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Snap's Futuristic Sunglasses Apparently a Massive Fail

Hundreds of thousands of camera-fitted Spectacles said to be gathering dust in warehouses

(Newser) - A misstep for Snap? Citing "two people close to the company," the Information reports hundreds of thousands of its camera-equipped Spectacles released last fall are sitting unused in warehouses because of low demand, despite CEO Evan Spiegel's recent claim that some 150,000 sales had surpassed company...

Why Sunglasses Make Everyone Better Looking

They offer mystery, better facial structure, says expert

(Newser) - There is, somehow, an instant attractiveness boost conferred by sunglasses. But why is it that covering up our eyes creates this effect? Believe it or not, there is an expert on the topic (it was the subject of her PhD ), and UK professor Vanessa Brown explains the situation to...

Clinton Rocks Crazy Glasses at Ceremony

Makes up for lack of purple pantsuit

(Newser) - The new assistant secretary for public affairs loves the color purple, according to Politico —but Hillary Clinton doesn't own any violet pantsuits. So she decided to celebrate Michael Hammer's swearing-in with a number of other purple accessories, including Mardi Gras beads, a ring, and some flamboyant eyewear:...

This Exists: Sunglasses Named for ... Helen Keller

Chinese company's motto: 'You see the world, the world sees you'

(Newser) - Today's story from the department of very questionable taste: A Chinese company is selling Helen Keller-brand sunglasses attached to the motto, "You see the world, the world sees you." Before you assume that maybe choosing a blind woman as the face of your glasses was a harmless...

Beware Sunglasses' Bogus Claims

Study finds UV protection is often overstated

(Newser) - Apparently, nobody can leave the house this summer. Not only will your sunscreen give you skin cancer , but your lying sunglasses will ruin your vision. A new study shows that more than 20% of sunglasses (regardless of price) make false claims about UV protection, reports LiveScience . (The study concerned shades...

Why Darkness Breeds Shifty Behavior

Study: People are more devious when lighting is dim

(Newser) - When it comes to the psychology of devious behavior, adults aren't much different from toddlers who cover their eyes with their hands to hide: We think that if we can't see, nobody can see us. So while there's nothing surprising about the fact that most crime occurs in the dark,...

Entrepreneur's Vintage Shades Slide Up the A-List

His vintage custom shades take celebs by storm

(Newser) - Shades are a precious necessity for paparazzi-wary celebs, but Jack Bernstein has no sympathy. The vintage-sunglasses peddler demands top dollar—up to $25,000—for his tricked-out eyewear, often scooped up at flea markets, American Way magazine reports. With his own Los Angeles shop and an upcoming line, Bernstein has...

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