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Emoji Passwords are Coming: Harder to Hack and Easier to Remember

A UK company claims to have invented the idea of using a set of emoji to replace a PIN number, suggesting that our stupid brains find it easier to remember the silly drawing people face things — and that the increased complexity of the emoji character set makes brute-forcing into our bank accounts substantially harder. » 6/15/15 7:30am 6/15/15 7:30am

Pizza is the most popular emoji on Venmo

Venmo is a great way to ditch your wallet or buy drugs with your smartphone. Part of the fun is the simple fact that the app’s social networking features allows you to publicly shame your friends spending habits with emoji. The most popular emoji used on Venmo, by the way, is pizza—by a landslide. » 4/02/15 5:44pm 4/02/15 5:44pm

I Hope Miley Cyrus Made Entirely Out of Emojis Is What I See When I Die

Emojis have hijacked our words, our social networks, and the general literacy of our nation's youth. So while it feels like I should hate rapper Yung Jake's absurdly skilled emoji-based portraits on principle alone—I can't. They are grotesque, they are obscene, and they are incredible. » 1/16/15 4:00pm 1/16/15 4:00pm

You're About to Have More Options Than "White Emoji" and "Racist Emoji"

Racial diversity amongst our emoji has been an issue for a while, especially now that more and more of our teens are regressing into a pictogram-only lifestyle (because words are dead). Thankfully, it sounds like the Unicode Consortium has heard our cries—diverse emojis are coming. And not the racist kind. » 11/04/14 9:11am 11/04/14 9:11am