Chloe Moretz to star in ‘If I Stay’ adaptation

Chloe Moretz to star in ‘If I Stay’ adaptation

(Relaxnews) – Sixteen-year-old actress Chloe Moretz has officially been attached to portray the comatose heroine of Gayle Forman’s novel “If I Stay” in R.J. Cutler’s big-screen adaptation. After the title role in this year’s upcoming remake of “Carrie,” MGM has signed up Moretz to play the lead in this movie based on Forman’s 2009 prizewinning […]

12.07.2013 · Filled under: News ·
Surface innovation a touch of ingenuity

Surface innovation a touch of ingenuity

(Relaxnews) – Researchers at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore have demonstrated a new system that can turn everything from window panes to tables into interactive touchscreens. Called Speech Touch and Acoustic Tangible Interfaces for Next-generation Applications (or STATINA for short), it uses low-cost sensors to identify and measure the vibrations created by hands and fingers […]

12.07.2013 · Filled under: Science & Technology ·
New Yorkers to sample French rides, amusements of old

New Yorkers to sample French rides, amusements of old

(NEW YORK CITY-AFP) – New Yorkers, said to always embrace the next new thing, will have a chance this summer to sample rides and amusements enjoyed by fun seekers a century ago. Beginning this weekend and running through September 29, the inaugural Fete Paradiso fair will recreate the festival from a long bygone era. These […]

12.07.2013 · Filled under: Art, Destinations ·
More evidence of prostate cancer, omega-3 link

More evidence of prostate cancer, omega-3 link

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – US scientists said Wednesday they have confirmed a surprising 2011 study that found a higher risk of prostate cancer among men who consume omega-3 fatty acids, raising new questions about the safety of supplements. The research in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute reported a 71 percent higher risk for dangerous high-grade […]

12.07.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Eat at every 3-Michelin-starred restaurant in the world for $275,000

Eat at every 3-Michelin-starred restaurant in the world for $275,000

(Relaxnews) – A luxury, British website has created a once-in-a-lifetime epic travel itinerary that will take one couple to all 109, three-Michelin-starred restaurants around the world, for the cool sum of about $275,000. It’s a six-month culinary odyssey that will take two people to the world’s top dining addresses across 12 countries, including Lung King […]

12.07.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, International Stars ·
A new Swarovski fragrance for September

A new Swarovski fragrance for September

(Relaxnews) – Two years after launching Aura, Swarovski is unveiling new butterfly-themed fragrance Miss Aura, a fruity-floral perfume available in September. Developed by noses Veronique Nyberg and Alienor Massenet, Miss Aura is softer than its predecessor. With an opening fruity scent of pink grapefruit, litchi and ivy, the fragrance then combines rose and buddleia with […]

12.07.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·
Google offers free e-book on smartphone photography

Google offers free e-book on smartphone photography

(Relaxnews) – In what could be seen as a complete coincidence, but probably isn’t, in the same week that Nokia wowed the press in New York with its Lumia 1020, a device that redefines the concept of smartphone photography, Google is giving away an e-book about taking better photographs with Android devices. For a limited […]

12.07.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Art, Books, Online, Science & Technology ·
Jasmine Curtis is troubled teen in indie film

Jasmine Curtis is troubled teen in indie film

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Young actress Jasmine Curtis will appear in her second independent film this year as a troubled teen caught between the clashing cultures of her heritage — being both Filipino and Israeli. After appearing in the CineFilipino Film Festival entry “Puti,” the 19-year-old actress joins another film festival in a project directed by […]

12.07.2013 · Filled under: Filipino Stars, Film, Videos ·
Raymart a no-show at Claudine’s party for daughter

Raymart a no-show at Claudine’s party for daughter

Claudine Barretto was caught clueless when asked on the whereabouts of her husband Raymart Santiago Saturday afternoon, when the actress held a birthday party for their daughter. The 33-year-old actress threw a belated celebration of Sabina’s birthday in Quezon City on Saturday, two weeks after her adopted daughter turned 7 last June 21. “Dapat ‘yung […]

12.07.2013 · Filled under: Filipino Stars ·
Nokia’s Lumia 1020 sets new photo standard for smartphones and even digital cameras

Nokia’s Lumia 1020 sets new photo standard for smartphones and even digital cameras

(Relaxnews) – The Finnish phonemaker’s latest device is so good at capturing images that users really will be able to throw their digital cameras and even their HD video cameras away. In fact, it’s so good, don’t be surprised if professional photographers start using it too. As widely predicted, the Nokia Lumia 1020 boasts an incredible […]

12.07.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Art, Science & Technology, Videos ·
Kings of Leon’s first ‘Mechanical Bull’ single coming July 17

