Japanese sushi tradition for good fortune tops Google food search

Japanese sushi tradition for good fortune tops Google food search

(Relaxnews) – A Japanese tradition of eating a large sushi roll in silence while facing a pre-determined celestial direction to usher in good luck for the year drove the term “Lucky Direction” to the top of Google’s rising food and drink searches this week. As of 10 am GMT Feb. 8, the Japanese term for […]

09.02.2012 · Filled under: Kitchenomics ·
Watch: Grant Achatz’s Next El Bulli menu

Watch: Grant Achatz’s Next El Bulli menu

(Relaxnews) – Against a dramatic, emotion-soaked soundtrack, images from a new intro video provide a glimpse into chef Grant Achatz’s kitchen as he attempts to recreate a legendary menu from the shores of Catalonia — the ‘Next El Bulli’ — in his Chicago restaurant. In a YouTube preview of his El Bulli menu uploaded February 8, Achatz […]

09.02.2012 · Filled under: Kitchenomics, Videos ·
Times Square installs ‘big’ heart for vow renewals on Valentine’s Day

Times Square installs ‘big’ heart for vow renewals on Valentine’s Day

(LOS ANGELES-Relaxnews) – For decades Times Square has been a destination for the New Year’s Eve countdown. Now it could be a romantic rendezvous for Valentine’s Day with events scheduled in the heart of New York City called “Free Love in Times Square.” For the 4th year, the Times Square Alliance commissioned a public Valentine […]

09.02.2012 · Filled under: Destinations ·
High-tech glass maker predicts future of damage-resistant glass tablets, color-changing glass walls

High-tech glass maker predicts future of damage-resistant glass tablets, color-changing glass walls

(Relaxnews) – Corning, the company behind the damage-resistant Gorilla Glass used in millions of smartphones and tablets, has released a video showcasing its glass-filled vision of the future. “This video continues the story of how highly engineered glass, with companion technologies, will help shape our world,” explains Corning on video-sharing website YouTube. The video is a follow-up video to […]

09.02.2012 · Filled under: Science & Technology, Videos ·
How to choose a smartphone (tech, specs, features explained)

How to choose a smartphone (tech, specs, features explained)

(Relaxnews) – Looking to buy a new smartphone, maybe your first? A recent survey from NPD found that 57 percent of first-time smartphone buyers in the US opted for an Android device — largely due to the wide variety of designs, features and price points. But while all those various features appeal to a wide […]

09.02.2012 · Filled under: Science & Technology ·
Over eight out of ten European women would like a ring for Valentine’s Day

Over eight out of ten European women would like a ring for Valentine’s Day

(Relaxnews) – Valentine’s Day is often seen, at least by jewelry companies, as an ideal opportunity to make a declaration of love with a precious jewel. According to a study by French internet portal Aufeminin.com, released on February 7, 85 percent of European women would love to receive a ring from their Valentine. However, 84 […]

09.02.2012 · Filled under: Lifestyle ·
China starts to look for luxury closer to home

China starts to look for luxury closer to home

(HONG KONG-Relaxnews) – The growing power of the Chinese consumer might have the world in its thrall but it seems it won’t be too long before their lust for luxury is more satisfied a little closer to home. Traditionally, Chinese shoppers have had to head overseas to pick up the latest fashions or other luxury […]

08.02.2012 · Filled under: Money & Business ·
‘Beauty for all’: Carrefour launching own-brand cosmetic line

‘Beauty for all’: Carrefour launching own-brand cosmetic line

(Relaxnews) – International hypermarket chain Carrefour has unveiled its new mass market beauty range, which will be rolled out across the globe this year and comprises toiletries, facial care, anti-aging products, haircare and make-up. WWD reports February 7 that the French firm’s low-priced Les Cosmétiques Design Paris brand will replace the supermarket’s existing private-label offerings. “Beauty […]

08.02.2012 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·
Google’s Chrome web browser finally arrives on Android

Google’s Chrome web browser finally arrives on Android

(Relaxnews) – For years Android device owners have been using a generic “browser” app to surf the web on their smartphones. Meanwhile Google has toiled away at its increasingly popular desktop browser, Chrome, but remained quiet on the smartphone browser front. Now Android owners running version 4.0, aka Ice Cream Sandwich (approximately 1 percent of […]

08.02.2012 · Filled under: Apps, Videos ·
Angry Birds, Full House Poker among first Windows Store Games for Windows 8 launch

Angry Birds, Full House Poker among first Windows Store Games for Windows 8 launch

(Relaxnews) – Angry Birds, Hydro Thunder, Toy Soldiers and Andry Birds will reportedly be some of the first games to feature in Microsoft’s Windows Store at launch. An unnamed source familiar with Microsoft’s plans told technology blog The Verge that Microsoft will include Pinball and Solitaire  pre-installed with the Windows 8 Consumer Preview version while additional games […]

