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J.C. Penney’s Pricing Is Faker Than Ever

Just in time for Valentine’s Day gift-buying season, J.C. Penney is jacking up list prices just so that it can slash them and make the sale price …

Google Glass prescription frames said to start at $99

Rochester Optical is said to debut its prescription frames for the wearable tech in less than two weeks, and apparently they'll come in an array of styles.<p>Wearing<p>Google Glasscould be an issue for users that don't have 20/20 vision, but it's looking like this problem is being handled. Rochester …

Wearable Tech

AOL Sells Winamp And Shoutcast Music Services To Online Radio Aggregator Radionomy

Some more detail on the fate of Winamp and Shoutcast, the legacy digital music services that owner AOL (which also owns TechCrunch) originally planned to shut down but then halted pending a sale. They are not being bought by Microsoft, as we had heard when we first reported news of a sale. The …

Google To Close Bump And Flock, Its Recently Acquired File Sharing Apps

Bump and Flock, the file sharing apps Google acquired last fall, will be shut down by the end of this month. Both apps will stop working and be removed from Google Play and the App Store on January 31, Bump confirmed on its blog today.<p>Google bought Bump Technologies, which make both apps, back in …

Alleged Snapchat hackers explain how and why they leaked data on 4.6 million accounts

The individual or team claiming responsibility for SnapchatDB has responded to <i>The Verge</i>'s requests for comment the morning after the database went online, containing a leaked collection of some 4.6 million apparent Snapchat usernames and partial phone numbers. "Our motivation behind the release was …

Smartcharge lightbulb keeps the lights on when the power goes out

The 5 W SmartCharge LED bulb can put out 350 lumens, with 3,000K, 4,000K and 5,000K color temperatures and a 120 degree beam angle. A built-in, …

Here's What People Are Actually Watching On Their Smartphones And Tablets, As TV Goes Mobile

There's a glut of video available. Fifteen percent of all online video is already being viewed on mobile devices. Another significant slice is being viewed through apps on smart TVs and set-top boxes.<p>But what kind of content is keeping audiences glued to all their screens, and how is it different …

Mobile

Why Siri Could Be the Killer App for Smartwatches

As we've said in this month's cover story, the wearable revolution is real and it's coming fast. For designers, though, putting computers on our …

Smokio Smart e-cigarette allows users to monitor their habit via smartphone app

The Smokio e-cig uses Bluetooth Smart to connect to an Android or iOS device. From there the user downloads the free application and uses it to …