Macy’s collaborates with IBM to introduce artificial intelligence to US stores

Macy’s collaborates with IBM to introduce artificial intelligence to US stores

US department store Macy’s has tapped artificial intelligence to help shoppers navigate stores. Starting Wednesday, July 20, 2016, the retailer will introduce its new shopping assistant in the form of a pilot program called “Macy’s On Call” — a website that can be accessed on a mobile browser and provides shoppers with answers to basic […]

Sole search: Taiwan’s giant ‘shoe church’ gains foothold

Sole search: Taiwan’s giant ‘shoe church’ gains foothold

(Taipei-AFP) – A giant blue stiletto heel dubbed Taiwan’s “shoe church” is bringing a touch of oversized glamour to the island’s southern coast. The shoe is not a place of worship but its creators hope it will attract enamoured couples as a backdrop for their wedding photos, hence the name. It is the latest bid […]

17.01.2016 · Filled under: Art, Asian News, Destinations, Home & Garden, Offbeat ·
WWII tunnels in Gibraltar are being turned into a massive wine cellar

WWII tunnels in Gibraltar are being turned into a massive wine cellar

(Relaxnews) – In Gibraltar, at the southern point of the Iberian Peninsula, over 50km of tunnels are being transformed into a gigantic wine cellar. The Rock of Gibraltar is a tourist attraction on the coast of the Iberian Peninsula with peaks of over 400m above sea level. The area attracts many visitors curious to discover […]

18.10.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Offbeat ·
Burger King’s plans for Peace Day Burger to move forward with Denny’s and Krystal

Burger King’s plans for Peace Day Burger to move forward with Denny’s and Krystal

(Relaxnews) – Burger King’s global peace mission is moving forward despite being rejected by arch rival McDonald’s, having found allies in four other fast food chains who’ve offered to join forces and create their own Peace Day Burger. A week after McDonald’s threw cold water on BK’s invitation to make amends and collaborate on a […]

04.09.2015 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Offbeat, Online, Videos ·
British scientists develop slow-melting ice cream

British scientists develop slow-melting ice cream

(London, United Kingdom-AFP) – The summer scourge of sticky hands could become a thing of the past as British researchers announced the discovery of an ingredient to make slow-melting ice cream on Monday. The protein BslA, which occurs naturally in some food, helps to blend the components of ice cream to make it smoother and […]

31.08.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden, Offbeat ·
Which side of the plane should you be on for the best and most beautiful views?

Which side of the plane should you be on for the best and most beautiful views?

(Relaxnews) – An influential blogger renowned in the world of travel has established a guideline listing which side of an airplane is ideal for catching the best view of a destination during descent and landing. Using the comments of French community group AVGeeks, website Alexterieur.net set out to determine which side of an airplane offers the […]

30.08.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Offbeat ·
Heart bangs are the latest romantic hair trend

Heart bangs are the latest romantic hair trend

(Relaxnews) – This summer is all about wearing your heart on your face. Weeks after Kendall Jenner’s famous “heart hair” selfie became the hottest thing on Instagram, it transpires that Korean girls have been getting creative by incorporating the shape into their bangs. All summer, South Koreans have been rocking heart-shaped bangs for a cute […]

13.08.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Offbeat ·
Sweet! Pez candies to get the movie treatment

Sweet! Pez candies to get the movie treatment

(Relaxnews) – Thought that news of an emoji-themed film couldn’t be topped? How about a film based entirely on the Pez dispenser? That’s right. The pastel-colored candies that are really just fillers for the iconic Pez dispenser are being given their own animated movie treatment, reports The Hollywood Reporter. An Austrian invention, the pocket-sized, mechanical candy […]

04.08.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Home & Garden, Offbeat ·
Japan opens doors to world’s first hotel run entirely by robots

Japan opens doors to world’s first hotel run entirely by robots

(Relaxnews) – Japan has opened the doors to the world’s first automated, robot-staffed hotel, replacing people with pretty, lifelike lady humanoid receptionists and a bow tie-wearing, dinosaur concierge. At the Henn-na Hotel, or ‘Strange Hotel,’ guests check in, check out, get their rooms cleaned and their luggage conveyed by a fleet of blinking, beeping and rolling robots […]

20.07.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden, Offbeat, Science & Technology ·
Don’t whine about the price: Japan grapes sell for $8,000

Don’t whine about the price: Japan grapes sell for $8,000

(Tokyo-AFP) – A bunch of Japanese grapes has sold for a record one million yen ($8,200), or $315 per berry — no trifling matter even in a country where fruit can cost a small fortune. The record-setting bunch of 26 “Ruby Roman” grapes was the highest-priced at this year’s first auction in Kanazawa, 300 kilometres […]

