Upcoming video game releases: ‘Remember Me,’ ‘Marvel Heroes’

Upcoming video game releases: ‘Remember Me,’ ‘Marvel Heroes’

(Relaxnews) – Among upcoming video games, nimble memory-remixer Nilin is on a quest to save a gorgeous-looking Neo-Paris from its data-mining corporate overlords in “Remember Me,” while a cohort of superheroes, both famous and lesser-known, step forth in the free online offering “Marvel Heroes.” Scrolls (Mac, PC) International: June 3 The sophomore title from the “Minecraft” […]

02.06.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Destinations, Games, Online, Science & Technology ·
Crisis-hit Italians swap cars for bikes despite perils

Crisis-hit Italians swap cars for bikes despite perils

(MILAN-AFP) – Bikes are outselling cars in cash-strapped Italy but while cyclists in Milan say their city is ready for a two-wheel lifestyle, there are daily nuisances for riders on Rome’s trafficked streets. Some cities in Italy have bike-sharing initiatives, bike paths and public awareness schemes, while cyclists are still barely tolerated in others. “The […]

02.06.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Health & Fitness ·
Twitter index: Wigan football team, Chicser band

Twitter index: Wigan football team, Chicser band

(Relaxnews) – On Tuesday, May 28, Twitter users are discussing the English football team Wigan while others who are fans of YouTube boy band Chicser are hoping to get to chat with member Owy Posadas. English football team Wigan, which won this year’s domestic English football competition the FA Cup, is causing a stir on […]

02.06.2013 · Filled under: International Stars, Music, Online, Videos ·
Starbucks toilet coffee prompts anger in Hong Kong

Starbucks toilet coffee prompts anger in Hong Kong

(HONG KONG-AFP) – A Starbucks cafe in Hong Kong’s posh financial district which used water from a tap near a urinal to brew coffee prompted a torrent of angry reactions from customers Thursday. The coffee shop, in the famous Bank of China Tower, has been using the water from a tap in a toilet to […]

02.06.2013 · Filled under: Asian News, Destinations, Food & Dining ·
Gordon Ramsay and David Beckham to open Vegas restaurant?

Gordon Ramsay and David Beckham to open Vegas restaurant?

(Relaxnews) – After collaborating on a cafe that’s set to open in London this fall, BFFs David Beckham and Gordon Ramsay have been tapped to partner up again in another restaurant venture, this time in Las Vegas. According to The Sun UK, hotelier and business tycoon Steve Wynn, who owns the Wynn Las Vegas, is wooing the […]

02.06.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, International Stars ·
When stressed, people lean on habits, good or bad

When stressed, people lean on habits, good or bad

(Relaxnews) – Old habits really do die hard, especially when we’re under pressure. But a new study finds that while people fall back on established routines when stressed, this includes healthy habits as well. While common belief dictates that stress can trigger overeating or shopping sprees, that’s not necessarily the case, according to new research. […]

02.06.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
‘World’s oldest’ Torah scroll found in Italian archive

‘World’s oldest’ Torah scroll found in Italian archive

(ROME-AFP) – The world’s oldest complete Torah scroll has been found in a university archive in Bologna, according to an Italian professor who said the text could be from the 12th century. The precious lambskin scroll had been classified by the university library as being from the 17th century and was named simply “Scroll Number […]

02.06.2013 · Filled under: Books, Destinations, World News ·
James Dean’s short-lived stardom to featured in a biopic

James Dean’s short-lived stardom to featured in a biopic

(Relaxnews) – After telling the sad suicidal tale of post-punker Ian Curtis in “Control” (2007), Anton Corbijn plans to adapt James Dean’s life for the silver screen. The Dutch filmmaker has teamed up with See-Saw Films producer Iain Canning (“The King’s Speech,” “Shame”) to flesh out this low-budget project, called “Life,” reports The Hollywood Reporter. […]

02.06.2013 · Filled under: Books, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Porsche Design Sport launches womenswear line

Porsche Design Sport launches womenswear line

(Relaxnews) – Fashion meets function, at least according to Adidas and Porsche Design. The two have joined forces to launch the first Porsche DesignSport womenswear collection. Just like the menswear range, launched in 2006, Porsche Design Sport brings its iconic luxury brand to a range of sporty sneakers, gym hoodies, gym pants, and outerwear in […]

02.06.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Sports & Recreation ·
Summer festivals heat up UAE

Summer festivals heat up UAE

(Relaxnews) – Abu Dhabi’s tourism office has announced the expansion of an annual family-friendly summer festival that will span 52 days, covering Ramadan and Eid Al Fitr. SummerFest Abu Dhabi, which launched in 2011, will kick off at the end of next month and run until August 17 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre. […]

