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AmEx, Jawbone Partnership Allows Customers To Buy Things Using Fitness Trackers

Using your phone to pay for things at the register is so 2014. With the soon-to-be released Apple Watch allowing payments to be made with a flick of the wrist, other wearable companies are jumping on the bandwagon. Case in point: a new joint venture from Jawbone and American Express. [More]

Samsung president and CEO BK Yoon presented the keynote for CES 2015.

Samsung CES 2015 Keynote: The Internet Of Things Is Here And There’s Pretty Much Nothing That Can Stop It

Here are the things we learned from Samsung’s CES 2015 Keynote address Monday evening: CEO and president BK Yoon has a lot of executive friends, the Internet of Things is already here, soon our entire lives will be “connected” and Back To The Future II references are getting old. [More]

Jawbone Offering Full Refunds For Defective UP Wristbands

Jawbone Offering Full Refunds For Defective UP Wristbands

In a move to placate dissatisfied customers, Jawbone is offering refunds on their highly hyped UP wristbands, with no questions asked. The devices are supposed to monitor sleep and exercise patterns of the wearer, but many users reported problems with battery life and its ability to sync with phones and computers. [More]

Aliph Quickly Replaces Melted Jawbone

Aliph Quickly Replaces Melted Jawbone

Marc is happy to report that Aliph really came through for him after he complained about Jawbone smoking and melting after he plugged it into his computer:

My Jawbone Melted

My Jawbone Melted

UPDATE: Aliph Quicly Replaces Melted Jawbone

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Everydaydeals Bribes User To Remove Neutral Feedback

Everydaydeals Bribes User To Remove Neutral Feedback

After receiving two defective “new” headsets and a third one that was missing packaging materials, Lance left EveryDayDeals neutral feedback. EverydayDeals then offered to give Lance a partial refund, but only if he withdrew his non-thumbs-up feedback. Lance’s email, and EveryDayDeals bribe note, inside…