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 ·
Why real-life Wills and Graces enjoy deep friendships

Why real-life Wills and Graces enjoy deep friendships

(Relaxnews) – A team of scientists has provided empirical evidence for what many real-life “Will & Grace” pairs have always known: the reasons why straight women and gay men forge particularly deep, lasting friendships. The reason? The absence of “deceptive mating motivations” that may be present among female friends and straight men, say researchers out […]

22.02.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Science & Technology ·
John Lloyd: Sarah has matured as an actress

John Lloyd: Sarah has matured as an actress

Actor John Lloyd Cruz feels privileged that he was able witness Sarah Geronimo grow as an actress from the first time that they worked together seven years ago. “Gusto ko lang po i-share sa inyong lahat na ngayon, may napansin akong iba sa approach [ni Sarah] sa acting. I am so proud of all your […]

22.02.2013 · Filled under: Filipino Stars ·
International Intellectual Property Alliance cites Philippines’ progress in addressing piracy

International Intellectual Property Alliance cites Philippines’ progress in addressing piracy

The International Intellectual Property Alliance (IIPA) lauded the Philippine government’s efforts to address piracy and intellectual property rights abuses in the country in its 2013 Special 301 Review submitted to Assistant United States Trade Representative for Intellectual Property and Innovation Stanford McCoy last February 8. The IIPA, a private sector coalition, formed in 1984, of […]

21.02.2013 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
U.S. Congressional delegation discusses veterans’ welfare, West PHL Sea with Secretary del Rosario

U.S. Congressional delegation discusses veterans’ welfare, West PHL Sea with Secretary del Rosario

United States (U.S.) Representative Jeff Miller met today with Secretary of Foreign Affairs Albert F. del Rosario together with U.S. Representatives Gus Bilirakis, Timothy Walz, Michael Michaud, and Josiah Bonner at the Carlos P. Garcia Conference Room of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) in Pasay City. Representative Miller is the Chairman of the US […]

21.02.2013 · Filled under: Philippine News, Photos ·
One Direction releases ‘One Way Or Another (Teenage Kicks),’ scores viral hit

One Direction releases ‘One Way Or Another (Teenage Kicks),’ scores viral hit

(Relaxnews) – After winning the “Global Success” award at The Brits on Wednesday night, boyband One Direction released a video for “One Way Or Another (Teenage Kicks),” scoring a viral hit. The boys released the video, a mash-up of Blondie’s “One Way Or Another” and the Undertones “Teenage Kicks,” as part of this year’s Comic […]

21.02.2013 · Filled under: International Stars, Videos ·
Builder of London’s Shard to construct world’s tallest tower in Saudi Arabia

Builder of London’s Shard to construct world’s tallest tower in Saudi Arabia

(Relaxnews) – Mace, the firm behind London’s now famous Shard, will, in a joint venture with construction company EC Harris, build the world’s tallest skyscraper in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Plans for the tower, known as the Kingdom Tower, were announced 18 months ago, but Mace, the builders of the Shard and construction company EC Harris […]

21.02.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, World News ·
Zuckerberg, Brin join forces to extend life

Zuckerberg, Brin join forces to extend life

(SAN FRANCISCO-AFP) – Famed founders of Internet rivals Google and Facebook joined forces on Wednesday to back big-money prizes for research aimed at extending human life. Sergey Brin and Mark Zuckerberg, along with their spouses, joined Russian venture capitalist Yuri Milner to award 11 scientists $3 million each to launch the Breakthrough Prize in Life […]

21.02.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Science & Technology ·