Hot trends at the SIA Snow Show: freeride gear, puffy jackets, tricked-out accessories

Hot trends at the SIA Snow Show: freeride gear, puffy jackets, tricked-out accessories

(Relaxnews) – Denver’s 2012 SIA Snow Show, which ran January 26-29, brought together snow sports industry reps from around the globe with nearly 20,000 attendees and 900 brands on display. Top trends expected for the 2013 season include a slew of snowboarding freeride gear — such as accessories with tricked-out digital features and waterproof down […]

01.02.2012 · Filled under: Sports & Recreation, Videos ·
Drinking diet soda daily could boost risk for stroke or heart attack

Drinking diet soda daily could boost risk for stroke or heart attack

(Relaxnews) – If you imbibe diet soda daily, a new study announced on Tuesday warns that you could be at increased risk of a stroke or heart attack. Data were analyzed from 2,564 participants in the NIH-funded Northern Manhattan Study, with researchers examining how often individuals drank soft drinks — diet and regular — and the […]

01.02.2012 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Olympic flame to be lit in ancient home

Olympic flame to be lit in ancient home

(LONDON-AFP) – The Olympic flame will be lit in the ruins of the home of the ancient Games in Greece before starting its journey to London, organisers said Wednesday. A ceremony amid the ruins of the Temple of Hera in Olympia on May 10 will see the flame lit by the rays of the early […]

01.02.2012 · Filled under: Sports & Recreation ·
Pfizer recalls 1 million packets of US birth control pills

Pfizer recalls 1 million packets of US birth control pills

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – US pharmaceutical giant Pfizer on Tuesday recalled one million packets of birth control pills over a packaging error that could put women at risk of unintended pregnancy. The pills, about half of which were the brand name Lo/Ovral-28 and the other half were generic norgestrel and ethinyl estradiol tablets, may be improperly arranged […]

01.02.2012 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
NFL: Fans get front-row view of Super Bowl media madness

NFL: Fans get front-row view of Super Bowl media madness

(INDIANAPOLIS-AFP) – Super Bowl hoopla reached a new money-making high on Tuesday when a sellout crowd of more than 6,000 people paid $25 each to watch reporters question NFL players in the annual Media Day circus. Touts outside the site of Sunday’s Super Bowl showdown between the New York Giants and New England Patriots were […]

01.02.2012 · Filled under: Sports & Recreation ·
Top new tech products: waterproof glass-encased camera, compact camera with 42x zoom

Top new tech products: waterproof glass-encased camera, compact camera with 42x zoom

(Relaxnews) – High-tech product releases announced the week ending February 1 include a waterproof camera with a cool design, a compact camera with the longest zoom in the market, new point-and-shoot cameras, a camera for low light conditions, the Galaxy S Advance smartphone and a pink 3DS. A waterproof camera with a glass-encased design Sony’s […]

01.02.2012 · Filled under: Science & Technology ·
Top free iPhone apps: Temple Run, Monkey Flight

Top free iPhone apps: Temple Run, Monkey Flight

10 photos (Relaxnews) – One of the most popular free iPhone apps of the past week was Temple Run; the app is based on the climactic escape from the temple scene found in treasure-hunting movies and challenges players to dodge a variety of devious devices in order to escape with the treasure and their lives intact. Another […]

19.01.2012 · Filled under: Apps ·
Obama moves to ease visa rules to boost US tourism

Obama moves to ease visa rules to boost US tourism

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – President Barack Obama headed to Florida Thursday to highlight America’s status as a premier travel destination, rolling out a special welcome mat to the rapidly swelling ranks of tourists from China, India and Brazil. The president, hoping to mine the job-creating potential of the economically vital tourism industry, was to announce a new […]

19.01.2012 · Filled under: Destinations ·
Lose weight by using the right tableware: study

Lose weight by using the right tableware: study

(Relaxnews) – Losing weight and eating right could be as simple as switching up your tableware and redecorating your dinner table. At least, those are the findings of a new US study which suggested that when participants chose smaller plates in contrasting colors, they reduced their portion size between 9 to 31 percent. Published in […]

19.01.2012 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Kitchenomics ·
‘If I could travel in time…’ – Google targets US kids with Doodle challenge

‘If I could travel in time…’ – Google targets US kids with Doodle challenge

(Relaxnews) – On January 18 Google announced the beginning of its fifth annual US Doodle 4 Google competition, asking school-aged children to design one of Google’s iconic images. The competition, which is open to US K-12 (5-18-year-old) students, challenges entrants to create a design for a Google Doodle this year based around the concept “If […]

19.01.2012 · Filled under: Promotions, Videos ·
Twilight ‘Breaking Dawn, Part 2′ scene to be revealed at ‘Part 1′ DVD launch

