Nokia launches first phablet

Nokia launches first phablet

(Relaxnews) – The Lumia 625 is a low-spec, low-cost oversized handset that could well have mass appeal. Rumors and, of course full-blown leaks — including press shots and specification sheets — hinted strongly that the “Something Big” that Nokia was set to launch was an affordable Lumia phablet. And low and behold, at 9am UK […]

23.07.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Online, Science & Technology ·
Trailer: J.J. Abrams explores religion in “Believe”

Trailer: J.J. Abrams explores religion in “Believe”

(Relaxnews) – The “Star Wars VII” director has teamed up with Alfonso Cuaron for this mystery-laden drama series. While Comic-Con was in full swing in San Diego (July 18-21), NBC took advantage of the event to provide a brief preview of “Believe.” The new trailer presents a show combining the fictional worlds of J.J. Abrams […]

23.07.2013 · Filled under: Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
In US, television injuries on the rise

In US, television injuries on the rise

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – Television sets injure one child every 30 minutes in America, and the rate of emergency room visits is increasing with the popularity of flat-screen TVs, a study said Monday. Just over half (52 percent) of all TV injuries for those under 18 from 1990 to 2011 were due to the equipment falling and […]

23.07.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
Plain packaging reduces allure of cigarettes: study

Plain packaging reduces allure of cigarettes: study

(PARIS-AFP) – Scientists on Monday said they had evidence that plain packaging for cigarettes diminishes the appeal of smoking, as anti-tobacco campaigners suggest. European countries are considering whether to follow Australia, which last year became the first country in the world to sell cigarettes in plain packets. In Australia’s case, the cigarettes are sold in […]

23.07.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, World News ·
Delta to produce ‘Top Chef’ cooking series for in-flight menu

Delta to produce ‘Top Chef’ cooking series for in-flight menu

(Relaxnews) – Delta Air Lines is launching its own version of “Top Chef” with a competitive culinary show that will be aired in-flight and award the winner the chance to help create the carrier’s menu. In partnership with Food & Wine magazine, the US carrier has announced plans to produce an original video series called […]

23.07.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, International Stars, Online ·
Wealthy Chinese fork out for high-class etiquette

Wealthy Chinese fork out for high-class etiquette

(BEIJING-AFP) – How to properly peel an orange, hold an oyster fork, and pronounce luxury brand names — wealthy Chinese are paying handsome sums to learn such skills as they seek to match their high-end lifestyles with high-class etiquette. A two-week course at the newly opened Institute Sarita in Beijing costs 100,000 yuan ($16,000), but […]

Men who skip breakfast face heart attack risk: study

Men who skip breakfast face heart attack risk: study

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – Men who skip breakfast may face a higher risk of heart attack or deadly heart disease, according to US research published on Monday. A study of nearly 27,000 men found that those who failed to eat in the morning had a 27 percent higher risk of heart attack or death from coronary heart […]

23.07.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Crowds besiege palace after British royal baby birth

Crowds besiege palace after British royal baby birth

(LONDON-AFP) – A joyful crowd popped corks, cheered and strained to glimpse the official notice outside Buckingham Palace, after the birth on Monday of a baby boy to Prince William and wife Kate. The centre of attention at the palace was a golden easel upon which royal officials placed the formal birth announcement. “We just […]

23.07.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, International Stars, World News ·
PNoy asks 16th Congress to pass 2014 budget, key economic bills

PNoy asks 16th Congress to pass 2014 budget, key economic bills

MANILA, July 22 (Mabuhay) — The President on Monday asked the 16th Congress to prioritize measures that spur competition and raise government revenues in a bid to sustain the economic gains made so far by the administration. In his State of the Nation Address, President Benigno Aquino III asked Congress to pass amendments to the […]

23.07.2013 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Avengers to battle a robot in 2015

Avengers to battle a robot in 2015

(Relaxnews) – Iron Man, Captain America, Thor and their companions in arms will come face to face with Ultron in the sequel to “The Avengers” in May 2015, according to comments from the film’s director, Joss Whedon, at Comic-Con in San Diego. After defeating Loki and Thanos in 2012, the Avengers will team up against […]

23.07.2013 · Filled under: Books, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Baby boy for Britain’s William and Kate

