Beam me up, Scotty: Holograms predicted to become reality in future of travel

Beam me up, Scotty: Holograms predicted to become reality in future of travel

(Relaxnews) – In 35 years, travelers can expect to interact with robots, holograms and Star Trek-like cyber reps instead of humans for their travel needs. Holidays via virtual reality headsets and fingerprint passports are also expected to transform the travel experience. These are among some of the predictions that came out of an industry report […]

10.11.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Destinations, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
Italy’s holy wine falls prey to weather

Italy’s holy wine falls prey to weather

(ROME-AFP) – Vin Santo, the celebrated Italian dessert wine from Tuscany, could be in scarce supply after one of Tuscany’s biggest producers revealed it will not be making any in 2014. Tenuta di Artimino, a 732-hectare estate centred on a Medici villa that is a world heritage site, said Thursday it had also decided to […]

10.11.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Thousands of Angelenos to ‘Move It’ with the LAUSD

Thousands of Angelenos to ‘Move It’ with the LAUSD

District 5K at Dodger Stadium in support of health & wellness LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) will host its second annual 5K ‘Move It’ Challenge and Health Festival on Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014 at Dodger Stadium.  In partnership with the Los Angeles Dodgers, this District fundraiser aims to raise awareness […]

10.11.2014 · Filled under: Happenings, Health & Fitness, Local News, Sports & Recreation ·
Lupita Nyong’o stars in new campaign for Lancôme

Lupita Nyong’o stars in new campaign for Lancôme

(Relaxnews) – The Oscar-winning actress appears in a new lipstick ad for the beauty brand. The Mexican-Kenyan actress, who picked up this year’s Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, has been shot by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggot for the new Lancôme campaign. Wearing the brand’s L’Absolu Rouge in Rouge Amour lipstick and a stunning pink dress, […]

07.11.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Hollywood Stars ·
Gap’s arty films include dancing sweaters and a high-five machine

Gap’s arty films include dancing sweaters and a high-five machine

(Relaxnews) – Gap has been killing it of late. Days after it launched a Christmas campaign shot by Sofia Coppola, they’ve shown off a series of ‘Art Films’ to celebrate its Gap Gift Guide. Gap is continuing with its ‘Dress Normal’ campaign for the holidays, but it’s using it as an excuse to act weird. The latest […]

Trailer: stakes (and bows) raised in main ‘Hobbit’ trailer

Trailer: stakes (and bows) raised in main ‘Hobbit’ trailer

(Relaxnews) – The main trailer for December’s “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” sets up a climactic ending to Peter Jackson’s second Tolkien trilogy. Dwarves, Elves and Men must face up to the dangers wrought by fallen hero Thorin as his desire for wealth threatens a teetering alliance, while Sauron hatches a devious […]

07.11.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
Pink Floyd signs out with ‘river’ journey back

Pink Floyd signs out with ‘river’ journey back

(NEW YORK-AFP) – How does one of rock history’s most influential acts sign off? For Pink Floyd, it will be with a collection of outtakes bearing the band’s epic psychedelic roots — but whose theme this time is not alienation, but continuity. Pink Floyd has declared that “The Endless River” — the band’s first album […]

07.11.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
Tokyo Olympic stadium ‘dull’, looks like turtle: architect

Tokyo Olympic stadium ‘dull’, looks like turtle: architect

(TOKYO-AFP) – The stadium at the heart of plans for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics will be dull and look like a turtle, a leading Japanese architect said Thursday, adding to the row over the controversial venue. The centrepiece for the Games, which was designed by British-Iraqi architect Zaha Hadid, has been scaled down by a […]

Results of US vote for Senate, House and governors

Results of US vote for Senate, House and governors

WASHINGTON  (AFP) – Republicans secured a majority in the US Senate and strengthened their grip on the House of Representatives in Tuesday’s midterm elections. Here are the results of the vote, based on partial results and media projections as of Wednesday. Senate Republicans captured at least 52 seats in the 100-member Senate, gaining seven seats […]

07.11.2014 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Martial law victims abroad can file their claims online

Martial law victims abroad can file their claims online

In the Philippine Government’s efforts to reach every victim of gross human rights violations during the Marcos regime, the Human Rights Victims’ Claims Board (HRVCB) is now accepting applications from human rights violations victims (HRVV) living and/or working abroad. The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) informed the Philippine Embassy in Washington, D.C. on November 4, […]

07.11.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
PHL Embassy launches mobile app for Radio Tambuli