08.02.2012 · Filled under: Science & Technology ·
Walmart launches health logo program for food aisles

Walmart launches health logo program for food aisles

(Relaxnews) – The largest retailer in the world has received a ringing endorsement from First Lady Michelle Obama for the launch of its new front-of-the-pack label that will appear on products that meet dietary and nutritional guidelines for healthy eating. On February 7, big-box retailer Walmart unveiled its new “Great For You” icon, designed to […]

08.02.2012 · Filled under: Kitchenomics ·
Watch Lady Gaga’s new video for “Yoü and I”

Watch Lady Gaga’s new video for “Yoü and I”

(Relaxnews) – American pop star Lady Gaga returns as her male alter ego Jo Calderone in her new video for her track “Yoü and I.” Six months after releasing the original video for the hit song, Gaga dropped a new clip on Tuesday — “a simple black-and-white fashion film that features the greasy Calderone chain-smoking […]

08.02.2012 · Filled under: Videos ·
Solid ‘finger food’ may help babies avoid obesity: study

Solid ‘finger food’ may help babies avoid obesity: study

(PARIS-AFP) – Infants outgrowing a liquid diet who give themselves finger food rather than being spoon-fed puree are likelier to eat healthily and avoid getting fat during weaning, reports a study released Tuesday. Researchers found that the technique, known as “baby-led weaning,” led to a child expressing a clear preference for pasta, rice and other […]

08.02.2012 · Filled under: Kitchenomics ·
Main line-up at 62nd Berlin film festival

Main line-up at 62nd Berlin film festival

(BERLIN-AFP) – The 62nd Berlinale, the first major European film festival of the year, kicks off on Thursday with 23 productions screening in the main showcase. Eighteen pictures will vie for the Golden Bear top prize at the event running to February 19, with a jury led by British director Mike Leigh selecting the winner. […]

08.02.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment ·
Facebook users with low self-esteem may be driving people away

Facebook users with low self-esteem may be driving people away

(Relaxnews) – A new study, set to be published in the journal Psychological Science, reveals that Facebook users with low self-esteem may be pushing their friends away by posting too many dreary comments and pessimistic updates. “We had this idea that Facebook could be a really fantastic place for people to strengthen their relationships,” says researcher […]

08.02.2012 · Filled under: Science & Technology ·
All Airbus A380 jets to be checked for wing cracks: EASA

All Airbus A380 jets to be checked for wing cracks: EASA

(FRANKFURT-AFP) – The European Aviation Safety Agency has ordered all 67 Airbus A380 superjumbo planes currently in operation to be checked for wing cracks, a spokesman said on Wednesday. Already in January, EASA said that 20 such jets be inspected after cracks were found in the wings of Singapore Airlines, Emirates and Air France planes. […]

08.02.2012 · Filled under: News ·
Top trend: Tulle

Top trend: Tulle

8 photos (Relaxnews) – Forget ballet tutus and wedding gowns because tulle has been revamped for today’s fashionista, with users of style sharing community Polyvore proving the material suits a host of styles ranging from punk to movie star glam. ©catterson/Polyvore Special uses : Use only Top Trend:Tulle/Polyvore Ballet punk Top from modcloth.com, D&G jacket, skirt seen on […]

07.02.2012 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Photos ·
Brillante Mendoza, Angelina Jolie, Meryl Streep join Arab Spring at Berlin film fest

Brillante Mendoza, Angelina Jolie, Meryl Streep join Arab Spring at Berlin film fest

(BERLIN-AFP) – The Arab Spring uprisings and political turmoil in the West will dominate the 62nd Berlin film festival starting Thursday, as Hollywood royalty sprinkles stardust in the frigid German capital. Angelina Jolie, Meryl Streep, Uma Thurman, Robert Pattinson, Antonio Banderas and Christian Bale are due in town to present new films at the first […]

07.02.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment ·
Philippines, Asia’s K-Pop clones dance to South Korean beat

Philippines, Asia’s K-Pop clones dance to South Korean beat

(Singapore-AFP) – Twelve-year-old Sabrina Kaur does not understand the lyrics of her favourite South Korean boy band Big Bang’s songs and, until recently, had never met Koreans in real life. But that did not stop her from joining more than a thousand other Singaporean girls at an audition in the city-state in January to discover […]

07.02.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment ·
Fast food chains: Middle Eastern flavors takes root in Brazil; Jollibee expected to exert Filipino flavor

Fast food chains: Middle Eastern flavors takes root in Brazil; Jollibee expected to exert Filipino flavor

(Relaxnews) – A fast food chain in Brazil that sells traditional Middle Eastern snacks called sfihas, or open-faced meat pies, has been identified as one of the top 10 global foodservice companies that could be coming to an empty parking lot near you. According to a report released February 4 by Euromonitor, fast food chain Habib’s, specializing […]

07.02.2012 · Filled under: Kitchenomics ·