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The Smiley Face Emoji Is Clearly Full of Shit

Look, I’m no emoji expert, but there’s one thing I do know: The basic smiley emoji is a goddamn liar. And using it makes you a liar, too. Read More >>

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Twitter Bails on the Cartoon Pistol Emoji

The pistol emoji has existed in one form or another since at least 2010, but in 2016 Apple shook shit up by replacing it with something completely different: a harmless, lime-green water gun. Today, about a year-and-a-half later, Twitter is following suit. Read More >>

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Apple Proposes First Accessibility Emoji, Including Guide Dogs and Prosthetics

On Friday, Apple submitted a proposal to Emojipedia for a suite of new accessibility emoji. There are 13 in total, which expands to 43 when you take into account skin tone options. They include a guide and service dog, a person with a cane, a person in both mechanical and manual wheelchairs, a person signing, an ear with a hearing aid, and a prosthetic arm and leg. In Apple’s proposal, it notes that this isn’t an all-encompassing list of accessibility emoji. It’s just a start. Read More >>

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Newspaper Switches to Emoji-Based Weather Forecasts

A redesign of London's Evening Standard that launches today is shocking the establishment to its very core with one of its changes; it's now using emojis to explain to the kids that rain is bad and sun is nice. Read More >>

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We’re Getting a DNA Emoji—but It’s Twisted the Wrong Way

This month the Unicode Consortium, the strange and little-known organisation that decides which new emoji appear in our lives, announced some good news for science: Among the 157 new emoji being added to the emoji keyboard in 2018 is a DNA double helix. Read More >>

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Here Are Some of the New Emoji, Ranked From Most to Least Useful During Sexting

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 coats. Read More >>

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Google Decides Android Users Deserve Full Beers

Stand down, fierce citizens. Google has fixed its beer emoji. The beer icons that were once half empty but confusingly topped with froth are now full. Oh and those un-American burger emoji with cheese on the bottom bun? The cheese is now on top. Read More >>

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Some People at the Emoji Group Have Had Enough of This Goddamn Pile of Poo

While most of us only take note of the work being done at Unicode when it drops a new set of emojis, the organisation is responsible for standardising the way computers around the world display characters. It’s serious business, and some Unicode researchers have had enough of this stupid emoji shit. Read More >>

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Go Download Your 69 New iPhone Emoji Right Now

Remember earlier this year when we told you 69 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. Read More >>

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Apple’s Creepy New Emoji Are a Gateway Drug to Furrydom

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.” Read More >>

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England, Wales and Scotland Get Their Own Flag Emoji

A Cheeto is President of the US, the UK has decided to divide itself in two while continually arguing with itself, and we have newspapers that lie with impunity to push the agendas of their billionaire owners. But never mind, the Welsh dragon now has its own emoji. Read More >>

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Lego is Now a Social Network Too

The Lego behemoth would like to take control of the parts of your child's life that aren't spent playing with bricks on the floor, with its Lego Life social network now live for the entertainment and sedation of the under-13 demographic. Read More >>

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Stoke up Resentment with Nationalist Emoji

Three new emoji are coming to the next update of the Unicode database, and it's either great news or terrible news depending on your opinions of people who hang flags out of their upstairs windows whenever there's an international football tournament polluting the atmosphere. Read More >>

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New Emoji-Based iOS Text Hack Discovered

Sending just three emoji to an iOS device is the new comedy hack in town, as receiving the odd visual message combination can lock up iPhones so badly that they need a restart. If you hate someone enough to want to deprive them of a screen to look at for a few minutes, here you go. Read More >>

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The Crying Face Was 2016’s Most Popular Emoji [Crying Face]

Virtual keyboard company Swiftkey has been data mining with or without the consent of its users, and has revealed the most commonly used emoji of 2016 -- and broken it down by UK cities to boot. Read More >>