Ferrari unveils its fastest road car yet

Ferrari unveils its fastest road car yet

(Relaxnews) – Ferrari has unveiled the fastest road-car it has ever produced, ahead of the vehicle’s debut at the Geneva Motor Show (March 8-18) The F12 Berlinetta, revealed for the first time February 29, can streak from 0-100km/h in 3.1 seconds and continue up to 200km/h in just 8.5 seconds, thanks to a host of […]

02.03.2012 · Filled under: Motoring ·
Japanese car maker dominates top car selection

Japanese car maker dominates top car selection

(TOKYO-) – Japanese auto giant Toyota Motor Corp. has driven off with top spot in no fewer than five of the 10 categories set by the US magazine Consumer Reports for 2012 car models. The achievement is the first time one car brand has dominated the rankings so comprehensively since 2003, according to the magazine, and will […]

02.03.2012 · Filled under: Motoring ·
Titanic centenary – on both sides of the Atlantic, destinations associated with the liner prepare to commemorate

Titanic centenary – on both sides of the Atlantic, destinations associated with the liner prepare to commemorate

(Relaxnews) – In less than 45 days, the world will mark a century since the sinking of the Titanic, the most famous cruise ship disaster in history. The fateful night of April 14-15, 1912, in which 1,517 people died, has gone on to become one of the most infamous stories in history, spawning novels, music, […]

02.03.2012 · Filled under: Destinations ·
Quad-core smartphones power up at Mobile World Congress

Quad-core smartphones power up at Mobile World Congress

5 photos (Relaxnews) – One of the biggest trends at this year’s Mobile World Congress event is the rise of the quad-core smartphone. Smartphone makers have upped the antie this year debuting a range of powerful mobile devices. Unless noted, pricing and release dates have not been announced. ©Huawei Device The world’s fastest quad-core smartphone […]

02.03.2012 · Filled under: Photos, Science & Technology ·
The uber-hip W Paris lands… Just in time for Paris Fashion Week

The uber-hip W Paris lands… Just in time for Paris Fashion Week

9 photos (Relaxnews) – The latest outpost of W Hotels, the long-awaited W Paris, has thrown open its doors in the French capital as Paris Fashion Week gets underway. Here, a look inside. ©Starwood Special uses : W Paris Only W Paris The W Paris, a new outpost from boutique chain W Hotels, has finally opened […]

02.03.2012 · Filled under: Destinations, Photos ·
Australia’s Barrier Reef to get Google treatment

Australia’s Barrier Reef to get Google treatment

(SYDNEY-AFP) – Australian scientists mapping the Great Barrier Reef will broadcast their findings in partnership with Google, emulating its “Street View” to spotlight the impact of climate change. The University of Queensland’s Seaview Survey will use custom-designed cameras and diving robots to plumb never-before-seen depths of the reef off Australia’s northeast coast. It is a […]

02.03.2012 · Filled under: Destinations, Environment ·
Top tech headlines: MWC, Windows 8, iPad 3, Lytro reviews

Top tech headlines: MWC, Windows 8, iPad 3, Lytro reviews

(Relaxnews) – Hot topics in the tech blogs for the week ending March 2 include new smartphones and tablets at Mobile World Congress, the consumer preview of Microsoft’s Windows 8, Apple’s March 7 press conference and iPad 3 rumors, reviews of the shoot-first-focus-later Lytro camera, and Zynga launches Zynga.com. Smartphone and tablet announcements at Mobile […]

02.03.2012 · Filled under: Science & Technology, Videos ·
(March-April) Arts agenda: Armory Arts Week, Armory Show, JUE Music + Art

(March-April) Arts agenda: Armory Arts Week, Armory Show, JUE Music + Art

(Relaxnews) – Art lovers in New York will be busy visiting galleries and taking in exhibitions during Armory Arts Week. The event revolves around the Armory Arts Show but also includes smaller exhibitions at local galleries and art fairs including the Art Dealers Association of America (ADAA) Art Show, the Independent, the Art Show, Volta […]

02.03.2012 · Filled under: Happenings ·
(March – April) Food agenda: Paris Cookbook Fair, Best Food Blog Awards

(March – April) Food agenda: Paris Cookbook Fair, Best Food Blog Awards

(Relaxnews) – This week’s food agenda highlight is the Paris Cookbook Fair, which showcases the best in global cookery books. Last year, the event attracted more than 8,000 professionals from around the world. Here are some other major food events happening around the world. 20th annual Melbourne Food and Wine Festival March 2-21 Melbourne, Australian […]

02.03.2012 · Filled under: Happenings ·
(March-April) Travel agenda: Pacific Asia Indigenous Tourism Conference, Aircraft Interiors Expo

(March-April) Travel agenda: Pacific Asia Indigenous Tourism Conference, Aircraft Interiors Expo

