Scott Cooper replaces Ben Affleck as director of ‘The Stand’

Scott Cooper replaces Ben Affleck as director of ‘The Stand’

(Relaxnews) – The actor-turned-director has agreed to take the reins on “The Stand,” an adaptation of the Stephen King novel of the same name, following Ben Affleck’s departure from the project, according to the Hollywood trade press. Working with Warner Bros. and CBS Films, Scott Cooper will direct the film adaptation of King’s 1978 novel, […]

27.08.2013 · Filled under: Books, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
New app gives gym goers scenic virtual tours

New app gives gym goers scenic virtual tours

(Relaxnews) – If you’re bored with treadmill runs or stationary bike rides, a new iPad app hopes to take you on a virtual spin through some of the world’s most gorgeous locales, from the Rocky Mountains to the Alps. Now a Kickstarter campaign hoping to raise funds, FitTrip connects with a handful of popular heart rate monitors […]

Flickr soon to feature improved facial recognition

Flickr soon to feature improved facial recognition

(Relaxnews) – Yahoo! has announced its acquisition IQ Engines, a start-up company specializing in face and image recognition technologies. Yahoo!’s photo-sharing platform Flickr is expected to use the technology in the near future to help users to organize and search their online albums. IQ Engines is the owner of two proprietary technologies, SmartCamera and SmartAlbum, […]

27.08.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
The Vivo X3 is the world’s thinnest smartphone, but for how long?

The Vivo X3 is the world’s thinnest smartphone, but for how long?

(Relaxnews) – The latest device from Chinese manufacturer BBK is the third handset to break the existing record for world’s thinnest smartphone since June. In what is quickly becoming a Chinese smartphone design preoccupation, yet another new handset is about to debut that can claim to be the world’s thinnest. The Vivo X3, built by […]

27.08.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
World tourism shows surprise spurt

World tourism shows surprise spurt

(MADRID, Community of Madrid-AFP) – International tourist numbers surged by 5.2 percent to nearly half a billion people worldwide in the first half of 2013, beating earlier expectations, the United Nations’ World Tourism Organisation said Monday. The growth was higher than expected, with 494 million international tourists spending at least one night abroad in the […]

27.08.2013 · Filled under: Destinations ·
‘Realistic optimists’ may be happier and more successful: study

‘Realistic optimists’ may be happier and more successful: study

(Relaxnews) – New scientific evidence finds that people whose personalities have a mix of optimism and pessimism may be happier and more successful, according to Taiwanese researchers. People who fall into this category are dubbed “realistic optimists,” in that they have the positive outlook of optimists tempered with the realism of pessimists. Sophia Chou, an […]

26.08.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Health & Fitness ·
One chef, one ingredient: eggplant by Hiroki Yoshitake

One chef, one ingredient: eggplant by Hiroki Yoshitake

(Relaxnews) – Each week, Relaxnews invites a master chef to share insights into the gourmet kitchen by presenting a favorite ingredient. Hiroki Yoshitake, chef at the Michelin-starred Sola restaurant in the 5th arrondissement of Paris, shares his perspective on one of the world’s most internationally appreciated vegetables: eggplant. Relaxnews: What led you to choose this […]

26.08.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Free Recipes, Home & Garden ·
Blogger Garance Doré signs book deal

Blogger Garance Doré signs book deal

(Relaxnews) – One of the biggest names in fashion blogging has signed an exciting US publishing deal. With a column in Vogue Paris, it’s no surprise so see that Doré’s talents have been spotted by Spiegel & Grau, part of the Random House publishing group. Set to feature a mix of illustration, photography and musings on […]

26.08.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Books, Online ·
New flagship and low cost iPhones expected to release September 20

New flagship and low cost iPhones expected to release September 20

(Relaxnews) – According to Japanese sources, the new handsets are expected to go on sale in the US and in Europe as early as September 20 and could be on the shelves in China as early as November. The latest premium Apple phone, expected to be called the iPhone 5S, is widely rumored to feature a more […]

26.08.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
Most blogged artists: Chris Malinchak, Lemonade

Most blogged artists: Chris Malinchak, Lemonade

(Relaxnews) – On Monday, August 26, Chris Malinchak is in the Hype Machine’s most blogged artists chart after dropping “So Into You” while Brooklyn’s Lemonade re-enters in tenth position. New York trance producer Malincha’s “So Into You” follows on from his 2013 debut, the enormously successful “So Good To Me.” His latest track has been […]

26.08.2013 · Filled under: International Stars, Music, Online, Videos ·
Modern day sleep ailment: ‘sleep-texting’

Modern day sleep ailment: ‘sleep-texting’

