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Packing Tips From Travel Experts

<i>By Shoko Wanger, Condé Nast Traveler</i><p>Whether it's a scent, a special snack, or a specific pair of shoes, everyone has something they're always sure to bring with them on a trip. Here, seven frequent travelers (and expert packers) share what they'd never leave home without.<p>Photo by Tahiti</b> …

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Sony’s augmented reality glasses are now available to pre-order for $840

As Google begins working on a commercial version of its heads-up display wearable, Sony is stepping things up in double time, with the launch of its SmartEyeglass Developer Edition SED-E1 augmented reality glasses.<p>The device will be available in 10 countries this March, and pre-orders have already …

Hori’s PlayStation 4 Full HD Monitor is worth more than the $15 I paid for it

Two months ago, a mysterious listing on Amazon popped up for something called the “Hori Full HD Monitor for PlayStation 4” for $15. The page had no more information and no images. Naturally, I ordered one. Today, the Hori video monitor showed up to my house. Let’s find out if that was a wise use of …

Why You Should Rinse Your Hair With Champagne

And other holiday-inspired at home hair treatments by Kyle White of Oscar Blandi Salon.<p>One of our favorite hair salons, Oscar Blandi, is offering exclusive treatments that celebrate all things Yuletide, with rinses that smell like the candy canes you've been eating by the handful and treatments …

Feeling Sheepish

My year-round uniform consists of a leather jacket and jeans. This jacket is made from super warm sheepskin, making it the perfect winter staple for those extra cold days.

Quiz: Do You Dress Your Age?

Answer the below to find out. Plus read Lisa Armstrong's take on what's appropriate for the season.<p><b>1) Your hemline philosophy most matches the following:</b><p>a) Show your legs in your 20's and as you approach your 40's and beyond, stay safely at the knee or below.<p>b) I follow fashion first and just as …

What Allowing Kim Kardashian to Become a Style Icon Says About Us All

Is the modern manifestation of America's celebrity idolatry allowed to also be a fashion influencer?<p>Style icons are not born, they're made. For every Diane Kruger, who seemingly entered the world clad in just the right Chanel look, there's a Nicole Richie who took almost a half decade to get to an …

Xbox Live down intermittently — here we go again

While Xbox Live was up and running for many people today, the service is once again collapsing under crushing demand.<p>Many people are complaining that they can’t access games like Destiny or other online games on Xbox One and Xbox 360. Microsoft has updated its service site to acknowledge that …

What 'The Interview' Accidentally Taught Us About Digital Film Distribution

In the end, Sony couldn’t have come up with a better marketing campaign for The Interview if they tried. The Seth Rogen/James Franco feature was originally destined to be forgotten nearly as soon as it was released, sandwiched somewhere between Pineapple Express and This is The End in terms of …

PlayStation Network Services Gradually Coming Back Online [Update]

Service outages resurface shortly after coming back online.<p><b>Update Dec. 27, 7:00 p.m. PT:</b> Xbox Live core services are up and running on both consoles …

PSN down for PS4, PS3: Sony is still ‘investigating the cause’

<i>Updated on Saturday at 1:30 p.m. with Sony’s most recent statement.</i><p>Many gamers have found it difficult to get online on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 since Christmas, and Sony still doesn’t know why.<p>PlayStation Network went down around two days ago, and it is still mostly offline. Sony has …

Sony: PSN is down due to ‘high levels of traffic designed to disrupt connectivity’

Sony is finally starting to talk about why its PlayStation Network isn’t working.<p>The company took to its blog to explain that a barrage of traffic is hitting multiple gaming-related networks. Sony confirmed that PSN is part of this “designed” disruption, but it did not specify any other networks …

Sony Issues Statement as PSN Experiences Ongoing Outages [Update]

PlayStation continues to investigate the issue.<p><b>Update Dec. 27, 7:00 p.m. PT:</b> PSN is currently online for PS4, PS3 and PS Vita, according the official …

PlayStation Network back online nearly three days after Christmas attack

This long holiday weekend hasn't been a good one for gamers. Both Xbox Live and PlayStation Network were taken offline over Christmas, just as hundreds of thousands unwrapped their new consoles and plugged them in for the first time. But now, nearly three days after both services went offline, …

PSN is still down for some as Sony gets service back online

<i>Can’t get online? Here’s a trick that might help fix PSN for you.</i><p>Sony says that its online service is back up and running, but many people are still having issues playing games.<p>Last night, PlayStation Network started booting back up for many people after an outage that lasted for several days kept …

Lizard Squad says it won’t take down Xbox Live and PlayStation Network anymore, claims it never attacked Tor

The “hacker” group Lizard Squad has declared it will no longer attack Microsoft’s Xbox Live and Sony’s PlayStation Network, as well as denied claims it had planned to attack Tor, an anonymity network often used to resist censorship. While the former appears to be true, the latter information is …