Sandra Bullock might play villain in ‘Annie’ remake

Sandra Bullock might play villain in ‘Annie’ remake

(Relaxnews) – The Hollywood star is in the running to play mean Miss Hannigan in a remake of the musical “Annie,” reveals The Hollywood Reporter. Sandra Bullock is eyeing the part of the child-hating matron of the orphanage where the little redhead eventually becomes a billionaire’s protégée. The actress is still in talks to join […]

14.06.2013 · Filled under: Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Kate Middleton to try hypnobirthing: report

Kate Middleton to try hypnobirthing: report

(Relaxnews) – Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, is reportedly planning to try hypnobirthing for her first child, a technique which focuses meditation and visualization techiques to reduce not only the length of labor but the pain levels as well. “Kate has researched various birthing methods. She wants it to be natural, so hypnobirthing is one option […]

14.06.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, International Stars ·
Father’s Day: 8 choice wines and spirits for discerning dads

Father’s Day: 8 choice wines and spirits for discerning dads

(Relaxnews) – Dad’s big day is just around the corner, and while some fathers are notoriously difficult to buy for, many of them are sure to appreciate a fine bottle of wine or whisky. Here is a selection of current offerings to delight and surprise Epicureans. Nicolas Feuillatte La Cuvée 225 Brut This 2005 vintage […]

14.06.2013 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Star Trek-like underwater hotel to open in Maldives

Star Trek-like underwater hotel to open in Maldives

(Relaxnews) – A futuristic-looking luxury hotel made up of spaceship-like discs that recalls Star Trek’s Enterprise is set to be built partially underwater in the Maldives. The Polish developers of the Water Discus Hotel received the green light last week by the national ministry of tourism to begin construction off the island of Kuredhivaru, where the ambitious […]

14.06.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Photos ·
Dubai inaugurates world’s tallest ‘twisted’ tower

Dubai inaugurates world’s tallest ‘twisted’ tower

DUBAI-AFP) – Dubai has inaugurated the world’s tallest twisted tower built at a cost of $272 million, setting yet another record for skyscrapers and other engineering marvels. The 310-metre (1,017-foot), 75-storey residential Cayan Tower is twisted at 90 degrees from top to bottom and was inaugurated earlier this week in Dubai Marina — a man-made […]

14.06.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Online ·
US warns of cyber attacks on medical devices

US warns of cyber attacks on medical devices

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – US authorities on Thursday warned makers of medical devices and hospital networks to step up efforts to guard against potential cyber attacks. The US Food and Drug Administration said implanted devices, which could include pacemakers or defibrillators, could be connected to networks that are vulnerable to hackers. An FDA warning notice was sent […]

14.06.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Online, Science & Technology, U.S. News ·
National Braille Challenge Comes To Los Angeles

National Braille Challenge Comes To Los Angeles

 Nation’s Top Blind Students to Compete in Unique Academic Competition WHAT: The 13th Annual National Braille Challenge® is coming! The top blind and visually impaired students from across the U.S. and Canada will put their knowledge of the braille code to the ultimate test during this unique competition, sponsored by Braille Institute of America. The National Braille Challenge is […]

13.06.2013 · Filled under: Happenings ·
Jasmine Curtis-Smith mum on romance with Sam Concepcion

Jasmine Curtis-Smith mum on romance with Sam Concepcion

MANILA (Mabuhay) – YOUNG actress Jasmine Curtis-Smith remains tight-lipped on the real score between her and singer-actor Sam Concepcion. In a recent interview with the actress, Jasmine said that Sam should be the one answering questions regarding their rumored relationship. “A lady shouldn’t be the one defining it, especially when it’s such a private part of […]

13.06.2013 · Filled under: Filipino Stars ·
Kate names new ship in last solo event before baby

Kate names new ship in last solo event before baby

(SOUTHAMPTON, United Kingdom-AFP) – Prince William’s wife Catherine on Thursday carried out her last solo public engagement before the birth of her first child barely one month away. She launched the new liner the Royal Princess in the southern English port of Southampton, smashing a 15-litre bottle of champagne against its hull in a time-honoured […]

13.06.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, International Stars ·
Sony sees red

Sony sees red

(Relaxnews) – How do you make desirable, well-designed notebooks and ultrabooks even more appealing? Well, if you’re Sony, take a very limited number of each and hand-paint them red. The red editions of selected notebook and ultrabook computers across the VAIO range have each undergone what Sony describes as a painstaking process in order to […]

13.06.2013 · Filled under: Online, Science & Technology ·
HIV regimen prevents infection among drug users