Kings of Leon’s first ‘Mechanical Bull’ single coming July 17

(Relaxnews) – Sony Music is to release the US rock band’s sixth studio album to date, “Mechanical Bull,” on September 23/24, and now the group has announced that the first single off the album, “Supersoaker,” is due out on July 17. “Mechanical Bull,” described by the band as a “musically complicated” album, was recorded in […]

12.07.2013 · Filled under: International Stars, Music ·
Angelina Jolie’s ‘Unbroken’ will come out in December 2014

Angelina Jolie’s ‘Unbroken’ will come out in December 2014

(Relaxnews) – The second movie directed by Angelina Jolie is due out on December 25, 2014. After “In the Land of Blood and Honey” (2011), Angelina Jolie is going back behind the cameras for her new project, “Unbroken,” due on December 25, 2014, reports Deadline.com. Based on the bestselling book by Lauren Hillenbrand (writer of […]

12.07.2013 · Filled under: Books, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Johnny Depp in a spy comedy

Johnny Depp in a spy comedy

(Relaxnews) – The Hollywood superstar is in talks for the titular lead in “Mortdecai,” based on a series of very popular British novels from the 1970s. Johnny Depp may be playing Charles Mortdecai, a “debonair art dealer and part-time rogue,” as the Hollywood Reporter puts it, who “must traverse the globe armed only with his […]

12.07.2013 · Filled under: Books, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Del Toro eyes monster hit with ‘Pacific Rim’

Del Toro eyes monster hit with ‘Pacific Rim’

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – A lifelong fascination with Japanese mega-monsters is behind Mexican director Guillermo del Toro’s eagerly anticipated summer blockbuster “Pacific Rim,” due to be released worldwide this week. Ever since childhood, del Toro has been captivated by Japanese “kaiju,” the name given to huge creatures such as Godzilla who emerged in popular culture in […]

12.07.2013 · Filled under: Film, International Stars ·
LG shows off world’s slimmest full-HD smartphone screen

LG shows off world’s slimmest full-HD smartphone screen

(Relaxnews) – LG’s new 5.2-inch LCD panel is a mere 2.2mm thick, while its bezel measures just 2.3mm and will pave the way for lighter phones with larger visible displays. Unveiled in Seoul by the company’s LG Display arm, the panel also boasts higher contrast and brightness levels, plus quicker touch-response times than existing LCD […]

12.07.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Science & Technology ·
The photo of the day: mystery woman

The photo of the day: mystery woman

(Relaxnews) – The 9th China International Comics and Games Expo (CCG Expo) opened its doors in Shanghai on Thursday, July 11. Through July 15, cosplay fans will be able to become their favorite characters from mangas, video games, anime and film. But who is this mysterious woman? Princess, warrior, goddess?

12.07.2013 · Filled under: Books, Games, Offbeat ·
Cruise package created for intellectuals and geeks

Cruise package created for intellectuals and geeks

(Relaxnews) – Curious intellectuals, inquiring minds and self-confessed geeks may be interested in a new cruise package that sails from Miami to Peru with producers and personalities from the highest-rated science series on US TV. Artful Travelers, which specializes in creating cultural and educational travel experiences, has announced the launch of a cruise along the […]

12.07.2013 · Filled under: Destinations ·
Consumers seeking fruit-flavored spirits and wines

Consumers seeking fruit-flavored spirits and wines

(Relaxnews) – Berry, apple and citrus-flavored wines and spirits are trending worldwide, as consumers seek out sweet but refreshing fruit-infused drinks, says a new report. The swing towards fruity alcohol comes at the expense of chocolate and confectionery flavors, which enjoyed popularity over the last few years, says the UK-based International Wine and Spirit Research group in […]

12.07.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining ·
Cuisia: US access to bases will be constitutional

Cuisia: US access to bases will be constitutional

MANILA  (Mabuhay) — Ambassador to the US Jose L. Cuisia Jr. said the Philippines and the United States have yet to finalize an agreement that would give the latter greater access to the military bases here. The ambassador assured, however, that the agreement would be in line with the Constitution. “[It should be] within the […]

11.07.2013 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Japan’s Uniqlo to boost US stores as profit jumps

Japan’s Uniqlo to boost US stores as profit jumps

(TOKYO-AFP) – The operator of Japanese cheap-chic clothing chain Uniqlo said Thursday it will open 10 new stores in the United States, as it reported a 22 percent jump in net profit. For the nine months to May, Fast Retailing booked a net profit of 88.4 billion yen ($880 million). Operating profit edged up 4.0 […]

11.07.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden ·