Most blogged artists: Bear in Heaven, Regina Spektor release new tracks

Most blogged artists: Bear in Heaven, Regina Spektor release new tracks

(LOS ANGELES-Relaxnews) – Brooklyn-based electronic rock band Bear in Heaven continues to climb up The Hype Machine’s chart of most blogged artists on March 2 as bloggers circulate a new track by the group. Meanwhile, singer/songwriter Regina Spektor emerges in the top ten with a new track of her own. Bear in Heaven was formed […]

02.03.2012 · Filled under: Videos ·
Video: Peter Jackson releases ‘The Hobbit’ sixth production video

Video: Peter Jackson releases ‘The Hobbit’ sixth production video

(LOS ANGELES-Relaxnews) – A new production video from director Peter Jackson for The Hobbit films was released March 1 with behind-the-scenes footage from various locations across New Zealand and highlights of the massive production. In the first video blog of 2012, Jackson explains he can’t show any real scenes since some of the footage is from part […]

02.03.2012 · Filled under: Videos ·
(March-April) Music agenda: Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Wrecking Ball’, Juno Awards, MDNA

(March-April) Music agenda: Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Wrecking Ball’, Juno Awards, MDNA

(Relaxnews) – Coming up, New York hosts The Secret Policeman’s Ball on March 4 while Bruce Springsteen unveils his 19th studio album, Wrecking Ball. Also Austin readies the massive South by Southwest conference and festival, with the music portion running March 13-18. The Secret Policeman’s Ball  March 4 New York City, US To mark the 50th […]

02.03.2012 · Filled under: Happenings, Videos ·
Facebook game maker Zynga launches its own social games platform, Zynga.com

Facebook game maker Zynga launches its own social games platform, Zynga.com

(Relaxnews) – Popular Facebook game maker Zynga is scaling up and branching out from the clutches of the world’s biggest social networking site with the launch its own Zynga.com website and gaming platform. The shift means users will soon be able to play Zynga’s popular social games including CityVille, Words with Friends, CastleVille, Zynga Poker and Hidden Chronicle outside of the Facebook […]

02.03.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment ·
Global airline passenger traffic up 5.7% in January: IATA

Global airline passenger traffic up 5.7% in January: IATA

(GENEVA-AFP) – Global air passenger traffic rose by 5.7 percent in January from the level 12 months earlier, but freight activity fell by 8.0 percent, the International Air Transport Association said on Wednesday. The Chinese New Year in January, instead of in February in 2011, exaggerated the increased passenger demand and the fall in air […]

02.03.2012 · Filled under: Destinations ·
Ferrari unveils its fastest road car yet

Ferrari unveils its fastest road car yet

(Relaxnews) – Ferrari has unveiled the fastest road-car it has ever produced, ahead of the vehicle’s debut at the Geneva Motor Show (March 8-18) The F12 Berlinetta, revealed for the first time February 29, can streak from 0-100km/h in 3.1 seconds and continue up to 200km/h in just 8.5 seconds, thanks to a host of […]

02.03.2012 · Filled under: Motoring ·
Japanese car maker dominates top car selection

Japanese car maker dominates top car selection

(TOKYO-) – Japanese auto giant Toyota Motor Corp. has driven off with top spot in no fewer than five of the 10 categories set by the US magazine Consumer Reports for 2012 car models. The achievement is the first time one car brand has dominated the rankings so comprehensively since 2003, according to the magazine, and will […]

02.03.2012 · Filled under: Motoring ·
Titanic centenary – on both sides of the Atlantic, destinations associated with the liner prepare to commemorate

Titanic centenary – on both sides of the Atlantic, destinations associated with the liner prepare to commemorate

(Relaxnews) – In less than 45 days, the world will mark a century since the sinking of the Titanic, the most famous cruise ship disaster in history. The fateful night of April 14-15, 1912, in which 1,517 people died, has gone on to become one of the most infamous stories in history, spawning novels, music, […]

02.03.2012 · Filled under: Destinations ·
Quad-core smartphones power up at Mobile World Congress

Quad-core smartphones power up at Mobile World Congress

5 photos (Relaxnews) – One of the biggest trends at this year’s Mobile World Congress event is the rise of the quad-core smartphone. Smartphone makers have upped the antie this year debuting a range of powerful mobile devices. Unless noted, pricing and release dates have not been announced. ©Huawei Device The world’s fastest quad-core smartphone […]

02.03.2012 · Filled under: Photos, Science & Technology ·
The uber-hip W Paris lands… Just in time for Paris Fashion Week

The uber-hip W Paris lands… Just in time for Paris Fashion Week

9 photos (Relaxnews) – The latest outpost of W Hotels, the long-awaited W Paris, has thrown open its doors in the French capital as Paris Fashion Week gets underway. Here, a look inside. ©Starwood Special uses : W Paris Only W Paris The W Paris, a new outpost from boutique chain W Hotels, has finally opened […]

02.03.2012 · Filled under: Destinations, Photos ·
Australia’s Barrier Reef to get Google treatment

