Wal-Mart Stores said it is tripling the number of U.S. stores that lets shoppers scan items with their iPhones and pay at self-checkout counters.

Wal-Mart's Scan & Go program will soon be in more than 200 stores

For now, Scan & Go only works on Apple devices. An Android version should be out soon.
With more than half of its shoppers using smartphones, Wal-Mart is trying to make shopping more convenient for shoppers who embrace mobile technology.

Shoppers scan bar codes on items they want to buy on their iPhone, iPod touch or iPad to keep track of the planned purchases and the total cost

Then they pay at a self-checkout screen, bypassing the typical registers.

As it expands the test of Scan & Go, Wal-Mart is also adding self-checkout lanes to many more stores

A nonprofit organization has bought a house across from the anti-gay church and turned it into a gay-rights center, complete with a rainbow flag.

The Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kan., might have finally met its match.

The church, which is known for its anti-gay views, now has a neighbor surrounded in the rainbow colors of the gay pride flag.

Nonprofit Planting Peace bought a house across from the church and decided to turn it into a gay rights center.
The house even has a pride flag flying from a 30-foot pole.

Planting Peace has been documenting the painting on its Facebook page, and uploaded pictures of the house after the painting was completed Tuesday to show off the finished product.

Judging from the responses they have received so far, most people like the bright colors.

Some said that the church would likely file a lawsuit against Planting Peace, though it wasn't clear what the pretext would be.

A little effort goes a long way for this young boy…

Peyton Zitelli is a 19-month-old from Boonton who was diagnosed with a rare childhood cancer. For her weekly treatment, The Zitelli family drives to a facility in Philadelphia. Her 8-year-old neighbor, Matthew Santana, wanted to do something for her. Matthew felt really sorry for Peyton when she lost all of her hair because of chemotherapy. So Matthew decided to shave his head. With the help of his father, Ray Santana, they create a Facebook event called Pledges for Peyton. Since Matthews effort has raised so much awareness, the event had to be moved from his garage to the Blackthorn Restaurant & Irish Pub on Route 46 in Parsippany. The event will take place this Saturday from 3 to 5 p.m. Wristbands will be sold at the door.  Anyone who purchases a wristband will be given 10 percent off their food bill and happy hour drink prices.

Now you might have to wait until the following Monday to mail letters, credit card bills, and subscriptions.

The United States Postal Service plans to cancel mail delivery on Saturdays. For everything except packages, the Postal Service is cutting back to five-day-a-week deliveries. The department has lost almost 16 billion dollars last year because of the Internet commerce. It plans to save 2 billion dollars every year if they proceed with the Saturday cutback.  Things have changed and the Internet is free. Even though some feel remorse for the ending of Saturday mail, most people don’t get anything of interest on that day.  Many people younger than 40, think the mail isn’t important and is an ancient way of communicating. At the end of August, Saturday mail delivery will end. 

As of Sunday, you might want to think twice when you use a credit card. Stores in most states are going to start charging you a checkout fee. Retailers have the option to tack on a surcharge of about 3% if a customer uses a credit card. This fee doesn't apply to purchases made using debit cards. And it will still be illegal to charge the new fee in 10 states: California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Kansas, Maine, Massachusetts, New York, Oklahoma and Texas.

Did anyone else see Malia photobomb Barack Obama and his wife kissing. I know I did!

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