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New emojis for 2019 include yawns, dogs and more blood
New emojis for 2019 include yawns, dogs and more blood
A yawning face, service and guide dogs, and a lone drop of blood that's being called the "period emoji" by a girls' rights group are just three of the new emojis found in Unicode's official 2019 update of the ubiquitous telecom ideograms. It's set to roll out this spring, CNN reports, and various smartphone operating systems and mobile apps are expected to comply shortly thereafter... Re
Motorola RAZR is making a comeback, cue the nostalgia
Besides making us laugh, those "ten year challenge" memes are really filling our hearts with nostalgia. Seems it's been so long since our Myspace days, mirror selfies (with flash) and taking hours to text on flip phones. Remember that? Although we can't promise anything about the first two items, we have some news for the ones who miss the best phone ever created: the Motorola RAZR... Re
Vitaminwater offers $100k for you to ditch your phone for a year
Vitaminwater offers $100k for you to ditch your phone for a year
Vitaminwater is willing to give you $100,000 with one condition: you can't use a smartphone for a year. Think you can do it? Check out what you need to do in order to enter the contest below. Read more: Firefly Music Festival announces 2019 lineup Vitaminwater's new contest is not for everyone, but has an interesting goal: break someone's smartphone addiction. The...
Nintendo patents case that makes your phone a Game Boy
Nintendo patents case that makes your phone a Game Boy
Looks like Nintendo is planning a case that turns your phone into a working Game Boy, according to a patent found by Siliconera. Wanna rock some old-school video games on your smartphone with the look and feel of the classic handheld? Read more: Listen to twenty one pilots' new album 'Trench' The patent, shown here, outlines a "Game Boy-esque casing for capacitative touchscreen devices... Re
Smartphones aren’t to blame for young people’s loneliness, survey says
Smartphones aren’t to blame for young people’s loneliness, survey says
It's almost a given that you're going to feel lonely at some point in your life. And a new survey says that young people are the loneliest age group, overall. But that may not be due solely to smartphone use, as is often suggested. Read more: Apple update makes fear of texting the wrong person a reality The BBC finds young folks feel lonelier than the older generation in a survey of 55,000 people
This ‘mobile airbag’ can protect your phone screen from cracks
This ‘mobile airbag’ can protect your phone screen from cracks
There's no end to the frustration of a cracked phone screen—one mistake drop and you're already pulling out your wallet. Luckily, a brand new product on the market is looking to save everyone the hassle. Read more: Nearly half of millennials would choose their phone over shampoo Created by German engineering student Philip Frenzel, the ADcase (AD standing for "active damping") is a speci
This minimalist new phone wants to curb your addiction to devices
This minimalist new phone wants to curb your addiction to devices
A low-key, streamlined new cellphone is being funded to help confront the antisocial addiction to screen-gazing. Want to unload all but the most vital phone functions for a weekend (or more)? Light Phone 2 might be your thing. Read more: The cellphone from 'The Matrix' is coming back The stark new device is being presented as a "simple, 4G LTE phone with a beautiful black & white matte E
Apple to introduce new iPhone X, according to analyst
Apple to introduce new iPhone X, according to analyst
Apple will reportedly introduce three new iPhone X models this year, according to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities. The news follows last week's prediction that the first-generation iPhone X will be discontinued in 2018. Read more: Apple apologizes for slowing down iPhones In new information uncovered by MacRumors, Kuo forecasts that the tech giant will launch three new iPhones based on the
Will the iPhone X be discontinued in 2018?
Will the iPhone X be discontinued in 2018?
Apple's iPhone X was just released in November, but now, certain technology analysts are predicting that the latest iPhone model's lifespan may not extend past this year. Will a new iPhone XI supplant the X by the end of 2018? Read more: Apple apologizes for slowing down iPhones The tech giant announced the iPhone X, along with the 8 and 8 Plus, back in September, releasing the smartphones shortl