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Apple wants to add five new inclusive emoji for different professions

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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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Google wants your data to do great things. That’s not such a bad deal.

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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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Rackspace Wants To Bring OpenStack Everywhere

With an eye on the rapidly growing market for hyper-converged infrastructure, Dell announced earlier this week that it is expanding its portfolio of …


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This Batshit Crazy Company Wants to Build Mobile Private Islands

Yachts are for chumps. People who really know how to spend their money get submersible yachts from Migaloo, a mysterious company that offers five different models of underwater palaces. But true evil villains just go for the Migaloo’s crown jewel: Kokomo Ailand.

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