Apple tops Best Global Brands report

Apple tops Best Global Brands report

Apple, Google and Coca-Cola have been deemed the top three most valuable brands in the latest edition of the Best Global Brands report. Prepared by global brand agency Interbrand, the 17th edition of the report looks at financial performance, influence and brand strength to compile the ranking. For the fourth year in a row, Apple […]

05.10.2016 · Filled under: Apps, Destinations, Home & Garden, Motoring, Science & Technology ·
After online groceries, Amazon launches into meal kit delivery

After online groceries, Amazon launches into meal kit delivery

The American e-commerce giant has clearly got a taste for the food industry. After launching its own online grocery business, Amazon is now expanding into meal kit delivery in the USA. The web giant’s AmazonFresh grocery delivery subsidiary has joined forces with meat-monger Tyson Foods to develop a service delivering meal kits directly to the […]

15.05.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
NFL: Twitter wins Thursday Night Football streaming rights

NFL: Twitter wins Thursday Night Football streaming rights

Twitter has scored a deal to live-stream Thursday night National Football League games, the NFL announced — a move that helps the social media group connect with new audiences. The streaming rights had been hotly contested, with Amazon, Verizon and others reportedly seeking to be the first to help the NFL reach viewers outside the […]

The Beatles to break music streaming boycott on Christmas eve

The Beatles to break music streaming boycott on Christmas eve

(Relaxnews) – Earlier reports (via Billboard) that the world’s most famous band are set to break their streaming boycott appear to be ringing true – The Beatles will finally be available on streaming music services, from this Thursday, December 24, 2015. Re/Code cited industry sources in reporting that the British band’s music will be available for download […]

TVs and tablets top holiday shopping lists

TVs and tablets top holiday shopping lists

(Relaxnews) – As the festive season spending frenzy moves into its highest gear, the first clear picture is emerging of what to expect under the Christmas tree this year. According to Adobe’s latest data, published Monday, despite pronouncements that the tablet has had its day, so far slates, particularly those of the iPad variety are […]

Sia shares new single ‘Alive’

Sia shares new single ‘Alive’

(Relaxnews) – Australian singer Sia has revealed her newest track, “Alive,” whih will have a spot on her upcoming album. The LP, “This is Acting,” will comprise songs Sia originally wrote for other artists, and “Alive” was written with British singer Adele in mind. “Alive” is out now via iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon and […]

24.09.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Entertainment, International Stars, Music, Online ·
Emmys celebrate TV’s best, but are viewers overloaded?

Emmys celebrate TV’s best, but are viewers overloaded?

(Los Angeles, United States-AFP) – The Emmy Awards on Sunday will celebrate the best of the hundreds of television shows flooding US airwaves, in what many critics have called the small screen’s “golden age.” But have audiences reached saturation point? Is there, in fact, too much good TV? “We’re in this insane expansion — it’s […]

19.09.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Facebook moving beyond messaging

Facebook moving beyond messaging

(Relaxnews) – Facebook has added video calling to its standalone Messenger app but the new feature is about so much more than simply helping friends see as well as speak to each other: it is also a glimpse into the future possibilities that social messaging can offer. Free video calling over a wi-fi network is […]

29.04.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
Amazon TV stick goes abroad, gets new features

Amazon TV stick goes abroad, gets new features

(Washington-AFP) – Amazon announced Tuesday its Fire TV media stick for streaming video is being sold in Britain and Germany, as part of a push to expand its online television services. The US online and retail giant also said its media stick — a rival to Google Chromecast — would also get an update to […]

25.03.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Entertainment, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·

Alibaba opens US data center in new challenge to Amazon

San Francisco, United States |  |  – Chinese online giant Alibaba will open a data center in Silicon Valley, it said Wednesday, challenging US rival Amazon in the field of cloud computing. The company’s Aliyun unit, which already competes with AWS (Amazon Web Services) in China, will offer cloud services to US firms in what […]

07.03.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
LG’s updated WebOS smart TVs platform to spotlight 4K content

