Tweak: now you can do the washing up without getting your hands dirty

Tweak: now you can do the washing up without getting your hands dirty

(Relaxnews) – Scraping leftover bits of food out of the sink is probably the worst part of washing up. But a new, deceptively simple invention could eliminate the need to get your hands dirty. ‘Tweak’ is a silicon disk that fits into plug holes and collects food waste while draining liquid. The disk can then […]

20.05.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Vatican bank audit finds 202 suspicious deals in 2013

Vatican bank audit finds 202 suspicious deals in 2013

VATICAN CITY (AFP) – The Vatican bank’s stepped-up internal monitoring has led to a sharp rise in suspicious transaction reports – from just six in 2012 to 202 in 2013 and collaboration with foreign financial authorities has increased sharply. “It means that the reporting system starts working, is working,” Rene Bruelhart, director of the Vatican’s […]

20.05.2014 · Filled under: World News ·
Stephen King’s ‘Gerald’s Game’ on its way to silver screen

Stephen King’s ‘Gerald’s Game’ on its way to silver screen

(Relaxnews) – Horror movie writing and directing duo Mike Flanagan and Jeff Howard have penned the screenplay for an adaptation of the 1992 novel, Deadline.com indicates. More than two decades after its publication, “Gerald’s Game” could finally join the long list of Stephen King novels that have inspired Hollywood. Currently selling at Cannes, the adaptation […]

20.05.2014 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Japan’s Hitachi unveils joking robot

Japan’s Hitachi unveils joking robot

(TOKYO-AFP) – Japanese scientists unveiled a robot with a sense of humour Tuesday, and claimed it was capable of knowing when its jokes had fallen flat The pint-sized roller-skating EMIEW2 — pronounced like the flightless bird — is able to have a short conversation with a human being, without being given a script. The red […]

20.05.2014 · Filled under: Home & Garden, Offbeat, Science & Technology ·
Can the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 really offer the best of both worlds?

Can the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 really offer the best of both worlds?

(Relaxnews) – The latest addition to Microsoft’s growing tablet range boasts a 12-inch screen, an all-day battery and a perfect blend of productivity and entertainment use. At the official launch event in New York on Tuesday, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella set the scene by explaining that the reason why the company moved into the tablet […]

20.05.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Entertainment, Games, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
Full list of top-ranked “Cities of Opportunity”

Full list of top-ranked “Cities of Opportunity”

(Relaxnews) – A list ranking the most dynamic, innovative and livable cities has put London in the top spot. In Pricewaterhousecooper’s sixth edition of its “Cities of Opportunity” ranking, the British capital was deemed the highest performing city for topping three of the 10 categories examined. The indicators fall under a trio of overarching ideas: […]

20.05.2014 · Filled under: Destinations ·
New food terms added to Merriam-Webster: pho, poutine and turducken

New food terms added to Merriam-Webster: pho, poutine and turducken

(Relaxnews) – It’s taken a while for editors at Merriam-Webster dictionary to legitimize it, but the Frankenstein-ish, cannibalizing American holiday dish that stuffs a boneless chicken into a boneless duck into a boneless turkey has finally been recognized as a real word. In addition to “turducken,” other food terms admitted into the 2014 edition of the […]

20.05.2014 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Food & Dining, Home & Garden, Online ·
Scientists discover why olive oil lowers blood pressure

Scientists discover why olive oil lowers blood pressure

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – The secret to the Mediterranean diet may be in the salad. Eating unsaturated fats, like those in olive oil, along with leafy greens and other vegetables creates a certain kind of fatty acid that lowers blood pressure, scientists said Monday. These nitro fatty acids are formed when consuming spinach, celery and carrots that […]

20.05.2014 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Jackie Chan vehicle ‘Skiptrace’ finds director

Jackie Chan vehicle ‘Skiptrace’ finds director

(Relaxnews) – Renny Harlin is in negotiations to helm the action comedy, which is currently being shopped in Cannes. The Cannes Film Festival has a reputation for accelerating the development of international film projects, and “Skiptrace” is the latest example. Following the departure of Sam Fell (“ParaNorman”), action movie specialist Renny Harlin (“The Legend of […]

20.05.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, International Stars ·
China violates ‘Declaration of Conduct’: Aquino

China violates ‘Declaration of Conduct’: Aquino

MANILA (AFP) – Philippine President Benigno Aquino on Monday accused China of violating the “Declaration of Conduct” it signed in 2002, after it allegedly began reclaiming land on a disputed reef in the South China Sea. Manila last week publicly accused Beijing of large-scale reclamation activity at Johnson South Reef, which is also claimed by […]

