Medical convention in Davao to tackle effects of gadgets, social media to adolescents

Medical convention in Davao to tackle effects of gadgets, social media to adolescents

DAVAO CITY  (PNA) – Adolescents, dubbed as members of the so-called “Generation Z”, have their own “mysteries” in lives, mostly brought about and influenced by the advancement of technology, particularly computers, the Internet and the social media. This will be the focus of the upcoming developmental and adolescent medicine convention, which organizers call “Unravelling the […]

05.10.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Philippine News ·
Jessica Alba, Michelle Obama win Webby Awards

Jessica Alba, Michelle Obama win Webby Awards

Actress turned entrepreneur Jessica Alba and US First Lady Michelle Obama were among celebrities and technology titans honored Tuesday with Webby Awards for “excellence on the Internet.” The winners were announced ahead of the 20th Annual Webby Awards ceremony that will take place in New York City on May 16. The awards show is portrayed […]

28.04.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Hollywood Stars, Online ·
Not getting enough sleep? You’re probably on Facebook says new study

Not getting enough sleep? You’re probably on Facebook says new study

 (Relaxnews) − In a recent study by the University of California, Irvine, researchers found that a lack of sleep is linked to a higher level of online browsing, including checking social media websites such as Facebook. Wanting to look at how sleep duration could affect internet use, rather than how internet use affects sleep, the […]

10.02.2016 · Filled under: Apps, Health & Fitness, Online, Science & Technology ·
Sri Lanka ties with Google for Internet beamed from balloons

Sri Lanka ties with Google for Internet beamed from balloons

(Colombo, Sri Lanka-AFP) – Sri Lanka teamed up on Tuesday with Google to bring high-speed Internet access to the island using balloons, aiming to become the first country in the region with complete coverage. Foreign minister Mangala Samaraweera said officials signed an agreement with Google in the capital Colombo to launch the helium-filled, high-tech balloons […]

28.07.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
GrabCar becomes Philippines’ first authorised ride-sharing app

GrabCar becomes Philippines’ first authorised ride-sharing app

(Manila-AFP) – Philippine transport authorities authorised GrabCar as the first company to operate under new rules governing ride-sharing apps, state and company officials said Wednesday. Singapore-based GrabCar got the jump on US rival Uber which is still submitting documents to comply with the Philippines’ new regulations, said Mary Ann Salada, spokeswoman of the government’s land […]

09.07.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Destinations, Home & Garden, Motoring, Science & Technology ·
NSA expands online spying in search for hackers: report

NSA expands online spying in search for hackers: report

Washington, United States (AFP)  – President Barack Obama has approved giving the NSA wider powers to spy on Internet traffic in search of computer hacking by foreign governments or others, US media reported Thursday, citing classified documents. The expanded authority was granted by the Justice Department in two 2012 memos that permit the powerful National […]

09.06.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
SmartPlate, a connected plate to help your diet

SmartPlate, a connected plate to help your diet

(Relaxnews) – This intelligent plate, currently in development, does the calorie counting for its users, analyzes how quickly they are eating and can even warn them when they surpass their recommended daily intake. With the World Health Organization (WHO) doing its best to warn that obesity is a real public health epidemic, the SmartPlate, the […]

Philippines to announce national rules for ride-sharing

Philippines to announce national rules for ride-sharing

(Manila-AFP) – The Philippines has become the first country to come up with national rules governing Uber and other ride-sharing services, the transport department said Tuesday, following criticism of the industry as unsafe and unregulated. The transport department will on Wednesday publicly issue the new country-wide guidelines for the likes of Uber and GrabTaxi, a […]

12.05.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Destinations, Home & Garden, Online, Philippine News ·
Earth Hour: What is the carbon footprint of an email?

Earth Hour: What is the carbon footprint of an email?

