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Nordstrom's $425 Muddy Jeans Inspires Howls

No long workday in the pits required for 'rugged' appearance

(Newser) - First a leather-shrouded rock, then jeans with "windows" —now pre-muddied pants? Nordstrom's latest eye-roller, per CNNMoney : PRPS' Barracuda Straight Leg Jeans , "heavily distressed" denim with a "crackled, caked-on muddy coating" that "embody rugged, Americana workwear"—all for $425. Cutting through the PR speak,... More »

Bad Press on Bad Press Leads to Juicero Refunds

Those who prefer to squeeze juice with their bare hands can get their $400 back

(Newser) - The company that once hawked a product vying to be "the most technologically advanced thing in the kitchen" is now offering refunds for the uber-appliance, Fortune reports. The $400 Juicero machine, a WiFi-enabled juicer billed as the "Keurig of juicers," received $120 million in startup funds, but... More »

For Gamers Too Tired to Blink: 'Wink Glasses'

They come from the maker of Palin's stylish eyewear

(Newser) - Maybe Sarah Palin—world-class winker that she is—inspired them: The maker of her stylish glasses has a new product for gamers too busy to blink. (Really.) Masunaga Optical's Wink Glasses have a sensor to keep track of blinks, and if they don't come quickly enough, the lenses fog... More »

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