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 ·
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 ·