Top free iPhone apps: Save The Pencil, Tom’s Love Letters

Top free iPhone apps: Save The Pencil, Tom’s Love Letters

(Relaxnews) – The application Save The Pencil in which users play as ‘HB,’ a pencil trying to suppress a rebellion in the stationery cupboard by joining a series of dots, was one of the most popular free applications of the past week, coming top of the charts in the UK, Canada and Australia. In China […]

14.02.2012 · Filled under: Apps ·
US begins stem cell trial for hearing loss

US begins stem cell trial for hearing loss

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – US researchers have begun a groundbreaking trial to test the potential of umbilical cord blood transplants, a kind of stem cell therapy, to treat and possibly reverse hearing loss in infants. The phase I trial follows promising studies on mice showing that such transplants were able to rebuild the structures of the inner […]

14.02.2012 · Filled under: Science & Technology ·
Study shows diners who ‘downsize’ their meals avoid the trap of overeating

Study shows diners who ‘downsize’ their meals avoid the trap of overeating

(Relaxnews) – A new study suggests that restaurants offering half-sized portions helped diners eat less and avoid overeating compared to diners who opted for the full-size meal. “People are willing to downsize, but you have to ask them to do it,” lead author Janet Schwartz, a psychologist and assistant professor of marketing at Tulane University […]

14.02.2012 · Filled under: Kitchenomics ·
Philippine swordsmith has Hollywood touch

Philippine swordsmith has Hollywood touch

(POZORRUBIO, Philippines-AFP) – Filomeno de Guzman does not know Sparta from medieval Scotland, but the Philippine swordsmith is an expert at replicating ancient warriors’ tools for killing each other. A stubby ex-military sergeant who has never set foot abroad, de Guzman and 15 rice farmer-neighbours who moonlight as blacksmiths craft old truck leaf springs into […]

14.02.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment ·
Kia unveils first images of new flagship sedan

Kia unveils first images of new flagship sedan

(Relaxnews) – Kia has released the first details of a new flagship sedan it intends to launch in Korea during the coming months. The Korean brand revealed the first sketches of the model, codenamed KH, February 13, revealing a large, luxurious form with familiar radiator grill flanked by neat new headlamps unique to the model. […]

14.02.2012 · Filled under: Motoring ·
KFC launches Twitter campaign and gives away free chicken

KFC launches Twitter campaign and gives away free chicken

(Relaxnews) – In an effort to promote the notion that it uses only fresh chicken, KFC has launched a Twitter and Facebook campaign that will give away free gift certificates to followers in the US. Launched February 13, the world’s largest chicken chain announced that it’ll be issuing 20 random tweets from @KFC_Colonel until the end of […]

14.02.2012 · Filled under: Promotions ·
High-tech radar and computerized seatbelts among new life-saving systems for cars

High-tech radar and computerized seatbelts among new life-saving systems for cars

(Relaxnews) – General Motors has announced the launch of a new set of driver assistance technologies, debuting for the first time on the Cadillac XTS this fall. The suite of technologies, dubbed ‘Sensor Fusion’ by the Detroit-based brand, uses radar, cameras and ultrasonic sensors to notify drivers of dangerous driving behavior or crash risks. The […]

14.02.2012 · Filled under: Motoring ·
Mob Museum opens in Las Vegas

Mob Museum opens in Las Vegas

13 photos (Relaxnews) – A new institution opens in downtown Las Vegas, called The Mob Museum or the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, on February 14, ironically located in the Post Office and Court House. ©AFP PHOTO/Ethan Miller/Getty Images Photography An image of a police line-up of men with long criminal records […]

14.02.2012 · Filled under: Destinations, Photos ·
Valentine’s Day across the world

Valentine’s Day across the world

11 photos ©AFP PHOTO/STR India Indian model and Bollywood actress Madhavi Sharma poses during a special Valentine’s Day theme glamour photo shoot in Mumbai on February 7, 2012. ©AFP PHOTO/Guillermo LEGARIA Colombia Workers select roses to be packed ahead of Valentine’s Day, the biggest holiday of the year for fresh-cut flower sales, at a flower […]

14.02.2012 · Filled under: Destinations, Photos ·
Images of the week: Rio, Venice, Kuala Lumpur

Images of the week: Rio, Venice, Kuala Lumpur

10 photos ©AFP PHOTO / Saeed KHAN Kuala Lumpur A Hindu devotee with a pierced back makes his way towards the Batu Caves to perform his religious rites before sunrise during the Thaipusam Festival on the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur on February 7, 2012. The Hindu festival of Thaipusam, which commemorates the day when Goddess […]

14.02.2012 · Filled under: Destinations, Photos ·
Apple number one consumer electronics brand in the US: NPD

