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Vote: what platform has the best and worst emoji?

A visualization of how differently one emoji is interpreted. / © GroupLens From Apple’s attempts at realism – seemingly a lazy hangover from its more skeuomorphic days – to Google’s hilariously oddball creations, the emoji we use vary widely in appearance, and thus interpretation, across different platforms. Google’s are almost certain to be taken more humorously, while […]

Samsung’s new app translates emoji into simple phrases to help people with speech disorders

Samsung Italia, the Korean company’s Italy-based team, thinks emoji can help people with aphasia communicate. The neurological disorder affects the language part of people’s brains so they often have difficulty speaking, reading, and writing. It doesn’t affect cognition. That’s why Samsung made an app called Wemogee, which allows people with aphasia to communicate with others […]

A closer look at Android N's new emoji

Google announced this week that it’s making a bunch of changes to the emoji in Android: namely, it’s finally introducing emoji that look like people, and it’s largely doing away with its freaky blobs. The blobs are still here, but they’re better But there’s a bit more to it than replacing blobs with human faces. The […]

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