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PayPal acquires Swedish payments firm iZettle

<b>PayPal has bought iZettle, a Swedish mobile payments company that sells a card-reader aimed at small businesses, for $2.2bn (£1.6bn).</b><p>The move boosts PayPal's in-store presence at a time when competition in the online payments sector is increasing.<p>The takeover comes less than three weeks after …

Fender's excellent desktop app for learning to play songs is now free

Fender’s $35 Riffstation desktop app, which helps you break down songs to learn its chords and riffs at your own pace, is now available for free on macOS and Windows.<p>Fire it up, open an MP3 or CD track, and Riffstation will break it down to show you the chords for the entire song. You can also slow …

The 25 Most Pinned Chicken Recipes of All Time

Chicken is your go-to for easy, filling dinners, but it doesn’t always feel like the most exciting meal in your dinner rotation. We get it, so we’ve …

Cooking

Remember This Helpful Tip When Shopping for Bacon

When I was growing up there weren't a ton of options when it came to buying bacon. It was just, you know, bacon. Now when you stand in front of the …

BBQ

How to Make Classic Potato Salad Recipe at Home

This homemade potato salad recipe is a Southern staple for the perfect easy potato salad. Make this classic potato salad yours by adding chopped …

Bobby Brown: Bobbi Kristina 'Passed Away' Months Before Public Knew

"She was a beautiful young lady. And what she wanted to do with her life, I wish everybody could have seen," the musician said. "Music, …

Amy Schumer releases wedding photos, says she's not pregnant

Amy Schumer has officially tied the knot with chef Chris Fischer, and she has a few things to clear up.<p>The comedian shared photos of her and Fischer …

Chris Rock Made a Strong Gun-Control Argument on the Day of the Florida Shooting

Rock’s first special in a decade, “Tamborine,” was released on the same day 17 people were killed in Florida<p>If you spent Wednesday shaking your head …

A new study on the US officials who suffered brain injuries in Cuba makes their cases even more mysterious

No one knows exactly what caused the strange symptoms US diplomats in Cuba experienced after they reported hearing strange noises that some have linked to "sonic attacks."<p>But a new study of the victims of these mysterious phenomena suggests a new, disconcerting possibility: Some unknown force …

Research

A Solar Storm Is About to Strike Earth, So Here's What You Need to Know

It could mess with our GPS signals.<p>Thanks to a long-duration solar flare belched out by the Sun earlier this week, Earth is buckling down for a …

Jeannie Mai Says Not Wanting to Have Children Was a 'Big Main Factor' That Lead to Her Divorce

Jeannie Mai has opened up about what led to her split from husband Freddy Harteis.<p>Mai, 39, spoke frankly to her fellow <i>The Real</i> co-hosts on Thursday …

Relationships

Kanye West Deletes His Instagram Account Again After Only Being Active For A Day

Mercurial mad genius Kanye West has already deleted his Instagram account again after an all-too-brief return to praise his wife Kim Kardashian (and several other high-profile celebrity couples) on Valentine’s Day.<p>Kanye originally deleted his accounts around eight months ago while recovering from …

Paris Hilton on new music, #MeToo, marriage, and children: 'I've grown up'

The scene in Paris Hilton’s New York City apartment on Wednesday is likely to induce sensory overload. Sister Nicky Hilton Rothschild making …

The Latest: Shiffrin misses, Hansdotter wins gold on Day 7

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on the Pyeongchang Olympics (all times local):<p>12:20 a.m.<p>Mikaela Shiffrin finished a disappointing fourth in …

Winter Olympics

How to open links on any web page in Chrome using just your keyboard

I can’t be the only one who sometimes can’t be arsed to reach for my mouse when I need to click on things at my desktop; it’s more of an issue than usual when I’m practicing guitar and scrolling through tutorials or scrubbing back and forth on YouTube jam tracks.<p>Thankfully, there’s an extension for …

After allegedly draining bank accounts, Coinbase promises refunds (update)

Nobody likes being charged twice for the same transaction. It's a hassle, particularly if your bank account is nearly empty and you get hit with an overdraft charge, too.<p>Coinbase, a popular way to buy, sell, and store digital currency including Bitcoin and Etherium, is now being accused of charging …

Snap CEO Evan Spiegel basically says the Snapchat redesign is here to stay

Despite a lot of backlash over a big redesign for the Snapchat app — which to be sure is a very big deal for a product-centric company like Snap — Snap CEO Evan Spiegel vigorously defended the redesign and basically said people need to get used to it.<p>Spiegel said at the Goldman Sachs Internet & …

Intrigue at V.A. as Secretary Says He Is Being Forced Out

The secretary of veterans affairs, David J. Shulkin, for a year enjoyed rare bipartisan support in Washington as he reformed his department, but now officials in the Trump administration are trying to replace him.<p>An email sent in December by Jake Leinenkugel, the White House senior adviser on …

Bermuda becomes first jurisdiction in the world to repeal same-sex marriage

British island territory swaps marriage for domestic partnerships for LGBT couples in move criticised as attack on equal rights<p>Bermuda has become the first jurisdiction to legalise and then repeal same-sex marriage, in what critics have called an unprecedented rollback of civil rights by the …

Same-sex Marriage

The best Chris Hemsworth movies to binge-watch this weekend

Who's your favorite Hemsworth?<p>It's a loaded party question, but if your answer is "Chris," we've got good news for you. The actor is hitting theaters this weekend in <i>12 Strong</i>, which tells the true story of modern Green Berets, the first soldiers on the ground in Afghanistan after 9/11, who discover …

7 Countries Where You Can Travel on $30 a Day or Less

Travel adventures may be cheaper than you think.<p>Many people believe that traveling is extremely expensive — and while this may be true if you’re …

Apple paid Nokia $2 billion as part of a patent lawsuit settlement

After a quick fight, Apple and Nokia settled a patent lawsuit back in May. But the two companies didn’t comment on the value of this settlement. While terms of the deal are still undisclosed, Nokiamob first spotted that Nokia announced that it has received a $2 billion upfront cash payment from …

Patents

Wanted: An Eraser for Everything You've Ever Regretted Putting Online

Wanted: Some sort of digital soap and water to wipe away every photo, post and email we regret sending into the abyss of the internet.<p>Sure, there's the basic recall function on some email accounts that allows you to take back a message, but only if you act fast. But what if there were some big …

Zip line company: Woman who fell had unhooked safety gear

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A woman who fell 35 feet to her death from a zip line platform had disconnected herself from the safety system, the attraction's …

Zip-lines

Uber tests $2 flat rate fares and edges closer to public transit

It costs $2.25 to ride a city bus in San Francisco. Uber is testing a new flat-rate option that could make it a tempting alternative.<p>The ride-hailing company is experimenting with a new service in limited areas that will charge users a flat rate of $2 to catch an UberPool, where a car is shared …

Transportation

Sofia Vergara Shares Her Biggest Beauty Regret

It involves sunscreen in a place you wouldn't expect.<p>Everyone has beauty regrets. Literally <i>everyone</i>, including the objectively-gorgeous Sofia Vergara.<p>Seriously.<p>Vergara looks downright perfect to us, but the stunning <i>Modern Family</i> star admits there's at least one big beauty mistake she regrets making …

Gigi Hadid Clears Up Confusion About That Illegal "Belgie Tour" Merch

Oops...<p>Earlier this week, Gigi Hadid snapped a photo of herself wearing a pink hoodie featuring a graphic of her and her sister Bella along with the words "Belgie Tour" in a Barbie-inspired font.<p>Immediately, the Internet took notice and wanted their own Belgie merch, which was being sold by online …