OnStar launches new ‘Family Finder’ vehicle locator service

OnStar launches new ‘Family Finder’ vehicle locator service

(Relaxnews) – Ever wished you could track an errant partner who’s late home? Or wonder where your kids are in the evening? This week, General Motors announced a new service which will allow family members to locate vehicles remotely via GPS navigation and an internet browser. The service, dubbed Family Link, will allow loved ones […]

28.03.2012 · Filled under: Motoring ·
Diamonds with your perfume: Roja Parfums team with Fabergé for limited edition set

Diamonds with your perfume: Roja Parfums team with Fabergé for limited edition set

(Relaxnews) – Opulence has been in the air of late, with the launch of Hermès’ €1.5m haute-jewelry diamond covered handbag and Balmain’s Fabergé egg inspired Fall/Winter 2012 line, and the mood for lavishness is taking the fragrance world by storm too. In honor of the upcoming Easter celebrations, Roja Parfums has also been enamored by […]

27.03.2012 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·
Ralph Lauren outfits USA Olympic team

Ralph Lauren outfits USA Olympic team

(LOS ANGELES-Relaxnews) – American fashion designer Ralph Lauren will be the official outfitter of the US Olympic and Paralympic Teams for London 2012, designing the opening and closing ceremony parade uniforms. Ralph Lauren previously designed the teams’ uniforms for the 2008 Games in Beijing and 2010 Winter Games in Vancouver. In addition, Ralph Lauren will […]

27.03.2012 · Filled under: Sports & Recreation ·
Fight cancer and heart disease with a bag of popcorn

Fight cancer and heart disease with a bag of popcorn

(Relaxnews) – A group of US scientists is calling popcorn the perfect snack food, after discovering that the hulls contain more antioxidants than fruits and vegetables. It’s a surprising finding that puts a snack traditionally associated with movie theater indulgences on the same plane as berries and spinach. But after analyzing the entire grain, scientists […]

27.03.2012 · Filled under: Food & Dining ·
Chocolate-eaters have lower body mass: study

Chocolate-eaters have lower body mass: study

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – Healthy people who exercise and also eat chocolate regularly tend to have a lower body mass index than those who eat the rich brown sweets less often, a US study suggested on Monday. The survey of a population of more than 1,000 adults, published as a research letter in the Archives of Internal […]

27.03.2012 · Filled under: Food & Dining ·
‘Hunger Games’ sets US box office record

‘Hunger Games’ sets US box office record

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – The highly anticipated action film phenomenon “The Hunger Games” set a record at the North American box office with debut weekend sales of $152.5 million, industry figures confirmed Monday. The movie, about one teenage girl’s fight to win a death match reality show in a post-apocalyptic world, enjoyed the biggest ever opening […]

27.03.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment ·
Disneyland Paris: 20 years of magical rides

Disneyland Paris: 20 years of magical rides

15 photos (Relaxnews) – Disneyland Paris is celebrating its 20th anniversary starting April 1 with a series of special events and a new nighttime show named Disney Dreams! created for the occasion. Over 20 years, the park located in Marne-la-Vallée — which is among the most visited touris destination in France and Europe — has […]

27.03.2012 · Filled under: Destinations, Photos ·
Swatch mulling car that runs on hydrogen, oxygen: chairman

Swatch mulling car that runs on hydrogen, oxygen: chairman

(GENEVA-AFP) – The world’s biggest watch company Swatch is looking at building a car that runs on hydrogen and oxygen, its chief executive and chairman Nick Hayek said in an interview published Sunday. “We already have a test-car with a fuel cell,” Hayek told newspaper NZZ am Sonntag. “Liquid hydrogen and oxygen are used as […]

27.03.2012 · Filled under: Motoring ·
(April-May) Auto agenda: Looking ahead to the New York Auto Show

(April-May) Auto agenda: Looking ahead to the New York Auto Show

(Relaxnews) – National and international debuts are expected at the New York International Auto Show next month, which rounds off the US auto show season with new models and the announcement of the World Car of the Year Award. World Car of the Year Award April 5 New York, NY, USA The winners of the […]

27.03.2012 · Filled under: Happenings, Motoring ·
US ramping up private sector’s role in spaceflight

US ramping up private sector’s role in spaceflight

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – The first flight of a commercial vessel to the International Space Station in late April will signal a bigger role for the private sector and open up space tourism opportunities, industry experts and lawmakers say. SpaceX, owned by Internet entrepreneur and PayPal founder Elon Musk, made history with its Dragon launch in December […]

27.03.2012 · Filled under: Science & Technology ·
(March-May) Travel agenda: Looking inside the way we fly, and Disneyland Paris celebrates

(March-May) Travel agenda: Looking inside the way we fly, and Disneyland Paris celebrates

