Tablets replacing TV, teachers and babysitters: Nielsen

Tablets replacing TV, teachers and babysitters: Nielsen

(Relaxnews) – Need a way to keep your kids quiet while traveling, entertained at a restaurant or just want to teach them some facts? More and more parents are letting their kids aged 11 and under loose on a tablet device. A new study by market researcher Nielsen has found that adults commonly use tablets […]

18.02.2012 · Filled under: Apps ·
Top tech headlines: OS X Mountain Lion, iPad 3, Android 5.0

Top tech headlines: OS X Mountain Lion, iPad 3, Android 5.0

5 photos (Relaxnews) – Hot topics in the tech blogs for the week ending February 17 include the surprise announcement of Apple’s OS X Mountain Lion, Apple says iOS apps must ask for permission to access users’ address book, next-gen iPad event penciled in for March 7, Tim Cook’s vision for Apple and Android 5.0 […]

18.02.2012 · Filled under: Apps, Photos ·
Lin drives Knicks, Barca’s shock defeat, Oshima trains for NPB: most watched sports videos

Lin drives Knicks, Barca’s shock defeat, Oshima trains for NPB: most watched sports videos

(Relaxnews) – Jeremy Lin becomes a global basketball sensation, Barcelona drop crucial points again, and an ex-softball player trains for the Japanese baseball season in the week’s most watched sports videos for February 16. Viewers of both YouTube and Tudou follow the exploits of the New York Knicks’ Asian American point guard Jeremy Lin. The […]

18.02.2012 · Filled under: Sports & Recreation, Videos ·
Lookbook index: top 10 street styles from around the world Part 3

Lookbook index: top 10 street styles from around the world Part 3

10 photos (Relaxnews) – Hemlines have been significantly raised on online fashion community Lookbook this week, with mini skirts and dresses featuring highly in the top-rated looks. ©LOOKBOOK.nu/Flávia D. Special uses : Use only for LOOKBOOK.nu Ain’t no sunshine when she’s gone Look by Flávia D., “24 year old girl from Brazil”. Find out more about her style […]

18.02.2012 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Photos ·
US mixed racial marriages double in 30 years

US mixed racial marriages double in 30 years

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – The number of mixed racial marriages in the United States has doubled in thirty years, a study released by the Pew Research Center said Thursday. Fifteen percent of all US marriages were among mixed race couples in 2010, up from 6.7 percent in 1980, Pew said. The proportion of mixed race couples, regardless […]

18.02.2012 · Filled under: News ·
J-Lo, Fergie and Hefner expected at Rio Carnival

J-Lo, Fergie and Hefner expected at Rio Carnival

(RIO DE JANEIRO-AFP) – Jennifer Lopez, Fergie and Playboy founder Hugh Hefner will be among the US celebrities who will attend Rio’s famed Carnival, which kicks off Friday. Lopez will be in the box of Brahma, Brazil’s largest brewer, according to the daily O Globo, which said the singer-actress would arrive Sunday shortly before the […]

18.02.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment ·
Travel agenda: Miami International Boat Show, Asia’s hotel-based art fair

Travel agenda: Miami International Boat Show, Asia’s hotel-based art fair

(Relaxnews) – The Miami International Boat Show is in full swing this weekend, and next week sees the opening of a unique art exhibition in Asia centered around hotels. (Please note the W Paris opening has been delayed to Febuary 29.) 71st Miami International Boat Show February 16-20 Miami, FL, USA There can’t be many better places to hold […]

18.02.2012 · Filled under: Happenings, Videos ·
‘Lin-fatuation’ spawns new food and drinks, and lots of puns

‘Lin-fatuation’ spawns new food and drinks, and lots of puns

(Relaxnews) – Lin-Sanity, a basketball phenomenon that’s turned a previously unknown Asian-American kid into an online and worldwide sensation has spilled over into New York’s food scene with famous chefs and restaurateurs creating ‘Lintinis,’ ‘Lin and Tonics’ and, in reference to his Christian beliefs, ‘The Taiwanese Te-Bao.’ Jeremy Lin has emerged from complete obscurity over […]

18.02.2012 · Filled under: Sports & Recreation ·
Japan sets ambitious tourism target

Japan sets ambitious tourism target

(TOKYO-Relaxnews) – Japan has set itself the ambitious target of attracting 18 million visitors a year to its shores by 2016 as it bids to shake off the impact of the natural disasters of 2011. A record 8.61 million tourists visited Japan in 2010, attracted by a strong campaign to raise the nation’s profile as […]

18.02.2012 · Filled under: Destinations ·
International cookbook awards announces shortlist

