emojis

  • Happy birthday Iris Apfel, and thanks for making our messages mod

    Happy birthday Iris Apfel, and thanks for making our messages mod

    Nonagenarian cover girl, designer and fashion icon Iris Apfel turned 95 yesterday, and spent part of her birthday sharing with TechCrunch her thoughts about creativity and technology. If you think you’re not familiar with Apfel, you probably are. Her influence in textiles, interior design and fashion is longstanding. As The Metropolitan Museum of Art wrote of her: “Her originality… Read More

  • Female coder and runner emojis are coming soon

    Female coder and runner emojis are coming soon

    Thanks to Google, the Unicode Emoji Subcommittee has agreed to add 11 new emoji that represent professions for men and women across all races. Back in May, Google proposed a new set of emojis to the Unicode Technical Committee that “represents a wide range of professions for women and men with a goal of highlighting the diversity of women’s careers and empowering girls… Read More

  • The tipping point for rebellion Crunch Network

    The tipping point for rebellion

    We are all getting lazy and spoiled. We’re not choosing simple over better, but easy over passably good. We’re self-sabotaging ourselves because effort is a price too great for anything. Read More

  • Facebook Messenger finally adds diverse emojis!

    Facebook Messenger finally adds diverse emojis!

    Facebook has started rolling out a more diverse set of emojis to its Messenger service on the web, iOS and Android. Facebook Messenger has always allowed you to use the diverse emoji offered via your smartphone or computer. Now, these diverse emojis are baked into Messenger. With the update, you’ll have access to over 1,500 new emojis — 100 of which were designed “to… Read More

  • Miss D is a dictionary app for the linguistically curious

    Miss D is a dictionary app for the linguistically curious

    If you’re seriously attempting to learn another language then at least one dictionary app will be a staple on your smartphone homescreen. And familiarity with its UX foibles will have long ago set your teeth on edge. Read More

  • Are You Happy Now? Oxford Dictionaries’ Word Of The Year Is A Damn Emoji

    Are You Happy Now? Oxford Dictionaries’ Word Of The Year Is A Damn Emoji

    I was raised to trust everything the dictionary told me, but damn. What is going on with the world? Today, Oxford Dictionaries named its 2015 “Word Of The Year” and it’s not a word at all. It’s the “tears of joy” emoji. This. 😂 😂 😂 😂 😂 😂 😂 😂 😂 😂 Read More

  • What In The Hell Is A #TacoEmojiEngine?

    What In The Hell Is A #TacoEmojiEngine?

    Tacos. Emojis. Tacos + Emojis. That’s what Taco Bell rolled out to Twitter yesterday. They called it the “#TacoEmojiEngine.” 🌮🌮 What's #TacoEmojiEngine? Tweet us a 🌮 + any other emoji to find out. 🌮🌮 pic.twitter.com/tioahCA0WC — Taco Bell (@tacobell) November 9, 2015 What the hell is it and what is the point? I set out to find out, tweeting along… Read More

  • Microsoft Has A Brand New Middle Finger With Your Name On It

    Microsoft Has A Brand New Middle Finger With Your Name On It

    Today, Windows 10 met the world with much fanfare. There is a ton of new features, apps and more articles about it than you can shake a stick at. As a heavy Apple user, I can’t tell you most of what is in Windows 10, but I can tell you that it now has a pretty awesome feature that I would use the shit out of: the middle finger emoji (and some other new ones, too). In my opinion… Read More

  • Open Source Platform Emojidex Offers “Emojis-As-A-Service”

    Open Source Platform Emojidex Offers “Emojis-As-A-Service”

    Like them or not, emojis are turning into the mobile era’s lingua franca. Now a project called emojidex is offering “emojis-as-a-service,” with a platform that lets developers share new emojis with each other and add them to their websites and apps. Read More