Sharp unveils 3D displays that require no glasses

Japanese electronics giant Sharp unveiled Friday a liquid crystal display (LCD) touchscreen that shows 3D images without requiring special glasses, as the race to market such products intensifies. Although Sharp has not given specific plans, there is speculation that it will equip video game giant Nintendo’s upcoming DS console due out next spring, which will [...]


Chinese interest rules the auction world

In a bold recognition of the world’s fastest-growing auction market, Sotheby’s recently hoisted China‘s flag at the most conspicuous spot outside its New York headquarters. The flag now flies between those of the US, UK, France, and Switzerland, where the auction house has established its core client base. “We proposed it. To my great surprise, [...]


Manafiafy Beach and Rainforest Lodge

A new luxury beach and rainforest lodge opened last week on the south east coast of Madagascar. Offering “barefoot luxury in a remote location,” the solar-powered Manafiafy Lodge offers a glimpse at the best of Madagascar’s stunning wildlife. Manafiafy fishing village was one of the first places the Portugese laid anchor in 1613 as the [...]


Royal luxury on rails

An exhibition of European royal trains is to go on show at the Dutch Rail Museum in Utrecht, the Netherlands. The collection, which includes trains used by Tsar Alexander II of Russia and Archduke Franz Ferdinand, opens to the public on April 15. The collection will be opened by Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands, who [...]


Chanel Bocce Ball Set

Chanel has contributed the South of France’s official sport, Pétanque by creating a a vintage-inspired Pétanque/Bocce ball set. The set, priced at about at about $2,800, includes eight stainless steel bocce balls engraved with the Chanel logos and a wooden “jack” or target ball. The case is finished in two-tone brown and natural woven wicker [...]

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InterContinental Hotel Concierges Getting iPads

Luxury hotel chain InterContinental is to trial iPad devices for its concierge staff from next week. InterContinental Hotels and Resorts, which owns 166 high-end properties, will roll out the devices to trial hotels in four cities as part of a global program. A spokesman for the brand confirmed to Relaxnews that if the trial was [...]

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