Top iPhone apps: ‘iMovie,’ ‘Monopoly,’ ‘WhatsApp,’ ‘Ani Pang 3′

Top iPhone apps: ‘iMovie,’ ‘Monopoly,’ ‘WhatsApp,’ ‘Ani Pang 3′

Among top free iOS apps of the week, Apple’s own suite of iPhone apps clog international charts, as a mass migration continues towards new system software iOS 10. A fast food chain’s edition of board game “Monopoly” holds sway in Australia, and tile-matching game “Ani Pang 3″ proves popular in South Korea. More details on […]

Nintendo opens Kirby-themed cafés in Japan

Nintendo opens Kirby-themed cafés in Japan

Nintendo has opened a series of Kirby cafés and shops in Japan that bring one of their most iconic characters to life. Fans of the ridiculously cute pink puffball that eats his enemies for lunch can tuck into a stack of Kirby pancakes, Popstar curry, Maxim Tomato pasta, and Kirby macarons in Osaka and Tokyo […]

Music ID app Shazam gets TV quiz show

Music ID app Shazam gets TV quiz show

Shazam, the smartphone app that can identify full songs and tracks from short clips, is at the center of a new game show ordered by US network Fox. Just like the app itself, TV show “Beat Shazam” has contestants trying to identify the name and artist or group credited for an untitled track. The episode’s […]

09.08.2016 · Filled under: Apps, Entertainment, Games, Multimedia, Music, Online, Science & Technology ·
Specialist sees Pokémon Go as means of tackling type 2 diabetes

Specialist sees Pokémon Go as means of tackling type 2 diabetes

A specialist diabetes researcher sees Pokémon Go — the virtual character-hunting game with millions of players worldwide — as an excellent means of tackling rising levels of obesity and type 2 diabetes.  Pokémon Go has now piqued the interest of the medical world. The smartphone-based character-hunting craze that’s sweeping the world has caught the attention […]

Adventure video game ‘Mirror’s Edge’ tapped for TV series

Adventure video game ‘Mirror’s Edge’ tapped for TV series

Action-adventure platform video game “Mirror’s Edge” will be adapted and reformatted into a female-centered action series for television, following its acquisition by Endemol Shine Studios. Developed by EA DICE and published by Electronic Arts, ”Mirror’s Edge” centers around main character and heroine Faith — a courier in a quasi-futuristic dystopian society and skilled warrior whose sister is framed for murder. While […]

26.05.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Games, Online, Science & Technology ·
Goal-setting through gaming can encourage kids to eat more fruit and veggies

Goal-setting through gaming can encourage kids to eat more fruit and veggies

A new US study has found that playing ‘serious’ video games can help encourage children to eat more fruit and vegetables.   Researchers from the United States Department of Agriculture / Agricultural Research Service Children’s Nutrition Research Center at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital used a serious video game, “Squires Quest! II: […]

10.05.2016 · Filled under: Apps, Entertainment, Games, Health & Fitness, Online ·
How a new Filipino studio could add authentic flavor to ‘Assassin’s Creed,’ ‘Far Cry’

How a new Filipino studio could add authentic flavor to ‘Assassin’s Creed,’ ‘Far Cry’

Worldwide studio network and video game publishing giant Ubisoft is opening a new studio in the Philippines. Could the addition of a second South East Asian team improve Filipino representation in video games, just as Ubisoft Singapore designed a locally inspired high-rise for another Ubisoft game? So far, Filipino characters and locations have been most […]

03.04.2016 · Filled under: Apps, Entertainment, Online ·
Louis Vuitton casts ‘Final Fantasy’ character for Spring 2016 campaign

Louis Vuitton casts ‘Final Fantasy’ character for Spring 2016 campaign

(Relaxnews) – Lightning from the “Final Fantasy” game series stars in the latest campaign by Louis Vuitton’s creative director Nicolas Ghesquière. Ghesquière revealed the first images from the campaign in two posts on Instagram, Monday December 28, showing the RPG character Lightning modeling looks direct from the Spring 2016 runway show, which had strong references to […]

29.12.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Games, Lifestyle, Online, Videos ·
Santa tracking possible with Microsoft and Google

Santa tracking possible with Microsoft and Google

(Relaxnews) – The tech giants have launched their updated Santa trackers just in time to keep kids busy awaiting the big festivities ahead. Both brands offer online games and Christmas-themed activities that include basic programming, elf dances, holiday songs and sections on Christmas traditions worldwide. Google’s tracker can detect your location and gives estimates on […]

24.12.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Christmas, Entertainment, Games, Holidays, Home & Garden, Online ·
Google’s Year in Search 2015: ‘Agar.io,’ ‘Jurassic World,’ ‘Furious 7,’ Caitlyn Jenner

Google’s Year in Search 2015: ‘Agar.io,’ ‘Jurassic World,’ ‘Furious 7,’ Caitlyn Jenner

(Relaxnews) – The annual review of top trending search terms has been released, with Google revealing that its search engine users submitted the most queries for basketballer Lamar Odom, French magazine Charlie Hebdo, video game “Agar.io,” and blockbuster film “Jurassic World.” Three films, two people related to the celebrity Kardashian family, two video games, two […]