PHL Embassy launches mobile app for Radio Tambuli

Los Angeles  – The Philippine Consulate General in Los Angeles informs the public that as part of the commemoration of first anniversary of Typhoon Haiyan in November 2013, the Embassy of the Philippines in Washington D.C. has launched the “Radyo Tambuli” mobile application.  Radio Tambuli is a virtual radio station seeking to deliver news about the Philippines to the Filipino-American Community in the United States.  This mobile app is now available […]

07.11.2014 · Filled under: Local News, Offers, Promotions ·
Consumers encouraged to check utility bills for unfamiliar charges

Consumers encouraged to check utility bills for unfamiliar charges

LOS ANGELES, CA – With the scorching heat that hit California the past few months, consumers may see high spikes in their utility bills. This sudden increase can cause several problems: the consumer may be unable to pay their bill, the consumer may be dropped from their California Alternate Rates for Energy (CARE) discount program, […]

06.11.2014 · Filled under: Local News, Services ·
14th JFAV Veterans Day rally in Hollywood, Nov.11

14th JFAV Veterans Day rally in Hollywood, Nov.11

Los Angeles  – The Justice for Filipino American Veterans, an alliance of veterans organizations, community advocates, youth and students  announced that they will march for the third time in 14 years on  Veterans Day, November 11, 2014 in Hollywood, Los Angeles   to dramatize and remind America of their broken promises and unfulfilled pledges to our veterans and relatives. […]

06.11.2014 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News ·
Apple comes top in secure messaging tests

Apple comes top in secure messaging tests

(Relaxnews) – When it comes to encryption and privacy, iMessage and FaceTime are the best mass-market smartphone messaging systems, beating everything from Google Chat to WhatsApp for protecting users’ data. However, before devoted iPhone and iPad users take to Twitter to start gloating, The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), which carried out the meticulous tests, highlights that […]

06.11.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
Michael Fassbender in talks to play Steve Jobs

Michael Fassbender in talks to play Steve Jobs

(Relaxnews) – After being turned down by Leonardo DiCaprio and, on Monday, by Christian Bale, producers are courting yet another actor for the biopic on the Apple co-founder. Negotiations with Bale came close to the finish line. Aaron Sorkin, who wrote the script, even confirmed during an interview that the actor would play Steve Jobs, […]

06.11.2014 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Science & Technology ·
‘Interstellar’: timely ode to space conquest

‘Interstellar’: timely ode to space conquest

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – It has not been a good week or two for space travel. But “Interstellar,” the new Oscar-tipped movie starring Matthew McConaughey, may just get a boost from the bad news. Days after a privately owned rocket exploded on take-off for the International Space Station (ISS), followed by the crash of a Virgin […]

06.11.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Could these futuristic gadgets be the secret to a happy marriage?

Could these futuristic gadgets be the secret to a happy marriage?

(Relaxnews) – Will marriage become even more difficult as we live longer than ever? With an average of three months being added to life expectancies each year, it’s a question that Taiwan-based design studio Alice Wang has been considering. The studio has adapted a selection of everyday objects to better suit the concept of wedded bliss in […]

Baskin-Robbins creates camouflage-colored ice cream

Baskin-Robbins creates camouflage-colored ice cream

(Relaxnews) – Baskin-Robbins has released a special camouflage-colored ice cream in honor of Veterans Day in the US, made with chocolate, salty caramel and cake-flavored ice cream. Throughout the month of November, customers in the US will be able to express their support for active and retired troops by buying a scoop or two of […]

06.11.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Holidays, Home & Garden ·
Tapping your forehead could help reduce food cravings: study

Tapping your forehead could help reduce food cravings: study

(Relaxnews) – Some simple, 30-second distraction tasks could help reduce cravings, even for your favorite foods, according to a new study. In the study, Richard Weil, M.Ed. CDE, Director of the Weight Loss Program at Mt Sinai St. Luke’s Hospital in New York City, tested the effects of three short distraction tasks plus a control […]

06.11.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
‘The Love Boat’ cast christens latest Princess Cruises’ ship

‘The Love Boat’ cast christens latest Princess Cruises’ ship

(Relaxnews) – The cast of “The Love Boat,” the TV series that popularized the notion of cruising in the 1980s, reunited in Florida Wednesday to help fete Princess Cruises’ 50th anniversary along with a roster of some of the show’s most popular guest stars and a sea of champagne. At a bash held in Fort […]

06.11.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Hollywood Stars, Home & Garden ·