20.05.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Funny man Carell astonishes Cannes in dark, twisted role

Funny man Carell astonishes Cannes in dark, twisted role

(CANNES, France-AFP) – America’s funny man Steve Carell had the Cannes Film Festival gasping in disbelief Monday when he delivered an “astonishing” performance as a deranged, sinister millionaire in Bennett Miller’s “Foxcatcher”. Based on the true-life 1996 murder of Olympic wrestling medallist Dave Schultz by John du Pont, a member of the family dynasty behind […]

20.05.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Biometrics for all: Samsung looking to expand fingerprint scanning

Biometrics for all: Samsung looking to expand fingerprint scanning

(Relaxnews) – Samsung is planning to integrate fingerprint scanners into all of its smartphones and tablets and not just save the technology for flagship phone customers. Speaking to the Wall Street Journal, the company’s senior vice president, Rhee In-jong, confirmed that Samsung wants to add the extra layer of security to all of its mobile devices […]

20.05.2014 · Filled under: Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
Android Silver tipped for February

Android Silver tipped for February

(Relaxnews) – A new range of premium smartphones from a host of different manufacturers based on Google’s specifications is expected to launch in early 2015. Reports that a new project, codenamed Android Silver, set to replace the current Nexus line of pure Android smartphones and tablets first surfaced at the end of April. And now, […]

20.05.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
Stradivarius enters makeup market

Stradivarius enters makeup market

(Relaxnews) – The international apparel brand is taking on a new challenge this season with the launch of a makeup collection in the entry-level price range. The new line will be available in Stradivarius stores from June. Guaranteed paraben free, the new line includes luscious lip balms in different flavors (melon, tutti frutti, cherry, watermelon), […]

20.05.2014 · Filled under: News ·
Abu Dhabi’s International Showbiz Expo announced at Cannes

Abu Dhabi’s International Showbiz Expo announced at Cannes

(Relaxnews) – With the backing of “American Psycho” and “Badlands” producer Ed Pressman, the International Showbiz Expo was announced at Cannes with an October 20-22 schedule planned for this year’s debut. It’s an opportune moment for Abu Dhabi to announce its suitability as a host for international film productions, with “Star Wars Episode VII” having […]

20.05.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Film ·
L’Oréal Paris launches new makeup testing app

L’Oréal Paris launches new makeup testing app

(Relaxnews) – At the Cannes Film Festival, the official makeup brand of the event has unveiled an innovative augmented reality app that allows users to try on its cosmetics before buying them. For those who love testing out new makeup looks, there is nothing like having an entire collection of eyeshadows, lip colors and mascaras […]

20.05.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·
Nissan to present Pulsar sedan on May 20

Nissan to present Pulsar sedan on May 20

(Relaxnews) – The Japanese manufacturer will present its new 5-door sedan, the Pulsar, on Tuesday, May 20. Described as a compact family car, the new model is slated to hit European dealerships in fall 2014. Following the success of the Qashqai and X-trail in the crossover and SUV markets, Nissan decided to adopt the same […]

19.05.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
How children of ‘tiger moms’ and European-American moms differ

How children of ‘tiger moms’ and European-American moms differ

(Relaxnews) – Asian-American “tiger mothers” may be better at motivating their children to complete difficult tasks, but children raised in the US by European-American mothers could be described as more independent. Those are some of the findings of a new study that builds on the conversation started in 2011 when self-proclaimed tiger mom Amy Chua […]

19.05.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Photo of the day: ‘Seven Year Itch’ moment in Cannes

Photo of the day: ‘Seven Year Itch’ moment in Cannes

(Relaxnews) – Canadian actress Sarah Gadon was caught off guard by a gust of wind during a photo call for David Cronenberg’s “Maps of the Stars.” Surprised and visibly amused by the situation, she holds down her floral print skirt under the eyes of the cameras. cl/lwt

19.05.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Film, International Stars, Offbeat ·
Oscar de la Renta holds a one-off show in Singapore

Oscar de la Renta holds a one-off show in Singapore

(Relaxnews) – The New York City-based designer went on a Singapore fling over the weekend with a show in the Asian financial powerhouse. Oscar de la Renta showed 60 looks at the one-off runway show, including dresses from the designer’s Autumn-Winter 2014 collection as well as some of his world famous bridal gowns. The show by […]

19.05.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Destinations ·