Why these places have been deemed the world’s smartest cities

Why these places have been deemed the world’s smartest cities

(Relaxnews) – A list of the ‘smartest cities in the world’ provides a glimpse of what the future could — and should — look like, be it zero carbon communities or heavily connected, smart destinations. Editors at CN Traveler have rounded up a few of the most innovative destinations they call ‘the world’s smartest cities’ […]

The most generous — and cheapest — tippers in America

The most generous — and cheapest — tippers in America

(Relaxnews) – The average American diner leaves an 18 percent tip when satisfied with their dining experience, according to a Michelin survey. After polling 2,000 US adults, the survey, carried out by Harris Poll, found that most diners (70 percent) said they leave between 15 to 20 percent for good service. The findings come at […]

05.06.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Mark Wahlberg in talks to re-team with Will Ferrell

Mark Wahlberg in talks to re-team with Will Ferrell

(Relaxnews) – The two actors are expected to co-star in “Daddy’s Home,” a new comedy feature from Will Ferrell and Adam McKay’s Gary Sanchez Productions. Four years after playing a pair of incompetent cops in Adam McKay’s action comedy “The Other Guys,” Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg are in talks to reunite, Deadline.com reports. In […]

05.06.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
5 Brazilian dishes to try during the World Cup

5 Brazilian dishes to try during the World Cup

(Relaxnews) – While visiting Brazil for the World Cup, soccer fans can take advantage of the opportunity to discover the country’s rich and varied cuisine. Reflecting its warm climate and multicultural heritage, Brazil’s cuisine is a colorful blend of Portuguese, African and Native American ingredients and influences. Here is a sampling of five signature dishes […]

04.06.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden, Sports & Recreation ·
Dolce & Gabbana releases summer ice cream with Magnum

Dolce & Gabbana releases summer ice cream with Magnum

(Relaxnews) – Want to invest in one of the hottest summer trends from Dolce & Gabbana without ponying up thousands of dollars? The luxury fashion label has lent its brand name to ice cream maker Magnum to collaborate on a limited edition summer launch. The Pistachio White Dolce & Gabbana Magnum bar is made with […]

Trailer: Elizabeth Olsen and Dakota Fanning play ‘Very Good Girls’

Trailer: Elizabeth Olsen and Dakota Fanning play ‘Very Good Girls’

(Relaxnews) – The trailer for the first film directed by producer and screenwriter Naomi Foner Gyllenhaal has hit the internet. The two young actresses play Gerry and Lilly, two teenagers who make a pact to lose their virginity the summer following high school graduation. But their friendship is put in jeopardy when they both fall […]

04.06.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
‘Jupiter Ascending’ moved to February 2015

‘Jupiter Ascending’ moved to February 2015

(Relaxnews) – July’s action spectacular “Jupiter Ascending,” the Wachowskis’ next film, is now expected in February 2015 after Warner Bros elected to allow more time for special effects work. “With the July release date, they were just not going to make it on time,” the studio’s chief of domestic distribution, Dan Fellman, told Variety, corroborating Deadline‘s own […]

04.06.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Queen’s new state coach encapsulates British history

Queen’s new state coach encapsulates British history

(LONDON-AFP) – Queen Elizabeth II rode to the opening of parliament on Wednesday in a brand new Australian-built state coach that encapsulates nearly a thousand years of British history. Crafted over nearly a decade, the gilded Diamond Jubilee State Coach is only the second new horse-drawn state carriage to be built in more than 100 […]

04.06.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, International Stars, World News ·
Ready for hologram-projecting smartphones?

Ready for hologram-projecting smartphones?

(Relaxnews) – Forget Retina displays or even 4K smartphone screens — next year’s premium handsets could come with the ability to create high-resolution three-dimensional holographic projections. The breakthrough, by US company Ostendo Technologies, could also mean that there’ll be little if any need for virtual reality headsets either. And that’s because it has managed to […]

04.06.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Entertainment, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
Angelina Jolie hints Cleopatra could be her last role

Angelina Jolie hints Cleopatra could be her last role

(Relaxnews) – While making the rounds to promote “Maleficent,” the actress has indicated her desire to scale back her acting career and focus on writing, directing and UN humanitarian work. At a new career high, as “Maleficent” opened atop the worldwide box office, the 37-year-old has made further statements hinting at her definitive retirement from […]

04.06.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Study shows how parents can protect kids from cyber-bullying

