elevated […]

04.01.2012 · Filled under: Apps ·
Mercedes, BMW vie for US luxury car crown

Mercedes, BMW vie for US luxury car crown

(DETROIT-AFP) – In a first, two German manufacturers — Mercedes-Benz and BMW — are dueling for the honor of being the top luxury brand sold in the United States. With the champion of the past 11 years, Toyota’s Lexus, hobbled by the fallout from Japan’s March 11 earthquake-tsunami-nuclear meltdown disaster, the two Teutonic giants are […]

04.01.2012 · Filled under: News ·
Cooking apps gain credibility as new category at world cookbook awards

Cooking apps gain credibility as new category at world cookbook awards

(Relaxnews) – In a sign that the cookbook and publishing industry is beginning to take mobile apps seriously, the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards has added a new category to its annual competition in Paris. For its inaugural year, four apps from France, Spain, the UK and the US have been shortlisted including Larousse Cuisine, from France; Wikitapas from […]

04.01.2012 · Filled under: Apps, Health & Fitness, Home Food ·
India’s Bajaj launches new ultra-low-cost car

India’s Bajaj launches new ultra-low-cost car

(NEW DELHI-AFP) – Bajaj Auto unveiled India’s latest ultra-low-cost car on Tuesday, a 200cc four-seater that looks set to compete with the Tata Nano for the title of the world’s cheapest auto. The group gave no price for the low-emission vehicle which will have a top speed of 70 kilometres an hour (43 miles an […]

04.01.2012 · Filled under: News ·
Hu warns Chinese culture being ‘Westernised’: report

Hu warns Chinese culture being ‘Westernised’: report

(Beijing-AFP) – Chinese President Hu Jintao has warned that “hostile” powers are seeking to “Westernise” the country and called for greater efforts to enhance China’s cultural influence overseas. Hu’s remarks published in the latest edition of Communist Party magazine Seeking the Truth come after Beijing ordered the culture industry — taken to include the media […]

03.01.2012 · Filled under: News ·
Images of the week: Manila, Beijing,New York

Images of the week: Manila, Beijing,New York

14 photos ©AFP PHOTO / ARMIN WEIGEL Mitterfirmiansreut, Germany Visitors stand around a snow church just after its inauguration on December 28, 2011 in Mitterfirmiansreut, southern Germany. The circa 25 meters long church was made of 1,400 cubic meters of snow and aims to commemorate the winter of the years 1910/1911, when so much snow […]

02.01.2012 · Filled under: Destinations, News, Photos ·
Holiday tourists overwhelm top Florida theme parks

Holiday tourists overwhelm top Florida theme parks

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – Free-spending US tourists shrugged off economic worries to overwhelm Disney World and other top Florida theme parks this week, forcing them to temporarily shut the gates, officials said Thursday. Some visitors to Legoland, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and three Disney destinations found parking lots and entryways shut for short periods Wednesday and Thursday as […]

02.01.2012 · Filled under: Destinations, News ·