Acer launches world’s first 4K smartphone

Acer launches world’s first 4K smartphone

(Relaxnews) – With three days to go until the start of this year’s IFA consumer electronics show, the Taiwanese company gets the jump on its rivals by unveiling what is currently the only handset that can record footage in ultra-high definition. The Liquid S2 is much more than just a video camera disguised as a […]

03.09.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
L’Enclume named best restaurant in the UK

L’Enclume named best restaurant in the UK

(Relaxnews) – Chef Simon Rogan’s farm-to-table restaurant L’Enclume set in a medieval village in the bucolic English countryside has been named the best restaurant in the UK. Editors of “The Good Food Guide” gave the restaurant in The Lake District’s Cartmel top honors in the 2014 edition of the restaurant review guide for using fresh, seasonal and […]

03.09.2013 · Filled under: Books, Destinations, Environment, Food & Dining, Home & Garden, Online, Videos ·
Back to school: keep kids alert with nutritious snacks

Back to school: keep kids alert with nutritious snacks

(Relaxnews) – While kids need snacks to help fuel their brains in the classroom, some choices are clearly better than others. Not only are bags of chips, cookies, and soda contributing to the obesity epidemic in youngsters around the globe, these foods are high in fat, sugar, and calories and can lead to bouts of […]

03.09.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Euro zone remains a source of confusion for UK travelers

Euro zone remains a source of confusion for UK travelers

(Relaxnews) – Not all of the European Union’s 28 member states have adopted the common currency, making things a little more complicated for tourists traveling to the continent. One in ten Britons admits to having exchanged their pounds sterling for the wrong currency before a trip to a European destination, a new study from International […]

03.09.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden, World News ·
JJ Abrams to recreate the robots of ‘Westworld’ for HBO

JJ Abrams to recreate the robots of ‘Westworld’ for HBO

(Relaxnews) – The director of “Star Wars VII” is working on an adaptation of a 1973 science fiction film directed by Michael Crichton. In his first collaboration with HBO, JJ Abrams will provide a modern take on Michael Crichton’s “Westworld.” The original film is set in a futuristic theme park, where a cast of androids […]

03.09.2013 · Filled under: Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Charlie Hunnam, Dakota Johnson named for ’50 Shades’ film

Charlie Hunnam, Dakota Johnson named for ’50 Shades’ film

(LONDON-AFP) – The film version of erotic best-seller “Fifty Shades of Grey” will star British actor Charlie Hunnam as Christian Grey and Dakota Johnson as Anastasia Steele, the book’s author E L James said on Monday. The casting of the movie, to be directed by British filmmaker and artist Sam Taylor-Johnson of “Nowhere Boy” fame, […]

03.09.2013 · Filled under: Books, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
‘Downton Abbey’: a first look at season 4

‘Downton Abbey’: a first look at season 4

(Relaxnews) – The saga of the Crawley family continues in a new video from ITV, the British channel behind the hit series. The British drama series “Downton Abbey,” which boasts a strong following across the Atlantic, has begun promoting its fourth season. Scheduled to air in the UK this fall, the new season will feature […]

03.09.2013 · Filled under: Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
Samsung smartwatch specifications and images leak ahead of Wednesday reveal

Samsung smartwatch specifications and images leak ahead of Wednesday reveal

(Relaxnews) – The official launch may not be until September 4 but, as with so many other Samsung products in recent months, the cat already appears to be out of the bag and images and specification sheets regarding the Samsung Galaxy Gear watch are already spreading across the internet. Although the actual device is expected to be a little more streamlined […]

Phablets a big hit with Asian consumers

Phablets a big hit with Asian consumers

(Relaxnews) – They’re oversized, bulky and discriminate against those with smaller hands or tighter jeans, but according to the latest figures as well as being big physically, they’re also big in terms of popularity in the Asia-Pacific region where Chinese, Korean and Indian consumers can’t get enough of the devices that are too large to […]

02.09.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Online, Science & Technology ·
Sony’s smarter solution for smartphone photography

Sony’s smarter solution for smartphone photography

(Relaxnews) – Sony’s new lens-camera concept could boost the imaging performance of any compatible smartphone and breathe new life into the digital camera market. One of the standout smartphone trends of 2013 has been better and better image-capturing capabilities: from better sensor technology — as deployed by HTC in its flagship One handset — to […]

02.09.2013 · Filled under: Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
Gareth Bale tops global social media chart: Starcount

