Google Wallet Aims to Gain Traction with Debit Card

The idea is brilliant; the execution, not so much. This is how some critics describe Google Wallet. Industry analysts are saying that Google Wallet is ironically losing money due to its excessive funding and very slow uptake from consumers. In hopes to remedy the situation, Google has poured even more money and effort to develop a debit card that will physically complement the Google Wallet app.   The prepaid debit card is set to allow users to withdraw cash from accredited automated … [Read more...]

Circovirus What Every Dog Owner Needs to Know

News about a new kind of “killer” dog disease spreading is creating confusion and panic among dog owners. As more scientific studies and verifiable data are coming to light, it is gradually becoming clearer that the disease is indeed real and potentially dangerous – but that panicking is completely unnecessary. Scientifically known as canine circovirus, the disease was initially reported to appear in dogs in June last year. Circoviruses, in general, were first known to affect birds and pigs … [Read more...]

‘Haiyan’ leaves Philippines devastated but with spirit intact

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The “world’s strongest storm to hit land” may have already passed, but its full impact has yet to come to light as the Philippines continues to reel in the wake of super typhoon “Haiyan”, locally named “Yolanda”.   With the death toll feared to reach 10,000, the country is torn among mixed emotions – from grieving to feeling grateful that the worst has passed. The most terribly hit is the country’s central region, particularly the provinces of Samar and Leyte, where most of the … [Read more...]

10 Best Fat Burning Foods

Combating fat need not mean eating much less or limiting one’s intake to tasteless “healthy” food. The key to losing unwanted fat without sacrificing a healthy appetite lies in knowing which foods to eat.   Thanks to lifelong scientific studies and experiments, experts have identified foods that actually help burn fat by helping build muscles and using up lots of energy during digestion. What most people might be surprised about is that most foods classified as “fat-burning” are not … [Read more...]

Boston Red Sox 2013 World Series Champs Boosts Boston Spirit

The victory of the  Boston Red Sox against the St. Louis Cardinals in the 2013 World Series Championship means more to Boston than just a historical event wherein the team clinched the title for the first time in 95 years at its home field FenwayPark. This time, it also means hope and resilience. For many Bostonians, the  Boston Red Sox championship is also a welcoming banner toward the road to healing in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombing on April 15 this year, where three people were … [Read more...]

Google Glass Gains Unexpected Publicity through Speeding ‘Explorer’

Google Glass may have already been making waves among the tech-savvy since its development, but it was not until a Glass-wearing driver was ticketed by a police this week that the device has caught the attention of mainstream media.   The wearable computer with an optical head-mounted display developed by the search engine giant has quickly gained unexpected popularity – unprecedented even by the product’s aggressive promotion earlier this year. The unexpected boost in publicity of … [Read more...]

Kennedys Look Forward to Seeing Michael Skakel Proven Innocent

The Kennedys, undoubtedly among America’s most iconic political families, are finding themselves under the spotlight once again – though not for the most glamorous reasons. On October 23rd, all eyes were back on Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel, when his murder conviction was overturned by Connecticut judge Thomas Bishop – granting Michael Skakel a new trial that has yet to be scheduled. Skakel was convicted in 2002 for the murder of Martha Moxley in 1975, and was sentenced to 20 years to life. … [Read more...]

Breaking Bad Spinoff “Better Call Saul” to Soothe Fan Withdrawals

“More addictive than drugs.” This is how phenomenal AMC TV series Breaking Bad is described by millions of viewers who have followed the journey of chemistry-teacher-turned-drug kingpin Walter White (Bryan Cranston) and emotionally and morally conflicted druggie Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul). The show’s eerie yet apt analogy to drugs, however, seems to continue even after the top-rated show aired its final episode last month as many fans claim to be already going into “withdrawals”. There's no … [Read more...]

Major League Baseball Gears Up for 2013 World Series

Excitement and anticipation are in the air as Major League Baseball goes into what baseball fans are waiting for all year – the World Series. Before the much-awaited event, however, both American League and National League teams gunning for the Series’ Commissioner's Trophy are kicking the intensity levels higher with exhilarating 2013 postseason performances. On October 11th, Friday, the National League’s Los Angeles Dodgers and the St. Louis Cardinals faced off in Game 1 of the 2013 … [Read more...]

Tropical Storm Karen Weakens; Gulf Coast Braces for Heavy Rains

Tropical storm Karen has significantly weakened on Friday and early Saturday due to strong southwesterly winds. Despite losing much of its strength, however, Karen is still anticipated to bring lots of rain throughout the Central Gulf Coast region. Moreover, a tropical storm warning remains in effect from Louisiana's Morgan City to the Pearl River eastward of New Orleans. According to the National Hurricane Center in Florida, the tropical storm was last monitored more than 200 miles … [Read more...]