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 ·
Brain surgery forces halt to Mumford and Sons tour

Brain surgery forces halt to Mumford and Sons tour

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – Chart-topping English indie folk rock band Mumford and Sons postponed three sell-out shows on their US tour Tuesday while bassist Ted Dwane undergoes surgery for a blood clot. Writing on its website, the group — winners of this year’s Grammy for best album — said scans had revealed a blood clot on […]

12.06.2013 · Filled under: International Stars, Music ·
The most expensive club sandwiches in the world

The most expensive club sandwiches in the world

(Relaxnews) – Geneva has knocked Paris out of the top spot this year as the most expensive city in which to order a club sandwich, to make it the priciest travel destination in the world. That’s according to Hotels.com which released its second annual Club Sandwich Index (CSI), a barometer that ranks the most expensive cities around […]

12.06.2013 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Duchess of Cambridge to christen cruise ship via live stream

Duchess of Cambridge to christen cruise ship via live stream

(Relaxnews) – Fans of the Duchess of Cambridge are invited to watch a live stream of her christening a new cruise ship Thursday from the port of Southampton, England. The Royal Princess’s godmother Kate Middleton will undertake the traditional ritual of breaking a bottle of champagne against the ship to mark its launch at an […]

12.06.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, International Stars ·
BRP Ramon Alcaraz Successfully Testfires Weapons System

BRP Ramon Alcaraz Successfully Testfires Weapons System

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The BRP Ramon Alcaraz, the newest asset of the Philippine Navy, successfully test-fired its main weapons system off the coast of Florida this afternoon, the Philippine Embassy said. “We have successfully test-fired our Oto Melara gun with a high degree of accuracy,” the Embassy quoted Capt. Ernesto Baldovino, the commanding officer of the Alcaraz as […]

12.06.2013 · Filled under: Local News ·
Ambassador Cuisia’s Independence Day Message

Ambassador Cuisia’s Independence Day Message

Isang maligayang pagbati sa inyong lahat.  A pleasant greeting to everyone as we commemorate the 115th anniversary of the proclamation of Philippine independence, which also marks the sesquicentennial of the birth of one of our most revered heroes – Andres Bonifacio The theme for this year’s commemoration is Kalayaan 2013: Ambagan Tungo sa Malawakang Kaunlaran. […]

12.06.2013 · Filled under: Local News ·
Google+ trends: Steve Jobs movie gets release date

Google+ trends: Steve Jobs movie gets release date

(Relaxnews) – On Wednesday, June 12, Google+ users are buzzing about the forthcoming release of a movie regarding the life of Steve Jobs, the former Apple CEO and visionary who transformed the fortunes of the company and consumer tech. The movie, titled “Jobs,” was initially set for an April 19 release, but this was later […]

12.06.2013 · Filled under: Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
Trailer: Bilbo faces Smaug in the second chapter of ‘The Hobbit’

Trailer: Bilbo faces Smaug in the second chapter of ‘The Hobbit’

(Relaxnews) – A trailer has been revealed for “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.” Scheduled for cinema release next December, Peter Jackson’s movie follows Bilbo Baggins’s epic and unexpected adventure through Middle-earth to help thirteen dwarves reclaim Erebor, which is occupied by Smaug, a terrible dragon. The trailer reveals several major parts of the original […]

12.06.2013 · Filled under: Books, Film, Hollywood Stars, Videos ·
Beyoncé releases new version of fragrance to celebrate tour

Beyoncé releases new version of fragrance to celebrate tour

(Relaxnews) – The singer has revealed an exclusive new version of the Beyoncé Heat fragrance named after her Mrs. Carter Show World Tour. Currently in the middle of her world tour, the American singer has released a limited edition of her Heat fragrance titled Beyoncé Heat The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour Limited Edition. “I […]

12.06.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Hollywood Stars ·