Nurses at USC Verdugo Hills Hospital in Glendale approve new contract

Nurses at USC Verdugo Hills Hospital in Glendale approve new contract

Includes significant gains that will improve patient care Registered nurses have voted overwhelmingly to approve a new contract covering 200 RNs in the bargaining unit at USC Verdugo Hills Hospital in Glendale, Ca. The RNs, affiliated with the California Nurses Association (CNA), say the contract includes significant improvements and workplace protections that will enhance their ability to provide quality patient care. “Everyone […]

06.01.2017 · Filled under: Lifestyle, News, Science & Technology, Services ·
Rinspeed’s latest car promises an oasis of calm at CES

Rinspeed’s latest car promises an oasis of calm at CES

The Rinspeed Oasis wants to be a mobile lounge, an autonomous postal service, a pizza delivery truck and an antidote to the current SUV obsession. Conceived as a light and airy “living room on wheels” and described by its creator, Swiss designer Frank M. Rinderknecht as a “bold statement against the notion of a city […]

08.10.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring, Science & Technology ·
Gut microbiota may have role in neurodegenerative diseases, study finds

Gut microbiota may have role in neurodegenerative diseases, study finds

Could neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s originate in the gut? New research from the US, published in the journal Nature, shows that certain proteins produced by gut bacteria may be linked to neurodegeneration in rats. A team of researchers at Louisville School of Medicine found that neuron destruction processes in the brain could […]

08.10.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Science & Technology ·
‘My body and mind cannot handle it anymore’: Chrissy Teigen goes private on Twitter

‘My body and mind cannot handle it anymore’: Chrissy Teigen goes private on Twitter

Chrissy Teigen has set her Twitter account to private. The model, cookbook author, TV host and wife of John Legend has switched her account settings to protect her tweets and block access to her 2.87 Twitter followers. Only those she approves can now see what she writes. Teigen is an active user of the micro-blogging […]

Apple tops Best Global Brands report

Apple tops Best Global Brands report

Apple, Google and Coca-Cola have been deemed the top three most valuable brands in the latest edition of the Best Global Brands report. Prepared by global brand agency Interbrand, the 17th edition of the report looks at financial performance, influence and brand strength to compile the ranking. For the fourth year in a row, Apple […]

05.10.2016 · Filled under: Apps, Destinations, Home & Garden, Motoring, Science & Technology ·
AARP provides free interactive tool to search and visualize data

AARP provides free interactive tool to search and visualize data

A customizable tool to find AAPI data on issues relevant to older populations WASHINGTON, D.C  – The AARP Public Policy Institute launched AARP DataExplorer, its free interactive search and visualization tool for data on the 50-plus population. AARP DataExplorer allows users to browse and search for data on issues like demographics, health, financial security, housing and […]

30.09.2016 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Offers, Science & Technology, Services ·
Top iPhone apps: ‘iMovie,’ ‘Monopoly,’ ‘WhatsApp,’ ‘Ani Pang 3′

Top iPhone apps: ‘iMovie,’ ‘Monopoly,’ ‘WhatsApp,’ ‘Ani Pang 3′

Among top free iOS apps of the week, Apple’s own suite of iPhone apps clog international charts, as a mass migration continues towards new system software iOS 10. A fast food chain’s edition of board game “Monopoly” holds sway in Australia, and tile-matching game “Ani Pang 3″ proves popular in South Korea. More details on […]

Kawasaki developing motorcycles with onboard AI

Kawasaki developing motorcycles with onboard AI

Kawasaki is set to start developing new motorcycles with onboard artificial intelligence (AI) technologies. The firm aims to develop machines that becomes one with their rider, capable of growing and evolving in step with each other in all situations. As yet, the project is only in its early stages, and the Japanese manufacturer remains vague […]

18.09.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring, Science & Technology ·
Models to follow on social media this fashion month

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 ·
Film on sight geared to those with color blindness airs next month

Film on sight geared to those with color blindness airs next month

The first film to be adapted to those with color blindness will come out on October 13, World Sight Day, airing on public television. “Sight: The Story of Vision,” narrated by Sir Elton John, is a documentary on the science and technology of human vision. It will be the first film to use color blind […]

‘World first’ as driverless buses take passengers in France

‘World first’ as driverless buses take passengers in France

Driverless minibuses will begin taking passengers in the eastern French city of Lyon at the weekend in a year-long experiment that officials are calling a “world first”. The two electric vehicles, fitted with high-tech equipment including laser sensors, stereo vision and GPS, can ferry around 15 passengers at a top speed of 20 kilometres an […]

05.09.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring, Science & Technology ·
South by South Lawn, a new event for innovators, hosted at the White House

South by South Lawn, a new event for innovators, hosted at the White House

Earlier this year, President Obama traveled to South by Southwest (SXSW) in Austin for a conversation on civic engagement. He participated in a Q&A with Evan Smith, CEO and Editor-in-Chief of the Texas Tribune, at the Long Center for Performing Arts on March 11, 2016. This excursion has inspired a Washington DC adaptation, called South by South Lawn, […]

04.09.2016 · Filled under: Art, Entertainment, Film, Home & Garden, Music, Science & Technology ·
BMW to show its racer side at LA’s Petersen Museum

BMW to show its racer side at LA’s Petersen Museum

A new exhibition — “BMW: 100 Years of Performance” — set to open at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles, California on September 1 aims to highlight the German carmaker’s on-track innovation as part of its centenary year celebrations. The cars assembled will include a 1970 Alpina 2002ti racecar and the year 2000 FW22 […]

01.09.2016 · Filled under: Art, Destinations, Motoring, Science & Technology ·
Nintendo opens Kirby-themed cafés in Japan

Nintendo opens Kirby-themed cafés in Japan

Nintendo has opened a series of Kirby cafés and shops in Japan that bring one of their most iconic characters to life. Fans of the ridiculously cute pink puffball that eats his enemies for lunch can tuck into a stack of Kirby pancakes, Popstar curry, Maxim Tomato pasta, and Kirby macarons in Osaka and Tokyo […]

Hotels cater to electric car drivers with charging stations

Hotels cater to electric car drivers with charging stations

The Ritz-Carlton has become the latest hotel brand to expand the number of charging stations for guests who drive electric cars. The luxury hotel brand follows the lead of brands like Hilton and Marriott which recently expanded their electric car-charging station programs, in response to the rising popularity of electric vehicles amongst their road-tripping guests. […]

14.08.2016 · Filled under: Home & Garden, Motoring, Science & Technology ·
Music ID app Shazam gets TV quiz show

Music ID app Shazam gets TV quiz show

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

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

China’s elevated bus completes first road test

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

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

Rooney’s Man Utd testimonial a Facebook first

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

IOFIT pushes smart golf shoe to Kickstarter

IOFIT pushes smart golf shoe to Kickstarter

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

Samsung and Nestlé to create an Internet of Healthy Things

Samsung and Nestlé to create an Internet of Healthy Things

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

31.07.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·