LG’s updated WebOS smart TVs platform to spotlight 4K content

(Relaxnews) – At CES 2015, LG will reveal a series of smart TVs with WebOS 2.0, the new version of its dedicated operating system. Updates to the platform will include enhanced responsiveness and a new offering of ultra high-definition (4K) content. Above all else, this new version of WebOS will provide enhanced speed and smoother […]

20.12.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
Amazon launches 4K service

Amazon launches 4K service

(Relaxnews) – A selection of shows and feature films in ultra-high definition are now available to watch and download for any customer with a compatible television set. Ultra-high definition, or 4K, offers four times the resolution of HD and is slowly but surely inching towards the mainstream and into consumers’ living rooms. It would move […]

09.12.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Entertainment, Film, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
Netflix: the revolution that changed the US TV landscape

Netflix: the revolution that changed the US TV landscape

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – From doorstep DVD delivery to binge-watching on tablets and phones: In 17 years Netflix has revolutionized the US television industry several times over. The company — which is about to arrive in France, Switzerland, Belgium, Germany and Austria — has also totally revamped the relationship Americans have with both TV shows and […]

12.09.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Home & Garden, Online, Videos ·
Silver lining: ‘Red Queen’ reveals book cover

Silver lining: ‘Red Queen’ reveals book cover

(Relaxnews) – The first entry in Victoria Aveyard’s upcoming young adult trilogy wears its colors on its sleeve: silver for the book’s elite rulers, red for the revolutionary rabble. Viewed from one angle, it’s a twist on the “X-Men” narrative — that super powered mutants are viewed as dangerous outcasts — except in Aveyard’s fiction, […]

02.07.2014 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment ·
New romantic comedy Chasing Athens by Fil-Am journalist released

New romantic comedy Chasing Athens by Fil-Am journalist released

Expat life and love lessons collide in debut novel by Marissa Tejada   (Athens, GREECE) – Greece’s economic crisis, culture and landscape inspired award-winning journalist Marissa Tejada to set her first novel, Chasing Athens, in the Mediterranean country where she moved to several years ago. E-book romance publisher Musa Publishing released the romantic comedy as part […]

12.05.2014 · Filled under: Books ·
150 tech companies press government for net neutrality

150 tech companies press government for net neutrality

WASHINGTON (AFP) − Google, Facebook, Amazon and other online giants warn that the Internet faces a “grave threat” if service providers are able to prioritize or restrict usage based on negotiated payments. In a joint letter Wednesday, some 150 companies told the Federal Communications Commission its proposed rules over net neutrality would permit phone and […]

11.05.2014 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Samsung: affordable OLED TVs still four years away

Samsung: affordable OLED TVs still four years away

(Relaxnews) – Continuing manufacturing problems mean that the TVs are still proving harder to mass produce than originally expected. Even though this past week’s International CES was swamped with televisions, those sporting OLED Ultra HD displays still managed to stand out, so incredibly sharp and clear are the images they’re capable of generating. OLED technology […]

11.01.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Entertainment, Film, Games, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
Cameron Diaz to release book on health and nutrition

Cameron Diaz to release book on health and nutrition

(Relaxnews) – Hollywood star Cameron Diaz has taken a page from her good friend Gwyneth Paltrow and written a book on nutrition and health. “The Body Book: The Law of Hunger, the Science of Strength, and Other Ways to Love Your Amazing Body” is due out December 31 and available for preorder via Amazon for $16.43. Rather […]

Holiday buying guide: tablets

Holiday buying guide: tablets

(Relaxnews) – If consumer reports and research firms are to be believed, tablets will be the must-have gift of 2013, beaten only in popularity by clothing and gift cards, which will probably be redeemed against the cost of a tablet anyway. The best of the best: The iPad Air from $499 The only thing stopping […]

16.12.2013 · Filled under: Holidays, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
Google steps up its battle for Internet ‘cloud’

Google steps up its battle for Internet ‘cloud’

(SAN FRANCISCO-AFP) – Google is stepping up its efforts to move into the Internet “cloud,” taking on rivals like Amazon and Microsoft in competition for business customers. The California tech giant said Tuesday that its cloud platform’s key compute engine was now “generally available” after a test period, and that it has lowered prices by […]

04.12.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Entertainment, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
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