Vision-based gesture recognition to feature on 600 million smartphones by 2017

Vision-based gesture recognition to feature on 600 million smartphones by 2017

(Relaxnews) – Move over touch screens and fingers, camera-based gesture recognition is the way of the future. Just as consumers are getting used to placing their finger on the screen instead of moving a mouse on the desk, gesture-based recognition looks to take over as the next “big deal” in computer input. “Gesture recognition is […]

19.07.2012 · Filled under: Videos ·
Olympics: Opening show cut short over transport worries

Olympics: Opening show cut short over transport worries

(LONDON-AFP) – The organisers of the London Olympics on Wednesday scrapped part of the opening ceremony due to fears that an overrunning show would cause bottlenecks on public transport. Organisers LOCOG said a sequence involving stunt bikes had been cut to ensure that the spectacle, which kicks off the Games on July 27, finishes on […]

19.07.2012 · Filled under: Destinations, Lifestyle ·
Vilma: No more ‘love teams’ for me

Vilma: No more ‘love teams’ for me

Now marking her 50th year in the entertainment industry, Batangas Gov. Vilma Santos said she has already “graduated” from being paired with actors to produce chemistry on-screen. Santos said her latest project, horror-suspense film “The Healing,” reflects that actors’ chemistry on-screen comes in all forms and isn’t particular to romantic portrayals. The Chito Roño-directed film […]

19.07.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment ·
PHL warns China fishermen to stay away

PHL warns China fishermen to stay away

Manila, July 16, 2012 (AFP) – The Philippines on Monday warned a large Chinese fishing fleet in the Spratlys to stay clear of its waters amid a continuing face-off between the two countries over disputed territory. Foreign Department spokesman Raul Hernandez said the Philippine coastguard would check on the location of the Chinese vessels in […]

18.07.2012 · Filled under: News ·
Solemn funeral for Dolphy

Solemn funeral for Dolphy

Manila, July 15, 2012 (AFP) – The Philippines’ top film and television actors and leading politicians joined hundreds of relatives and friends of the country’s most popular comedian as his body was laid to rest Sunday. Dolphy, born Rodolfo Vera Quizon, was widely regarded as the nation’s “King of Comedy”, whose almost seven-decade-long career brought […]

18.07.2012 · Filled under: News ·
Aquino cites tourism as country’s engine of growth

Aquino cites tourism as country’s engine of growth

MANILA, July 13 (Mabuhay) – In keeping with his commitment to boost the Philippine tourism, President Benigno S. Aquino III said his administration has made good progress in the tourism sector to revitalize the country’s socio-economic growth. In his speech during the courtesy call of the 7th North American Ambassadors, Consuls General and Tourism Directors […]

18.07.2012 · Filled under: Money & Business ·
PHL sets national day for ‘King of Comedy’

PHL sets national day for ‘King of Comedy’

MANILA, July 12, 2012 (AFP) – Philippine President Benigno Aquino has declared a “national day of remembrance” for the country’s most popular comedian Dolphy who died earlier this week, his spokeswoman said Thursday. Aquino set July 13, as the day for Dolphy following his death at the age of 83 from a pulmonary disease, said […]

17.07.2012 · Filled under: News ·
Most Pinoys go for trusted brands, not cheap alternatives

Most Pinoys go for trusted brands, not cheap alternatives

MANILA, July 12 (Mabuhay) – Colgate, Kleenex, Coke and Pampers are just some of the world’s most popular brands. But for most Filipinos, these names have become synonymous with the product – Colgate means toothpaste, while Kleenex means tissue. It comes as no surprise that a consumer survey by Kantar Worldpanel showed that most Filipino […]

17.07.2012 · Filled under: Lifestyle ·
Malacanang strongly condemns recent violence in Mindanao

Malacanang strongly condemns recent violence in Mindanao

MANILA, July 12 (Mabuhay) – Malacañang expressed strong condemnation of the recent violence in Mindanao that has hurt scores of civilians and killed several individuals as it assured that the various concerned agencies are exerting all efforts to determine the culprits and bring them to justice. In a regular press briefing in Malacanang on Thursday, […]

17.07.2012 · Filled under: News ·
(Aug. 25) Top-Notch White Party & Fashion Show Connects the East With The West

(Aug. 25) Top-Notch White Party & Fashion Show Connects the East With The West

Belo Medical Group, in partnership with the Filipino American Association of Designers (FAAD) and Miss Philippines USA, present the 4th Annual Fashion & Beauty Extravaganza and White Party.  This event looks to showcase the designs of Couturiers Renee Salud and Lou Razon, along with fashion wears from GAP and Ausiie Boots.  Going on its fourth year, […]

16.07.2012 · Filled under: Happenings ·
Bond girl beauty icons – from Ursula Andress to Olga Kurylenko

