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iPhone will soon recognize human barks

iPhone will soon recognize human barks

A patent application filed by Apple showed a futuristic way in which the iPhone would recognize and translate human barks. The patent application went by the name Voice Effects Based on Facial Expressions, and the resulting images are worth a peek. The original patent application was filed in late February of 2018 but were just made public by the USPTO on Thanksgiving day, November 22nd, 2018 - yesterday.

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Microsoft Emoji8 uses machine learning to judge emoji imitation

Microsoft Emoji8 uses machine learning to judge emoji imitation

Microsoft has unveiled a fun new app that utilizes its machine learning technology to judge facial expressions imitating emoji. The Emoji8 tool is a sample UWP application, according to Microsoft, that uses a device's webcam to monitor users imitating randomly selected emoji expressions. Emoji8 is provided both through the Windows Store and on GitHub.

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Gboard selfie-based Minis now come in emoji styles

Gboard selfie-based Minis now come in emoji styles

As stickers and emojis become more common expressions of what we feel or would like to say, they have started to become representations of our selves as well. Except they look nothing like us at all. Not too long ago, Google updated Gboard to introduce the idea of making stickers in our own image and likeness. Well, almost in our image and likeness. Now it is extending that idea into a new style that everyone had grown to love or love to hate: emojis.

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iOS 12.1 update arrives today with Group FaceTime

iOS 12.1 update arrives today with Group FaceTime

Apple is known for ending its reveal events by announcing "one more thing," and today, that thing was actually iOS 12. Though it perhaps isn't exciting as a surprise device, Tim Cook did confirmed that iOS 12.1 is shipping out to its mobile devices today. Along with it comes a new feature that's been teased since iOS 12 was first revealed: Group Facetime.

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Apple details new emoji arriving in iOS 12.1

Apple details new emoji arriving in iOS 12.1

With iOS 12 launching a couple of weeks back and iOS 12.1 now on the horizon, Apple has detailed new additions of utmost importance: emoji. Sarcasm aside, the new set of emoji coming in iOS 12.1 seems to be pretty extensive, with a number of new smileys, sports, food, and animals represented. If you're planning to apply either the developer or public beta previews of iOS 12.1, you'll be able to glimpse these new emoji today.

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Google Blobmoji released as stickers (and here as gifs)

Google Blobmoji released as stickers (and here as gifs)

This morning Google revealed that they'd brought back their Blob Emoji set - but not as emoji proper. Instead, "blobs" or Android emoji will return as part of several Android apps, as stickers. They may as well, right? They've already got the animations in their pocket, might as well toss em back out at the public once more.

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Apple’s Memoji Executive Team headshots get an emoji twist

Apple’s Memoji Executive Team headshots get an emoji twist

It's World Emoji Day, and Apple is marking the occasion by swapping its executive team for a Memoji line-up. Gone are the usual faces for Tim Cook, Eddy Cue, and Angela Ahrendts, with Apple's custom animated emoji faces slapped over the top.

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Apple’s next set of iOS emoji is all about hair (and lettuce)

Apple’s next set of iOS emoji is all about hair (and lettuce)

If you're an iOS user who happens to love emoji, here's the best news you'll hear all day: in celebration of World Emoji Day, Apple has announced more than 70 new emoji for iOS. They won't be here until later this year, but we're getting an early glimpse at some them today. Most of these new emoji center around different hair styles and colors, giving users a variety of new options.

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Galaxy S9 AR Emojis welcome two classic Disney characters

Galaxy S9 AR Emojis welcome two classic Disney characters

Given the box office success of the Incredibles 2, you’d think Samsung and new partner Disney would promote it to no end. You might, however, be a bit late to the news because that already happened late last month when The Incredibles, including the beloved Jack-Jack, were transported to Galaxy S9 and S9+ smartphones and transformed into AR Emojis. This time, Samsung and Disney are going old school and are adding classic characters instead.

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Google salad emoji ditches egg, possibly for vegans

Google salad emoji ditches egg, possibly for vegans

Google is all about diversity and inclusiveness, the company says, and it has gone to lengths big and small to prove it. Speaking of the latter of the two, the company recently highlighted one of those smaller changes in a tweet: it has updated its salad emoji to remove the egg, making it more inclusive for vegans. As you'd expect, some people are pretty grumpy about this.

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Memoji are iOS 12’s answer to Galaxy S9’s AR emoji

Memoji are iOS 12’s answer to Galaxy S9’s AR emoji

The iPhone X has a lot of things going for it, but one of the coolest features has to be Animoji. While the announcement of Animoji may have left some scratching their heads, they've turned out to be a fun little way to add some creativity (and cuteness) to iMessage. It shouldn't be a surprise, then, that Apple took the time to announce some Animoji improvements and additions at today's WWDC keynote.

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The next big batch of new emoji just got a release date

The next big batch of new emoji just got a release date

If you're perpetually frustrated that you can't invite your friends for a bagel with the appropriate emoji, salvation is at hand. The release of Unicode 11.0 - which includes not only the circular bread but a lobster, parrot, and numerous other graphics, for a total of 62 new emojis - has been dated, and there's not long to wait.

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