Instagram takes on SnapChat with Bolt

Instagram takes on SnapChat with Bolt

(Relaxnews) – The company’s first standalone app offers one-tap self-destruct messaging but only to smartphone users in New Zealand, South Africa and Singapore. Instagram says that those countries were chosen for the initial launch because of their geographical diversity and because they are regions with high messaging app use. So, once the bugs are ironed […]

Samsung launches world’s first flexible TV

Samsung launches world’s first flexible TV

(Relaxnews) – If you want an ultra-high-definition TV but can’t decide on a flat or curved screen, the Samsung UN78S9B might be just the thing. And that’s because its 78-inch screen goes from flat to concave curve, on command. Demonstrated for the first time at the 2014 International CES in January, the TV has gone […]

Parisian love of cats reaches luxury hotel market

Parisian love of cats reaches luxury hotel market

(Relaxnews) – Though the French may be better known for small, yappy pooches that fit in designer handbags, Paris has developed a growing affinity for cats in recent years, first with the opening of a popular cat café, and now with the adoption of a new feline at the luxurious Bristol hotel. It’s a move […]

31.07.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden ·
Asia tourist boom fuels airport binge

Asia tourist boom fuels airport binge

(SINGAPORE-AFP) – Faced with snaking queues at immigration, overflowing baggage carousels and expensive flight delays, Asian nations are rushing to build hundreds of new airports to cope with surging demand for air travel in the region. From China and India to the Philippines and Indonesia, the fast-growing middle classes are looking to spend their cash by spreading […]

31.07.2014 · Filled under: Asian News, Destinations, Home & Garden ·
Diana Vreeland fragrance collection launching internationally in August

Diana Vreeland fragrance collection launching internationally in August

(Relaxnews) – The legendary 20th century fashion editor has been celebrated in a new fragrance collection. The Diana Vreeland Parfums line has been created by her grandson Alexander Vreeland and is designed to reflect Vreeland’s theatrical personality, love of words and passion for intense colors. There are five different fragrances, each named after a quote […]

31.07.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·
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 ·
George W. Bush writes bio of his US president dad

George W. Bush writes bio of his US president dad

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – Former US president George W. Bush has written a “personal biography” of his presidential father, said Crown publishers Wednesday, which announced it will release the book in November. Crown announced that the biography of ex-president George H. W. Bush will be released on November 11 — Veteran’s Day holiday in the United States. […]

31.07.2014 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, International Stars ·
Veronese to showcase colorful pieces at Maison&Objet

Veronese to showcase colorful pieces at Maison&Objet

(Relaxnews) – Luxury French lighting studio Veronese is teaming up with French designer Reda Amalou on a glittering project for the prestigious Maison&Objet design salon in Paris this September. The designer, who created the Murano glass piece “Ceci n’est pas une vase” or “This is not a vase” for the brand in January this year, will be […]

31.07.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden ·
Fashion films of the week: Dolce & Gabbana, Margiela, Chanel

Fashion films of the week: Dolce & Gabbana, Margiela, Chanel

(Relaxnews) – Dolce & Gabbana put party wear in the treetops; intricate couture details from Maison Martin Margiela; and a glimpse of Karl and Cara at work: here’s our latest pick of the best fashion films from three of the biggest brands out there: Dolce & Gabbana The Italian brand has released “Arborea,” a fashion […]

31.07.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Film, Home & Garden, Music, Online, Videos ·
‘Live in Levi’s’ campaign anchored in everyday life

‘Live in Levi’s’ campaign anchored in everyday life

(Relaxnews) – This summer, the brand that invented blue jeans over 140 years ago launched a new advertising campaign inspired by ordinary people and everyday situations. There’s a good chance the new Live in Levi’s ad will remind you of something from your own life. In fact, it was made to do just that. Departing […]

31.07.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Film, Home & Garden, Online, Videos ·
Jude Law dances in his latest role as spokesman for whisky

Jude Law dances in his latest role as spokesman for whisky

(Relaxnews) – Want to see Jude Law dance? In a cinematic ad for Johnnie Walker Blue Label, the British actor dons his dancing shoes and flashes his seductive, swoon-worthy gaze at the camera in his role as a ‘gentleman with a wager.’ It’s a six and a half minute short film that also stars Italian […]

