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You can now pay your friends through Facebook Messenger

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Facebook’s long-awaited payments feature is finally here.

On Tuesday, the social network announced a new feature for Messenger that lets users send and receive money to one another. The feature will roll out to Facebook users in the U.S. across desktop, Android and iOS over the next few months.

Users who add their debit card information in Messenger’s settings section can send payments by striking up a conversation with a…

Emoji Keyboard puts the power of mobile shorthand on desktops and laptops

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If someone can find success crowdfunding potato salad on Kickstarter, why not something equally unnecessary but even more fun — like an emoji keyboard?

That’s what the folks at Oakland, California-based Disk Cactus, a self-described “art and technology” studio, developed to give us all a simple way to emojify messages

The product itself is not a keyboard, but an overlay for existing Mac keyboards (standard MacBooks and Apple wireless keyboards)

This app makes texting exclusively in Drake lyrics easier than ever

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Whether you’re drunk dialing exes, ordering bottle service, making your enemies jealous or just generally on your worst behavior, Drake has felt your highs and lows

Selecting the most appropriate Drake lyrics to express feelings comes naturally to some people. But sometimes, in the event of emotional crises, your mind goes blank and you can’t even remember lyrics that your dog is very tired of hearing you sing. Fortunately, a new app called Drizzy is here to help.

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Five crazy things being powered by the sun

The aircraft Solar Impulse is not the only unusual element being powered by the sun.

Why not everything is being powered by the sun? It’s the most powerful thing in the solar system! This is why it is called the solar system.

Here are five of the most unusual objects already using solar energy.

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Celebrity portraits prove that emoji selection is truly an art form

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Picking the right emoji is serious business. It can make or break a text — relationships are on the line

Rapper Yung Jake is taking the art form to the next level by creating stunning celebrity portraits using Emoji.Ink, an app that lets you to use the emoji keyboard as a paintbrush.

Now we finally know that Miley Cyrus‘ infamous tongue is mostly made out of pigs and Kim Kardashian uses hamburgers as bronzer

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Grateful Dead to reunite for final concerts

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Fifty years after Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir and Phil Lesh first performed in Menlo Park, Calif., the surviving members of the Grateful Dead will reunite in 2015 for what they say is their final series of concerts.

The four surviving members, Weir, Lesh, Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann, will play three shows at Chicago’s Soldier Field, July 3, 4, and 5. “These will be the last shows with the four of us together,” Weir tells Billboard. They will be joined for the show by Phish guitarist Trey…

Your iPhone isn’t a BlackBerry, but it can fake it with the Typo 2

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The iPhone‘s answer to the BlackBerry keyboard, the Ryan Seacrest-backed Typo, is back. Like the first model, the Typo 2 turns your Apple smartphone into one with a QWERTY keyboard

But the second version is a bit different — and this makes sense, considering Typo was hit with a lawsuit and pulled off the market for having a design too close to BlackBerry’s existing keyboard

Seacrest and Typo cofounder Laurence Hallier

Ambitious iPhone keyboard gets quick funding on Kickstarter

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Next Keyboard — an app claiming to be the “perfect keyboard” for the iPhone — reached its funding goal just two days after it was launched on Kickstarter

The app’s creator, a software development company called Tiny Hearts, sought 10,000 CAD ($8,642) for finishing the app, which they claim was about 75% done. After the Kickstarter launch on Friday, it only took until Sunday evening for the donations to hit that number, with 40 days to go

Thanks so much to all our backers on @kickstarter we…

Apple names its top apps of 2014; Uber makes the cut

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It’s a good day for Elevate, which was just named Apple‘s favorite app of 2014.

The app, which helps you improve memory and focus, was Apple’s top pick of the year. The runner-up was Instagram’s Hyperlapse, which speeds up shaky videos and turns them into time lapses in just two taps.

Apple compiled its annual list of what it considers to be the year’s most standout apps, with categories ranging from “best apps” to “best games.”

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The 12 Best Android apps of 2014

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Between the release of Android Lollipop, a slew of new cutting-edge handsets, and a brand new platform for smartwatches and wearables, 2014 was an exciting year for Android users.

New hardware and operating system updates aside, the Google Play Store had its share of awesome new titles as well. Between innovative new keyboard apps, new calendars and productivity tools, you’d be hard pressed to choose the best

We’ve picked out our favorite…