If you send a smiling emoji to your friend, it might appear as a grimace on their device.
Hannah Miller, a third-year Ph.D. student in the GroupLens research lab at the University of Minnesota, and her colleagues are publishing a study that found that the "problem can cause people to misinterpret the emotion and the meaning of emoji-based communication, in some cases quite significantly."
In 1999, Shigetaka Kurita created 176 digital icons that fit in a 12×12 pixel grid. Pagers, then cell phones, then smartphones ran with the emoji concept. Now MoMA is acquiring the original set, and MoMA’s Paul Galloway will be discussing the collection at Emojicon this week.
Custom coffee vessels are the perfect piece of office flair, but it’s just a matter of time before your VOTE FOR PEDRO mug will start to lose its relevant wit. Why not have a new one every day, with whatever silly nonsense you want sticking off the sides? You can save big on your novelty […]
The Lightning port has thus far resisted the cruel fate that befell the headphone jack, and despite rumors that it may be disappearing come iPhone 8, for the present and foreseeable future, Lightning cables are a hot commodity for iPhone users. As such, we must make do in this strange time in which long, glorified […]
All the filters in the world won’t save your smartphone pics from a shaky hand. To really step up your mobile photography game, you’ll need some kind of mount to hold it steady. You could buy a smartphone attachment for a conventional camera tripod, but who wants to carry that kind of gear everywhere they […]