Microsoft to open doors to its first flagship store in New York

Microsoft to open doors to its first flagship store in New York

(Relaxnews) – The doors to Microsoft’s first, flagship store are set to open in New York today, to become the company’s largest retail space to date. After six years of planning, the Microsoft Store will open at 677 Fifth Avenue, where products will be showcased across two floors spanning 22,269 square feet (2,070 square meters). […]

26.10.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Entertainment, Science & Technology ·
Apple presses deeper with new iPhones and more

Apple presses deeper with new iPhones and more

(San Francisco-AFP) – The new iPhones came as expected. But Apple also moved into the living room with an upgraded streaming TV box and introduced its iPad Pro aimed at reviving the tablet market. At Wednesday’s media event in San Francisco, Apple unveiled two updated iPhones, aiming to build on the success of its large-screen […]

09.09.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Entertainment, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
Daniel Radcliffe, Bill Paxton to star in BBC movie about ‘Grand Theft Auto’

Daniel Radcliffe, Bill Paxton to star in BBC movie about ‘Grand Theft Auto’

(Relaxnews) – Daniel Radcliffe and Bill Paxton have been tapped to star in the BBC TV movie “Game Changer,” the story of both the creators and the foes behind the video game “Grand Theft Auto.” The 90-minute drama focuses on Sam Houser (Radcliffe) and his cohort of British gaming pros, according to Variety. “Grand Theft Auto” […]

22.04.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Marilyn Monroe inspires animated character for entertainment and retail

Marilyn Monroe inspires animated character for entertainment and retail

(Relaxnews) – Hollywood bombshell and 1950s icon Marilyn Monroe has inspired an animated character by Chinese group DMG Entertainment and US-based Authentic Brands Group. The “Mini Marilyn” character will be used for TV, film and live venue attractions, Variety reports. According to the two groups, the design will serve as the engine for licensing, retail […]

10.04.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Games, Hollywood Stars ·
Alex Garland: the path from novelist to director

Alex Garland: the path from novelist to director

(Relaxnews) – Alex Garland makes his directorial debut with AI thriller “Ex Machina,” launching in the US on April 10. We chart his career path as a novelist, screenwriter, producer, and even video game consultant. Bursting onto the scene with a searing first novel, 1996′s “The Beach” established Garland as a force in contemporary fiction. […]

10.04.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Jimmy Fallon, Tinder, Monument Valley nominated for Webby Awards

Jimmy Fallon, Tinder, Monument Valley nominated for Webby Awards

(Relaxnews) – Nominees for the 19th annual Webby Awards were announced on April 7, with Vice, Vine, Refinery29, Michelle Phan and Ellen DeGeneres all getting nods. According to organizers, those earning the highest number of nominations include Vice Media (17), CollegeHumor (9), Funny or Die (8), HBO (8), The Guardian (7), Comedy Central (6) and […]

08.04.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Entertainment, Film, Games, Hollywood Stars, Music, Online ·
Top iPhone apps: ‘Fotoplace,’ ‘vente-privee,’ ‘Kiwi Q&A’

Top iPhone apps: ‘Fotoplace,’ ‘vente-privee,’ ‘Kiwi Q&A’

(Relaxnews) – A fashion sales app and photo editing suite with cinematic leanings are among new apps hitting top spot on national charts. More details on these and other top free iPhone applications by country for the week, by number of downloads and recorded on March 19, 2015, can be found below. USA Facebook Messenger […]

19.03.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Beauty & Style, Games, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
‘World of Tanks’ looks to Philippines for inspiration

‘World of Tanks’ looks to Philippines for inspiration

(Relaxnews) – A recent update to internationally oriented free-to-play game “World of Tanks” takes its inspiration from a real Philippino island, providing a new environment for players to test themselves in. Introduced at the end of January, the Pacific Island level was designed for the Xbox 360 edition of armor vehicle skirmishing title “World of […]

13.02.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Entertainment, Games, Online ·
Free Christmas carol concert at Christ the King Church in Hollywood Dec. 14

Free Christmas carol concert at Christ the King Church in Hollywood Dec. 14

Nova Vocal Ensemble together with Christ the King School’s Pueri Cantores choir to perform familiar carols by composer-in-residence Dale Trumbore A Christmas tradition comes back to Hollywood as the Nova Vocal Ensemble together with Christ the King School’s Pueri Cantores choir performs dazzling new arrangements of familiar carols by composer-in-residence Dale Trumbore in a free […]

03.12.2014 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News ·
Kate Hudson and Matthew Bellamy star as FarmVille winemaking avatars

Kate Hudson and Matthew Bellamy star as FarmVille winemaking avatars

(Relaxnews) – Celebrity winemaking couple Kate Hudson and Matthew Bellamy, frontman for the rock band Muse, have joined FarmVille in a new online game that allows players to create their own virtual wine. This week, “FarmVille 2: Country Escape” introduced cartoon avatars of the couple who launched their own winery Hudson Bellamy in Santa Barbara County, California […]

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