Study shows how parents can protect kids from cyber-bullying

(Relaxnews) – An annual study conducted by security software firm McAfee and released this week indicates that parents can play a key role in keeping cyber-bullying to a minimum among teens. A total of 1,502 pre-teens and teens in the United States, aged 10 to 18, were interviewed over a two-week period in April of this year. […]

04.06.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
US plans 30% cuts in power carbon emissions

US plans 30% cuts in power carbon emissions

By Shaun Tandon, Jerome Cartillier WASHINGTON (AFP) – The United States on Monday proposed ordering cuts of up to 30 percent in carbon emissions from power plants in President Barack Obama’s most ambitious action yet on climate change. The Environmental Protection Agency gave states the leeway to choose their own plans but said that they […]

03.06.2014 · Filled under: Environment, U.S. News ·
Free People hunt down the stars of tomorrow

Free People hunt down the stars of tomorrow

(Relaxnews) – The American fashion brand has announced the winners of a new ‘Open Call’ talent contest designed to hunt out the latest styling, photography and modeling talent. Working with IMG Models and famous fashion talent agency Jed Root, Free People hunted for emerging stars with an open call contest. The winners appear in the brand’s June […]

03.06.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·
‘Transformers: Age of Extinction’ receives three new 30-second trailers

‘Transformers: Age of Extinction’ receives three new 30-second trailers

(Relaxnews) – A trio of half-minute trailers for Michael Bay’s “Transformers: Age of Extinction” profile different aspects of the late June action movie. “Forge” reminds viewers of the formidable Lockdown, a prowling hitman of a Transformer whose face extends into a giant gun, and “Help” revolves around Mark Wahlberg’s discovery of Autobot leader Optimus Prime […]

03.06.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
Bubblegum ants and Mexican mealworms on ‘Pestaurant’ menu

Bubblegum ants and Mexican mealworms on ‘Pestaurant’ menu

(Relaxnews) – A pop-up Pestaurant event will be serving up an assortment of winged, hard-shelled and antennaed bugs in a dozen cities around the world to promote the consumption of edible insects. From Cape Town to Paris and Washington D.C.,  Pestaurant events will challenge squeamish palates unaccustomed to the food staple popular in Asia and […]

Intel: tablets and 2-in-1s are the future of computing

Intel: tablets and 2-in-1s are the future of computing

(Relaxnews) – As the lines between desktop and notebook and between notebook and tablet continue to disappear, Intel wants to be the company that leads consumers into the next era of personal computing. During Intel’s Computex Taipei 2014 keynote address on Wednesday morning, the company’s president, Renée James, outlined Intel’s vision for this future and […]

03.06.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Science & Technology ·
Ford shows off ‘smart’ Mustang at Taiwan tech show

Ford shows off ‘smart’ Mustang at Taiwan tech show

(TAIPEI-AFP) – US auto giant Ford showed off its new Mustang at Asia’s biggest tech fair Tuesday, billing it as “the smartest Mustang to date”, with voice controls and early warning collision systems. Due to go on sale in Asia-Pacific in 2015, the slick sports car can connect to drivers’ mobile apps using a platform […]

03.06.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Motoring, Science & Technology, Videos ·
Krispy Kreme UK creates World Cup-themed donuts

Krispy Kreme UK creates World Cup-themed donuts

(Relaxnews) – Krispy Kreme in the UK is trying to cash in on World Cup fever by sprinkling its chocolate custard donuts with gold dust to make the shape of a soccer ball and pitching them as ‘Golden Balls.’ The donuts will be available in a special ‘pop and play’ game box that comes with […]

03.06.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden, Sports & Recreation ·
World Cup primer: Brazil’s top models

World Cup primer: Brazil’s top models

(Relaxnews) – All eyes will be on Brazil this month ahead of this summer’s FIFA World Cup, but it’s not just the country’s football that gets pulses racing! Here’s a run-down of five of the country’s established fashion talents, who have dominated fashion pages and runways over the last decade. Gisele Bündchen Any list of […]

Xian Lim ready to take ‘Captain Barbell’ role

Xian Lim ready to take ‘Captain Barbell’ role

ACTOR Xian Lim said he is ready to suit up and play a superhero once ABS-CBN chooses him as the next Captain Barbell, the fictional character created by the late novelist Mars Ravelo, on primetime television. “Ngayon ko lang talaga narinig pero may nakikita ako na online voting. The supporters get really excited to the […]

02.06.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·