Australia’s Barrier Reef to get Google treatment

(SYDNEY-AFP) – Australian scientists mapping the Great Barrier Reef will broadcast their findings in partnership with Google, emulating its “Street View” to spotlight the impact of climate change. The University of Queensland’s Seaview Survey will use custom-designed cameras and diving robots to plumb never-before-seen depths of the reef off Australia’s northeast coast. It is a […]

02.03.2012 · Filled under: Destinations, Environment ·
Top tech headlines: MWC, Windows 8, iPad 3, Lytro reviews

Top tech headlines: MWC, Windows 8, iPad 3, Lytro reviews

(Relaxnews) – Hot topics in the tech blogs for the week ending March 2 include new smartphones and tablets at Mobile World Congress, the consumer preview of Microsoft’s Windows 8, Apple’s March 7 press conference and iPad 3 rumors, reviews of the shoot-first-focus-later Lytro camera, and Zynga launches Zynga.com. Smartphone and tablet announcements at Mobile […]

02.03.2012 · Filled under: Science & Technology, Videos ·
(March-April) Arts agenda: Armory Arts Week, Armory Show, JUE Music + Art

(March-April) Arts agenda: Armory Arts Week, Armory Show, JUE Music + Art

(Relaxnews) – Art lovers in New York will be busy visiting galleries and taking in exhibitions during Armory Arts Week. The event revolves around the Armory Arts Show but also includes smaller exhibitions at local galleries and art fairs including the Art Dealers Association of America (ADAA) Art Show, the Independent, the Art Show, Volta […]

02.03.2012 · Filled under: Happenings ·
(March – April) Food agenda: Paris Cookbook Fair, Best Food Blog Awards

(March – April) Food agenda: Paris Cookbook Fair, Best Food Blog Awards

(Relaxnews) – This week’s food agenda highlight is the Paris Cookbook Fair, which showcases the best in global cookery books. Last year, the event attracted more than 8,000 professionals from around the world. Here are some other major food events happening around the world. 20th annual Melbourne Food and Wine Festival March 2-21 Melbourne, Australian […]

02.03.2012 · Filled under: Happenings ·
(March-April) Travel agenda: Pacific Asia Indigenous Tourism Conference, Aircraft Interiors Expo

(March-April) Travel agenda: Pacific Asia Indigenous Tourism Conference, Aircraft Interiors Expo

(Relaxnews) – Next week sees the opening of ITB Berlin, one of the world’s largest tourism shows and an opportunity for countries from all over the globe to showcase their offerings to travel agents and the public. Look out for Egypt, a resurgent tourism force and the event’s headline sponsor. ITB Berlin March 7-11 Berlin, […]

02.03.2012 · Filled under: Happenings, Videos ·
Stay mentally young with more fish dinners: study

Stay mentally young with more fish dinners: study

(Relaxnews) – Want to stay mentally forever young? Make it a sushi or baked salmon dinner. Because according to a new study, a diet lacking in omega-3 fatty acids may cause the brain to age faster. Published February 28 in the journal Neurology, a team of US researchers studied the MRI brain scans of 1,575 people […]

29.02.2012 · Filled under: Kitchenomics ·
Conservationists call for huge Antarctic marine reserve

Conservationists call for huge Antarctic marine reserve

(WELLINGTON-AFP) – A coalition of environment groups called Tuesday for the world’s largest marine reserve to be declared in Antarctica’s Ross Sea to prevent “industrial scale” fishing ruining the pristine ecosystem. The Antarctic Ocean Alliance said waters surrounding the remote frozen continent were facing increased exploitation as fish stocks elsewhere in the world continue to […]

29.02.2012 · Filled under: Environment ·
Five things that could be making your seasonal allergies worse

Five things that could be making your seasonal allergies worse

(Relaxnews) – If you suffer from springtime allergies, there are five surprising ways you may be aggravating your suffering — fruits and vegetables, air filters, fresh air, procrastination, and self-medication. “People with spring allergies often don’t realize how many things can aggravate their allergy symptoms so they just muddle along and hope for an early […]

29.02.2012 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Japan phones built to survive showers, toilet-drops

Japan phones built to survive showers, toilet-drops

(BARCELONA-AFP) – Japanese women are so fond of their phones, they even use them in the shower, say manufacturers. This makes waterproofing a must — also good against rainstorms and accidents while texting on the toilet. Panasonic and Fujitsu are touting their waterproof and dust-proof phones as they seek to charm the overseas market at […]

29.02.2012 · Filled under: Science & Technology ·
In China, all that glitters is most likely gold

In China, all that glitters is most likely gold

(HONG KONG-Relaxnews) – It’s unmatched as a symbol of wealth and prosperity and though gold has been favored by China’s well-to-do for centuries, it appears the country is currently experiencing an unprecedented passion for the precious metal. Fuelled by the onset of the Year of the Dragon — traditionally a time celebrating and spending on […]

29.02.2012 · Filled under: Money & Business ·