02.06.2013 · Filled under: Destinations ·
Guided by voices: virtual assistants could work across platforms

Guided by voices: virtual assistants could work across platforms

(Relaxnews) – The next generation of virtual assistants will work across devices, across platforms and throughout our homes. Thanks to Apple’s Siri voice-operated virtual smartphone assistant and Google’s new conversational search and map apps, consumers are getting more comfortable with talking to their devices when they want to check facts or dates, or in the […]

02.06.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Science & Technology ·
Healthy living can fend off forgetfulness: study

Healthy living can fend off forgetfulness: study

(Relaxnews) – Feeling forgetful? A new study finds that adopting healthy behaviors could help sharpen your memory. While research has already shown that a healthy lifestyle is associated with a lower risk of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, less is known about the potential link between positive lifestyle choices and milder memory complaints, the researchers said. […]

02.06.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Radiation on trip to Mars near lifetime limit

Radiation on trip to Mars near lifetime limit

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – Astronauts who travel on future missions to Mars would likely be exposed to their lifetime limit of radiation during the trip, not to mention time spent on the Red Planet, scientists said Thursday. The measurements were made aboard the Mars Science Laboratory, an unmanned NASA rover and mobile lab that set off for […]

02.06.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Science & Technology ·
Tips for a successful home swap

Tips for a successful home swap

(Relaxnews) – As home swapping becomes an increasingly popular lodging alternative among travelers, one of the first pioneers of the concept offers prospective participants tips on how to keep their dwelling exchange-ready year-round and ensure a safe and secure swap. After being popularized by the 2006 film “The Holiday,” in which Cameron Diaz’s character swaps […]

02.06.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Hollywood Stars, Home & Garden, Online ·
Dinner in the sky over Venice in June

Dinner in the sky over Venice in June

(Relaxnews) – From June 19 to 23, guests at Hotel Cipriani on the isle of Giudecca in the Venetian Lagoon will be in for a truly celestial meal: 22 guests at a time will be invited up for a “Dinner in the Sky” — at a big table on a rotating platform raised 164 feet […]

02.06.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining ·
Moschino launching Chic Petals fragrance

Moschino launching Chic Petals fragrance

(Relaxnews) – Moschino has added to its Cheap & Chic fragrance line with a “floral – fruity – woody” new juice christened Chic Petals,  with roll-out beginning this month. Created by Givaudin nose Guillaume Flavigny (who has also created scents for Balmain and Esprit), the scent opens with pomegranate and wild strawberry notes complimented by […]

02.06.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·
‘Pirates of the Caribbean 5′ gets a pair of directors

‘Pirates of the Caribbean 5′ gets a pair of directors

(Relaxnews) – Disney has chosen Norwegian filmmakers Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg to make the next “Pirates of the Caribbean.” According to Deadline.com, Rob Marshall, who made “Pirates 4,” is to be succeeded by this Scandinavian duo, who made their breakthrough in 2006 with the Western “Bandidas,” produced by Luc Besson and starring Penelope Cruz […]

01.06.2013 · Filled under: Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Harsh world on display at Venice Biennale art festival

Harsh world on display at Venice Biennale art festival

(VENICE-AFP) – The power of money, tragedy and destruction: the world looks pitiless and harsh through the lens of the 55th Biennale art festival in Venice, which starts on Saturday. A record number of 88 national pavilions are taking part — including, for the first time, the Vatican — in a festival that takes an […]

01.06.2013 · Filled under: Art, Destinations ·
Cuisia Requests Thorough, Impartial Probe of Shooting Death of Filipina-American in Virginia Wholesale Store

Cuisia Requests Thorough, Impartial Probe of Shooting Death of Filipina-American in Virginia Wholesale Store

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Philippine Embassy today called for a thorough, impartial and expeditious investigation into the fatal shooting by police of a 38-year-old Filipina-American inside a popular wholesale store in Virginia on Wednesday. In a statement, the Embassy also extended its deepest sympathy to the family of Mylene De Leon Scott, of Sterling, Virginia, who was shot […]

31.05.2013 · Filled under: Local News ·
Tech agenda: Augmented World Expo 2013

Tech agenda: Augmented World Expo 2013

(Relaxnews) – Coming up, the Augmented World Expo 2013, where everything from smart glasses and wearable technology to new and radical ways of interacting with computers and mobile devices will be demonstrated and examined. Augmented World Expo 2013 June 4-5 Santa Clara Convention Center California, United States Everything that draws on technology to add to […]

31.05.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Happenings, Science & Technology ·