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Metal Wallets Protect Your ID; Gucci Goes High-Tech; Tom Ford on Dieting; Banana Republic's New Collection; Wii Mania Hits Hotels; Michael Kors does Dolly and Idol; Sprint's New Cell Phones

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With the glut of RFID chips on your credit cards, passports, drivers license and office ID, your identity could easily be swiped by digital pickpockets. The solution? Metal-lined wallets that block radio frequencies. Trend or paranoia? "As weird as it sounds, wrapping your passport in tinfoil helps. The tinfoil people, in this case, happen to be correct." [WaPo]

Gucci goes high-tech with ads in Japan. Scanning barcodes in Gucci advertisements give customers access to a special site that allows them to download icons, photos, and wallpapers for their phones and browse Gucci's Joy Collection of accessories. The Japanese have all the fun with gadgets! [WWD]

Tom Ford, diet guru: "If I gain more than two or three pounds, like I have right now, I'm going to eat vegetables tonight. I don't ever cut out vodka and tonics. My trick is that if I eat vegetables at night three or four days in a row, I quickly snap back to my ideal weight." [Fashionista]

Banana Republic launches BR Monogram, a line of classic Banana Republic styles, so you'll always have a place to find a cardigan for an unexpected dinner date. [Fashionista]

Wii-mania, Guitar-hero-addiction and Rock Band-fever have struck the hotel industry. Some hip hotels offer Wii and Xbox rentals to entertainment-deprived guests. [Engadget]

See Michael Kors love Dolly Parton and American Idol. See Michael Kors attend American Idol taping when contestants singing Dolly Parton songs. See Michael Kors tape a public service announcement for Idol Gives Back. [WWD]

Get the skinny on Samsung's latest phone, the Instinct, and the Blackberry Curve 8330. Both at Spring. Engadget makes the call. [Engadget]

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