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99 degrees fahrenheit= 99% off: eBay’s sale on designer shades rises with NYC temps



With the Fourth of July holiday weekend right around the corner, eBay has launched a campaign that offers discounts on designer sunglasses based on temperatures in the Hamptons and New York City.

The company is hosting an airstream at the Montauk Beach House on July 4 and Flatiron Plaza on July 7 and 8, where attendees will receive discounts on Ray-Bans and Michael Kors sunglasses depending on the temperature that day (based on the 5-day Weather Channel forecast). For example, if the…

British government did spy on Amnesty International



LONDON — Human rights group Amnesty International has been informed that it was being spied on by the UK government’s intelligence agency GCHQ

Amnesty International revealed Wednesday evening that it received an email from the Investigatory Powers Tribunal, which said its communications were being intercepted accessed and stored — a little over a week after it was told that this wasn’t the case

The IPT, which investigates…

Apple Watch ‘smart fist bumps’ shown in Apple patent



Imagine if a simple fist bump with a fellow Apple Watch wearer could enable functions like wirelessly exchanging personal information. No finger taps or screen swiping required

That’s the future reality envisioned by a new patent filed by Apple and published online last week

The wrist-mounted device described in the patent isn’t referred to as an Apple Watch, but based on some of the details surfaced by Patently Apple, it’s…

Norwegian Air launching flights from the U.S. to Caribbean starting at $79



If the eastern U.S. experiences another winter as frigid as its last one, Norwegian Air will be ready to carry frozen East Coasters to warmer climates.

Beginning Dec. 3, the airline will begin direct routes from Boston, New York and Baltimore to Martinique and Guadeloupe, two popular Caribbean destinations.

Fares from the U.S. start at $79, while returning fares start at $99, according to Norwegian.

Operating Caribbean…

This exquisite, 3D-printed robotic arm is changing the way we think about prosthetics



When you’re preparing to meet the founder and CEO of a startup that makes myoelectric prosthetics — those controlled by the electrical signals that muscles produce naturally when tensed up — you probably expect to come face-to-face with an idealist. You can almost imagine the reply when you ask the million-dollar question, “So what inspired you to help others?” Surely there’s some backstory involving a loved one losing a limb and a lifelong desire to give them back their mobility.

That’s not…

4 ways to keep an international workforce aligned and engaged



This article is part of DBA, a series on Mashable about running a business that features insights from leaders in entrepreneurship, venture capital and management.

The CEO’s number one responsibility is to set the company’s vision and create a framework for success. Ensuring this success by designing a communication architecture and clear escalation path for information is the difference between stagnation and growth, particularly with a global workforce.

Artists place Wes Anderson-worthy sets on unsuspecting streets



Two Brooklyn-based artists are literally taking on the phrase “from trash to treasure.”

#Setinthestreet is an ongoing art project by prop stylist G

Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited completely revamps how authors get paid



The world of indie publishing is set to undergo yet another tectonic shift, initiated by the world’s biggest publisher: Amazon

In a message posted to its website last week, the company announced plans to dramatically change the way it pays authors enrolled in its Kindle Unlimited program, the Netflix-like service that allows readers to pay a flat fee ($10) to borrow an unlimited number of books every month. As of July 1, authors will be paid based on the number of pages the consumer reads. …

5 can’t-miss apps: Dark Sky, Elevate and more



With all the new drool-worthy games coming out of E3 and news of Samsung’s massive security vulnerability surfacing, you may have missed some of this week’s best new apps.

Luckily, each weekend, we round up a few of our favorite new and updated apps. This week’s list includes Vimeo’s new video editing apps, a big update to Dark Sky and a new game from Disney based on Inside Out

Check out the gallery, below, to see our top picks. If you’re looking…

VR face is the most awkward part about the video game revolution



You don’t have to walk around this year’s booths at E3 for long before you realize that virtual and augmented reality gaming is the next big thing. There are dozens of demos that people can try out ranging from boxing matches to shooting digital roman candles at each other.

The hardware that is bringing VR to the masses is a technical wonder. Strapping on a headset, a pair of headphones and maybe even some…