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Courtney Love Rules Out Hole Reunion

Earlier this year, Courtney Love let it slip that she and Hole's mid-90s lineup—Eric Erlandson, Patty Schemel, and Melissa Auf Der Maur—had been rehearsing new material. Then, she backpedaled, saying it may not happen at all. And now, it seems that she's ruled out the possibility entirely.<p>“I don’t …

All About Ceviche

<i>Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.</i><p><i>Today: Chefs Susan Feniger and Mary Sue Milliken of Border Grill discuss the building blocks of ceviche.</i><p>When you think of summer food, you think of raw, …

Our 20 Most Popular Grilling Recipes of All Time

From chicken tacos to barbecued ribs, here are our 20 most popular grilling recipes of all time.<p><b>It's grill time.</b> Though we love our charred kale salads and grilled squid, you love some of our grilling recipes way more than the others. Here are our 20 most popular grilling recipes of all time.

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Potato-Chorizo Sopes With Avocado Crema Recipe

One stellar member of the wide, wonderful world of Mexican masa-based dishes is the <i>sope</i>, a thin, shallow shell of corn dough that's fried until just crisp on the outside but hot and tender inside, then piled high with any number of meat-based fillings. One of our favorites is this traditional …

Tacolicious Party Tips | Williams-Sonoma Taste

This season we partnered with the crew at <b>Tacolicious</b> to create the ultimate <b>Mexican taco party</b>, complete with festive cocktails, grilled nachos, spicy pickled vegetables and hearty tacos. We even worked with them to develop a line of <b>salsas and braising bases</b> so you can pull off the meal yourself! …

Blender Salsa Recipe

<b>Blender Salsa Recipe</b><p>Ingredients: Two 28 ounce cans of Rotel Original Diced Tomatoes and Green Chiles, one slice of seeded jalapeno pepper (if you like your salsa spicy add more slices; if you like it mild leave the jalapeno out entirely), one tomato, ¼ of an onion, one and ½ teaspoons minced garlic, cilantro and salt to taste.<p>Method: Chop the onion, tomato, jalapeno, and cilantro. Drain the liquid from the can of Rotel tomatoes and green chiles and then blend the contents with half of the …

The 15 Most Common Counterfeit Foods—and How to Identify Them

From olive oil to honey to cinnamon, caviar to milk, a guide to the most commonly counterfeited foods<p>We are generally trusting eaters. A server brings a dish: It must be what the menu says. But labels can lie, and when it comes down to it, can you really tell the difference between one whity flaky …

Healthy Steak & Chile Tacos with Avocado-Radish Salsa

<b>Healthy Steak & Chile Tacos with Avocado-Radish Salsa</b><p>1 poblano chile<p>1 lb. (500 g) skirt steak<p>1 tsp. canola oil<p>Salt and freshly ground pepper<p>For the avocado-radish salsa:<p>6 radishes, trimmed, halved and thinly sliced<p>1 firm but ripe avocado, cubed<p>Juice of ½ lime<p>1 Tbs. chopped fresh cilantro<p>Salt and freshly ground pepper<p>Juice of ½ lime<p>8 small white corn tortillas, lightly grilled or warmed in the oven

Hot Fudge Sauce

Makes about 2 cups<p>This recipe for hot fudge sauce comes from the ice cream parlor Franklin Fountain in Philadelphia PA.<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>1/4 cup sugar<p>2 tablespoons light agave syrup (nectar)<p>3/4 cup heavy cream<p>1/4 cup whole milk<p>2 tablespoons unsalted butter<p>8 ounces semisweet or bittersweet chocolate …

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Razer Integrates WeChat into its Nabu Wearable, Says Should Hit U.S. for Under $100

The device is designed to be affordable, while combining some of the best features of a fitness band and smartwatch.<p>Hardware maker Razer said late Wednesday that it is adding support for WeChat into its forthcoming wearable device, the Nabu smartband.<p>In addition to getting notifications on the …

What Microsoft’s CEO Means When He Says He Wants to Unify Windows | Enterprise

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella caused a stir during an earnings call yesterday when he started talking about merging the company's desktop, mobile, and …

YouTube star Michelle Phan sued over copyright

<b>A leading YouTube entrepreneur is facing legal action for alleged copyright infringement in her videos.</b><p>Ultra Records, which has musicians Kaskade, deadmau5 and Calvin Harris on its books, is suing Michelle Phan.<p>The label and its publishing arm claim she has used about 50 of their songs without …

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Apple in Talks With Credit Card Companies Over Payment Solution, Could Launch Mobile 'Wallet' This Fall

Apple's talks with companies in the payment industry have been heating up in recent months, according to a new report from <i>The Information</i>. Apple executives have discussed launching a mobile payment solution as soon as this fall, allowing users to pay for physical goods with their iPhones.<p>Apple is …

Amazon Prime members will renew despite price hike, survey finds

Most Amazon Prime subscribers aren't sweating the recent $20 price increase, at least among those questioned in a recent poll.<p>Surveying 500 shoppers who recently made a purchase at the site, research firm Consumer Intelligence Research Partners found that 44 percent subscribed Amazon's $99 Prime …

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The next age of Foursquare begins today

Foursquare needed a fresh start, so it created a brand new identity<p>In mid-May, Foursquare decided to split itself in two. The first half is Swarm, an app that lets you find friends nearby and check in. The second half is the forthcoming Foursquare 8.0, a complete redesign of the company’s existing …

Facebook reports 138% surge in profits

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/business/1095000/1095563_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1529949974_26cdae35a5d46df0c16020d61f2e8ec5<p><b>Facebook has announced a 138% rise in net income for the second quarter to $791m (£464m).</b><p>Revenue from advertising, which makes up most of …

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The Rise Of Sleep-Tracking Technology

Sleep tracking is gaining steam in the tech world. Meet the newest entry.<p>Wearable devices are increasingly making it easier to track a person's health and fitness, but one area is emerging as arguably the most important — sleep.<p>Many popular wearable devices on the market, in addition to fitness, …

Apple reportedly working on 12-inch Retina MacBook and 4K display for release this year

Apple's OS X Yosemite is coming this fall, so it should be no surprise that the company is readying new hardware to go along with it. <i>9to5Mac</i> reports Apple's current projects include a 12-inch MacBook featuring a pixel-dense Retina display and "a much thinner and slightly lighter aluminum body." The …

Europe wants Apple to get serious about hidden costs of freemium apps

Apple is implementing some protections in iOS 8, adding Family Sharing, which will allow parents to approve or deny their children's iTunes …

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