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The 250 New Emoji? Here’s What They’ll Look Like

Yesterday afternoon, the Unicode Consortium published a list of 250 new Emoji that they hope Google, Apple, Twitter and the rest will all come to embrace. Spiders! Middle fingers! “Man in business suit levitating”!<p>The problem? Except for a tiny handful of exceptions, the list of what’s to come was …

Hands On With Yo, The Absurdly Simple Messaging App

In certain web-obsessed circles, the word of the day today was definitely “yo .”<p>Yo is a ridiculously simple smartphone app that allows you to contact friends with one word messages that say, you guessed it, yo. The app launched on April 1st (no joke) but only really started to pick up viral steam …

Google Shames Apple’s iOS For Adding What Android Did Years Ago

Apple’s Tim Cook insulted Google at WWDC earlier this month saying “Android dominates the market in malware”, and quoted an article calling the fragmented open operating system a “toxic hellstew of vulnerabilities.” Well Google punched back this morning at its I/O conference when Sundar Pichai put …

This Waterproof Kindle Paperwhite Is Humanity’s Greatest Achievement

Sometimes a device comes so close to being perfect that you’d be forgiven for not realizing that with just a single tweak, it can become, in actual fact, perfect. The Kindle Paperwhite is such a device, as an e-reader that Amazon has crafted so well that you pretty much never need look beyond for …

Google Invests $50 Million In “Made With Code” Program To Get Girls Excited About CS

This week, Google launched a new initiative called Made With Code, aimed at getting young women excited about learning to code and close the gender gap in the tech industry. The idea behind it is to show young girls that the things they love, from apps on their smartphones to their favorite movies …

Hands On With Google’s Incredibly Clever Cardboard Virtual Reality Headset

Each year at I/O, Google gives all of the developers in the audience a gift. Some years it’s a tablet. Some years it’s a laptop.<p>This year? It was a piece of cardboard. Yeah, yeah, they gave attendees some other stuff, too — but that cardboard!<p>Once you tear the seal on Google’s lil’ slab of …