HIV regimen prevents infection among drug users

(PARIS-AFP) – Giving injecting drug users a daily pill against HIV nearly halved their risk of infection by the AIDS virus, a pioneering study published on Thursday said. The four-year research strengthens convictions that antiretroviral drugs can prevent HIV infection, rather than simply treat the virus after someone has been infected, it said. Thai and […]

13.06.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Hong Kong launches new luxury cruise terminal

Hong Kong launches new luxury cruise terminal

(HONG KONG-AFP) – Hong Kong opened a $1.1 billion cruise terminal at the site of its former airport on Wednesday in a bid to become Asia’s hub for luxury liners. The new terminal, built on the runway of the old Kai Tak airport, will be able to accommodate the largest cruise ships in the world […]

13.06.2013 · Filled under: Destinations ·
eyeSight technology could bring gesture control to any device with a camera

eyeSight technology could bring gesture control to any device with a camera

(Relaxnews) – EyeSight’s 100-percent software-based solution can turn the standard camera found on most computers for making video calls into a full 3D gesture-tracking and recognition sensor. What sets eyeSight’s approach apart from a growing number of other solutions already on the market or getting ready to launch is that it doesn’t require any additional […]

13.06.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Online, Science & Technology ·
Google+ trends: ’300: Rise of an Empire’ trailer

Google+ trends: ’300: Rise of an Empire’ trailer

(Relaxnews) – On Thursday, June 13, Google+ users are buzzing about the trailer for the forthcoming movie “300: Rise of an Empire.” Due out 2014, “300: Rise of an Empire” is the sequel to the 2006 film “300,” which told a fictionalized account of a battle between 300 Spartan warriors and 30,000 Persian soldiers. The […]

13.06.2013 · Filled under: Film, Games, Hollywood Stars, Videos ·
French electric car share program sets sights on Indy

French electric car share program sets sights on Indy

(CHICAGO-AFP) – A French electric car share program has set its sights on the home of one of the top US race car events: Indianapolis. Bollore, which already runs a successful car share program in Paris, plans to bring 500 electric vehicles and 1,200 charging stations to the home of the Indy 500 early next […]

13.06.2013 · Filled under: Motoring ·
Sushi restaurant launches flying delivery service for diners

Sushi restaurant launches flying delivery service for diners

(Relaxnews) – It’s a bird. It’s a plane. No, it’s your dinner flying at you on what’s being billed as the world’s first flying tray and airborne delivery service. Japanese restaurant chain Yo! Sushi in London has developed a gadget called the iTray that delivers meals by gliding through the air and landing table-side for customers to […]

13.06.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Offbeat, Videos ·
World Economic Forum on East Asia in Manila next year preparatory to 2015 APEC meet

World Economic Forum on East Asia in Manila next year preparatory to 2015 APEC meet

NAY PYI TAW, Myanmar, June 8 (Mabuhay) — The Philippines’ hosting of the World Economic Forum on East Asia next year would be preparatory to a bigger hosting event —the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) in 2015, President Benigno S. Aquino III said. In an interview with members of the Philippine media delegation on Friday, President […]

12.06.2013 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Zack Snyder will be back for ‘Man of Steel’ sequel

Zack Snyder will be back for ‘Man of Steel’ sequel

(Relaxnews) – Warner Bros. has officially signed off on a Superman sequel, reveals Deadline.com. Even before the release of “Man of Steel,” Superman’s return to the silver screen in a new feature helmed by Zack Snyder has already been leaked to the press. The director will be teaming up again with David S. Goyer, who […]

12.06.2013 · Filled under: Books, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
The best notebooks at Computex 2013

The best notebooks at Computex 2013

(Relaxnews) – We round up some of the most interesting and elegant portable PCs from this year’s event, from notebook hybrids to energy-efficient ultrabooks. Sony Vaio Duo 13 Ultrabook The Japanese tech company describes the VAIO Duo’s design as a ‘Surf Slider,’ in other words, a clever hinge joining the screen to the keyboard that […]

12.06.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Online, Photos, Science & Technology ·
Few takers at Faulkner auction in NY

Few takers at Faulkner auction in NY

(NEW YORK-AFP) – A major auction of manuscripts and letters of American writer William Faulkner, a Nobel laureate, drew an underwhelming public response at auction in New York Tuesday, with the most important lots finding no buyer. Sotheby’s had classed Tuesday’s event in the Big Apple as “the largest and most important group of William […]

12.06.2013 · Filled under: Books ·