Toyota getting in gear with smart cars

Toyota getting in gear with smart cars

(San Francisco-AFP) – Toyota on Friday announced plans to invest $50 million into building artificial intelligence into cars, an indication it could be joining the race to develop driverless vehicles. The joint research with Stanford University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology will take place over the next five years, Toyota Motor Corporation said, emphasizing […]

06.09.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring, Science & Technology ·
50 more solons to face PDAF scam cases: lawyer

50 more solons to face PDAF scam cases: lawyer

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Lawyer Levito Baligod will press charges against 50 more lawmakers who allegedly funneled their Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) allocations to bogus NGOs. In a press conference in Quezon City, Baligod said that P5 million is the smallest amount allocated by the lawmakers to questionable non-government organizations (NGOs). Baligod refused to divulge the […]

04.09.2015 · Filled under: News ·
Spandau Ballet, Blake, 9 Filipino cast members of Miss Saigon West End to perform at ‘ASAP 20 Live in London’

Spandau Ballet, Blake, 9 Filipino cast members of Miss Saigon West End to perform at ‘ASAP 20 Live in London’

World-class U.K-based mainstream acts confirmed to join Europe’s biggest Filipino event on September 6, 2015 at The SSE Arena Wembley LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM   – “It just keeps getting bigger.” This was the enthusiastic statement of ABS-CBN Managing Director of Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) Kai V. Rodriguez when she shared the big news that major stars from […]

Trump to Bush: Speak English in America

Trump to Bush: Speak English in America

Washington, United States | AFP |   – Republican frontrunner Donald Trump had a message Wednesday for his Spanish-speaking rival Jeb Bush as they compete for their party’s presidential nomination: lead by “speaking English.” “I like Jeb,” Trump said in an interview with conservative website Breitbart News. “He’s a nice man. But he should really […]

04.09.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Our blind spots can be shrunk with training: study

Our blind spots can be shrunk with training: study

(Relaxnews) – You might have heard that when driving a car there is a “blind spot” that you cannot see, yet there is also one in the human eye and researchers have found out that it can be minimized with training. To find your blind spot, draw two dots spaced approximately 15 centimeters apart, close […]

04.09.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Festival lineup announced for Telluride Film Festival

Festival lineup announced for Telluride Film Festival

(Relaxnews) – The 42nd Telluride Film Festival, held in the US state of Colorado, has unveiled its full festival lineup. Danny Boyle’s “Steve Jobs,” Sarah Gavron’s “Suffragette” and Cary Fukunga’s “Beasts of No Nation” are some of the films featuring this year. Tom McCarthy’s “Spotlight,” starring Mark Ruffalo and Whitney Bulger’s “Black Mass,” starring Johnny Depp, […]

04.09.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
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 ·
Blueberries could help fight gum disease, reduce antibiotic use

Blueberries could help fight gum disease, reduce antibiotic use

(Relaxnews) – Wild blueberry extract could prevent the formation of dental plaque and possibly replace mouthwash as an antibiotic-free means to fight gum disease, according to a new study. The research team demonstrated that the extract, whose key ingredient is polyphenol, fights foodborne pathogens in addition to a species of bacteria most commonly associated with […]

04.09.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
‘Steve Jobs’ biopic to premiere at Telluride

‘Steve Jobs’ biopic to premiere at Telluride

(Relaxnews) – Telluride’s significance has risen as it has become one of three film festivals that are considered indicative of how the Academy Awards will play out early the following year; we take a look at some of the biggest names on its 2015 slate. Running September 4-7, its placement on the annual festival calendar […]

04.09.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Longer, faster, stronger: US high school sports more popular than ever

Longer, faster, stronger: US high school sports more popular than ever

(Relaxnews) – For the 26th consecutive year, participation in high school sports increased, reaching 7.8 million for the first time, according to a survey conducted by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS). This marks an increase of 11,389 student athletes from last year, according to the survey. Increasing interest on the part […]

04.09.2015 · Filled under: Sports & Recreation ·
Sarah Lahbati open to moving to ABS-CBN

Sarah Lahbati open to moving to ABS-CBN

Swiss-Filipino actress Sarah Lahbati is open to moving to ABS-CBN. The 21-year-old Lahbati, who is currently being managed by Viva, said that she is not closing any doors for a possible transfer to the Kapamilya network. “But kung ano man po ang opportunity na dumating, open-minded po ako na tanggapin ‘yun at mag-work,” she said. […]

04.09.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Incoming USAID Mission Director reaffirms strong partnership with PHL

Incoming USAID Mission Director reaffirms strong partnership with PHL

WASHINGTON, DC — In a meeting at the Philippine Embassy in Washington D.C. on  01 September, Dr. Susan K. Brems—the incoming Mission Director of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) for the Philippines, Pacific Islands and Mongolia—reaffirmed the strong development partnership between the Philippine Government  and USAID. Dr. Brems is a career member of the […]

04.09.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
Ombudsman probing PNoy, Abad over DAP

Ombudsman probing PNoy, Abad over DAP

MANILA  (Mabuhay) — Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales on Tuesday announced that her office is currently investigating President Benigno Aquino III and Budget Secretary Florencio Abad for the implementation of the Disbursement Acceleration Program. Responding to a query by Bayan Muna party-list Rep. Carlos Isagani Zarate during the Office of the Ombudsman’s budget briefing, Morales said there […]

04.09.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
How ‘All of Me’ helped Albert Martinez cope with wife’s death

How ‘All of Me’ helped Albert Martinez cope with wife’s death

Albert Martinez believes his upcoming series with ABS-CBN has greatly helped him in “going through life on a day to day basis.” This after his wife, Liezl Martinez, succumbed to cancer in March this year. Martinez said: “I’m glad na nakagawa ako ng isang project like ‘All of Me.’ It helped me a lot. It […]

04.09.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Save the date: McDonald’s all-day breakfast coming October 6

Save the date: McDonald’s all-day breakfast coming October 6

(Relaxnews) – It’s official folks. McDonald’s has announced plans to roll out their all-day breakfast menu next month. After months of teasing, the burger giant took to Twitter Tuesday to announce the news, replying to followers and celebrities who had tweeted about all-day breakfast in the past with a series of cheeky GIF blasts. The […]

02.09.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Olympics: Los Angeles enters 2024 Olympic race

Olympics: Los Angeles enters 2024 Olympic race

(Los Angeles, United States-AFP) – Los Angeles joined the race to win the 2024 Olympics here Tuesday after city leaders gave unanimous backing for a bid to stage the sporting extravaganza for a third time. The United States Olympic Committee (USOC) formally named Los Angeles as its candidate soon after the city council members voted […]

02.09.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Sports & Recreation ·
Karen Gillan to join ‘The Circle’ cast

Karen Gillan to join ‘The Circle’ cast

(Relaxnews) – Scottish actress Karen Gillan (“Guardians of the Galaxy”) has joined the cast of “The Circle” in a starring role, Variety reports. The upcoming film, an adaptation of Dave Eggers’ novel of the same name, also stars Tom Hanks, Emma Watson and John Boyega. The story looks at the challenges of life in the […]

02.09.2015 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Toshiba debuts new Satellite Radius 12

Toshiba debuts new Satellite Radius 12

(Relaxnews) – Toshiba announced its new Satellite Radius 12 convertible laptop today, which will debut at Berlin’s IFA tech show, according to The Verge. Toshiba claims that the new machine will be the “world’s first 12.5-inch Ultra HD 4K convertible” laptop. The Satellite Radius 12 will come out in Full HD or 4K displays, and offer […]

02.09.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
Follow President Barack Obama on Instagram as he takes selfies on Alaskan tour

Follow President Barack Obama on Instagram as he takes selfies on Alaskan tour

(Relaxnews) – President Barack Obama has taken over the White House Instagram account, taking photos and selfies of his Alaskan tour. And aside from a stray finger blocking the frame of a selfie taken with survivalist and reality show host Bear Grylls, the photos aren’t half bad. “Hey everyone, it’s Barack,” he wrote on his […]

UCLA Pilipino Alumni presents scholarship to Josh Manansala

UCLA Pilipino Alumni presents scholarship to Josh Manansala

Several UCLA Pilipino Alumni (PAA) Board Members presented Joshua Manansala last Aug.22 with the 2015 UCLA Pilipino Alumni/Lovell Sevilla Scholarship Award Certificate at the UCLA PAA Send-Off event that took place at Heritage Park in Cerritos, California. Mr. Manansala will receive a $4,000 scholarship for his outstanding academic, leadership, and community service achievements. A recent graduate of Capital Christian […]

02.09.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·