TouchPal constructed an AI for its different Android keyboard

I have been utilizing TouchPal Keyboard Pro over the previous couple of days, and general, these options do make my life simpler by saving me just a few faucets. “Swift Paste” particularly is one among my most-used options right here: it delivers my copied textual content in a bubble as quickly as I faucet a […]

2019's emoji hopefuls embrace a service canine and flamingo

Unicode has released a preview list of what would possibly find yourself within the subsequent round of emoji. Potential additions to Unicode 12 embrace a diving masks, axe, falafel, waffle, diya lamp and Hindu temple. Oh, a flamingo and a white coronary heart, too. Because folks had been apparently craving these. Most importantly, the record […]

Thanks to Doc Pop, there's going to be a yo-yo emoji

Thanks to Doc Pop, there's going to be a yo-yo emoji

About a 12 months in the past, skilled yo-yoist (and hand-knit Pac-Man Icelandic peysa wearer) Doc Pop submitted a proposal for a yo-yo emoji. He’s simply discovered that it was accredited! He explains how he made it occur (fascinating!) in his most recent PopCast: Last 12 months I began engaged on a proposal […]

Why isn't there a contraception emoji?

This April, Nora Hamada and her pal Megan Giller, despatched in an software to the Unicode Consortium for what they imagine is the first-ever emoji to symbolize contraception (Disclaimer: Giller freelances for Engadget as a replica editor). Hamada got here up with the thought earlier this yr when she joined an emoji proposal workshop in […]

Microsoft can also be changing its gun emoji with a water pistol

Microsoft’s design additionally takes cues from its previous ray-gun emoji, which it controversially changed with a extra lifelike firearm illustration across the similar time Apple switched to its water pistol. The firm defined that it needed to swap out the ray-gun, as a result of it needed to keep away from confusion by ensuring that […]

Google joins others in making the gun emoji a water pistol

The iPhone maker was the primary to swap out a glyph of an actual weapon for a toy, and different platforms have since adopted go well with. WhatsApp, Samsung and Twitter have all chosen to desert symbols representing actual weapons in favor of toys. The two holdouts lately are Microsoft, which controversially changed its image […]

Twitter Bails on the Cartoon Pistol Emoji

Twitter Bails on the Cartoon Pistol Emoji

Illustration: Gizmodo The pistol emoji has existed in a single type or one other since at the least 2010, however in 2016 Apple shook shit up by changing it with one thing utterly completely different: a innocent, lime-green water gun. Today, a few year-and-a-half later, Twitter is following swimsuit. With the discharge of Twemoji 2.6, […]

Google is making it simpler to make use of emoji in Chrome

Google is making it simpler to access emoji whilst you’re utilizing Chrome. The newest model of Chrome Canary ( on Mac, according to 9to5 Google) contains a shortcut that offers entry to the colourful characters. From the right-click menu, “emoji” needs to be the primary within the listing. The rub is that it is solely […]

Apple Proposes First Accessibility Emoji, Including Guide Dogs and Prosthetics

Apple Proposes First Accessibility Emoji, Including Guide Dogs and Prosthetics

On Friday, Apple submitted a proposal to Emojipedia for a collection of latest accessibility emoji. There are 13 in complete, which expands to 43 while you keep in mind pores and skin tone choices. They embody a information and repair canine, an individual with a cane, an individual in each mechanical and handbook wheelchairs, an […]