Ambient awareness, crowdsourced funding, and focused apps at SXSW Interactive

Ambient awareness, crowdsourced funding, and focused apps at SXSW Interactive

(Relaxnews) – SXSW Interactive is challenging people to envision the future, and while attendees might have the future of technology in the back of their minds, their phones are zoomed in on a new breed of location-aware apps. Technology bloggers and SXSW attendees are already buzzing about a swathe of new location-based and check-in applications […]

08.03.2012 · Filled under: Apps ·
Advert for next-gen iPad becomes a viral video hit

Advert for next-gen iPad becomes a viral video hit

(Relaxnews) – Apple unveiled the highly anticipated next gen iPad at an event on March 7, sparking a massive online reaction and sending a TV advert for Apple’s latest product viral.The TV ad for the next-gen iPad looks likely to be a viral hit, gaining well over 100,000 views in 18 hours after it was […]

08.03.2012 · Filled under: Science & Technology, Videos ·
Consumer group claims Coke and Pepsi can cause cancer

Consumer group claims Coke and Pepsi can cause cancer

(Relaxnews) – A consumer’s group in the US says it’s found a known animal carcinogen in sodas like Coca-Cola and Pepsi which contain caramel coloring. According to the lab results of The Center for Science in the Public Interest, sodas like Coca-Cola, Pepsi, Diet Coke and Diet Pepsi contain high levels of 4-methylimidazole (4-MI), a […]

08.03.2012 · Filled under: Kitchenomics ·
US health authorities warn against ‘inhalable caffeine’

US health authorities warn against ‘inhalable caffeine’

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – US health authorities on Tuesday issued a warning to the maker of a new inhalable caffeine product sold in the United States and France, citing mislabeling and safety concerns. “The Food and Drug Administration reviewed your website at www.aeroshots.com in February 2012 and has determined that the product AeroShot is misbranded,” said the […]

08.03.2012 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Strong space weather storm hits Earth

Strong space weather storm hits Earth

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – The strongest space weather storm in five years struck Earth on Thursday, causing some airlines to reroute their flights, threatening power disruptions and sparking a show of the northern lights. NASA and other agencies warned that the storm had the potential to disrupt global positioning systems, satellites and power grids, and had already […]

08.03.2012 · Filled under: Environment ·

Time Warner Cable teams up with with Will.I.Am for launching of ‘Wouldn’t It be Cool If…’

National Competition Challenges Kids across America to Dream Up Their Coolest Invention Idea (San Diego, CA) –Pina-a-alam ng Time Warner Cable ang official launch ng Wouldn’t It Be Cool If…, isang kampanyang unang pinahayag sa 2012 White House Science Fair ,upang mag isip ang mga  kabataan na ang Science ay Math ay kaiga-igaya, isang makabagong […]

06.03.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment, Promotions, Services ·
Gordon Ramsay to open casual dining eatery in Los Angeles

Gordon Ramsay to open casual dining eatery in Los Angeles

(Relaxnews) – Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay is adding a European-style, casual dining eatery to his ever expanding — and contracting — restaurant empire, the latest of which will open at the sprawling Los Angeles entertainment and retail complex, The Grove. Dubbed The Fat Cow, the rustic, neighborhood-style restaurant seats more than 200 diners and will […]

06.03.2012 · Filled under: Destinations ·
Bangkok’s number two airport to reopen

Bangkok’s number two airport to reopen

(BANGKOK-AFP) – Bangkok’s second largest airport will reopen this week after a more than four-month closure owing to the kingdom’s worst floods in decades, an official said Monday. “We are 100-percent ready to resume services on Tuesday,” the general manager of Don Mueang International Airport in the north of the city, Kanputt Mungklasiri, told AFP. […]

06.03.2012 · Filled under: Destinations ·
India starts to build Angkor Wat replica

India starts to build Angkor Wat replica

(NEW DELHI-AFP) – A Hindu trust in India on Monday started a 10-year project to build a replica of Cambodia’s Angkor Wat temple on the banks of the Ganges. A foundation-laying ceremony was held at the 40-acre (16 hectare) site in the eastern state of Bihar where the trust plans to recreate the temple’s huge […]

06.03.2012 · Filled under: Destinations ·
Mobile industry champions paying with phones

Mobile industry champions paying with phones

(BARCELONA-AFP) – Paying with a mobile phone is gradually become a reality for consumers, with banks, telecommunications operators and Internet players all jumping in to offer payment options. But while one group is pushing for a system of payment through an electronic wallet hosted on the web, another is investing in an infrastructure that would […]

06.03.2012 · Filled under: Money & Business ·
Singapore top carbon emitter in Asia-Pacific: WWF