Baby boy for Britain’s William and Kate

By Danny KEMP, James PHEBY LONDON, July 22, 2013 (AFP) – Britain’s Prince William and his wife Kate were celebrating on Monday after she gave birth to a baby boy, providing the world’s most famous royal family with a future king. Cheering crowds rushed towards the gates of Buckingham Palace as it was announced that […]

22.07.2013 · Filled under: International Stars, World News ·
Behati Prinsloo unveils new Victoria’s Secret perfume

Behati Prinsloo unveils new Victoria’s Secret perfume

(Relaxnews) – American lifestyle and lingerie brand Victoria’s Secret has unveiled its latest fragrance, Victoria, with a new video starring the 24-year-old Namibian model and Victoria’s Secret Angel Behati Prinsloo. “Behati exemplifies the Victoria fragrance because she’s fresh, but really modern, charismatic and totally cool, super downtown but funny and energetic,” the company’s beauty president […]

22.07.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Videos ·
Wine linked to lower disease-related mortality rate in men: study

Wine linked to lower disease-related mortality rate in men: study

(Relaxnews) – A wide sweeping study has found a link between moderate wine consumption and a lower risk of mortality from cardiovascular disease and cancer among middle-aged men, lending more credence to the French paradox. After following up with 35,292 men over about 28 years, researchers from the Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense and […]

22.07.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Stem cell advance boosts prospects for retina treatment

Stem cell advance boosts prospects for retina treatment

(PARIS-AFP) – Blind mice have been able to see once more in a laboratory exploit that marks a further boost for the fast-moving field of retinal therapy, according to a study published on Sunday. Scientists in Britain used stem cells — early-stage, highly versatile cells — taken from mice embryos, and cultured them in a […]

22.07.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
‘Facebook For Every Phone’ installed on over 100 million feature phones

‘Facebook For Every Phone’ installed on over 100 million feature phones

(Relaxnews) – The ‘Facebook For Every Phone’ app claims over 100 million users worldwide, the social network announced. This extremely light application brings Facebook to some 3,000 feature phone models which, unlike smartphones, are not compatible with all of the functions of the full version of the social networking site. Facebook For Every Phone app […]

22.07.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Online, Science & Technology ·
Trailer: Jennifer Lawrence is humanity’s last hope in ‘Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Trailer: Jennifer Lawrence is humanity’s last hope in ‘Hunger Games: Catching Fire

(Relaxnews) – A new trailer has been released for the second film to be adapted from Suzanne Collins’s hit novels, starring Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen. Thanks to a trailer uploaded by Yahoo!Movies during San Diego’s Comic-Con, fans can get a little more insight into “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,” expected to hit theaters in November 2013. The video […]

22.07.2013 · Filled under: Books, Film, Hollywood Stars, Videos ·
Landmarks around the world to announce royal birth

Landmarks around the world to announce royal birth

(Relaxnews) – The birth of the royal baby isn’t just a major affair for Brits. Sister Commonwealth countries like Canada and New Zealand will also fete the arrival of the littlest heir at major landmarks such as Niagara Falls and the Kiwi Sky tower. In Toronto, Canada, the public will learn about the sex of […]

22.07.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, International Stars, Online ·
Media frenzy in London as ‘Great Kate Wait’ nears end

Media frenzy in London as ‘Great Kate Wait’ nears end

(LONDON-AFP) – The London hospital hosting Prince William’s wife Kate was the scene of a media frenzy Monday after weeks of waiting for the royal baby — while tourists kept an eye out for a big announcement at Buckingham Palace. For the dozens of weary international journalists who have camped for three weeks outside St […]

22.07.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, International Stars ·
FIFA to start World Cup ticket sales on August 20

FIFA to start World Cup ticket sales on August 20

(SAO PAULO-AFP) – World’s football governing body announced here Friday that it will begin selling tickets for next year’s World Cup in 12 Brazilian host cities on August 20 via its www.fifa.com website. Some 330 days before the tournament is to open in Sao Paulo, FIFA marketing director Thierry Weil outlined a strategy under which […]

22.07.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Online, Sports & Recreation ·
Superman, Batman to team up in new film

Superman, Batman to team up in new film

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – Superman and Batman are to team up in a new film, its director and the studio behind this year’s blockbuster “Man of Steel” announced Saturday. The new movie was announced by director Zack Snyder, widely praised for rebooting the Superman franchise last month, with Briton Henry Cavil proving his mettle in the […]

22.07.2013 · Filled under: Film, Hollywood Stars ·