Great news: On Wednesday, the Unicode Consortium released the final version of its 11.0 emoji set, with approximately 77 new emojis being added to the list. There’s a lot of new content, including a few new faces, various organs or body parts, animals, foodstuffs, and science equipment including petri dishes and lab…
Newly proposed guidelines under consideration by the Unicode Consortium, the non-profit group that maintains Unicode as the international standard for symbols across software platforms, could soon radically change the way we use emojis. Yes, I mean that Unicode may finally update emoji standards to let your favorite…
While most of us only take note of the work being done at Unicode when it drops a new set of emojis, the organization is responsible for standardizing the way computers around the world display characters. It’s serious business, and some Unicode researchers have had enough of this stupid emoji shit.
Remember earlier this year when we told you a bunch of new emoji were on the way? Well, they’ve finally arrived for the iPhone in the iOS 11.1 update. Just go to Settings > General > Software Update.
You knew that there was something different about Apple’s big iPhone event this year when the company introduced Animoji, cute, animated cartoon emoji that would move and speak based on the motion of your actual face. “Oh,” you thought to yourself. “This is... new.”
On Friday, Unicode officially announced the candidates for new emoji to be included in next year’s update. So, naturally, that means it’s time to cast the followup to The Emoji Movie, this year’s beloved summer blockbuster. There are 67 potential new additions, but only some will make the cut. These are those emoji.
At approximately 11:38am Cupertino time on Wednesday, Apple CEO Tim Cook posted a cryptic message on Twitter reading only “😀.” It was quickly deleted.
Guys, we’re getting deliciously close to a big emoji upgrade. Appropriately named Emoji 5.0, the new batch of silly symbols includes several very specific items as well as some long sought-after essentials. Do you have a favorite? We do.
In the latest iOS 10 update, Apple added hundreds of new and redesigned emoji. The world of the emoji can be difficult to navigate, for sex-havers and virgins alike. Using the incorrect emoji in a message to one of your cooler friends or a potential new lover can leave you humiliated, looking like a fumbling nerd who…
Marc Andreessen is under fire after playing both sides of an important decision made at Facebook earlier this year. A new Bloomberg report cites recently unsealed court documents from a lawsuit filed against the company’s board of directors. In the suit, shareholders accuse Andreessen of advising CEO Mark Zuckerberg…
The emoji-powers-that-be at Unicode seem to have their finger on the pulse of the world’s zeitgeist with the latest additions. Many symbols of social progress were approved to be added to the official emoji lineup yesterday and many handy signifiers of what-the-hell-just-happened were as well.
Dead eyes, half-smile. Inhale deeply. Let it out. It’s all going to be OK.
Unicode 9.0, which will be out June 21, is one of the most highly anticipated releases in emoji history. Finally you will avail yourself of the need to type out the letters for avocado, bacon, selfie, face palm, and pregnant. But last month, one controversial emoji was removed from the lineup: Rifle.
Are those long pages filled with words getting to you while at church? Maybe you’ll benefit from a new version of the Bible that’s made from emojis.
Last week, Google released a new, gif-friendly keyboard that lets you choose from a selection of Fun animations. Perhaps you’re feeling particularly Mr. Bean-frowning-against-a-blue-background. Or maybe you’re in more of a you-go-glenn-coco-scene-from-Mean-Girls mood. That’s fine. But when it comes time to express…
A team from Google has proposed a new set of emoji to represent occupations. But for a change they depict women as well as men—an idea that the team thinks will better reflect, you know, real life.