SEA-US consortium announces commercial operations of $250-M state-of-the-art undersea cable system

The seven-member Southeast Asia – United States (SEA-US) cable consortium announced that the full commercial operations of the USD250-million submarine fiber cable system that directly links Asia to the US for faster data transmission, more efficient connectivity and greater network resiliency, has officially been achieved on August 8, 2017. With the recent completion of the […]

16.08.2017 · Filled under: Local News, News, Online, U.S. News ·
Asos presents Princess Diana homage

Asos presents Princess Diana homage

Online retailer Asos and Wah Nails founder Sharmadean Reid have collaborated to create a 20-piece collection in honor of Princess Diana Spencer’s style. Shirts, sweaters, dresses, shoes, and suits as well as jewelry are included in the Sharmadean Reid x Asos collection, which is to retail from between £8 GBP ($13 on the US site, €10 depending […]

13.10.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, International Stars, Online ·
‘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 […]

Watch Natalie Portman in first trailer for ‘Jackie’

Watch Natalie Portman in first trailer for ‘Jackie’

The first trailer for Natalie Portman’s “Jackie” provides a sneak peek at the film which chronicles the days following the assassination of John. F. Kennedy. In the biopic, Portman portrays the First Lady, a role that is generating no small amount of Oscar buzz. The teaser is a compilation of flashbacks following the shooting of […]

06.10.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
Fashion bloggers in the spotlight: who to follow

Fashion bloggers in the spotlight: who to follow

If you’ve been living under a fashion rock for the past few days then you might have missed the spat between style bible Vogue.com and a whole generation of fashion bloggers. The site has incurred the wrath of the blogging community by referring to bloggers who are paid to wear brands to fashion shows as […]

03.10.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Lifestyle, Online ·
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 […]

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 ·
J.K. Rowling warns against the dangers of ‘voluntourism’

J.K. Rowling warns against the dangers of ‘voluntourism’

Author J.K. Rowling has taken to Twitter to speak out against “voluntourism” and the well-meaning, but misled, tourists who volunteer at orphanages abroad. In a series of long-running tweets posted on Sunday, August 21, Rowling wrote about the why the rise of voluntourism, particularly when it comes to working in orphanages in developing countries, does […]

24.08.2016 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Health & Fitness, International Stars, Online ·
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 […]

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 […]

09.08.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, International Stars, Music, Online ·
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 […]