Undersea, in jail, aloft: a blitz tour of the world’s most outlandish restaurants

Undersea, in jail, aloft: a blitz tour of the world’s most outlandish restaurants

(Relaxnews) – Some very off-the-wall restaurant concepts are popping up in all corners of the world. While fresh-air fanatics will have the chance to eat Dinner in the Sky over Venice from June 19-23, landlubbers might opt to dine in a lavatory or prison instead. Here are some of the most original gastronomic brainwaves around: […]

16.06.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Offbeat ·
The exclusive accessory that’s also an investment

The exclusive accessory that’s also an investment

(Relaxnews) – Goldgenie has launched a customized iPhone finished with gold and diamonds that actually becomes more — rather than less — valuable as it gets older. When buying any electronic device and, in particular a smartphone, most consumers do so knowing that within a year it will no longer be the fastest or the […]

16.06.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, International Stars, Science & Technology ·
World Cup visitors: beware of Brazil’s sky-high prices

World Cup visitors: beware of Brazil’s sky-high prices

(RIO DE JANEIRO-AFP) – Tourists planning to flock to Brazil for the World Cup a year from now should brace for some of the world’s highest housing, restaurant and transport prices. Prices have gone through the roof, particularly in the country’s tourism gateway Rio, which this month is one of the hosts for football’s Confederations […]

16.06.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Sports & Recreation ·
Shanghai opens star-packed film festival

Shanghai opens star-packed film festival

(SHANGHAI-AFP) – Shanghai on Saturday opened its annual film festival packed with star power in acknowledgement of China’s role as the second largest box office in the world. The government-backed Shanghai International Film Festival is mainland China’s premier event of its kind, though capital Beijing has tried to steal the show with its own film […]

16.06.2013 · Filled under: Film, International Stars ·
British ‘Superman’ eyes soaring franchise future

British ‘Superman’ eyes soaring franchise future

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – Briton Henry Cavill becomes the latest actor to don Superman’s famous red cape as “Man of Steel” hits theaters this week — and hopes it’s just the start of a rebooted blockbuster franchise. The heart-throb actor co-stars with Amy Adams as plucky reporter Lois Lane and Australian Russell Crowe as his other-worldly […]

16.06.2013 · Filled under: Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Gerald Anderson film eyed for Hollywood remake

Gerald Anderson film eyed for Hollywood remake

An action-thriller starring Gerald Anderson is being considered for a Hollywood remake, according to the actor. The 24-year-old actor said Hollywood producers have expressed interest in doing a remake of the Erik Matti-directed film “On The Job.” “Sabi nila direk, ‘yung kampo nila Mark Wahlberg tumawag para i-remake, at saka nila Tom Cruise,” Anderson said. […]

15.06.2013 · Filled under: Filipino Stars, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online ·
Grill Up a Father’s Day Feast

Grill Up a Father’s Day Feast

Chipotle Maple Citrus Watermelon Wings (Family Features) Make Father’s Day special by combining two of Dad’s favorite things – sweet treats and the grill. Hot dogs have gone gourmet and a big, juicy hamburger or steak is a tried-and-true classic. But, this year, show Dad how much you love him with a healthy twist on […]

15.06.2013 · Filled under: Food & Dining ·
Fatherly Tips for Raising Healthy, Successful Kids

Fatherly Tips for Raising Healthy, Successful Kids

Children Benefit From Involved Dads (Family Features)  Everyone knows the classic love story. Man and woman fall in love, get married, have a baby and live happily ever after. However, real life isn’t always the fairy tale. While today’s version of the modern family has changed over time, the importance of parental involvement in children’s […]

15.06.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Sneak peek: Naomi Watts resurrects Lady Di in ‘Diana’

Sneak peek: Naomi Watts resurrects Lady Di in ‘Diana’

(Relaxnews) – A first and rather solemn teaser trailer has come out for this biopic about the late Princess of Wales, Diana Spencer. MSN’s UK portal has obtained exclusive rights to premiere this sneak peek at the upcoming biopic by Oliver Hirschbiegel (“Downfall”), which is due out in the fall in the UK. Naomi Watts […]

15.06.2013 · Filled under: Film, Hollywood Stars, Videos ·
Study finds speech-to-text risks behind the wheel