Gareth Bale tops global social media chart: Starcount

(Relaxnews) – Footballer Gareth Bale is top of Starcount‘s global social media chart after gaining a massive three million new likes on his Facebook page over the period August 26-September 1. Elsewhere on the charts Lady Gaga moves up to second position following her performance at London’s iTunes Festival. 01. Gareth Bale The Welsh footballer is […]

One Direction takes top spot at the global box office

One Direction takes top spot at the global box office

(Relaxnews) – “One Direction: This is Us,” a concert documentary featuring the highly successful English-Irish band, dominated the global box office this week, bringing in $31.5M in the period ending September 1, according to data from the research company Rentrak. Currently in cinemas in 54 territories, the feature film on the boy band was particularly […]

02.09.2013 · Filled under: Film, International Stars, Music, Online ·
Dior Homme with Robert Pattinson: the film

Dior Homme with Robert Pattinson: the film

(Relaxnews) – The Romain Gavras-directed video featuring Robert Pattinson for Dior Homme appeared this weekend. The minute-long video, which was released on September 1, has already clocked up over 50,000 Facebook likes. Soundtracked by Led Zeppelin’s 1969 rock ‘n’ roll hit “Whole Lotta Love,” the advert is the first from the French brand to feature the […]

02.09.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online ·
Five of the most impressive yachts at the Cannes Festival de Plaisance

Five of the most impressive yachts at the Cannes Festival de Plaisance

(Relaxnews) – Visitors to the Festival de Plaisance in Cannes, this September 10-15, will get a first look at around 100 new boats, each more luxurious than the last. Here we take a look at the five models likely to stand out as the most impressive. A catamaran with 280 square meters of living space […]

01.09.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Photos, Sports & Recreation ·
Top autumn marathons

Top autumn marathons

(Relaxnews) – If you’re hankering to go this distance, here are some of the top marathon races taking place this autumn. Chicago Marathon October 13, USA One of the World Marathon Majors along with Berlin, Boston, London, New York, and Tokyo. The Chicago Marathon came to prominence in the 1970s and ’80s following the increased […]

01.09.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Health & Fitness, Online, Sports & Recreation ·
Kilian introduces Playing with the Devil eau de parfum for men and women

Kilian introduces Playing with the Devil eau de parfum for men and women

(Relaxnews) – The brand has expanded its “In the Garden of Good and Evil” line of unisex fragrances, based on the theme of forbidden fruit, with the launch of Playing with the Devil. The latest fragrance from the famed French perfume brand was created by Calice Becker. Designed for both women and men, the perfume […]

01.09.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·
“Harry Potter” fans stampede for Radcliffe in Venice

“Harry Potter” fans stampede for Radcliffe in Venice

(VENICE-AFP) – The Venice film festival descended briefly into chaos Sunday as screaming “Harry Potter” fans stampeded across the seafront after British star Daniel Radcliffe, in town to present his new film. Radcliffe, who rose to fame playing the child wizard, was surrounded by bodyguards and police, but that did not stop some admirers pushing […]

01.09.2013 · Filled under: Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Wet noses to the touchscreen, iPads go to the dogs

Wet noses to the touchscreen, iPads go to the dogs

(NEW YORK CITY-AFP) – You may or may not be able to teach an old dog new tricks, but you can certainly try to get Fido to use an iPad. New York dog trainer Anna Jane Grossman has done just that, with success — although a lack of apps limits the possibilities. “It’s a novelty. […]

01.09.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Offbeat, Online, Science & Technology ·
Rooney Mara will fall for Cate Blanchett in ‘Carol’

Rooney Mara will fall for Cate Blanchett in ‘Carol’

(Relaxnews) – American actress Rooney Mara will replace Mia Wasikowska in a lesbian drama inspired by Patricia Highsmith’s novel, Number 9 Film announced. This 1952 novel known as “Carol” or “The Price of Salt” portrays the burgeoning relationship between a housewife caught up in a loveless marriage about to divorce (Cate Blanchett) and a young […]

01.09.2013 · Filled under: Books, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Jobless journalist opens Slovenia’s first dog bakery

Jobless journalist opens Slovenia’s first dog bakery

(MARIBOR, Slovenia-AFP) – Who would have thought the answer to unemployment in the city worst hit by Slovenia’s economic crisis could be meat, mint and peanut butter-flavoured snacks for pooches. But that’s just what happened for Nastja Verdnik, a 26-year-old journalism graduate who has opened the Balkan country’s first bakery for dogs. “I used to […]

01.09.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·