(Relaxnews) – Next week, the Aircraft Interiors Expo will shine a light on the high-tech innovations that are changing the way we interact and relax above the clouds. Later in the week, Disneyland Paris will celebrate its big 2-0, ushering in a host of celebrations for the event. Aircraft Interiors Expo March 27-29 Hamburg, Germany […]

27.03.2012 · Filled under: Destinations, Happenings, Videos ·
The empire smiles back: Taiwan’s Japanese cherry festival

The empire smiles back: Taiwan’s Japanese cherry festival

(TAIPEI-AFP) – Taiwan loves cherry blossoms. In fact, it loves almost everything Japanese. For a nation that ruled the island for 50 years, often with an iron fist, Japan has left a very favourable impression. In the latest triumph of Japanese soft power in its former colony, tens of thousands of Taiwanese have taken up […]

27.03.2012 · Filled under: Destinations ·
New site latest to promise savings for travelers ahead of the summer season

New site latest to promise savings for travelers ahead of the summer season

(Relaxnews) – Right ahead of the summer travel season, a new tool called Tingo has been released with a grand promise that it could save travelers hundreds of millions of dollars. The reasoning behind Tingo, which is owned by TripAdvisor, is simple — hotels often change rates dependent on demand (i.e., how many rooms they have sold), […]

27.03.2012 · Filled under: Money & Business, Promotions ·
Eight ways to bag a hotel bargain online

Eight ways to bag a hotel bargain online

(Relaxnews) – The recent launch of TripAdvisor-owned Tingo has added yet another option for vacationers keen to snag a deal on hotels. But with so many types of hotel booking sites out there, which ones offer what? Here, a handy guide to the sites. Flash sale sites Sites such as Jetsetter, Voyage Privé, Tablet and SniqueAway specialize in selling discounted hotel […]

27.03.2012 · Filled under: Destinations, Promotions ·
Submarines — the ultimate toy for the super rich

Submarines — the ultimate toy for the super rich

(NEW YORK-AFP) – Jet plane, tick. Private island, tick. Chopper, tick. Submarine? When director James Cameron descended to the bottom of the Pacific on Monday, he not only shed light on the world’s deepest ocean, but the world’s most exclusive hobby: private submarine voyages. The phenomenally profitable director of “Avatar” piloted an ungainly looking, bright […]

27.03.2012 · Filled under: Science & Technology ·
Images of the week: Sao Paulo, Mumbai, Paris

Images of the week: Sao Paulo, Mumbai, Paris

10 photos ©AFP PHOTO / STRINGER Bucharest Romanian woman wears the longest train of a wedding dress in front of the Parliament palace in Bucharest March 20, 2012. The 2,750 meter long train broke a previous record of 2,488 meters. It is made of 4,700 meters of material. ©AFP PHOTO / LOUISA GOULIAMAKI Athens Performers […]

26.03.2012 · Filled under: Offbeat, Photos ·
What makes a great nostalgia vacation?

What makes a great nostalgia vacation?

(Relaxnews) – A new report has suggested that Australian holidaymakers should be persuaded to holiday at home using a sense of ‘nostalgia’. The report from market research firm TNS Domesticate suggested that Australians are searching for a sense of ‘security and certainty’ as the world’s financial crisis rumbles on, a gap which could be filled […]

26.03.2012 · Filled under: Destinations ·
New nutrition apps this week: Foods to make you fertile and weight-loss buddy

New nutrition apps this week: Foods to make you fertile and weight-loss buddy

(Relaxnews) – From an app that informs on which foods can make you fertile, to an app that houses a whopping 5,000 vegan recipes, here are a few recently released food and nutrition apps. Plate Maker This app allows users to replicate their meal virtually and clock the number of calories they’re consuming by adding […]

26.03.2012 · Filled under: Apps ·
Raisins and soy may ward off high blood pressure

Raisins and soy may ward off high blood pressure

(CHICAGO-AFP) – Eating raisins and soy appears to help ward off high blood pressure, a key risk factor in heart disease, according to two studies presented at a major US cardiology conference on Sunday. Munching on a handful of raisins three times a day helped people with slightly elevated blood pressure lower their numbers after […]

26.03.2012 · Filled under: Food & Dining ·
Nokia feels out tattoos that vibrate with incoming calls

Nokia feels out tattoos that vibrate with incoming calls

(SAN FRANCISCO-AFP) – Mobile phone maker Nokia is seeking a US patent for tattoos that vibrate to let people know when they have calls on their mobile phones. Technology laid out in a patent application available online Wednesday would enable tattoos to receive magnetic waves emitted by mobile phones. Waves would trigger tattoos to generate […]

23.03.2012 · Filled under: Offbeat, Science & Technology ·