Demand from Asia and South American consumers behind tablet growth in 2014

Demand from Asia and South American consumers behind tablet growth in 2014

(Relaxnews) – A record 200 million tablets are expected to ship over the course of the year but as a number of regions such as the US and Europe reach the tipping point, where one in two consumers owns a device, it will be emerging markets that will be driving growth and even influencing specifications. […]

21.03.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Entertainment, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
Australia, US launch ‘needle in haystack’ plane search

Australia, US launch ‘needle in haystack’ plane search

SYDNEY  (AFP) – Australian and American authorities said Tuesday they had begun searching 600,000 square kilometers (230,000 square miles) of the remote Indian Ocean for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, and conceded it was like looking for a needle in a haystack. The Malaysian government has revealed it believes the jet was deliberately diverted and […]

21.03.2014 · Filled under: World News ·
American Heart Association, Union Bank issue LA challenge: Lace up and walk 25 million steps on National Walking Day

American Heart Association, Union Bank issue LA challenge: Lace up and walk 25 million steps on National Walking Day

LOS ANGELES  – Americans are spending more time than ever sitting in front of computer screens – which means less time being active. That’s why the American Heart Association (AHA) has designated the first Wednesday of April as National Walking Day, which is on April 2 this year. The goal is to get people to lace up their sneakers and […]

20.03.2014 · Filled under: Happenings ·
Dog ‘sold for $2 million’ in China: report

Dog ‘sold for $2 million’ in China: report

(BEIJING-AFP) – A Tibetan mastiff puppy has been sold in China for almost $2 million, a report said Wednesday, in what could be the most expensive dog sale ever. A property developer paid 12 million yuan ($1.9 million) for the one-year-old golden-haired mastiff at a “luxury pet” fair Tuesday in the eastern province of Zhejiang, […]

20.03.2014 · Filled under: Asian News, Home & Garden, Offbeat ·
Samsung focuses on selfies with latest camera

Samsung focuses on selfies with latest camera

(Relaxnews) – The world’s slimmest and lightest interchangeable lens camera, the Samsung NX mini Smart Camera, is actually small enough to slip into a pocket, even with a lens attached. And it really is slim. It measures just 110.4 x 61.9 x 22.5mm, meaning that it is shorter and narrower than a Samsung Galaxy S5 […]

20.03.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
Kate Hudson capsule collection for Ann Taylor

Kate Hudson capsule collection for Ann Taylor

(Relaxnews) – The American actress, who is currently the face of the brand for spring, will work with Ann Taylor on a line of Little Black Dresses. Set to hit stores on April 10, Ann Taylor creative director Lisa Axelson has worked with the 34-year-old actress on a capsule collection of LBD. The five styles include dresses […]

20.03.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
H&M Conscious Collection to arrive in stores April 10

H&M Conscious Collection to arrive in stores April 10

(Relaxnews) – The Swedish apparel brand is promoting its environmentally responsible side through the latest H&M Conscious and Conscious Exclusive collections, which are slated to hit stores next April 10. This year, H&M is launching not one but two Conscious collections, including the H&M Conscious Exclusive line created in partnership with the Ever Manifesto collective. […]

20.03.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·
‘Mid-life crisis’ is real, study claims

‘Mid-life crisis’ is real, study claims

(Relaxnews) – The concept of the “mid-life crisis” has been around for quite sometime, yet whether it was an actual thing or just an excuse for people to tool around in sports cars has remained unclear. Past evidence for the mid-life crisis relied on cross-sectional survey data, or the examination of people’s happiness at different […]

20.03.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Online ·
Starbucks launches new tea with powerful tastemaker: Oprah Winfrey

Starbucks launches new tea with powerful tastemaker: Oprah Winfrey

(Relaxnews) – In a major celebrity collaboration, Starbucks has tapped Oprah Winfrey, the high priestess of US culture, to lend her Midas touch to a new line of teas. It was a big announcement Wednesday for the coffee giant and a major boost for the newest branch of its company, Teavana. Winfrey, a global media […]

US hits ‘provocative’ China move on PHL ships

US hits ‘provocative’ China move on PHL ships

WASHINGTON  (AFP) – The United States on Wednesday accused China of raising tensions by blocking two Philippines vessels as it urged freedom of navigation in the tense South China Sea. The United States, a treaty-bound ally of Manila, said it was “troubled” by Sunday’s incident in which China prevented movement of two ships contracted by […]

