Meet the Umeox X5, the world’s thinnest smartphone – but for how long?

Meet the Umeox X5, the world’s thinnest smartphone – but for how long?

(Relaxnews) – The last handset to hold the record, Huawei’s Ascend P6, did so for just seven days before it was knocked off its perch. Proving that a week is a very long time in technology, it has taken just seven days for a company to launch a phone to rival the Huawei Ascend P6, […]

27.06.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Science & Technology ·
US’s ‘Sunshine State’ is water park capital of world

US’s ‘Sunshine State’ is water park capital of world

(Relaxnews) – Four of the top 20 water parks in the world can be found in Florida, including the most visited site in the world. According to the 2012 Theme Index prepared by Themed Entertainment Association, Typhoon Lagoon at Disney World received the most visitors last year at 2.1 million guests, a two percent spike […]

26.06.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Online ·
Top 25 theme parks worldwide in 2012

Top 25 theme parks worldwide in 2012

(Relaxnews) – Global theme park attendance rose 5 percent last year, with exceptionally strong performance across Asia, poised to overtake North American attendance in the not-so-distant future, predicts an industry-wide report. According to the 2012 Theme Index, produced by the Themed Entertainment Association in California, Asia is on track to becoming the theme park center […]

24.06.2013 · Filled under: Destinations ·
Tech agenda: Windows BUILD 2013

Tech agenda: Windows BUILD 2013

(Relaxnews) – Coming up, Microsoft shifts attention from its Xbox One console and the furore surrounding some of its features to the future of its operating system Windows 8. As well as a reinstated start button expect announcements about new tablets and maybe even something about a health and motion tracking smartwatch. Windows BUILD conference […]

24.06.2013 · Filled under: Apps, News, 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 ·
Formula One stalls in Bangkok as law bans car racing

Formula One stalls in Bangkok as law bans car racing

(BANGKOK-AFP) – Bangkok’s chances of hosting a lucrative Formula One race have faded after planners banned car racing from the city’s historic quarter, officials said Friday. The city was touted to host a landmark F1 night race in 2015, with a track mooted for the tourist area around the Grand Palace and a number of […]

08.06.2013 · Filled under: Asian News, Destinations, Sports & Recreation ·
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 ·
Alibaba aims to deliver to any city in China in 24 hours with new service

Alibaba aims to deliver to any city in China in 24 hours with new service

(Relaxnews) – E-commerce conglomerate the Alibaba Group has just launched a new delivery network which, when completed, will be able to deliver shipments to any city within China in 24 hours. The new delivery network, announced by the Alibaba Group, will be known as the China Smart Logistics Network (abbreviated to CSN). It is headed by […]

29.05.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Online, Services ·
China to ban non-French ‘champagne’ copycats

China to ban non-French ‘champagne’ copycats

(BEIJING-AFP) – China has agreed to limit the “champagne” label to only wines produced in the French region bearing that name, with a trade group welcoming the move as a boost for the beverage in a fast-growing market. Sales of the wine are accelerating in the world’s second largest economy, from 50,000 bottles in 2001 […]

28.05.2013 · Filled under: Asian News, Food & Dining ·
Cannes awards show global recognition for Asian cinema

Cannes awards show global recognition for Asian cinema

(CANNES-AFP) – A clutch of awards at the Cannes Film Festival has given global prominence to what insiders say is a bold era in Asian filmmaking, where China is emerging as a creative power. Directors from China, Japan, Singapore and Cambodia took to the stage at the Palais des Festivals where the world’s most prestigious […]

27.05.2013 · Filled under: Asian News, Film, International Stars ·
Chinese restaurant chain hopes to popularize hot pot in US

Chinese restaurant chain hopes to popularize hot pot in US

(Relaxnews) – A popular chain of hot pot restaurants from China is set to be exported to the US this fall in the hopes of popularizing the community style of eating among Western diners. According to a story in the Wall Street Journal, the first US outpost of Chinese restaurant chain Hai Di Lao will open […]