International cookbook awards announces shortlist

(Relaxnews) – Finalists for an international cookbook competition have been announced and include titles from French chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Korean-American TV chef Debbie Lee, and the culinary encyclopedia Modernist Cuisine. The 26th annual International Association of Culinary Professionals Awards has released its shortlist of cookbook authors and food writers who will be honored across 50 categories […]

18.02.2012 · Filled under: Kitchenomics ·
International cookbook competition adds blog and website categories

International cookbook competition adds blog and website categories

(Relaxnews) – In a move that recognizes the wide ranging impact of food blogs, websites and videos for foodies, an international cookbook competition has added a new media and broadcast category led by chefs like Jacques Pépin, Ming Tsai, and GiltTaste. Finalists for the 2012 International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP) were announced February 16 and, in […]

18.02.2012 · Filled under: Promotions, Videos ·
Lose five pounds just by dropping soda for water: study

Lose five pounds just by dropping soda for water: study

(Relaxnews) – Swapping carbonated beverages for water could be a simple way for obese people to shed up to five pounds. In a study to appear in the March issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, researchers found that when a group of overweight and obese subjects replaced their high-calorie beverages with water, they were twice as […]

16.02.2012 · Filled under: Kitchenomics ·
EU, US ink organic food deal

EU, US ink organic food deal

(NUREMBERG-AFP) – Food products classified as organic in the European Union or the United States can be sold as such in either region after a deal struck on Wednesday between the two major trading blocs. The agreement, signed in the southern city of Nuremberg between top officials from both sides, seeks to boost trade in […]

16.02.2012 · Filled under: Kitchenomics ·
Boosting your fitness in your 20s may give you stronger bones for life

Boosting your fitness in your 20s may give you stronger bones for life

(Relaxnews) – A new study announced Monday finds that increasing your physical activity in your early twenties could protect your bones from fractures and even osteoporosis later in life. Previous research has shown that exercise before and during puberty is essential for developing bones or building bone mass. The more bone mass you put on when you’re […]

16.02.2012 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Olympics: Italian PM Monti rules out Rome 2020 Olympic bid

Olympics: Italian PM Monti rules out Rome 2020 Olympic bid

(ROME-AFP) – Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti on Tuesday withdrew Rome as a candidate to host the 2020 Olympic Games, describing a planned bid as “irresponsible”. Just a day before the deadline for submitting host city bids to the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the Italian leader decided the current economic crisis would make such a […]

16.02.2012 · Filled under: Sports & Recreation ·
NBA: Lin-sanity spurs sport lottery sales in Taiwan

NBA: Lin-sanity spurs sport lottery sales in Taiwan

(TAIPEI-AFP) – New York Knicks star Jeremy Lin, whose parents are Taiwanese, has boosted the island’s sport lottery sales by 50 percent since he became a NBA sensation last week, the lotto company said Wednesday. Taiwanese fans placed a seasonal record of Tw$9 million ($300,000) in bets on Saturday’s match in which the Knicks defeated […]

16.02.2012 · Filled under: Sports & Recreation ·
Lose more weight by making it a team effort: study

Lose more weight by making it a team effort: study

(Relaxnews) – Maybe it’s the spirit of competition. Maybe it’s the peer pressure. But a new study suggests partnering up with a buddy to shed some extra pounds after researchers found that people who stay together lose together. Not unlike the US reality TV show Big Fat Loser, which follows teams of overweight Americans as they […]

16.02.2012 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
New York Fashion Week highlights: Proenza Schouler, Marchesa, Anna Sui

New York Fashion Week highlights: Proenza Schouler, Marchesa, Anna Sui

9 photos (Relaxnews) – As the ongoing New York Fashion Week nears its end, big names including Marchesa have dazzled with a collection of red-carpet ready gowns, while the likes of Proenza Schouler offered edgier creations. See the highlights here. ©AFP PHOTO/Peter Michael Dills/Getty Images Diamond day After impressing with her mainline on Sunday, the […]

16.02.2012 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Photos ·
London Fashion Week Digital Schedule

London Fashion Week Digital Schedule

(Relaxnews) – Running February 17-21 with menswear on February 22, London Fashion Week will see established labels including Burberry Prorsum and Paul Smith showcase their Fall 2012 ready-to-wear creations. Shows from the likes of Roksanda Ilincic, PPQ and Mary Katrantzou will be live-streamed via London Fashion Week TV. See the schedule here, with shows to […]

16.02.2012 · Filled under: Happenings ·
iOS apps grabbing data without warning

iOS apps grabbing data without warning

(Relaxnews) – Software designer Paul Haddad of Tapbots has sparked a buzz on the tech blogs after discovering the iOS Foursquare app was grabbing data, including email addresses and phone numbers, from users’ iPhones and uploading it without their permission. The discovery made by Paul Haddad on February 14 has attracted widespread coverage across popular […]

16.02.2012 · Filled under: Apps, Science & Technology ·