At long last, emoji creators have heard the Internet's pleas and are giving us a way to accurately express our food cravings. According to Emojipedia—a real website—a new emoji update will introduce 37 new emojis, including a taco, burrito, hot dog, cheese wedge, turkey—and, in true emoji fashion, a unicorn face. The taco is the most highly anticipated, as emoji users have long been clamoring for a taco emoji. Taco Bell even created a change.org petition for one, which garnered more than 32,000 signatures. Here's to never having to type out the word "taco" in a text ever again ... Discuss
Having trouble remembering your bank account log-in with all those numbers, uppercase letters and punctuation marks that are now required (aka, "Pa$$word123")? An online banking service in the U.K. may have found a solution to making passwords easier to remember and more secure: Emojis. The company Intelligent Environments has just launched the “world’s first emoji-only passcode” that will let users choose from a combination of 4 icons out of a bank of 44 favorites including snake dragon, cheeseburger, lipstick, embarrassed monkey, dancing salsa lady and flexing bicep. Your move, hackers ... Discuss
Anyone who is ever attempted to send a meaningful message or conduct a productive back and forth conversation via Twitter Direct Messaging knows that the 140-character limit can start to get annoying. The people at Twitter have evidently realized that having to break up what’s essentially a private email into a series of 10 Tweets doesn’t really make any sense, and now, they are doing something about it. Starting in July, the 140-character limit on DMs will be removed, to allow for longer private correspondence between users. In a post to developers, the Twitter team didn’t give a lot of details as to how the new functionality will work (like how long DMs can now be), but they did assure the community that this doesn’t mean changes are coming to the main feed: “Tweets will continue to be the 140 characters they are today” ... Discuss
Nomophobia is the fear of being disconnected, of being without your device, as in the fear of “no mobile phone.” Today, we relish and crave our constant connectivity. If we don’t have our favorite devices nearby, we start to flip out in lots of tiny ways.
If you know what I’m talking about, you likely suffer from nomophobia.
We recognize the issue intuitively. And now, research is starting to paint a startling picture of our problem. Read More
We've been seeing a lot of terrifying robot technology lately. But if this compilation of robots falling down while attempting simple tasks at the DARPA Robotics Challenge in California over the weekend is any indication, robots still have a ways to go before they can overthrow humanity ...
The technology industry has long had a diversity problem. Recent diversity reports of major tech companies show that white males make up the vast majority of their workforce and leadership teams. And according to recent data, only 18 percent of venture-backed startups have at least one female founder. However, tech giant Intel is aiming to help change that. Back in January, the corporation announced it would give $300 million toward workplace diversity efforts. And now, the company is tackling diversity in leadership. Intel Capital, the corporation’s investment branch, announced that it is creating a Diversity Fund of $125 million to invest in helping grow tech startups founded by women or underrepresented minorities. "Our goal with this new fund is to meaningfully support a technology startup workforce more reflective of society, and ultimately to benefit Intel and the broader economy through its success," Brian Krzanich, Intel's CEO, said in a statement ... Discuss