56% of US adults have smartphones: survey

56% of US adults have smartphones: survey

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – More than half of American adults own a smartphone, including some 80 percent of those in the 18 to 34 age group, a survey showed Wednesday. The Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project said smartphone adoption has jumped from 35 percent in 2011 to 56 percent this year. The survey, which […]

05.06.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Beauty & Style, Online, Science & Technology ·
Trailer: Robert De Niro incognito in France in Luc Besson’s ‘The Family’

Trailer: Robert De Niro incognito in France in Luc Besson’s ‘The Family’

(Relaxnews) – Michelle Pfeiffer and Tommy Lee Jones co-star in the mobster comedy “The Family,” adapted from the novel “Badfellas” by Tonino Benacquista. The teaser trailer for “The Family,” now posted on Yahoo! Movies, offers a sneak peek at a black comedy that pokes fun at clichés about organized crime and Franco-American relations. Robert De […]

05.06.2013 · Filled under: Books, Film, Hollywood Stars, Videos ·
Maricar Reyes, Richard Poon eye wedding this year

Maricar Reyes, Richard Poon eye wedding this year

Singer Richard Poon and actress Maricar Reyes are eyeing to tie the knot in an “exclusive” wedding some time this year. Poon said preparations are now underway for his wedding with Reyes. The 31-year-old “ASAP” mainstay confirmed his engagement to the 27-year-old actress late last month. “I think naman she deserves it. I think any […]

05.06.2013 · Filled under: Filipino Stars ·
PHILIPPINE CONSULATE GENERAL, DOT AND FILIPINO COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS GEAR UP FOR 08 JUNE 2013 KALAYAAN CELEBRATION AT HISTORIC FILIPINOTOWN

PHILIPPINE CONSULATE GENERAL, DOT AND FILIPINO COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS GEAR UP FOR 08 JUNE 2013 KALAYAAN CELEBRATION AT HISTORIC FILIPINOTOWN

Los Angeles, 04 June 2013. – The Philippine Consulate General, the Department of Tourism and the Filipino community organizations of Los Angeles gears up for KALAYAAN 2013 at Filipinotown on 08 June 2013. One of the highlights of Kalayaan 2013 celebration are the Dinagyang Street Dancers from the City of Iloilo and million-peso championship winner of […]

05.06.2013 · Filled under: Happenings ·
President Aquino leads Government-Owned and Controlled Corporations dividends day in Malacañang

President Aquino leads Government-Owned and Controlled Corporations dividends day in Malacañang

MANILA, June 3 (Mabuhay) — President Benigno S. Aquino III said on Monday that the Government-Owned and-Controlled Corporations (GOCCs) remitted a total of P77-billion to the national coffers for the past three years, compared to P96-billion collected by the administration of former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo in her nine years of presidency. In his speech at […]

05.06.2013 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
New soap, movie for Dawn, Richard

New soap, movie for Dawn, Richard

MANILA, June 1 (Mabuhay) — After their successful reunion in the primetime series “Walang Hanggan,” Richard Gomez and Dawn Zulueta are set to do at least two new projects together, including a soap opera, the actress confirmed early this week. “We’re about to sign up with Star Cinema, so we’ll most likely have a movie […]

05.06.2013 · Filled under: Filipino Stars, Film ·
Porsche launches anniversary edition 911

Porsche launches anniversary edition 911

(Relaxnews) – What better way to mark the 50th birthday of a true motoring icon than with a special commemorative model? Due to be officially unveiled this September at the Frankfurt Motorshow — the venue where the original Porsche 911 made its official debut in 1963 — the special edition will boast a 400hp 3.8-litre […]

05.06.2013 · Filled under: Motoring ·
Twitter index: Sharapova, Federico García Lorca

Twitter index: Sharapova, Federico García Lorca

(Relaxnews) – On Wednesday, June 5, Twitter users are celebrating what would be the birthday of the late Federico García Lorca and discussing Maria Sharapova’s ongoing match at the French Open. June 5 marks the anniversary of the birth of the Spanish poet Federico García Lorca, who was born in 1898 and died in 1936. […]

05.06.2013 · Filled under: Books, Online, Sports & Recreation ·
New Windows tablets will come with Office pre-installed

New Windows tablets will come with Office pre-installed

(Relaxnews) – Microsoft has announced that all small tablets that run Windows 8 will also have Word, PowerPoint and Excel, free of charge. During its Computex keynote address, Microsoft Windows chief Tami Reller revealed that all tablets with a screen size less than 10-inches that run the full version of the company’s latest operating system […]

05.06.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Science & Technology, Videos ·
Smartphones to have ‘watershed’ year: tracker

Smartphones to have ‘watershed’ year: tracker

(SAN FRANCISCO-AFP) – Smartphone sales will eclipse those of basic mobile phones this year for the first time as desire for handheld computing power grows, a market tracker said Tuesday. International Data Corporation (IDC) expected smartphone shipments worldwide to reach 958.8 million units, topping last year’s total by 32.7 percent to account for 52.2 percent […]