(Paris-AFP) – Sending a text message or email, eating an apple or watching TV — each of these activities has a different carbon footprint. People around the world are getting ready to mark Earth Hour by turning out the lights on Saturday, but a long list of seemingly harmless everyday actions also contribute to emissions […]

27.03.2015 · Filled under: Environment, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
One third of web users globally is a British football fan

One third of web users globally is a British football fan

(Relaxnews) – Proving that soccer is the world’s only universal language, three in 10 consumers with web access say that they watch Premier League matches on the television and 15% turn to the web to see a game. The figures, from the GlobalWebIndex (GWI), which are based on a sample of up to 170,000 internet […]

Obama calls for stronger personal data protection

Obama calls for stronger personal data protection

Washington, United States | AFP |   – US President Barack Obama said Monday he will introduce legislation to beef up and standardize personal data protection on the Internet. “Right now, almost every state has a different law on this, and it’s confusing for consumers and it’s confusing for companies – and it’s costly, too,” […]

13.01.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Seeing the doctor, overseas: medical tourism booms in Asia

Seeing the doctor, overseas: medical tourism booms in Asia

(KUALA LUMPUR-AFP) – The lines snaking into Bangladesh’s overwhelmed hospitals are often so long, says Nusrat Hussein Kiwan, that they extend into the street outside — too many patients seeking too few quality doctors. So, through a Google search, the wife of a Bangladeshi construction executive chose a Malaysian hospital for her heart bypass surgery. […]

29.12.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Health & Fitness ·
“Frozen” tops Halloween costume charts

“Frozen” tops Halloween costume charts

(Relaxnews) – It’s set to be a cold, cold Halloween this year as characters from Disney’s 2013 animated film “Frozen” top the chart of the most popular costumes. According to a study by e-commerce provider SLI Systems, Internet users in the US, the UK and Australia have conducted over one million online searches this Halloween season […]

30.10.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Halloween, Holidays, Home & Garden, Online ·
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 ·
Memories of the seemingly mundane bring us joy: study

Memories of the seemingly mundane bring us joy: study

(Relaxnews) – Thanks in part to social media and the internet, life’s exciting moments are more documented than ever before, but researchers at Harvard Business School say documenting the ordinary can make it extraordinary down the road. Inspired by past research indicating it’s difficult to predict how we’ll feel about something down the road, psychological […]

04.09.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Notebooks and tablets high on back-to-school shopping lists

Notebooks and tablets high on back-to-school shopping lists

(Relaxnews) – As students head off to college for the start of the academic year, more than half will do so with a new tablet or notebook. Computers and the internet have revolutionized learning and as devices get smaller, lighter and more and more mobile, the benefits are becoming clearer to see — so much […]

01.09.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
Crowdfunding comes to the wine industry

Crowdfunding comes to the wine industry

(Relaxnews) – Filmmakers, tinkerers and IT innovators aren’t the only ones turning to the internet to fund their projects. Through a new platform dubbed Fundovino, the crowdfunding principle has now made its way to the winemaking industry. Just as foodies seek out CSA (community-supported agriculture) programs to support local farmers, many wine enthusiasts are on […]

27.08.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden, Online ·
Kickstarter potato salad guy to host spud party in Toronto

Kickstarter potato salad guy to host spud party in Toronto

(Relaxnews) – Canadian restaurant chain Jack Astor’s has made good on its promise to collaborate with the internet sensation behind the potato salad phenomenon on Kickstarter and will be bringing the Columbus, Ohio man to Toronto for a potato salad cook-off. In an attempt to cash in on what was a runaway story this month, […]

31.07.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden, Offbeat ·
‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ trailer scores record YouTube views

‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ trailer scores record YouTube views

(Relaxnews) – Released just five days ago, the trailer for the adaptation of E.L. James’s sultry book has already piqued the curiosity of over 36 million internet users, allowing it to claim the best opening week of any trailer released in 2014. The colossal buzz surrounding the three “Fifty Shades” books grew to new proportions […]

Could you go 99 days without checking Facebook?

Could you go 99 days without checking Facebook?

(Relaxnews) – Facebook came under fire recently for experimenting with 700,000 of its users’ moods by altering their newsfeeds, but an interesting counter-experiment that makes the site the subject of investigation is taking the Internet by storm. “99 Days of Freedom” sees users stay away from Facebook for 99 consecutive days, filling in a “happiness […]

28.07.2014 · Filled under: Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·