Emoji

17 Jul 19
Q13 FOX News

Apple will introduce disability-themed emojis in a move designed to “bring even more diversity to the keyboard.”

17 Jul 19
KTLA

[vemba-video id=”business/2019/02/06/new-emojis-march-2019-jr-orig-newsource.cnn”] Apple and Google are rolling out dozens of new emojis that include cute critters, of course, but also expand the number of images of human diversity. Apple Inc. is releasing new variants of its holding hands emoji that allow people to pick any combination of skin tone and gender, 75 possible combinations in […]

17 Jul 19
TV Aerials Leeds

Ahead of World Emoji Day on Wednesday, July 17, Apple and Google announced plans to bring an expanded set of emoji to their respective platforms. from Pocket https://techcrunch.com/2019/07/17/for-world-emoji-day-the-unicode-consortium-redesigns-its-site-to-be-more-user-friendly/ via FREEVIEW AERIALS LEEDS

17 Jul 19
Décalage: Keeping up with times

Emojis are increasingly coming up in court cases. Judges are struggling with how to interpret them. 💸😵🔪 Read the story by Samantha Murphy Kelly (CNN) here. How does this this newly evolving aspect of language affect us as interpreters in the courtroom? Please feel free to share your thoughts/experiences in the comments section.

17 Jul 19
tonylamfood (Beta)

via Instagram JULY-17 is World Emoji Day. ⁠ ⁠ I use emoji and stickers every day, so why not using this opportunity to celebrate the joy of these digital experiences bring to our lives. Do you know who they are? Let me know the emoji/stickers you are using most frequently.⁠ ⁠ #worldemojiday⁠ #crazyemoji #emoji #pepethefrog […]

17 Jul 19
Patriotify

Via Washington Examiner Just before World Emoji day, Apple announced it that it will be releasing a new set of 59 diverse emojis for iOS. It will include new animals, foods, clothing, disability-themed emojis, and many new options for the “holding hands” emoji. Keep reading at source… Patriotify: The social network built by America. Click […]

17 Jul 19
KOIN.com
Apple and Google are rolling out dozens of new emojis that include cute critters, of course, but also expand the number of images of human diversity. Apple Inc. is releasing new variants of its holding hands emoji that allow people to pick any combination of skin tone and gender, 75 possible combinations in all. There are also wheelchairs, prosthetic arms and legs, as well as a new guide dog and an ear with a hearing aid. And then there’s the sloth, the flamingo, the skunk, the orangutan, as well as a new yawning emoji. Google, meanwhile, will offer 71 versions of couples with different skin tones once the additions are completed. Google is also adding an emoji for the Diya lamp so that Diwali can be celebrated alongside Christmas and Thanksgiving. New emojis routinely pop up every year. Earlier this year the Unicode Consortium approved 71 new variations of emoji for couples of color. Apple and Google unveiled their designs Wednesday to coincide with World Emoji Day . Anyone can propose an emoji. But for it to make it to phones and computers, it has to be approved by Unicode. The nonprofit group, mostly made up of people from large tech companies like Apple, Google and Facebook, translates emoji into one standard, so that a person in France, for example, can send an emoji or a text message to a person in the U.S. and it will look the same, no matter what brand of phone or operating system they use. It’s this group that ultimately weighs in on whether we get a sad pile of poop to complement the smiling one, or whether sliced bagel deserves an emoji alongside bread and croissant. Apple’s new emojis will be available in a few months with a free software update for the iPhone, iPad, Mac and Apple Watch. Google said its emojis will be released with Android Q later this year.
17 Jul 19
TechCrunch
Ahead of World Emoji Day on Wednesday, July 17, Apple and Google announced plans to bring an expanded set of emoji to their respective platforms. Today, the Unicode Consortium, the nonprofit organization responsible for determining which emoji get the greenlight, is relaunching its website with an updated, modern design that aims to make its information more accessible to the general public. Before, its website design was very basic -- just text and links to various pages about the Consortium itself, the standard, miscellaneous FAQs, projects in progress, and other information. It looked like a technical resource, and certainly one that hadn't been updated in years. With an outdated layout, ancient social share buttons and boring font choices, it really looked more like an ancient government website than a resource designed for public consumption. Above: the old site  That changes with the redesign. Not only is the site more mainstream-friendly, it more actively encourages participation and involvement from the public. "Unicode is a global technology standard that is one of the core building blocks of the internet," said Unicode board member Greg Welch, in an announcement about the changes to the site. "Unicode has helped facilitate the work of programmers and linguists from around the world since the 1990s. But with the rise of mobile devices and public enthusiasm for emoji, we knew it was time to redesign the Unicode website to make information more easily accessible, and increase community involvement," he says. Above: the Emoji section on the new site Although the Consortium itself is focused more broadly on developing text standards, their work with emoji now gets the most attention. Today, emoji are used by 92% of the world's online population, which has put the organization into the spotlight, it says. The updated site was built with help from a team of designers from Adobe, and features a homepage covered in emoji. The main navigation directs visitors to information about emoji, including how to submit a proposal for a new emoji (which is still not a user-friendly a process), as well as information about "adopting" an emoji -- that is, a way to offer a tax-deductible donation to the Unicode Consortium while gaining access to a custom badge you can show off on your own website or social media accounts. There are currently 136,000 emoji available for "adoption," the organization notes, including the newly announced additions like the sloth, sea otter, waffle and Saturn. The new site is definitely more attractive and easier to use, following the redesign. But for those who miss the classic look, it's still live at http://unicode.org/main.html. (Often, you'll hit the old site when you click through links from the new one. The redesign only goes so deep, it seems.) While the redesign is welcome, people in search of information about their favorite emoji -- like, how it looks on different platforms, when it was officially added, or what the emoji means, for example -- may find the website Emojipedia a better bet.    
17 Jul 19
ResearchBuzz

Hey y’all! The latest Inside Google & Alphabet newsletter is available at https://inside.com/campaigns/inside-google-alphabet-2019-07-17-15985 . Today’s topics include yesterday’s hearings in Congress, expanded bike-sharing information on Google Maps, an upcoming AMA for Google Stadia, and more! Remember, the newsletter comes out every weekday excepting holidays and it’s free. Sign up here: https://inside.com/google NEW RESOURCES Washington Post: […]

17 Jul 19
City Women & co

July 17, 2019 at 08:52AM by CWC As far as incognito exercises go, nothing flies under the radar quite like Kegels. At any given moment, someone in direct proximity of you might be flexing their pelvic floor muscles and you wouldn’t even know. it. If you ask any OB/GYN, they’ll tell you the benefits of […]