Cooking conversions, owl cake pops and fried chicken top Tumblr food posts

Cooking conversions, owl cake pops and fried chicken top Tumblr food posts

(Relaxnews) – A poster on volume conversions for precision cooks that includes the number of dashes and drops which go into a teaspoon is the most popular food post on Tumblr this week. As of February 3, the visual aid guide generated the most activity from Tumblr bloggers for elucidating that one teaspoon equals either 60 dashes, […]

03.02.2012 · Filled under: Kitchenomics ·
Top tech headlines: Facebook IPO and statistics, Windows Phone 8 preview

Top tech headlines: Facebook IPO and statistics, Windows Phone 8 preview

(Relaxnews) – Hot topics in the tech blogs for the week ending February 3 include Facebook filing for its initial public offering, Facebook facts and figures, a preview of Windows Phone 8, Amazon’s fourth quarter report, and a leaked picture of RIM’s BlackBerry 10 Superphone. Facebook IPO The web was abuzz with the news that […]

03.02.2012 · Filled under: Science & Technology ·
Cebu Pacific to launch long-haul flights

Cebu Pacific to launch long-haul flights

(MANILA-AFP) – Philippine budget carrier Cebu Pacific announced Tuesday it would next year launch long-haul flights to destinations beyond East Asia, targeting millions of Filipinos working abroad. The airline will lease eight Airbus A330-300 planes to commence long-haul flights, Cebu Pacific president Lance Gokongwei told reporters, with possible destinations including Saudi Arabia, Australia and Hawaii. […]

01.02.2012 · Filled under: Destinations ·
Naturally sweetened chocolate creates sugar high at candy show

Naturally sweetened chocolate creates sugar high at candy show

(Relaxnews) – A sugar-free chocolate made with natural sweetener stevia received top honors as the most innovative confectionery product at the largest sweets fair in the world this week, signaling what experts say will become a wider, more popular trend in the chocolate industry. At the 42nd annual International Sweets and Biscuits Fair in Cologne, […]

01.02.2012 · Filled under: Kitchenomics ·
Katy Perry 3D biopic and concert film in the works

Katy Perry 3D biopic and concert film in the works

(LOS ANGELES-Relaxnews) – Paramount Pictures is in negotiations with pop singer/songwriter Katy Perry for the film rights to a biopic and concert film in 3D, per media reports. According to Deadline Hollywood, footage for the film has already been shot by director Nanette Burstein, who has made the documentaries American Teen and The Kid Stays in the Picture, the […]

01.02.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment ·
Madonna releases cover art, set to premiere new video

Madonna releases cover art, set to premiere new video

(Relaxnews) – Pop icon Madonna unveiled the cover art for her upcoming 12th studio album, MDNA, on her Facebook page on Tuesday. The album is expected to release via Interscope Records on March 26. A preview of the video for the album’s first single, “Gimme All Your Luvin’” featuring rap artists Nicki Minaj and M.I.A., will premiere on […]

01.02.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment, Videos ·
Tech companies cash in on Valentine’s Day with pink Nintendo 3DS, Galaxy S II

Tech companies cash in on Valentine’s Day with pink Nintendo 3DS, Galaxy S II

(Relaxnews) – Nintendo is releasing a Pearl Pink 3DS handheld gaming console that will arrive just in time for Valentine’s Day. The portable device, which was previously only available in a limited-edition bundle, will be available from February 10 from $169.99. Samsung is also betting that a pink smartphone will make the perfect gift for […]

01.02.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment, Videos ·
Apps, scooters and LEGO crowned winners at Nuremberg’s ToyAwards

Apps, scooters and LEGO crowned winners at Nuremberg’s ToyAwards

(Relaxnews) – On February 1 the organizers of the world-renowned Nuremberg Toy Fair announced the winners of this year’s ToyAwards, which honor innovative toys for children of all ages — from babies to teenagers and the whole family. Now in its 63rd year, the Nuremberg Toy Fair runs February 1-6 and is widely acknowledged as […]

01.02.2012 · Filled under: Apps, Videos ·
Silicon Valley braces for Facebook millionaires

Silicon Valley braces for Facebook millionaires

(SAN FRANCISCO-AFP) – Even before Facebook goes public, Silicon Valley is buzzing in anticipation of the “instant millionaires” that may soon be looking for ways to spend their newfound wealth. Eight years after Mark Zuckerberg founded the company in a Harvard dorm room, the stock market debut is expected to value the social media giant […]

01.02.2012 · Filled under: Money & Business ·
‘FIFA Street’ trailer parades real-world locations

‘FIFA Street’ trailer parades real-world locations

(Relaxnews) – Already finished with FIFA 12 and in need of some more soccer skill action? FIFA Street proposes a five-a-side trickfest with this new trailer. Due out in just over a month (March 13 in North America, March 16 in Europe), FIFA Street will be the first game in the Street spin-off series after a four year absence. Real-world locations meet real-world […]

01.02.2012 · Filled under: Sports & Recreation, Videos ·
Glass of milk a day boosts brain power: study

Glass of milk a day boosts brain power: study

(Relaxnews) – Milk: it does a brain good. At least that’s the finding of a new study that suggests drinking a glass of milk a day could boost your brain power. In the study published in the January issue of the International Dairy Journal, researchers at the University of Maine found that adults who consumed more dairy […]

01.02.2012 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
US approves new drug for common skin cancer

US approves new drug for common skin cancer

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – US authorities on Monday approved a new drug to treat the most common form of skin cancer, basal cell carcinoma, which is rarely lethal but can spread if left untreated. Erivedge (vismodegib) is made by Genentech, a US subsidiary of the Swiss drug giant Roche, and was approved by the Food and Drug […]

01.02.2012 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
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 ·