Foreign chefs boost Hong Kong’s Michelin stars

° ° Bangkok Post ° HONG KONG – Hong Kong has boosted its number of starred restaurants due to an influx of foreign chefs, Michelin said Friday as it released its 2015 guide for the southern Chinese city. French chef Olivier Elzer, whose Hong Kong restaurant "Seasons" was … ° The Drinks Business ° South China Morning Post (subscription)

Taiwanese actress Ariel Lin celebrates engagement with star-studded party

° ° AsiaOne ° Taiwanese actress-singer Ariel Lin held an engagement party for the media, close friends and relatives in Taipei on Oct 29 , which also happened to be her 32nd birthday. The 50-table dinner event was held at the Ambassador Hotel, reported Apple Daily. ° Chinatopix ° The Straits Times ° Channel News Asia

Microsoft fitness bands on wrists at last: All YOUR HEALTH DATA are BELONG …

° ° Register ° Microsoft has joined the wearables market with “band”, a fitness -monitor-slash-smartwatch, which is accompanied by a suite of online services dubbed “Microsoft Health”. There's more than a hint of raised middle finger directed at Cupertino in the dual … ° BBC News ° ° The Guardian ° - °