(Relaxnews) – While smartphone owners use their devices to text and email throughout the day, some people are taking their addictions to new heights and texting while sleeping, reports say. A phenomenon called “sleep-texting” is on the rise, with sleep disorder specialists reporting that more and more people are texting several times a night while […]

26.08.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Science & Technology ·
Video: Shailene Woodley stars alongside Kate Winslet in ‘Divergent’

Video: Shailene Woodley stars alongside Kate Winslet in ‘Divergent’

(Relaxnews) – Fans of Veronica Roth’s young adult fiction novel can now get a first look into the film. “Divergent,” which focuses on young heroines in a totalitarian future, is on track to take some of the limelight from “The Hunger Games” in 2014. Presented at the MTV Video Music Awards 2013 ceremony, the video […]

26.08.2013 · Filled under: Books, Film, Hollywood Stars, Videos ·
Gamescom awards: ‘Destiny’ wins best in show

Gamescom awards: ‘Destiny’ wins best in show

(Relaxnews) – Futuristic, social shooter “Destiny” scoops four awards, with “Titanfall,” “Mario Kart 8″ and “The Elder Scrolls Online” winning two apiece. “Destiny” looks like a strong contender to become the best computer-assisted game of “Cowboys & Indians” ever made, leaving the Gamescom expo with the “Game of Gamescom” award. In addition, the new venture […]

26.08.2013 · Filled under: Games, Online, Science & Technology ·
Chinese audiences send ‘Jurassic Park 3D’ to the top of the global box office

Chinese audiences send ‘Jurassic Park 3D’ to the top of the global box office

(Relaxnews) – The 3D version of “Jurassic Park” is on top of this week’s ranking of the most lucrative films worldwide, with $30 million in total revenues. Already nearing the end of its run in Western markets, the Steven Spielberg film owes this week’s successful earnings to its arrival in China, where it brought in […]

26.08.2013 · Filled under: Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Justin Timberlake and N Sync shine at MTV awards event

Justin Timberlake and N Sync shine at MTV awards event

(NEW YORK CITY, New York-AFP) – Justin Timberlake stole the show late Sunday at the MTV Video Music Awards ceremony, singing several of his top hits and surprising fans with reunion of his old band N Sync. Timberlake, wildly cheered and applauded by the crowd packed into the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, received the night’s […]

26.08.2013 · Filled under: International Stars, Music ·
LA prop emporium the go-to spot for Hollywood films

LA prop emporium the go-to spot for Hollywood films

(LOS ANGELES, California-AFP) – A ship’s wheel here, a suitcase there. Pam Elyea walks briskly through the aisles of her cavernous warehouse pointing at antiques she has rented out as props for Hollywood movies. And she rattles off the names of the flicks or TV shows in which her vintage stuff has appeared: “The Artist,” […]

25.08.2013 · Filled under: Film, Hollywood Stars ·
‘On trend’ men dare to be fashionable

‘On trend’ men dare to be fashionable

(PARIS, France-AFP) – When Nick Graham created the Joe Boxer underwear brand at his kitchen table in San Francisco in 1985, the experience left him convinced him of two things about men’s fashion. Pattern and colour, he concluded, should not be the exclusive preserve of women’s fashion, and men — given choices — will always […]

25.08.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden ·
Maja urges fans to ignore her bashers

Maja urges fans to ignore her bashers

Actress Maja Salvador urged her followers to just ignore her bashers who continuously post critical comments about her online. In a post in her Instagram account, Salvador said: “To all my fans and supporters, thank you sa lahat ng pagtatanggol. Salamat po at na-appreciate ko yun.” She added: “Pero mas pipiliin kong tahimik na lang po […]

25.08.2013 · Filled under: Filipino Stars ·
Inès de la Fressange inspires cake at Café de la Paix in Paris

Inès de la Fressange inspires cake at Café de la Paix in Paris

(Relaxnews) – High fashion is in the air at the Café de la Paix in Paris. Since 2006, the famous restaurant of the InterContinental Le Grand hotel has honored Paris Fashion Week with a high-end, €18 sweet. This year, the cafe is offering a coconut and raspberry sweet created by the pastry chef Dominique Costa […]

25.08.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
PHILIPPINE CONSULATE GENERAL COMMEMORATES 30th DEATH  ANNIVERSARY OF NINOY AQUINO

PHILIPPINE CONSULATE GENERAL COMMEMORATES 30th DEATH ANNIVERSARY OF NINOY AQUINO

Los Angeles, 22 August 2013 – The Philippine Consulate General commemorated the 30th death anniversary of Ninoy Aquino with a mass at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Los Angeles on 21 August 2013. In commemoration of the 30th Death Anniversary of Ninoy Aquino, the Philippine Consulate General in cooperation with the Overseas Filipinos for Good Governance […]

25.08.2013 · Filled under: Local News ·