Alternative ‘Stairway to Heaven’ mix to be released

Alternative ‘Stairway to Heaven’ mix to be released

(LONDON-AFP) – Led Zeppelin is to issue an unreleased version of their most famous song, “Stairway to Heaven”, the legendary rock band said Tuesday, after more than four decades hidden in the vaults. The alternative mix of the epic track will be released alongside a reissue of the British heavy rock group’s untitled fourth album, […]

31.07.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
Pool of the day: Olympic architectural splendor in London

Pool of the day: Olympic architectural splendor in London

(Relaxnews) – Where are the chicest pools on earth? This summer we’re bringing you the hottest places to cool down, unwind, and take a stylish dip. Today we’re in London, swimming in the shoes of former Olympians and architectural greats. Name: London Aquatics Centre Location: London, UK What’s the story? Superstar architect Zaha Hadid’s London Aquatics Centre has […]

31.07.2014 · Filled under: Art, Destinations, Home & Garden, Online ·
Gluten-free diet could do more harm than good for those who don’t need it: study

Gluten-free diet could do more harm than good for those who don’t need it: study

(Relaxnews) – The term ‘gluten-free’ may lead some consumers to think they are getting an overall healthier option, according to new research conducted by nutrition experts at the University of Florida. Study author Karla Shelnutt, a UF assistant professor in family, youth and community sciences, says the gluten-free diet is popular with women trying to […]

31.07.2014 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness ·
Glasgow mixologist creates cocktail with 71 ingredients for Commonwealth Games

Glasgow mixologist creates cocktail with 71 ingredients for Commonwealth Games

(Relaxnews) – In homage to the Commonwealth Games currently underway in Glasgow, a local mixologist has created a monster cocktail made with 71 ingredients sourced from every competing Commonwealth country. For his Commonwealth Cocktail, Mal Spence of the Kelvingrove Cafe in Glasgow used exotic ingredients like Tanzanian cloves, dragon fruit from Belize and galangal from […]

Fruit and veg: Five-a-day is OK, says study

Fruit and veg: Five-a-day is OK, says study

(PARIS-AFP) – British nutritionists threw down the gauntlet to dietary guidelines in April by declaring seven daily portions of fresh fruit and vegetables, rather than the recommended five, were the key to health. But a new foray into the arena of sound eating says the famous five-a-day recommendation made by the UN’s World Health Organisation […]

30.07.2014 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Journey at Pechanga at state’s largest resort/casino offers guests green-saving stay & play package

Journey at Pechanga at state’s largest resort/casino offers guests green-saving stay & play package

Journey at Pechanga championship golf course, one of the many high end amenities for guests on site at Pechanga Resort & Casino, is consistently rated among the top public courses in the country. A challenging and rewarding course for golfers of every level, it presents a range of topography – canyons, ravines, open fairways and […]

30.07.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Happenings, Offers, Promotions ·
No opposition from Makati RTC over Napoles’ jail transfer order

No opposition from Makati RTC over Napoles’ jail transfer order

MANILA (Mabuhay) -— The Makati Regional Trial Court (RTC) does not object to the Sandiganbayan’s move to transfer alleged pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Lim-Napoles to the female dormitory of Camp Bagong Diwa. Sandiganbayan third division Associate Justice Samuel Martires on Monday said the anti-graft court received a comment from the Makati RTC Branch 150 […]

30.07.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
US firm lauded for decision to pull out training video that negatively depicted Filipinos

US firm lauded for decision to pull out training video that negatively depicted Filipinos

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Filipino Community today lauded a California-based company for its decision to delete a scene in its customer service training video that negatively portrayed Filipino healthcare workers. CRM Learning of Carlsbad, California, said it will also withdraw the training video from the market after the Philippine Embassy, the Philippine Nurses Association of America […]

30.07.2014 · Filled under: Local News ·
Government to continue investing in people, says Palace official

Government to continue investing in people, says Palace official

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Malacañang said the government will continue to prioritize uplifting the lives of the people following the release of UN Development Report that assesses income, education and life expectancy of the nation. “When it comes to that, it’s really in continuing to invest in human capital,” Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said in […]

30.07.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·