How mobile data could save lives

How mobile data could save lives

(Relaxnews) – The latest mobile industry report shows that mobile operator data revenues will overtake voice call revenues by 2018, driven by the growing demand for connected devices and the benefits they can bring to consumers around the globe. The GSMA report, compiled in partnership with PwC and published to coincide with the opening day […]

25.02.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Health & Fitness, Science & Technology ·
Athletics: 101-year-old marathon runner shines at last race

Athletics: 101-year-old marathon runner shines at last race

(HONG KONG-AFP) – A 101-year-old Sikh believed to be the world’s oldest distance runner retired Sunday after ending his last race in Hong Kong on a high, describing it as one of the “happiest days” of his long life. Fauja Singh, nicknamed the “Turbaned Tornado”, finished the 10-kilometre (6 mile) run at the Hong Kong […]

25.02.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Offbeat, World News ·
‘Die Hard’ still at the top of the worldwide box office

‘Die Hard’ still at the top of the worldwide box office

(Relaxnews) – The fifth installment of the action franchise starring Bruce Willis took $45.7M worldwide on the weekend of February 24, meaning that it has held on to the top spot. ”Die Hard: A Good Day to Die” has made $184.8M since its release. “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” is back with takings of $19.1M, which takes its total […]

25.02.2013 · Filled under: Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Long lines at US customs after sequester: official

Long lines at US customs after sequester: official

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – Automatic spending cuts set to go into effect Friday could lead to five-hour long waits at airport customs for passengers entering the United States, the White House said. Officials say that virtually every aspect of life could be affected by the cuts, which will hit unless bitterly divided lawmakers manage to strike a […]

25.02.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, U.S. News ·
Sony officially launches ‘world’s slimmest and lightest’ tablet

Sony officially launches ‘world’s slimmest and lightest’ tablet

(Relaxnews) – The Xperia Z squeezes a 10.1-inch HD screen and huge 8 megapixel rear-facing camera into a 6.9mm thick, water-resistant shell. The tablet, which sets new standards in the Android marketplace, will be available to buy from Q2 2013 and is the latest in a recent string of devices from the Japanese tech company […]

25.02.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Science & Technology ·
China ends Lunar New Year with molten metal showers

China ends Lunar New Year with molten metal showers

(Nuanquan, China-AFP) – Fireworks lit up the sky across China on Sunday and straw-hatted farmers in one village hurled molten metal into the air, as the country marked the end of Lunar New Year festivities. China’s Lantern Festival traditionally signals the close of just over two weeks of rest and feasting during the Lunar New […]

25.02.2013 · Filled under: Art, Asian News, Lunar New Year ·
Oscars 2013: Looks from the red carpet

Oscars 2013: Looks from the red carpet

(Relaxnews) – Sunday night at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles was a night of dramatic looks, with some stars choosing fairytale princess looks and others opting for edgier, almost futuristic column-style gowns on the red carpet of the 85th Oscars awards. Kristen Stewart Kristen Stewart, who presented at the 85th Oscars Sunday night, wore […]

25.02.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Hollywood Stars, Photos ·
Google+ trends: reactions to the Oscars, what would you do with Google Glass?

Google+ trends: reactions to the Oscars, what would you do with Google Glass?

(Relaxnews) – On Monday, February 25, users of Google+ are sharing their thoughts on this year’s Oscars and taking part in Google’s competition to win a seat at the development table for Google’s augmented reality program, Google Glass. Following the annual star-studded Oscars on Sunday, Google+ users are talking about the winners and losers and […]

25.02.2013 · Filled under: Hollywood Stars, Online ·
Oscars survive Seth MacFarlane’s emcee debut

Oscars survive Seth MacFarlane’s emcee debut

(HOLLYWOOD-AFP) – The 85th Academy Awards opened Sunday with Captain James Kirk appearing via videolink from the Starship Enterprise, and closed with First Lady Michelle Obama appearing live from the White House. In between, it survived a raft of sometimes off-color jokes by Seth MacFarlane in his first appearance as an Oscar emcee — delighting […]

25.02.2013 · Filled under: Hollywood Stars ·
National Pinball Museum hits ’tilt’

National Pinball Museum hits ’tilt’

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – The United States’ National Pinball Museum is closing its doors after failing to agree on a new lease with its landlord, but it’s holding out hope for a replay. In a statement, the non-profit museum — which relocated from Washington to Baltimore, Maryland in 2012 — said it would shut down on March […]

24.02.2013 · Filled under: Art, Destinations ·
US exhibition traces history of altered photo images