Singapore top carbon emitter in Asia-Pacific: WWF

(SINGAPORE-AFP) – Affluent Singapore had the largest carbon footprint per head in the Asia-Pacific in 2010, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) said Monday. The environmental advocacy group said Singapore’s 2010 per capita gross domestic product of more than $40,000 — one of the highest in the region — fuelled exorbitant consumption habits. But the group […]

06.03.2012 · Filled under: Destinations, Environment ·
Robot beats Opera to become world’s top mobile browser

Robot beats Opera to become world’s top mobile browser

(Relaxnews) – The Android web browser Robot has surpassed Opera to become the top mobile browser, according to new data from browser tracking site statcounter.com. The data shows that Android’s mobile web browser Robot overtook Opera — which is used on devices such as Blackberry, Symbian, Windows Mobile and others — in February 2012. According […]

06.03.2012 · Filled under: Apps ·
‘Magical’ features of the new iPad 3: viral video spotlight

‘Magical’ features of the new iPad 3: viral video spotlight

(Relaxnews) – Following on from his “magical” preview of iOS 5, YouTube user and optical illusionist Simon Pierro has pulled another trick out of his hat, scoring a viral hit with his preview of the iPad 3. Going under the YouTube user name of iOSmagic, Simon Pierro often demos some of the potential features of […]

06.03.2012 · Filled under: Science & Technology, Videos ·
Pasta-inspired radio waves could unclog the wireless world

Pasta-inspired radio waves could unclog the wireless world

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – Radio waves that move like pasta spirals could help unclog the wireless world by boosting the power of radio communications, Italian and Swedish researchers said Friday. The new way to make radio signals more potent without boosting bandwidth is described in the Institute of Physics and German Physical Society’s New Journal of Physics […]

06.03.2012 · Filled under: Science & Technology ·
Top iPad apps: Draw Something, Star Drummer

Top iPad apps: Draw Something, Star Drummer

(Relaxnews) – This week the free version of the doodling-meets-social networking game Draw Something was popular, topping the charts in the USA and Australia, while in Korea iPad users were trying out their hand at drumming with the Star Drummer app. Details of these and other top free iPad applications by country* for the week, […]

06.03.2012 · Filled under: Apps, Games ·
Google boss lays out future vision at world’s top tech fair

Google boss lays out future vision at world’s top tech fair

(HANOVER, Germany-AFP) – Google’s executive chairman Eric Schmidt cast a science-fiction vision of the future as the world’s top tech fair opened Monday, with the German IT sector predicting record sales in 2012. “Think back to ‘Star Trek’, or my favourite the ‘Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy’. Much of what those writers imagined is now […]

06.03.2012 · Filled under: Science & Technology ·
Cookie for bedroom nookie? Aphrodisiac and hangover cookies to debut at organic trade show

Cookie for bedroom nookie? Aphrodisiac and hangover cookies to debut at organic trade show

(Relaxnews) – There’s a cookie that claims to boost your brain power, a biscuit that claims to help with a hangover, and even the ‘Chocolate Chip Nookie’ to help with sexy time in the boudoir. Created by The Cookie Department in Berkeley, California by a lone entrepreneur and baker, a quintet of cookies pull double duty when […]

06.03.2012 · Filled under: Kitchenomics, Videos ·
Lipstick index: Shoppers want a little bit of luxury with premium cosmetics

Lipstick index: Shoppers want a little bit of luxury with premium cosmetics

(Relaxnews) – While nail art has been dominating beauty news during the ongoing fashion week season, a recent report by the NPD Group revealed the nail category grew by 67% in the US in 2011. The North American-based market research company recently released its analysis of 2011 beauty sales of department store brands, and in […]

06.03.2012 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·
Cuba to test new AIDS vaccine on humans

Cuba to test new AIDS vaccine on humans

(HAVANA-AFP) – Cuba’s top biotech teams have successfully tested a new AIDS vaccine on mice, and are ready to soon begin human testing, a leading researcher told a biotechnology conference in Havana on Monday. “The new AIDS trial vaccine already was tested successfully (on mice) and now we are preparing a very small, tightly controlled […]

06.03.2012 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Saveur opens up nominations for annual Best Food Blog Awards

Saveur opens up nominations for annual Best Food Blog Awards

(Relaxnews) – US-based gourmet food magazine Saveur has opened up nominations for its 3rd annual Best Food Blog Awards, which highlights the best in the foodie blogosphere. Beginning March 6, readers can nominate their favorite food blogs in categories that include Best Cooking Blog, Best Food Photography, Best Culinary Travel Blog, and Best Baking & Desserts Blog. […]

06.03.2012 · Filled under: Kitchenomics, Promotions ·