24.05.2013 · Filled under: Food & Dining ·
Business aviation still waiting recovery to find its wings

Business aviation still waiting recovery to find its wings

(GENEVA-AFP) – Manufacturers of business jets can look forward to climbing sales in the years to come thanks to emerging markets as they gather in Switzerland for an annual air show, having survived the turbulence of the global financial crisis. But “we’re still waiting for the real recovery,” noted Eric Trappier, chief executive of Dassault […]

21.05.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Hollywood Stars, Science & Technology ·
Philippine Airlines in major route expansion

Philippine Airlines in major route expansion

(MANILA-AFP) – Philippine Airlines announced a major route expansion on Friday to better serve the army of Filipino expatriate workers in the Middle East. As well as Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates, PAL added new routes to Australia, China and Malaysia as the company pursues a $10 billion fleet overhaul that will […]

28.04.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Philippine News ·
Philippine government confident the UN Arbitral Tribunal will vote that it has jurisdiction to hear the maritime issue between the Philippines and China

Philippine government confident the UN Arbitral Tribunal will vote that it has jurisdiction to hear the maritime issue between the Philippines and China

The Philippine government is confident that the five-member United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) Arbitral Tribunal will vote that it has jurisdiction to hear the territorial and maritime issue between the Philippines and the People’s Republic of China (PROC) when it convenes hopefully by July this year, Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert […]

28.04.2013 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
S.Africa sees record number of tourists

S.Africa sees record number of tourists

(JOHANNESBURG-AFP) – A record 9.2 million tourists visited South Africa last year, President Jacob Zuma said Thursday, revealing a surge in visitors from China. The number of tourists travelling to South Africa grew by more than 10 percent, despite the global economic crisis. “This phenomenal tourism growth is evidence that we are successfully setting ourselves […]

25.04.2013 · Filled under: Destinations ·
Top iPad apps: ‘Candy Crush Saga,’ ‘Hardest Game Ever 2′

Top iPad apps: ‘Candy Crush Saga,’ ‘Hardest Game Ever 2′

(Relaxnews) – Around the world iPad users have been enjoying the sweets-themed game “Candy Crush 2″ and testing their skills in “Hardest Game Ever 2.” Details of these and other top free iPad applications by country for the week, by number of downloads, recorded on April 24, can be found below. 01.   USA Candy Crush Saga (games) […]

24.04.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Online ·
NEDA: Gains in agro-based products growth seen in PHL exports

NEDA: Gains in agro-based products growth seen in PHL exports

The growth of agro-based exports may be sustained with the opening up of new markets for sugar and bananas, according to the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA). “In addition to South Korea and India, Indonesia and the Middle East, were also identified as potential market for sugar,” said NEDA officer-in-charge (OIC) and Deputy Director-General […]

23.04.2013 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Walk Now for Autism Speaks

Walk Now for Autism Speaks

On the evening of April 2nd, the Empire State Building was lit up in blue lights above the New York skyline in celebration of the 6th annual United Nations World Autism Awareness Day.  During the entire month of April, landmarks and prominent buildings around the world will shine with a blue light in commemoration of […]

19.04.2013 · Filled under: Happenings ·
Chinese military officials join PHL-US Balikatan exercises

Chinese military officials join PHL-US Balikatan exercises

MANILA, Apr 15 (Mabuhay) – Amid the ongoing territorial dispute between China and the Philippines, two Chinese military officials on Monday joined their Filipino and American counterparts in talks on maritime disaster response as part of the annual Balikatan military exercises. According to Brig. Gen. Aurelio Baladad, deputy chief of staff for operations of the Armed Forces […]

18.04.2013 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
N. Korea border crossing shut to tourists: China official

N. Korea border crossing shut to tourists: China official

(DANDONG, China-AFP) – The biggest border crossing between North Korea and China has been closed to tourist groups, a Chinese official said Wednesday as nuclear tensions mounted, but business travel was still allowed. “Travel agencies are not allowed to take tourist groups to go there, since the North Korean government is now asking foreign people […]

10.04.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, World News ·