(Relaxnews) – Next week sees the opening of ITB Berlin, one of the world’s largest tourism shows and an opportunity for countries from all over the globe to showcase their offerings to travel agents and the public. Look out for Egypt, a resurgent tourism force and the event’s headline sponsor. ITB Berlin March 7-11 Berlin, […]

02.03.2012 · Filled under: Happenings, Videos ·
Stay mentally young with more fish dinners: study

Stay mentally young with more fish dinners: study

(Relaxnews) – Want to stay mentally forever young? Make it a sushi or baked salmon dinner. Because according to a new study, a diet lacking in omega-3 fatty acids may cause the brain to age faster. Published February 28 in the journal Neurology, a team of US researchers studied the MRI brain scans of 1,575 people […]

29.02.2012 · Filled under: Kitchenomics ·
Conservationists call for huge Antarctic marine reserve

Conservationists call for huge Antarctic marine reserve

(WELLINGTON-AFP) – A coalition of environment groups called Tuesday for the world’s largest marine reserve to be declared in Antarctica’s Ross Sea to prevent “industrial scale” fishing ruining the pristine ecosystem. The Antarctic Ocean Alliance said waters surrounding the remote frozen continent were facing increased exploitation as fish stocks elsewhere in the world continue to […]

29.02.2012 · Filled under: Environment ·
Five things that could be making your seasonal allergies worse

Five things that could be making your seasonal allergies worse

(Relaxnews) – If you suffer from springtime allergies, there are five surprising ways you may be aggravating your suffering — fruits and vegetables, air filters, fresh air, procrastination, and self-medication. “People with spring allergies often don’t realize how many things can aggravate their allergy symptoms so they just muddle along and hope for an early […]

29.02.2012 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Japan phones built to survive showers, toilet-drops

Japan phones built to survive showers, toilet-drops

(BARCELONA-AFP) – Japanese women are so fond of their phones, they even use them in the shower, say manufacturers. This makes waterproofing a must — also good against rainstorms and accidents while texting on the toilet. Panasonic and Fujitsu are touting their waterproof and dust-proof phones as they seek to charm the overseas market at […]

29.02.2012 · Filled under: Science & Technology ·
In China, all that glitters is most likely gold

In China, all that glitters is most likely gold

(HONG KONG-Relaxnews) – It’s unmatched as a symbol of wealth and prosperity and though gold has been favored by China’s well-to-do for centuries, it appears the country is currently experiencing an unprecedented passion for the precious metal. Fuelled by the onset of the Year of the Dragon — traditionally a time celebrating and spending on […]

29.02.2012 · Filled under: Money & Business ·
Top trend: Bows

Top trend: Bows

8 photos (Relaxnews) – Whether adorning jewelry, hairbands or blouses, bows have been making an impact on style sharing community Polyvore. See how users of the site have been offering versatile takes on this ultra feminine accessory. ©paint-it-black/Polyvore Special uses : Use only Top Trend: Bows/Polyvore Spots Top from houseoffraser.co.uk, blazer from veryeickhoff.com, David Koma skirt, boots […]

29.02.2012 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Photos ·
New Apple TV to switch on at March 7 next-gen iPad event: rumor

New Apple TV to switch on at March 7 next-gen iPad event: rumor

(Relaxnews) – Apple has confirmed that it will host a press event on March 7 at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco where the company is largely expected to announce its next generation iPad, aka the iPad 3. Rumors suggest that the iPad won’t be the only product to be unveiled […]

29.02.2012 · Filled under: Science & Technology ·
Microsoft launches ‘new generation’ Windows

Microsoft launches ‘new generation’ Windows

(BARCELONA-AFP) – IT giant Microsoft launched Wednesday the test version of a new generation of Windows operating system, which is designed to run seamlessly on computers and rapidly-growing tablets. “Windows 8 is a generational change in the Windows operating system,” said Windows president Steven Sinofsky. “It’s Windows reimagined,” he added, on the sidelines of the […]

29.02.2012 · Filled under: Science & Technology ·
‘Harry Potter’ e-books to be available for lending worldwide

‘Harry Potter’ e-books to be available for lending worldwide

(LOS ANGELES-Relaxnews) – Now that the Harry Potter film franchise has ended, author J.K. Rowling announced through the website Pottermore this week that the Harry Potterbook series would live on as e-books and digital audiobooks to be made available in schools and public libraries through OverDrive, a British global digital book lending service. This arrangement will cover e-books […]

29.02.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment ·
Celine Dion cancels US shows due to voice problem

Celine Dion cancels US shows due to voice problem

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – Grammy-winning singer Celine Dion announced Tuesday she had canceled a string of upcoming shows in Las Vegas due to a virus-triggered problem with her vocal chords. The Canadian-born star was due to sing at Caesars Palace in a series of shows through March 18, but has called them off after being ordered […]

29.02.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment ·