Google channeling ‘Knight Rider’ to make in-car smartphone use safer

(Relaxnews) – Project KITT is the codename that the company has given a new feature that eliminates the need to touch or even look at a smartphone when behind the wheel. Instead of glancing down and touching the screen to pull up a map or take a call, all you’ll have to do is...

Bullish US investors eye PHL

PHILADELPHIA – More investors from the United States are now seriously considering doing business in the Philippines after hearing leading Filipino private sector figures talk about a country brimming with numerous investment opportunities. “A growing number of American investors...

Biggest Ferris wheel in the world opens in Sin City

(Relaxnews) – The world’s largest observation wheel has opened in Las Vegas, at 550 feet or 168 meters high. The Las Vegas High Roller began boarding its first passengers this week for 30-minute spins that include a video and music presentation before fading out to let the...

Rolls-Royce owners like the personal touch

(Relaxnews) – Just like Ferrari, the luxury carmaker has confirmed that 2013 was a record year for clients customizing their cars and the trend looks set to continue. Rolls-Royce says that bespoke customization requests are nearing the 100 percent mark and that 2013 was the...

Bhutan to become green car showcase in deal with Nissan

(THIMPHU, Bhutan-AFP) – The remote Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan signed a deal with Japanese auto giant Nissan Friday to become the ultimate showcase for electric cars, taking advantage of its abundance of hydropower. The announcement was made during a visit by Nissan chief...

Audi’s latest superfast wagon pays tribute to original Avant RS

(Relaxnews) – The Audi RS 4 Avant Nogaro selection has been built to pay homage to the Avant RS2, an epic sportscar cunningly disguised as a family station wagon. The RS 4 Avant Nogaro will be making its first appearance at the Geneva Motor Show in March before going into...

The name’s Bond, James Bond Junior

(Relaxnews) – Nicholas Mee & Co is building miniature, fully functioning Aston Martins for the next generation of wannabe secret agents. Called the DB Junior, the car is only missing is an ejector seat and retracting front-mounted machine guns. Built for children aged...

Electronics shipments drive PHL imports up 7.2% in Sept., says NSO

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Philippine imports grew at a faster pace in September, driven mainly by a double-digit increase in electronics shipments, the country’s main trade product, the National Statistics Office (NSO) reported Tuesday. The imports bill went up 7.2 percent to $5.711...

Brunei gives additional P21.9-M for ‘Yolanda’ survivors

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Brunei has approved the release of $500,000 (P21.9 million) in cash donation for survivors of super typhoon “Yolanda” (international name: Haiyan) in the Philippines. This is on top of the “in-kind” contributions from Brunei’s National Disaster Management...

Sun-soaked winter holiday ideas

(Relaxnews) – Whether it’s a lazy beach holiday you’re after, a family getaway that will keep everyone happy, or an anticipatory, post-holiday detox vacation from the 8 lbs of turkey and fixings you plan to ingest, here’s a selection of sun-soaked travel ideas that can help...