China supercomputer world’s fastest: report

China supercomputer world’s fastest: report

(BEIJING-AFP) – A Chinese supercomputer is the fastest in the world, according to survey results announced Monday, comfortably overtaking a US machine which now ranks second. Tianhe-2, a supercomputer developed by China’s National University of Defense Technology, achieved processing speeds of 33.86 petaflops (1000 trillion calculations) per second on a benchmarking test, earning it the […]

17.06.2013 · Filled under: Online, Science & Technology ·
Google+ trends: ‘True Blood’ season six kicks off

Google+ trends: ‘True Blood’ season six kicks off

(Relaxnews) – On Monday, June 17, Google+ users are talking about the latest episode of the hit TV series “True Blood,” which was shown on Sunday, June 16. The hit HBO TV series “True Blood” explores the coexistence of people and vampires in the United States in an alternate future. The show is based on […]

17.06.2013 · Filled under: Hollywood Stars, Online ·
Trailer: DiCaprio to play money mogul in new Scorsese

Trailer: DiCaprio to play money mogul in new Scorsese

(Relaxnews) – Scorsese’s new hotly-anticipated film, “The Wolf of Wall Street,” has just dropped its first trailer. Paramount Pictures offers a glimpse of one of the highlights of its end-of-year lineup. Two years after his family film digression “Hugo Cabret,” Martin Scorsese has teamed up with Leonardo DiCaprio again in this roguish film based on […]

17.06.2013 · Filled under: Film, Hollywood Stars, Videos ·
Volunteering is good for your blood pressure: study

Volunteering is good for your blood pressure: study

(Relaxnews) – Volunteering to help others doesn’t only feel good but it can also boost your heart health by reducing blood pressure, a new US study suggests. The study involved 1,100 adults aged 51 to 91, who were interviewed about their volunteering habits and had their blood pressure checked at the beginning of the study […]

17.06.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Superman tops world box office charts

Superman tops world box office charts

(Relaxnews) – As of June 16, “Man of Steel” grossed $196.68 million worldwide after its first weekend in commercial theaters, reports Rentrak. The new superhero blockbuster has come out in 25 territories and already reigns triumphant in North America, where it has raked in $125.08 million, or 63.6 percent of its global sales, since its […]

17.06.2013 · Filled under: Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Charice has a crush on Sarah G

Charice has a crush on Sarah G

MANILA  (Mabuhay) — Singer Charice, who admitted that she is a lesbian, revealed that she has a crush on fellow singer Sarah Geronimo. “Kasi po siyempre she’s pretty, bonus na ‘yon, we all know that. Pero ang talagang napakabait niya and I know na dinifend niya ako,” Charice said. Geronimo first met Charice when she […]

17.06.2013 · Filled under: Filipino Stars, Music ·
Why Luigi Muhlach decided to become a chef

Why Luigi Muhlach decided to become a chef

MANILA  (Mabuhay) -– The only son of actor Aga Muhlach and actress Janice de Belen said he does not want to live in the shadows of his famous parents. Thus he is trying to make a name for himself in a different industry. Luigi Muhlach said he is now into cooking, which is his true […]

17.06.2013 · Filled under: Filipino Stars ·
Potential Home equity builder?

Potential Home equity builder?

Can you discharge your Second Mortgage in bankruptcy, and still keep your home? Many Americans are now in the position where their home is worth less than what they owe on it. In some areas, homeowners are seeing drops in value from 30% to 50%. In desperation, some homeowners have made the calculated decision to […]

17.06.2013 · Filled under: Legal Matters ·
Musical revolution flowers in remote Russian city

Musical revolution flowers in remote Russian city

(PERM, Russia-AFP) – In a provincial music institute a thousand kilometres from Moscow, deep in Russia’s Urals, a conductor and his orchestra rehearse as the spring light floods through the windows and the local trams rumble by. But despite the far-flung location in the city of Perm, these musicians are no provincial journeymen. They are […]

17.06.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, International Stars, Music ·
Surfers to hit the waves on International Surfing Day

Surfers to hit the waves on International Surfing Day

(Relaxnews) – Next week, surfers around the world will take to the waves to celebrate their sport on International Surfing Day, now in its tenth edition. In 2004, EuroSIMA (European Boardsports Industry Manufacturers Association) launched the event, which is supported by the European Surfing Federation (ESF), as well as Surfers Against Sewage (SAS) and Surfrider […]

17.06.2013 · Filled under: Online, Sports & Recreation, Videos ·
‘The Hobbit’ credited for bringing more tourists to New Zealand

‘The Hobbit’ credited for bringing more tourists to New Zealand

(Relaxnews) – The picturesque scenery of New Zealand featured in “The Hobbit” last year is credited for a spike in the number of international visitors to the country early this year. The latest figures released by New Zealand’s tourism office show that director Peter Jackson’s “The Hobbit” is doing again for his native country what […]

16.06.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Film, Videos ·
Van Cleef & Arpels creates watch for charity auction

Van Cleef & Arpels creates watch for charity auction

(Relaxnews) – The Only Watch charity auction is set to take place this September in Monaco. The world’s first charity watch auction, Only Watch, will once again see 38 of the biggest watch manufacturers come together to raise money to combat Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Each one of the watchmakers will donate a unique timepiece that they […]

16.06.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·
Philippine Embassy in DC Marks Independence Day by Sharing Good News about Economic Transformation

Philippine Embassy in DC Marks Independence Day by Sharing Good News about Economic Transformation

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Philippine Embassy marked the 115th year of Philippine Independence on Wednesdaywith a well-attended diplomatic reception that allowed it to share the good news about the economic transformation taking place in the country. “Truly, we have much to celebrate as a country and as a people. Hope is permeating the Philippines today and a renewed […]

16.06.2013 · Filled under: News, Photos ·
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 ·