US exhibition traces history of altered photo images

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – In this era of Photoshop software and Instagram filters, should people recoil at the notion of photo manipulation? Not at all, said the curator of a landmark exhibition on the topic that opened in Washington this week. After all, we’ve been living with altered images since photography was invented in the 19th century. […]

24.02.2013 · Filled under: Art, Destinations, Science & Technology, U.S. News ·
Chef Wolfgang Puck: 19 years of feeding Oscars’ hungry

Chef Wolfgang Puck: 19 years of feeding Oscars’ hungry

(HOLLYWOOD-AFP) – Hollywood’s biggest stars, after weeks of dieting for the Red Carpet, finally get to pick up their cocktail forks again at the glittering banquet that follows Sunday’s Academy Awards ceremony. And celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck has the daunting task of preparing a post-Oscars spread worthy of the wait. Puck will feed the 1,500 […]

24.02.2013 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Hollywood Stars ·
Americans frequent victims of ‘seafood fraud’: report

Americans frequent victims of ‘seafood fraud’: report

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – Fish sold in the United States is often deliberately mislabeled, making American consumers the unwitting victims of “widespread seafood fraud,” according to a report out Thursday. Fully one-third of 1,215 fish samples collected by researchers proved to be a different variety than what was written on the label, according to Oceana, an advocacy […]

24.02.2013 · Filled under: Food & Dining, U.S. News ·
What to expect from the Mobile World Congress

What to expect from the Mobile World Congress

(Relaxnews) – Monday marks the start of this year’s Mobile World Congress. Hosted in Barcelona it has quickly established itself as the key event in the smartphone calendar. Over the course of the four-day event, over 1500 exhibitors, from Nokia and Samsung to LG, HTC and Sony will take it in turns to upstage each […]

24.02.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Science & Technology, Videos, World News ·
Does a good web Q&A platform exist?

Does a good web Q&A platform exist?

(Relaxnews) – Anyone who has been forced to use one knows that most internet and mobile Q&A systems are at best annoying and at worst a waste of time. However, that hasn’t stopped one team of university researchers from creating a number of tests to establish which is the best of a bad bunch. The […]

24.02.2013 · Filled under: Science & Technology ·
Marc Jacobs releasing Sunshine Editions of women’s fragrances

Marc Jacobs releasing Sunshine Editions of women’s fragrances

(Relaxnews) – Summer is drawing nearer and like many other perfume brands, Marc Jacobs has launched a collection of summer fragrances. From March, three lighter versions of the brand’s fragrances Daisy and Lola will be available as “Sunshine Editions.” According to the brand, these three limited-edition summer versions of the fragrances, inspired by “sun-kissed pleasures,” […]

24.02.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·
VW to reveal the world’s first car capable of travelling 100km on less than a liter of fuel

VW to reveal the world’s first car capable of travelling 100km on less than a liter of fuel

(Relaxnews) – Volkswagen has not only announced that its super-efficient XL1 car will be coming to Geneva, the German carmaker has also confirmed that after almost 10 years of developing, testing and prototyping, that it is ready for the market and will be going on sale this year. The brainchild of former CEO Prof. Dr. […]

24.02.2013 · Filled under: Motoring ·
US wine exports hit record $1.4 bn in 2012

US wine exports hit record $1.4 bn in 2012

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – US wine exports uncorked a record year in 2012, bringing in $1.43 billion in revenues as demand grew in Germany, Sweden, Japan and China, the Wine Institute said Thursday. Wine exports — 90 percent from California — rose by 2.6 percent, the third year in a row of increases, said the San Francisco-based […]

24.02.2013 · Filled under: Food & Dining, U.S. News ·
Paying for 15 minutes of fame in LA

Paying for 15 minutes of fame in LA

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – In Los Angeles — the land of paparazzi, dazzling dental work and endless glitz — it turns out that you, too, can be hot enough to draw a crowd. For a price, of course. Crowds on Demand is the brainchild of a young entrepreneur who came up with a novel idea for […]

24.02.2013 · Filled under: Destinations ·
‘Musty’ 85th Academy Awards rebranded as ‘The Oscars’

‘Musty’ 85th Academy Awards rebranded as ‘The Oscars’

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – They are the 85th Academy Awards, the climax of Hollywood’s awards season, this coming weekend — except officially they’re not. This year, they’ve been rebranded to “The Oscars.” The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), which organizes Tinseltown’s biggest awards, did not confirm the change revealed by show co-producer Neil […]

22.02.2013 · Filled under: Hollywood Stars, U.S. News ·