10.07.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden, Offbeat ·
Football: Superstar Ronaldo meets near-nude clone in Tokyo

Football: Superstar Ronaldo meets near-nude clone in Tokyo

(Tokyo, Japan-AFP) – Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo came face to face with a scantily clad life-size double on Wednesday when Japanese scientists unveiled a “cyber clone” of the Portuguese pin-up. The 30-year-old, who was in Tokyo to promote an electric muscle stimulator for sculpting a washboard stomach, gave the thumbs-up to the doppelganger with […]

Tourist captures Eiffel Tower engagement and launches search for mystery couple

Tourist captures Eiffel Tower engagement and launches search for mystery couple

(Relaxnews) – An international man — and woman — hunt has been launched for a couple who got engaged at the top of the Eiffel Tower this month. It happened on the summer solstice. As California tourist Jen Hurd Bohn stood waiting in line at the Eiffel Tower, she spotted an intimate moment unfold between a couple […]

01.07.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Home & Garden, Offbeat ·
Paris to be transformed into white-themed outdoor picnic

Paris to be transformed into white-themed outdoor picnic

(Relaxnews) – On Thursday night, thousands of elegantly dressed Parisians clad head to toe in white will transform an iconic site in the City of Light into an outdoor pop-up restaurant. This year marks the 27th edition of Diner en Blanc, a phenomenon in which about 10,000 diners dressed in their gleaming white Sunday best, […]

10.06.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden, Offbeat ·
China set to open world’s highest glass-bottomed bridge

China set to open world’s highest glass-bottomed bridge

(Relaxnews) – China is set to become home to the tallest, longest, and, arguably, scariest pedestrian bridge in the world, when construction of a glass-bottomed bridge is complete in the national park that inspired the floating mountains from the James Cameron film “Avatar.” Hovering a dizzying 300 meters (984 feet) above the ground, the Zhangjiajie […]

26.05.2015 · Filled under: Asian News, Destinations, Film, Hollywood Stars, Home & Garden, Offbeat ·
Rumors: Apple to push the limits of screen resolution with an 8K iMac

Rumors: Apple to push the limits of screen resolution with an 8K iMac

(Relaxnews) – Apple is preparing to launch a new iMac with an unprecedented 8K screen resolution, according to a slip in a press release from LG, which supplies screens to the Cupertino firm. The release has been removed from LG’s website but was republished by AppleInsider. LG let the cat out of the bag in […]

07.04.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Offbeat, Science & Technology ·
Outrageous chocolate Easter bunny costs $49,000 thanks to diamond eyes

Outrageous chocolate Easter bunny costs $49,000 thanks to diamond eyes

(Relaxnews) – It took a master chocolatier, cocoa from Tanzania and two solitaire diamonds to create what’s being billed as the world’s most extravagant chocolate Easter bunny, worth $49,000 — or, the price of a high-end car. The specs are impressive: The bunny statuette measures 38 cm (about a foot tall) and weighs in at […]

25.03.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Easter, Food & Dining, Home & Garden, Offbeat, Online, Videos ·
Pop-up for piglets coming to London

Pop-up for piglets coming to London

(Relaxnews) – Don’t be fooled by the name of London’s latest, animal-themed pop-up event. For there will be no bacon at the ‘Pignic.’ Nay, because at the pop-up event in May, the guests of honor will be the piglets themselves, tiny micro pigs that have become all the rage among pet owners who mistakenly believe […]

24.03.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Offbeat ·
Watch Robert Downey Jr. deliver Iron Man bionic arm to boy in viral video

Watch Robert Downey Jr. deliver Iron Man bionic arm to boy in viral video

(Relaxnews) – Robert Downey Jr. — aka Tony Stark  – helped deliver a real bionic, Iron Man-inspired arm developed using 3D technology to a boy with a partially developed arm in a YouTube video that has gone viral. Since being uploaded Thursday, the video of Downey Jr. and Alex, a dapper seven-year-old who loves superheroes […]

US owner offers million dollar inn for 200 words, $125

US owner offers million dollar inn for 200 words, $125

(New York-AFP) – A 200-word essay and $125 is all it will take to become the proud owner of a bucolic New England inn, says its owner, who won the establishment in the same way. For more than two decades, Janice Sage has run the Center Lovell Inn, a majestic bed and breakfast nestled in […]

12.03.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden, Offbeat ·
Eiffel Tower goes green with wind power

Eiffel Tower goes green with wind power

(Relaxnews) – As part of the renovation of the Parisian monument’s first floor, two wind turbines have been installed at vertical axes, announced the company that operates the Eiffel Tower this Thursday, February 26. The Eiffel Tower’s two new wind turbines, each measuring seven meters tall and three meters across, are located on the second […]

26.02.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Environment, Offbeat ·