20.03.2014 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
LAUSD celebrates the arts

LAUSD celebrates the arts

Student inspires first district-wide arts fest LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD)  held a two-week festival celebrating the arts that began March 1 through Saturday, March 15, 2014. In honor of Arts Education Month, the District showcased student art across multiple disciplines during the Arts Fest, including music, dance, film, theatre and visual […]

20.03.2014 · Filled under: Local News ·
Central Asian states report no sightings of Malaysian jet

Central Asian states report no sightings of Malaysian jet

BISHKEK  (AFP) – The Central Asian states of Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan on Monday said there had been no sightings of the missing Malaysian passenger jet following reports that it may have reached their airspace. According to one of the possible scenarios, the Malaysia Airlines MH370 plane that mysteriously went missing on March 8 could have […]

19.03.2014 · Filled under: Asian News ·
Obama wants ‘more humane’ US deportations

Obama wants ‘more humane’ US deportations

WASHINGTON  (AFP) – President Barack Obama on Thursday ordered a review to see whether US deportation policies could be conducted more “humanely” following complaints by Latino advocates over mass expulsions of illegal immigrants. Obama last week blamed Congress for high levels of deportations, saying he had no choice but to enforce existing laws because an […]

19.03.2014 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Snoopy and Charlie Brown present first ‘Peanuts’ movie

Snoopy and Charlie Brown present first ‘Peanuts’ movie

(Relaxnews) – A new teaser unveils the CGI versions of the famous dog Snoopy, his despondent master Charlie Brown and their feathered friend Woodstock. Opening with a parody of “2001: A Space Odyssey,” the new video from Fox Family Entertainment introduces the big-screen debut of Charles M. Schulz’s classic characters. The CGI adaptation, made with […]

19.03.2014 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
Children’s preferences for sweet and salty tastes linked: study

Children’s preferences for sweet and salty tastes linked: study

(Relaxnews) – Scientists from the Monell Chemical Senses Center in Philadelphia, PA have found children who enjoy sweet tastes also enjoy salty tastes, and prefer such tastes more than adults. The study, which was published in the journal PLOS ONE, suggests that biology contributes to our enjoyment of sweet and salty foods, which are high […]

19.03.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
McDonald’s launches new sandwich using Big Mac ‘special sauce’

McDonald’s launches new sandwich using Big Mac ‘special sauce’

(Relaxnews) – The latest launch out of McDonald’s will be the first burger aside from the Big Mac to be slathered in the iconic sandwich’s ‘special sauce.’ McDonald’s has poached its own recipe for success by taking the ‘special sauce’ used on Big Macs and slathering it on its latest sandwich launch. The Bacon Clubhouse […]

19.03.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Intelligent people more likely to trust others: study

Intelligent people more likely to trust others: study

(Relaxnews) – A new study out of Oxford University indicates intelligent people are more likely to trust others, while those with lower scores on intelligence scales aren’t as trusting. Researchers based findings on an analysis of the General Social Survey, a nationally representative public opinion survey in the United States that occurs every one to two years. […]

19.03.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Super Junior-M to release new album on Chinese websites

Super Junior-M to release new album on Chinese websites

(SEOUL-AFP) – Asian boy band Super Junior-M will make a comeback this week with the release on Friday of a new album on Chinese Internet services, their agency said. “Swing” is their first album in more than 15 months since “Break Down”, which hit No. 1 on the US Billboard World Album Chart and landed […]

19.03.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music, Online ·
Brad Pitt could headline ‘True Detective’ season 2

Brad Pitt could headline ‘True Detective’ season 2

(Relaxnews) – The Hollywood A-lister is reportedly among candidates to take over from Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson in the second season of HBO’s crime series. Officially, the premium cable network has yet to order the second season of “True Detective,” but speculation abounds nonetheless. According to some sources, HBO is waiting to read the […]

19.03.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Hollywood Stars ·
New Star Wars to start filming in Britain in May

New Star Wars to start filming in Britain in May

(LONDON-AFP) – The first new Star Wars movie for a decade will start filming in Britain in May, it was revealed Wednesday, and the loveable droid R2-D2 is among the cast. Filming will begin at Pinewood Studios outside London, where pre-production has been under way for several months. The movie, currently known only as “Star […]

19.03.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·