Study finds speech-to-text risks behind the wheel

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – Speech-to-text devices in new cars fail to overcome the well-known perils of hands-on texting while driving, a US study published Wednesday suggests. Developing standards for measuring cognitive distraction behind the wheel, University of Utah researchers wired the heads of 32 drivers with sensors, then gave them an array of tests in vehicle simulators […]

15.06.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring, Science & Technology ·
Only five percent of us wash our hands properly: study

Only five percent of us wash our hands properly: study

(Relaxnews) – While washing your hands is the best way to defend against the spread of infectious diseases, a new study from Michigan State University finds that when it comes to hand washing in restrooms, most of us do a poor job. Of the 3,749 people researchers observed in public restrooms in bars, restaurants and […]

15.06.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Initiative takes aim at smartphone theft

Initiative takes aim at smartphone theft

(NEW YORK-AFP) – Law enforcement officials from New York and San Francisco launched a nationwide campaign Thursday to curb smartphone theft with the help of the companies that make the coveted devices. A Secure Our Smartphones Initiative led by New York State attorney general Eric Schneiderman and San Francisco district attorney George Gascon calls for […]

15.06.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Science & Technology, U.S. News ·
Hollywood legends warn of film industry ‘implosion’

Hollywood legends warn of film industry ‘implosion’

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – Hollywood legends Steven Spielberg and George Lucas have sparked a surge of debate in Tinseltown after warning that the film industry is set to implode, amid soaring budgets and cable TV rivalry. “E.T.” icon Spielberg revealed that his Oscar-winning political biopic “Lincoln” almost didn’t make it into theaters last year, while Lucas […]

15.06.2013 · Filled under: Hollywood Stars ·
Apple’s iCloud Keychain a password locker for the cloud

Apple’s iCloud Keychain a password locker for the cloud

(Relaxnews) – At Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) keynote on June 10 the company announced the launch of the iCloud Keychain, which acts as a cloud-based password locker, storing passwords for the growing number of internet services that consumers use behind one very secure password. The iCloud Keychain is a built-in password manager which will […]

15.06.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Online, Science & Technology ·
Most popular top tier luxury hotel brand online

Most popular top tier luxury hotel brand online

(Relaxnews) – When travelers with deep pockets and expensive taste go online shopping for a room at a luxury hotel, it’s the Four Seasons they turn to most. That’s the conclusion of the World Luxury Index Hotels report, which scoured through more than 133 million searches on top search engines like Google, Bing, Yandex in […]

15.06.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Online ·
‘Need for Speed: Rivals,’ a new twist on an old format

‘Need for Speed: Rivals,’ a new twist on an old format

(Relaxnews) – The latest version of this long-running franchise lets gamers play cops and racers. The gaming franchise is already into its second decade, and EA has pulled out all the stops to bring it kicking and screaming into the world of eighth-generation consoles: the Xbox One and PlayStation 4. One of said stops is […]

15.06.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Games, Motoring, Videos ·
Florabotanica, Dot Marc Jacobs win Fragrance Foundation Awards

Florabotanica, Dot Marc Jacobs win Fragrance Foundation Awards

(Relaxnews) – Balenciaga’s Florabotanica was named women’s luxury fragrance of the year at the annual Fragrance Foundation awards, which took place in New York City on Wednesday. The scent was unveiled last year by the French label with an ad campaign featuring actress Kristen Stewart. Italian brand Acqua di Parma’s chic Colonia Intensa Oud won the Men’s […]

15.06.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Hollywood Stars ·
Asian fighters cash in on rise of mixed martial arts

Asian fighters cash in on rise of mixed martial arts

(MANILA-AFP) – In a caged ring at a newly built sports arena in the Philippine capital, 20 martial artists from around the world try to choke out, knock down or submit each other for thousands of paying fans. Scantily clad ring girls saunter on stage in between rounds to loud rock music and cheers, part […]

15.06.2013 · Filled under: Sports & Recreation ·
Jennifer Lopez teams up with Yamamay for new swimwear

Jennifer Lopez teams up with Yamamay for new swimwear

(Relaxnews) – Singer and actress Jennifer Lopez has created a capsule collection for Italian brand Yamamay set to hit stores at the end of June. Yamamay has once again teamed up with Jennifer Lopez for a new collaboration, this time focused on swimwear. The ‘JLO by Jennifer Lopez for Yamamay’ capsule, which will appear at the […]

14.06.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Hollywood Stars ·
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 ·