Apple number one consumer electronics brand in the US: NPD

(Relaxnews) – Apple is the number one consumer electronics brand in the US for the second year running. According to figures published by market researcher the NPD Group on February 13, consumer technology hardware and consumable sales reached close to $144 billion in 2011, down half of a percent from the year before. Apple was […]

14.02.2012 · Filled under: Money & Business, Science & Technology ·
Grammy Awards: Celebrity beauty trends

Grammy Awards: Celebrity beauty trends

10 photos (Relaxnews) – The 54th annual Grammy Awards took place in Los Angeles February 12, where top beauty trends included long lashes, quiffs and retro waves. See the best looks from stars including Adele, Taylor Swift and Rihanna here. ©AFP PHOTO / Joe KLAMAR False lash Lashes were long and voluminous, with singer Adele […]

14.02.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment, Photos ·
How to be a sexier man? Eat fruits and vegetables, new study finds

How to be a sexier man? Eat fruits and vegetables, new study finds

(Relaxnews) – Men, if you’re looking to be more attractive to the opposite sex, a new study suggests loading up on carotenoid-packed fruits and veggies to achieve a healthy skin tone. In a study from the University of Nottingham in Malaysia, researchers found that women find men with a “golden” skin tone more appealing than […]

14.02.2012 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
New York Fashion Week beauty: Victory rolls and red eyeshadow

New York Fashion Week beauty: Victory rolls and red eyeshadow

7 photos (Relaxnews) – The ongoing New York Fashion Week is continuing to showcase retro inspired beauty looks, with victory rolls making an impact at Jenny Packham. See all of the latest emerging beauty trends here. ©AFP PHOTO/Mike Coppola/Getty Images Roll with it Retro hairdos stood out at Jenny Packham, with models sporting sweeping victory […]

14.02.2012 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Photos ·
Watch: Liv Tyler Givenchy music video

Watch: Liv Tyler Givenchy music video

(Relaxnews) – Liv Tyler’s eagerly awaited music video for Very Irrésistible Givenchy Electric Rose has been revealed online. On February 13 the French fashion house released the video for Tyler’s modern cover of 1987 track “Need You Tonight” by Australian band INXS. It can be seen here: http://youtu.be/8CfGz5FxaaI. Tyler smolders in the clip, which features choreography […]

14.02.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment, Videos ·
‘Pyramids’ planted to revive Philippine corals

‘Pyramids’ planted to revive Philippine corals

(MANILA-AFP) – Thousands of small “pyramids” are being planted off the Philippines’ famous Boracay resort island in an effort to bring its nearly destroyed coral reefs back to life, an environment group said Thursday. Over 300 of the structures were planted this week off Boracay’s coast and eventually about 5,000 will be placed in the […]

12.02.2012 · Filled under: Destinations, Environment ·
Whitney Houston dead at 48: media reports

Whitney Houston dead at 48: media reports

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – Grammy-winning pop legend and actress Whitney Houston was found dead Saturday in a Beverly Hills hotel, police said. She was 48, her publicist confirmed. “At 3:55 pm Whitney Houston was pronounced dead at the Beverly Hilton hotel,” said Mark Rosen, a police spokesman said. With a ferociously powerful voice and a dazzling […]

12.02.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment ·
NY Fashion Week beauty: Maybelline low key at BCBG, MAC customizing nails for Zac Posen

NY Fashion Week beauty: Maybelline low key at BCBG, MAC customizing nails for Zac Posen

(Relaxnews) – With the first presentations for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week New York kicking off February 9, here is a roundup of the latest beauty news from the US fashion capital. It looks as though fingers on the runways are set to get even more stylish as MAC senior artist Keri Blair recently revealed the beauty […]

11.02.2012 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Videos ·
Valentine’s Day spending up 8.5 percent for 2012

Valentine’s Day spending up 8.5 percent for 2012

(LOS ANGELES-Relaxnews) – Sweethearts celebrating Valentine’s Day will spend an average of $126.03 in 2012, an increase of 8.5 percent from last year, according to a National Retail Federation survey conducted in the US, and the gift giving includes their beloved pets. Total spending for February 14 could reach $17.6 billion. Valentine’s Day is considered […]

11.02.2012 · Filled under: Money & Business ·
Top tech headlines: Path sorry for scraping iPhone users’ contacts, Windows 8 details, Google [x] Glasses

Top tech headlines: Path sorry for scraping iPhone users’ contacts, Windows 8 details, Google [x] Glasses

(Relaxnews) – Hot topics in the tech blogs for the week ending February 10 include social network Path apologizing for uploading iPhone users’ address books to its servers, details about Windows 8, Google’s rumored Home Entertainment System and [x] Glasses, and the release of Chrome for Android. Path apologizes for ‘stealing’ iPhone users’ address books, […]

11.02.2012 · Filled under: Science & Technology, Videos ·