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2018 new emoji candidates include kangaroo, leg, and more poop

2018 new emoji candidates include kangaroo, leg, and more poop

It turns out you can have too many emoji. Where the small pictographs were once useful in portraying and simplifying the expression of common emotions/things/places, it now seems humanity is set on creating an emoji applicable for every single word in the dictionary. While the new 2017 emoji coming to our devices later this year have already been decided, a list of possible candidates for 2018 has been revealed.

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New Apple emoji are coming later this year – here’s your first look

New Apple emoji are coming later this year – here’s your first look

Get ready, emoji lovers: new emoji are coming to iOS, macOS, and watchOS later this year. Apple has taken time today to preview some of the new ones we can look forward to. Though only a handful of emoji are being previewed here, there seems to be a lot of diversity among them.

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Adults are afraid of these new emojis

Adults are afraid of these new emojis

"I sense this is bad," said Tucker Carlson, "I can't articulate why." Carlson and Mike Rowe of Dirty Jobs fame discussed the release of a new batch of emojis set to release soon. The devastating effect of new pictures-as-text seemed to call forth some base emotion in Rowe, something he said he couldn't quite summon a lot of "righteous indignation" over, but that he found entirely troubling nonetheless. "There are hundreds of these things."

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Say goodbye to Google’s gumdrop blob emojis

Say goodbye to Google’s gumdrop blob emojis

Some things are amusing the first few times you see them but become grating the longer you think about them. Or sometimes, such things are immediately unpleasant to others. Such is the case for many artistic products and is definitely the case with Google's emojis. After a journey of half a decade, Google has finally decided to be less liberal in its interpretation of emojis. Starting Android O later this year, Google's emojis will mostly sport the same circular face we all know and love.

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Now you can send someone a giant emoji telegram

Now you can send someone a giant emoji telegram

If the age of smartphones has given us anything, it's the language of emoji. So ubiquitous are the small pictograms that you can find them on everything from clothing to pillows to temporary tattoos. But now, finally, you can someone a giant real-world emoji — you can even do it from your smartphone. It'll cost you less than $20 to do it, and yes, you can send the poop emoji. And we have the service Mojigram to thank for it.

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Skype Preview now lets you stick emoticons on video calls

Skype Preview now lets you stick emoticons on video calls

Emojis are so big that there’s even a movie about them. Of course, you don’t have to go that far to see that. Just open up your favorite messaging app and see for yourself. Unless you happen to be using Skype, in which case no emojis for you. That, however, changes with the latest Skype Preview, which promises users new ways of expressing themselves. Which is just a thinly veiled statement that says, yes, Skype is getting emoticons and stickers.

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New Monopoly pieces put to vote: See all 56 emoji tokens

New Monopoly pieces put to vote: See all 56 emoji tokens

Game and toy company Hasbro has announced the changing of the pieces in the classic game about money - Monopoly. This new version of the game will be put up to vote - internet vote - to decide which pieces should stay and which pieces should go. New pieces will be voted in then, and a new version of the game will be released.

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Google Allo is smart enough to pick the right emoji for you

Google Allo is smart enough to pick the right emoji for you

Google Assistant it ain’t, but Google’s latest chat app has some smarts of its own. Don’t know if a particular emoji exists? Not sure which emoji packs the best punch for the occasion? Don’t worry if you can’t figure it out because Allo can and will. The Smart Smiley button will suggest the best smileys, emojis, and even stickers for your conversation or message so you won’t have to worry about expressing yourself better. Plus, it also has new stickers to mark the premiere of newest Harry Potter-esque film.

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Check out Apple’s new emoji in the iOS 10.2 beta

Check out Apple’s new emoji in the iOS 10.2 beta

If you've been frustrated over the past few months by the absence of a Harambe emoji, or being forced to shrug in backslashes and brackets, then the iOS 10.2 beta is for you. Apple's freshly released update for iPhones and iPads may be targeted at developers and those on the cutting-edge of the update cycle, but there are new emoji with mass-market appeal in there too. That includes a fresh batch of pictures, updated art for existing icons, and a welcome balancing of gender roles.

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The first 176 emoji go on display at Museum of Modern Art

The first 176 emoji go on display at Museum of Modern Art

Whether you love them or despise them, emoji have become a staple of modern communication on mobile platforms. In the eyes of New York City's Museum of Modern Art, that makes them a form of artwork. To that effect, the museum has announced that it's adding the original 176 emoji, created in Japan, to go on permanent display starting in December.

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These are Apple’s 5 newest proposed emoji

These are Apple’s 5 newest proposed emoji

Do you ever find yourself wishing you could express your dreams of one becoming an astronaut, judge, or pilot in emoji? Well, with Apple's latest recommendations to the Unicode Consortium, you should soon be able to. The company continues to show its influence over the emoji standard with a recent suggestion for five new job profession-related characters, each with men and women versions.

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Microsoft changes toy gun emoji to revolver just after Apple does opposite

Microsoft changes toy gun emoji to revolver just after Apple does opposite

An emoji gun battle may be breaking out between Microsoft and Apple. As part of the Windows Anniversary Update that was released this week, Microsoft has adjusted the design of emoji on its platform, including a drastic change to the gun, changing it from a sci-fi-themed ray-gun to a more realistic revolver. Surprisingly, this comes only days after Apple rolled out a new beta for iOS 10 which now features the gun emoji depicted as a water pistol.

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