Emoji

Apple iPhone X parody snarks at '$1,000 emoji machine'

<i>Caution: some minor adult language in the video.</i><p>When Apple launches a new iPhone, we know to look to YouTube for a fresh wave of parody videos roasting the latest device. The cream of the crop after Apple's Tuesday announcement comes from Jacksfilms. The mild title, "iPhone X (parody)," does little …

Satire

Windows 10: How to type emoji on your PC using the Fall Creators Update

How can I type emoji on my PC keyboard? It’s a question that you’ve probably asked, given up on, shrugged, and then pulled out your smartphone. Now, with Windows 10 and the Fall Creators Update, a new emoji keyboard will make adding emoji to Twitter, Facebook, and other apps a snap. While there’s …

Microsoft

The CFL embraces Twitter emoji

Forget Animoji, the best thing to happen emoji since, well, the invention of the emoji, are the new CFL emoji.<p>Starting today, Canadian Football …

Canadian Football League

'A $1000 emoji machine.' The best new iPhone X parody video so far.

“When you look at your phone it'll shoot thousands of lasers straight into your pores, then it sucks your soul like Dementor. Thank you for your life …

Xeni Jardin

Apple's new iPhone X will let you control the POO EMOJI with your face

Apple's new iPhone X will allow users to do something we never dared dream would be possible with a handheld device.<p>It lets you take control of the …

Apple Park

New iPhone could turn you into the poop emoji, FBI probes Uber

New iPhone leaks point to personalized animated emoji and a new name for the device. Meanwhile, Uber faces an FBI investigation.

Uber

The Best Thing About iOS 11 May Be The Animated Emoji

Tech blogs are buzzing after some Apple-related rumors leaked onto Reddit. According to Gizmodo, a Golden Master build of iOS 11 hit the internet after it was listed at a super secret URL on Apple's website. While the information comes from an unofficial leak, multiple credible Apple blogs are …

Technology

How to enable and use Emoji on Windows 10 ☺😘😍😋

Emoji is everywhere and getting bigger.<p>Yes Emoji is everywhere and getting bigger — in terms of number of emoji characters available and in terms of …

Microsoft

Every state's favorite emoji revealed — and Minnesota's is sorta passive-aggressive

Are Minnesotans drawn to the emoji because it implies humor, or because it can be used as a form of flirtation?

Minneapolis

Meet the inventor of the emoji

From a sacred craftsman to the inventor of the emoji, Derek Blasberg meets the masters of Japanese design.

Design

NFL Emoji Hashtags are Back to Get You Hyped

NFL emoji hashtags are back just in time for tomorrow's kickoff. Fans of all 32 franchises will have a unique hashtag to rep their favorite teams on …

NFL

Why are Samsung's emojis different from everyone else?

From a cookie that’s definitely not a cookie to a yellow flag when everyone else sees red, sending emojis is fraught enough without manufacturers changing things<p>It’s a tricky life, being an emoji designer. Unicode, the consortium that controls the key standard used to digitally encode writing, …

Samsung

There are nearly 70 emojis that could be coming to your keyboard in 2018

While 2017's emoji are finally making their way to keyboards around the world, 2018's edition is just around the corner, and an estimated 67 emoji …

Say Goodbye to the Blob. Google's New Emoji Have Arrived

The blobs first appeared in the spring of 2013. They were roundly amorphous, like cookie dough plopped onto a baking sheet. Their faces, a rainbow of …

Android Oreo

What Your Favorite Emoji Really Mean

For an image to receive the coveted status of becoming an official emoji, it needs to satisfy multiple requirements set forth by the Unicode Consortium, the nonprofit that reviews all emoji applications.<p>Among the factors taken into account are: expected usage level, image distinctiveness, and …

Anger

You Probably Missed It, But Facebook Added 125 New Family Emojis

Redheads and diverse families are included!<p>Families come in all different shapes, sizes, colors and combinations. And back in April, Facebook made …

Lifestyle

The smiley face emoji has a “dark side,” researchers have found

If you’re old enough to remember the first time you saw smiley faces appearing in work-related memos, you may recall—as I do—vowing to never use one. At best, it looked silly and immature; at worst, passive-aggressive and condescending—especially when attached to a request or gentle reprimand. …

Psychology

Facebook rolls out new family emoji, but there’s something missing

There’s no option for interracial families<p>Facebook has rolled out 125 new family emoji, expanding the default yellow skin tone to include light, medium, and darker tones, and more family combinations. Though the rollout enables users to have more options, all of the family members that comprise …

Facebook Messenger

There's Something Important Missing From Facebook's Family Emoji

Emoji are a hot topic, and not just because there are characters for cakes and cookies, but still no cupcakes. The lack of diversity has been a sticking point: It took years for there to be skin tones that went beyond the default yellow; non-stereotypical professions for women didn't appear until …

The complicated process behind emoji creation and selection

The thousands of emojis loaded into our phones go through a complicated—and sometimes stringent—process to get there. That process includes a …

Emojipedia now lists all the new and changed emoji in Android 8.0 Oreo

Contrary to all logic and reason, emoji are a big deal on smartphones and people care what they look like. For example, I and many others loved the …

NOT CUTE: Pro-Aborts Debut Uterus Emoji to Raise Money for More Abortions

Meet Ooti the Uterus. “She” is, according to her website, an “expressive uterus” emoji “in shades of millennial pink.” (Millennial pink?)There has …

Conservative View

Kendall Jenner Is Getting Blasted For Using This Emoji

Some Twitter users are pissed about Kendall's tweet, but what do you think?<p>Who knew that an emoji could cause so much drama? <b>Kendall Jenner</b> — who's …

Kendall Jenner

Android 8.0 Oreo: 10 cream-filled features

Today’s release of Android 8.0 Oreo includes a generous helping of new features for devices of many sorts. Today we’re running down 10 of the most …

Wi-Fi

People Have A Problem With Kendall Jenner’s Emoji Choice

“Stay in ur emoji lane miss pepsi.”<p>Kendall Jenner has frequently been called out for co-opting black culture, and no one can forget her very bad Pepsi ad, in which she seemingly solves the issue of racism in America by giving a cop a soda. And now the internet is taking issue with her choice of …

Kendall Jenner

EmojiType inserts relevant Emoji in the place of plain text characters

As you type with your iPhone’s keyboard, standard plain text characters appear on the screen, but that’s not always enough if you’re a heavy Emoji …

Apple

Turns out emoji domains are expensive as hell

If you’re foolish enough to have waited until 2017 to get your own website, you might come to the horrific realization that all the good domain names …

Using this emoji in a work email will make you seem incompetent

:Inserts face-palm emoji:<p>Tacking on a smiley face emoji or a quick ":)" to your work emails might seem like a good idea at first — maybe you'll …

Angela Merkel just gave bosses everywhere permission to use the 😊 emoji

It’s hard to imagine Angela Merkel—chancellor of Germany and global champion of democracy—punctuating her emails and texts with emoji. But in what’s certainly among the most joyful news of the week, Politico reports that Merkel’s favorite emoji is the  smiley face.<p>The German politician and …

Big Ideas

Smiley emoji in your work emails are making you look incompetent :(

Emoji have invaded our texts, Slacks, and even our business emails. But, a new study suggests that including emoji in your work emails may be making you look incompetent. Not ideal, TBH.<p>Researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Israel found that professional emails which feature "smiley" …

Technology