Are you a female astronaut or a male judge? Apple has your back.
As spotted by Emojipedia, the company has requested male and female variations of five new professions be added to the next Unicode update — an artist, a firefighter, a pilot, an astronaut and a judge.
Apple has previously indicated its desire for the additions, but we finally have examples of what the new emoji could look like.
In case you’re unfamiliar, the Unicode Consortium is a non-profit organisation that standardises characters and symbols online, creating the Unicode Standard. Members of the consortium include Apple, Huawei and Google. Read more…
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MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — As I watched Google’s many unveilings this week, I could sense a certain confidence in the proceedings. That was no doubt partly because the company was, for the first time in 10 years, hosting its Google I/O developer conference at its headquarters in Mountain View instead of San Francisco, so the executives and project managers were literally playing in their own backyard.
But I think there was something else at play. Looking back at the opening keynote, CEO Sundar Pichai decided to kick things off with two interesting — and related — products: the so-called “assistant” that seeks to proactively offer help as you navigate Google’s many services, and Home, an Amazon Echo-like speaker that infuses the assistant in your house as a kind of ambient presence, ready to help the moment you utter the activation phrase (“OK, Google,” of course). Read more…
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