Twilight ‘Breaking Dawn, Part 2′ scene to be revealed at ‘Part 1′ DVD launch

(LOS ANGELES-Relaxnews) – Months before the much-anticipated finale of the Twilight Saga, 500 select stores of the American retailer Target will unveil an exclusive excerpt from the film during the night of February 10-11. The midnight unveiling of Part 2, the final installment, will be presented as an in-store promotion for the DVD and Blu-ray release of Breaking […]

19.01.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment ·
Oscars launch ‘digital experience’ online

Oscars launch ‘digital experience’ online

(LOS ANGELES-Relaxnews) – Now that the Golden Globes have been awarded, Academy Awards season officially kicks off with the 2012 launch of its “Oscar Digital Experience” leading up to the 84th Academy Awards on February 26. The morning of January 24 when the Oscar nominees are announced, Oscar.com will post videos of reactions from social […]

19.01.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment ·
More characters added to ‘Street Fighter X Tekken’

More characters added to ‘Street Fighter X Tekken’

(Relaxnews) – Combat crossover Street Fighter X Tekken has bolstered its menu of martial artists by six, bringing the total number of characters to over thirty. Boxer Balrog (in part based on Mike Tyson) and clawed bullfighter Vega are series stalwarts, while Taekwondo practitioner Juri joined the team in 2010′sSuper Street Fighter IV. On the Tekken side of things, […]

19.01.2012 · Filled under: Videos ·
Blockbusters dominate Asian Film Awards nominations

Blockbusters dominate Asian Film Awards nominations

(HONG KONG-Relaxnews) – This year’s Asian Film Awards have brought out the big guns by nominating three Chinese-language blockbusters in a slew of categories and four productions which have also been put forward for Oscars consideration. The 6th AFAs will be announced at a gala ceremony held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre on March […]

19.01.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment ·
SOPA blackout hits the web: full list of sites taking part

SOPA blackout hits the web: full list of sites taking part

(Relaxnews) – On January 18 websites around the world will black out in a coordinated protest against the controversial proposed US legislation known as SOPA. The Stop Online Piracy Act or SOPA, a proposed legislation also known as House Bill 3261, would, its supporters claim, enable the US Department of Justice to protect intellectual property […]

19.01.2012 · Filled under: News ·
Katy Perry joins cast of ‘The Sims 3′

Katy Perry joins cast of ‘The Sims 3′

(Relaxnews) – Pop star Katy Perry is to feature in a special edition of The Sims 3 Showtime, a showbiz expansion for best-selling computer game The Sims 3. The deal means that The Sims 3 Showtime Katy Perry Collector’s Edition will include the Showtime expansion (also available separately or as a download), and a suite of special in-game items: the Ultimate […]

19.01.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment ·
2.1 billion internet users and 555 million websites in 2011

2.1 billion internet users and 555 million websites in 2011

(Relaxnews) – In 2011 there were 2.1 billion internet users around the globe surfing an estimated 555 million websites — 300 million of which were created in 2011. Asia’s massive internet population grew from 825.1 million internet users in June 2010 to 922.2 million in March 2011. Internet populations in Europe (476.2 million users), North […]

19.01.2012 · Filled under: Lifestyle ·
Top trend: Tuxedo jackets

Top trend: Tuxedo jackets

8 photos (Relaxnews) – Tuxedo jackets are making an impact on style sharing community Polyvore, where users have been lending classically feminine outfits a more interesting and androgynous edge. ©dfashongrl/Polyvore Special uses : Use only Top Trend: Tuxedo Jackets/Polyvore Bow tie DKNY shirt, Jaeger jacket, Jane Norman trousers, Monsoon clutch, Lord & Taylor earrings, bow tie from […]

19.01.2012 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·
New York, London end September fashion week row

New York, London end September fashion week row

(NEW YORK-AFP) – Organizers of fashion weeks in New York and London said Tuesday they had reached agreement on the 2012 dates for the September shows, ending months of dispute in the fashion world. New York’s fashion week will be held from September 6-13 and followed by London’s from September 14-18, according to a joint […]

19.01.2012 · Filled under: Happenings ·
Hong Kong Fashion Extravaganza: international designer highlights

Hong Kong Fashion Extravaganza: international designer highlights

6 photos (Relaxnews) – Running from January 16- 19, Hong Kong Fashion Week for Fall/Winter 2012 has been uniting rising design talent from across the globe with its Hong Kong Fashion Extravaganza gala. See highlights from the presentation here, with designs from the likes of London creator Craig Lawrence, Paris-based designer Risto Bimbiloski, Shanghai’s Qi […]

19.01.2012 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·