05.06.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Science & Technology ·
Paris rooftop display shows face of Aboriginal art to the world

Paris rooftop display shows face of Aboriginal art to the world

(PARIS-AFP) – Move over Mona Lisa! Paris is about to unveil a new work of art that, just like Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpiece, will be seen by millions of visitors every year. From Thursday, a massively enlarged version of a work by Australian Aboriginal artist Lena Nyadbi will adorn the roof of the multimedia library […]

05.06.2013 · Filled under: Art, Destinations ·
Most parents aren’t stressed by kids’ screentime: study

Most parents aren’t stressed by kids’ screentime: study

(Relaxnews) – Having grown up in a world packed with gadgets themselves, most parents of younger children aren’t stressed about the potentially damaging effect of too much screentime on their offspring, a new US study finds. A study of more than 2,300 parents of children up to age eight found that 78 percent report that their […]

05.06.2013 · Filled under: Home & Garden ·
New Asus launches anticipate tablet price war

New Asus launches anticipate tablet price war

(Relaxnews) – As well as a number of interesting hybrid and two-in-one computers, this year’s Computex Taipei conference is notable for the number of tablets — and in particular, low-price Android slates — on show. ASUS in particular has been busy in this regard, unveiling the MeMoPad HD7 and FHD 10. HD7 Starting at $129 […]

05.06.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Science & Technology ·
Want your kids to drink less soda? Turn off the TV

Want your kids to drink less soda? Turn off the TV

(Relaxnews) – Children who spend more time in front of the TV are more likely to consume sugary beverages, says a new study out of Sweden. The reason? The more screen time, the higher their exposure to TV ads that bombard impressionable young minds with images of junk food, juice and sweets, reason the authors […]

05.06.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Ian Somerhalder joins ‘The Anomaly’ by Noel Clarke

Ian Somerhalder joins ‘The Anomaly’ by Noel Clarke

(Relaxnews) – The star of “The Vampire Diaries” will team up with Luke Hemsworth from “Hunger Games” for a terrorism-themed action thriller, according to film production company Unstoppable Entertainment. Currently being filmed in London, “The Anomaly” tells the story of a traumatized ex-soldier who wakes up in the back of a van next to a […]

05.06.2013 · Filled under: Film, Hollywood Stars ·
LOCAL ASIAN TV STATION STEPS UP ITS CAMPAIGN AGAINST DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

LOCAL ASIAN TV STATION STEPS UP ITS CAMPAIGN AGAINST DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

KSCI-TV LA 18 to Broadcast “Telethon for Change, Supporting Victims of Domestic Violence” Live on Saturday, June 22, 2013, 3-5pm PST Los Angeles—KSCI-TV LA 18 (LA 18), Los Angeles’ #1 Asian TV station, will air a telethon to raise awareness of domestic violence and sexual assault in the Asian American community for the second year in […]

04.06.2013 · Filled under: Happenings ·
Dunkin’ Donuts rolls out glazed donut, bacon and egg sandwich

Dunkin’ Donuts rolls out glazed donut, bacon and egg sandwich

(Relaxnews) – In the latest trend of sandwiches gone rogue, Dunkin’ Donuts has launched a bacon and egg breakfast sandwich that replaces buns with a glazed donut. Starting June 6, customers in the US will be able to tuck into the sweet and savory portable breakfast meal that consists of a fried egg and cherrywood-smoked […]

04.06.2013 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness ·
‘Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD,’ ‘The Bridge,’ ‘Under the Dome’ among most promising new series

‘Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD,’ ‘The Bridge,’ ‘Under the Dome’ among most promising new series

(Relaxnews) – The Broadcast Television Journalists’ Association (BTJA) has announced six nominees for the Critics’ Choice Television Award for Most Exciting New Series: “Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD,” “The Bridge,” “Under the Dome,” “The Michael J. Fox Show,” “Ray Donovan” and “Masters of Sex” will all be in the running for the award on June 10. […]

04.06.2013 · Filled under: Books, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Debt Collection and Bankruptcy

Debt Collection and Bankruptcy

If you, like so many Americans today, have found yourself in financial trouble, you are not alone. People that felt they have done everything right and now find themselves unable to make ends meet. People that are new to these types of financial troubles may have never experienced credit card companies calling and demanding payment. […]

04.06.2013 · Filled under: Legal Matters ·
Skirt-clad Romanian women promote ‘stylish’ cycling

Skirt-clad Romanian women promote ‘stylish’ cycling

BUCHAREST-AFP) – More than 1,500 Romanian women in colourful skirts and high heels cycled through the country’s main cities to promote urban biking as a “stylish and fun” way of transport. The event, called SkirtBike, “aims to celebrate the independence and empowerment that cycling can provide to all women and to encourage those who do […]

04.06.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Environment, Offbeat, Sports & Recreation ·