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 ·
Lancôme to launch luxury edition of La Vie Est Belle

Lancôme to launch luxury edition of La Vie Est Belle

(Relaxnews) – The French cosmetics brand will soon introduce a more intense, haute parfumerie-inspired version of the women’s fragrance launched in 2012. La Vie Est Belle L’Absolu will arrive in August. Dominique Ropion and Anne Flipo, the same noses behind the first editions of La Vie Est Belle, developed this more intense, high-end variation. The […]

02.06.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Hollywood Stars ·
Smart lifestyle takes centre stage at Asia tech show

Smart lifestyle takes centre stage at Asia tech show

(TAIPEI-AFP) – Asia’s largest tech trade show will be a battleground for smart innovations when it kicks off in Taiwan Tuesday — from car systems which warn when you are driving badly to a toothbrush-style camera that films the user’s teeth. More than 1,500 exhibitors, including some of the world’s leading technology brands, will set […]

5 tips for getting kids to eat more fruit

5 tips for getting kids to eat more fruit

(Relaxnews) – Summer is around the corner, and there is no better time of year for enjoying fresh fruits and vegetables. Between juicy melons and colorful berries, the season offers something for even the pickiest eaters. But even in the summer, getting children to eat enough fruit can be a challenge. Only 2% of American […]

02.06.2014 · Filled under: News ·
Worldwide box office: ‘Maleficent’ overtakes ‘X-Men’

Worldwide box office: ‘Maleficent’ overtakes ‘X-Men’

(Relaxnews) – Disney’s new live-action adaptation of “Sleeping Beauty” lived up to the studio’s expectations during its opening weekend, grossing $170.6 million and claiming the top spot at the worldwide box office, according to Rentrak. “Maleficent” overtook “X-Men: Days of Future Past” ($128.2 million) at the box office for the weekend that ended June 1. […]

02.06.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Shakira leads, Emma Watson joins global social media chart: Starcount

Shakira leads, Emma Watson joins global social media chart: Starcount

(Relaxnews) – Pop star Shakira remains at the top of Starcount’s global social media chart, and British actress Emma Watson joins the list for the week of May 26 through June 1. Shakira has dominated social media in recent weeks and can attribute her standing this week to Facebook activity — she got 554,310 likes […]

Brit scales Rio’s Christ the Redeemer statue and takes epic selfie

Brit scales Rio’s Christ the Redeemer statue and takes epic selfie

(Relaxnews) – A heart-stopping, stomach-churning selfie taken atop Rio’s Christ the Redeemer statue has gone viral for its vertigo and awe-inducing vantage point. It’s being described as perhaps the most epic selfie ever, and for good reason: With the permission of Brazil’s tourism board, Briton Lee Thompson climbed to the top of the country’s most […]

The team to follow on Twitter during the 2014 World Cup

The team to follow on Twitter during the 2014 World Cup

(Relaxnews) – The company might not like admitting it, but the number-one conversation on Twitter isn’t dictated by Justin Bieber, but by the beautiful game and, as the 2014 World Cup prepares to kick off on June 13 in Brazil, that conversation is only going to get louder. So just like an international manager, we’ve […]