Bond girl beauty icons – from Ursula Andress to Olga Kurylenko

10 photos (Relaxnews) – Whether ally or enemy, Bond girls undoubtedly ooze glamour and sophistication, so in honor of the James Bond franchise’s 50th anniversary and a new exhibition at London’s Barbican celebrating “Fifty Years of Bond Style,” here is a reminder of some of the film’s biggest beauty icons — from Ursula Andress and […]

16.07.2012 · Filled under: Photos ·
Five James Bond gadgets you can’t buy, but wish you could

Five James Bond gadgets you can’t buy, but wish you could

In the 50 years since Bond first graced cinema screens in 1962′s Dr. No, many of the spy’s gadgets have gone from ‘his eyes only’ to commonplace, such as the pager in From Russia With Love or the gadget that looked a lot like a Microsoft Surface in Quantum Of Solace. However her Majesty’s finest still has tried some […]

16.07.2012 · Filled under: Videos ·
Startup to bring real-money bets to social games

Startup to bring real-money bets to social games

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – Online social games could get a shot of real money with a new platform launched by a startup on Monday. The new platform to allow real-money bets on almost any online game is coming from Betable, a London-headquartered company with a British gambling license, and working in California with US game developers. “This is the first […]

16.07.2012 · Filled under: Money & Business ·
‘King of Comedy’ Dolphy is revered icon of Philippine movie industry: President Aquino

‘King of Comedy’ Dolphy is revered icon of Philippine movie industry: President Aquino

MANILA, July 10, 2012 (AFP) – The Philippines wept Tuesday as the country’s most popular comedian Dolphy succumbed to pulmonary disease after a month in hospital. He was 83. President Benigno Aquino led the nation in paying tribute to Dolphy, calling him the embodiment of the “humble, honest, and helpful” Filipino, who made life easier […]

16.07.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment ·
Iglesia ni Cristo breaks 3 world records

Iglesia ni Cristo breaks 3 world records

MANILA, July 9 (Mabuhay) – After gaining media attention for planning to put up what has been dubbed as the world’s largest indoor arena, Iglesia ni Cristo is at it again as it broke three Guinness world records. The influential religious group achieved the feat during its medical-dental mission for informal settlers in Manila last […]

16.07.2012 · Filled under: News ·
PHL stops baby eels being sent to Hong Kong

PHL stops baby eels being sent to Hong Kong

Manila, July 8, 2012 (AFP) – Philippine quarantine officials on Sunday discovered some two million baby eels hidden in freight at Manila airport thought to be destined for Hong Kong restaurants. The eels were stored in plastic bags filled with water and hidden in 46 boxes, said Ben Curativo, head of Manila airport’s fisheries quarantine […]

16.07.2012 · Filled under: News ·
Aquino: Ang buhay ay hindi weather-weather lang

Aquino: Ang buhay ay hindi weather-weather lang

MANILA, July 6 (Mabuhay) – A disaster mitigation system was launched right in the city that has seen the worst effects of flooding. President Aquino was at Barangay Nangka in Marikina for the launching of project NOAH or the Nationwide Operational Assessment of Hazards. A project of the Department of Science and Technology, it mainly […]

16.07.2012 · Filled under: News ·
US seeks to reduce tensions in South China Sea

US seeks to reduce tensions in South China Sea

BEIJING, July 7, 2012 (AFP) – The United States will emphasise the importance of easing friction over competing claims in the South China Sea during regional talks in Cambodia next week, a US government official said Saturday. The talks of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and regional powers including China will be attended […]

16.07.2012 · Filled under: News ·
Boracay named 2012 world’s best island

Boracay named 2012 world’s best island

MANILA, July 7 (Mabuhay) – Boracay has been named as this year’s world’s best island getaway by an international travel magazine. Discovery Shores in Boracay was also named best hotel spa in Asia by “Travel + Leisure” magazine’s 2012 World’s Best Awards. The magazine’s editor, Nilou Motamed, made the announcement Friday on the “Today” daily […]

16.07.2012 · Filled under: Destinations ·
(Aug. 4) Book Talk: Filipinas, Feminism and Sex

(Aug. 4) Book Talk: Filipinas, Feminism and Sex

Saturday, August 4, 2012 Book Talk: Filipinas, Feminism and Sex 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm Echo Park Branch Library 1410 West Temple Street Los Angeles, CA 90026 (213) 250-7808 Free library parking www.lapl.org/branches/Branch.php?bID=8 Book Talk is Free and Open to the public. Seats are limited. RSVP is requested. No Host Dinner to follow. RSVP required: (310) 514-9139 or linda@philippineexpressionsbookshop.com […]

13.07.2012 · Filled under: Happenings ·