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New iPhone Update Is Making Your Emoji Game Next-Level

New iPhone Update Brings You 300 New Emojis (Hand Praise)

Originally posted 04/08/2015 06:20PM

Gone are the days you were left with only one option every time you were too lazy to text anything beyond a thumbs-up emoji.

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iJustine: Who Inspired the Cover of Her Analog Memoir?

iJustine: Who Inspired the Cover of Her Analog Memoir?

Originally posted 04/08/2015 03:00PM

iJustine (a.k.a. Justine Ezarik) has overcome a few hurdles in her day – she's cultivated a massive YouTube audience based solely on her iPhone bill, garnered standing ovations for producing a documentary at SXSW and now written a good, old-fashioned paper-and-binding book for an audience steeped in the digital age.

With iJustine: An Analog Memoir, though, Ezarik faces a particularly daunting challenge: "Trying to remember things that I haven't posted."

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Arkansas Gov. Yields to Walmart, Celebs and His Own Son: Does Not Sign 'Gay Discrimination' Bill

Originally posted 04/01/2015 03:15PM

[BRIGHTCOVE "4148592215001" "" "" "auto"] It wasn't the all-out veto Walmart asked of its governor, but close.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook Plans to Donate Bulk of Fortune to Charity

Apple CEO Tim Cook Plans to Donate Bulk of Fortune to Charity

Originally posted 03/27/2015 12:35PM

Apple CEO Tim Cook gave a far-ranging interview to Fortune this week that's getting a lot of pickup for one bit deep in the article: Cook told the interviewer that he intends to pay for his 10-year-old nephew's college education, and then give away the rest of his wealth.

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Want to Take a Selfie with Kim K? Here's How You Can

Kim Kardashian Joins AIDS Fight with App

Originally posted 11/23/2014 09:30PM

Keeping up with Kim Kardashian could bring us one step closer to ending AIDS.

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How Apple Paid Tribute to Steve Jobs

Apple CEO Presents Apple Watch, Pays Tribute to Steve Jobs

Originally posted 09/09/2014 06:30PM

For tech geeks everywhere, the time is now.

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There Are 250 New Emoji Coming (and Here's How to Use Them)

UpdatePosted 06/19/2014 05:05PM

There Are 250 New Emoji Coming (and Here's How to Use Them)

Originally posted 06/19/2014 12:00PM

This is the kind of thing that the smiling, heart-eyed emoticon was made for. Earlier this week, the Unicode Consortium announced that its latest update (coming in July) would include over 250 new emoji, which means that we can finally – FINALLY – stop over-Tweeting our old favorites; we're looking at you, uncontrollably sobbing sad face.

Some of the newest items on Unicode's list of textable signs and symbols include a chipmunk, a spider, a chili pepper and a levitating businessman – which will be perfect for when your boss finally implements those new Gravity-Free Fridays.  

Unfortunately, the new additions won't immediately appear on our iPhones or Android devices. Apple and Google will have to redesign the symbols for their respective platforms, and each of them will decide which ones will be added to their own emoji dictionaries. (Emojionaries?) But still! Here are ten of our favorite new icons, along with some helpful suggestions for how to use them.   

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Revisiting the Retro Computers of War Games, Tron and More

Revisiting the Retro Computers of War Games, Tron and More

Originally posted 01/24/2014 01:00PM

Siri, help me sing "Happy Birthday."

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2 Chainz Has a Cookbook and It's Fantastic

New iPhones, 2 Chainz's Cookbook & More of the Most Random Stuff Online

Originally posted 09/13/2013 08:45PM

2 Chainz wrote a cookbook! The new iPhones are coming! And ... shocker: something on the Internet was a lie! Yep, it's been a busy week online. Read on for more of the best of the most random stuff online:

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Filed Under: Apple, Apple, Kanye West
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What About Steve Jobs Surprised Ashton Kutcher Most?

Ashton Kutcher on Skipping College and Inspiring Kids as Steve Jobs

Originally posted 08/07/2013 03:45PM

Ashton Kutcher went pretty method to become Steve Jobs – even risking his health following the late entrepreneur's crazy diet, which landed him in the hospital. But it was the Apple co-founder's stance on education that really struck a chord.

"I found a speech that he gave and he was speaking to high school kids that were about to graduate. He encouraged these kids to maybe go to Paris and try to write poetry or fall in love with two people ... maybe this standard education wasn't the greatest means to creative solutions," Kutcher, 35, told reporters at a press conference for the film in New York City.

"I wanted to do this film to inspire young people to create the world they live in. I think that was an ethos of Steve Jobs," he said Monday.

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