Market Report: IKEA to Release Phone-Charging Furniture

Image via Ikea

Image via Ikea

  • Cue cheers: IKEA is set to release a line of bedside tables, lamps, and desks that will wirelessly charge your smartphone. [Refinery29]
  • Will statement denim be spring’s biggest trend? [Vogue]
  • We love a celebrity who goes sans stylist on the red carpet. Here are 16 styling tips from stars without stylists. [WhoWhatWear]

Next: Repair you hair while you sleep.

Ringly Might Just Be the Solution to Carrying Your Phone With You Everywhere

All images via Ringly

All images via Ringly

The newest item on our wish list? This awesome ring from new tech brand Ringly that will allow you to put down your phone and enjoy your day. (There’s nothing worse than sitting at a dinner table with someone who has her phone out constantly.) Ringly connects to your smartphone using Bluetooth and notifies you about important texts, calls, or upcoming calendar events by sending a subtle vibration. And the best part? They’re super-cute.  Read more »

Whaaat? This Scarf Will Stop You From Catching a Cold

Sickness-repelling scarves for everyone! | Image via Jasper Scough

Sickness-repelling scarves for everyone! | Image via Jasper Scough

The weather’s a-changin’ and I have to admit: I’m nervous. Every time the temperature makes a major dip or the moisture levels spike, I’m faced with a big, fat cold. I’m told this isn’t an uncommon phenomenon, so when our sister site Be Well Philly posted about these bacteria-fighting scarves equipped with filters to ward off germs, we were pretty psyched.

Get the high tech scoop, here.

Market Report: 15 Gorgeous iPhone 6 Cases For Your New Device

  • If you were one of the lucky shoppers to snag (or you know, camp out for) an iPhone 6, you’ve probably found yourself in a bit of a case rut. But don’t worry: Here are 15 super-stylish ways to protect your new phone. (We’re obsessed with the marble case.) [Lucky]
  • Could the 3-ounce limit on liquids on airplanes be a thing of the past? That’s what the TSA is hoping.  [Chicago Tribune]
  • Class is in session. Kanye West still has 250 hours left of community service which he’s wrapping up by teaching a course at Los Angeles Trade Technical College. The gossip mill is speculating it’s a fashion course. [Vulture]

Keep reading to learn more about this beauty secret weapon that you can find in your kitchen cabinet.

Here’s Why You Should Save Your Money and Skip Tory Burch’s New Fitbit Accessories


That brass bracelet costs $195. | Photo via Tory Burch.

I own a Fitbit. It’s black, and it’s not anything to look at. (Actually, it has broken twice, so it’s not really anything to swear by either, but that’s another post.) I bought one with two co-workers, the motley trio of us peppering the poor saleswoman at the City Sports on Walnut Street with questions not at all related to the actual technology of the device: Do these come in any other colors? Can I get this in silver? Can you stud them? 

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Cue Confusion: Diane Von Furstenberg is Collaborating With Google Glass for a Special Edition Pair of Lenses

Image via Jezebel.

Image via Jezebel.

You may remember Diane von Furstenberg’s first foray with Google Glass when, in September 2013, models sashayed down the runway  in the slightly less obtrusive eyeglass versions. It came with a hashtag—#DVFthroughGlass—and prompted New York Daily News to say: “The skinny frames gave off a hint of Star Trek style.” Well, now DVF is giving it another go with an upcoming collaboration with Net-a-Porter set to debut next week. And this is one instance of tech-meets-fashion that I really can’t get behind.

Keep reading about the bizarre collaboration here.

Philly’s Ex-Chief Data Officer: I Quit After Clash with Revenue Commissioner

mark-headd-400Mark Headd, Philadelphia’s first Chief Data Officer from the fall of 2012 to April 2013, has finally explained why he left the position. It happened after a squabble with the city’s Revenue Department commissioner after Headd’s team built a real-time dataset of property tax balances.

Though the city built an API that would allow sharing of real-time data with other city agencies, Revenue Department commissioner Clarena Tolson wouldn’t allow the data to be released. Headd says the city has issued permits to tax delinquents who owe millions.

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