‘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 ·
Quad-core, 8+MP camera smartphone rumors build as Mobile World Congress draws closer

Quad-core, 8+MP camera smartphone rumors build as Mobile World Congress draws closer

(Relaxnews) – Get ready for quad-core smartphones, mobile cameras with 8 or more megapixels, a multitude of devices running Android Ice Cream Sandwich, and mainstream adoption of LTE 4G and NFC technology at this year’s edition of the GSMA Mobile World Congress (MWC). The International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) has finished for 2012 but mobile […]

19.01.2012 · Filled under: Happenings, Science & Technology ·
Shangri-La joins fight against shark fin soup

Shangri-La joins fight against shark fin soup

(HONG KONG-AFP) – Luxury hotel chain Shangri-La has announced it will stop serving shark fin at its 72 properties worldwide, as the campaign to protect the marine predators gains ground among Chinese consumers. The Hong Kong-based group said it would cease serving shark fin in all of its restaurants as well as accepting new orders […]

19.01.2012 · Filled under: Kitchenomics ·
Italian fashion house says sorry to Hong Kong

Italian fashion house says sorry to Hong Kong

(HONG KONG-AFP) – Italian clothing chain Dolce & Gabbana on Wednesday apologised to the people of Hong Kong for allegedly discriminating against them in favour of wealthy mainland shoppers. The company’s flagship Hong Kong store has been the focus of protests and online rage after reports that a security guard told locals they were not […]

19.01.2012 · Filled under: News ·
Top new tech products: laptops, ultrabooks and tablets from CES

Top new tech products: laptops, ultrabooks and tablets from CES

6 photos (Relaxnews) – The International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) was packed full of interesting laptop, ultrabook and tablet announcements in 2012 including the Asus Memo 370T, Razer’s Project Fiona, LG’s first LTE tablet, Lenovo’s tablet-ultrabook hybrid, and the latest product from the One Laptop per Child organization. Unless noted pricing and release dates have […]

19.01.2012 · Filled under: Lifestyle, Photos ·
Watch: Jason Wu talks through his Target collaboration

Watch: Jason Wu talks through his Target collaboration

(Relaxnews) – Jason Wu appeared on America’s Today show January 18 to offer styling tips on his upcoming collection for US retailer Target. The designer, who cites US First Lady Michelle Obama among his fans, has followed in the footsteps of designers including Rodarte, Zac Posen and Missoni by creating a capsule collection for the store. While […]

19.01.2012 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Videos ·
Top new tech products: laptops, ultrabooks and tablets from CES

Top new tech products: laptops, ultrabooks and tablets from CES

(Relaxnews) – The International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) was packed full of interesting laptop, ultrabook and tablet announcements in 2012 including the Asus Memo 370T, Razer’s Project Fiona, LG’s first LTE tablet, Lenovo’s tablet-ultrabook hybrid, and the latest product from the One Laptop per Child organization. Unless noted pricing and release dates have not been […]

19.01.2012 · Filled under: Videos ·
Shivering S. Koreans battle ‘Big Chill’ in offices

Shivering S. Koreans battle ‘Big Chill’ in offices

(SEOUL-AFP) – “It’s freezing!” complained chef Byun Sang-Won, jogging on the spot with arms folded and teeth clenched as he tried to keep warm inside the luxury Seoul hotel where he works. “I can’t even imagine working without wearing extra underwear and hot packs because it’s too cold in the kitchen and hallways,” the 26-year-old […]

19.01.2012 · Filled under: Environment ·
Could chocolate help mend a broken heart?

Could chocolate help mend a broken heart?

(Relaxnews) – A major Swiss chocolate maker is hoping to give cardiovascular patients a good excuse to reach for a chocolate bar and is asking Europe’s highest food safety authority to approve a health claim linking cocoa flavonoids with improved blood flow. In an interview with online trade publication NutraIngredients.com last week, a company spokesperson […]

15.01.2012 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Kitchenomics ·
Taiwan promotes firecracker CD for Lunar New Year

Taiwan promotes firecracker CD for Lunar New Year

(TAIPEI-AFP) – Lunar New Year revellers in Taiwan’s capital Taipei are to be given free CDs featuring the sound of exploding firecrackers, in the hope of reducing the deafening noise and mess created by the real thing. “Lighting firecrackers will not only cause noise and air pollution but used firecrackers will make the environment dirty. […]

15.01.2012 · Filled under: Offbeat ·