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NSW Health not so peachy keen on Covid hookups in lockdown
Authorities say leaving the house for a one-night stand doesn’t count under ‘compassionate grounds’, ‘care giving’ or ‘exercise’

Royce Kurmelovs

06, Sep, 2021 @11:11 AM

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Don’t put on a happy face! Are you using the smiley emoji all wrong?
The classic grinning emoji has once more changed its meaning – at least amongst gen Zers. So what is it communicating now – and what should you be using instead?

11, Aug, 2021 @1:25 PM

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Honest, Sir, it wasn’t me 😇| Brief letters
Brief letters: School forms | Emojis | NHS ranking | Actors with chemistry


10, Aug, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Emojis aren’t debasing language – they’re enriching it | Benjamin Weissman
With a new set about to be released, it’s time to consider how these symbols enhance the way we communicate, says cognitive scientist Benjamin Weissman

Benjamin Weissman

10, Aug, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Pregnant man and multiracial handshake emojis unveiled before launch
Additional emojis aim to complete Unicode’s drive to offer more variety and gender-neutral options

Alex Hern UK technology editor

16, Jul, 2021 @11:18 AM

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Syringes and a flaming heart: iPhone reveals more than 200 new emojis
Options for couples with different skin tones and a bearded man or woman also part of iOS 14.5

Alex Hern

17, Feb, 2021 @1:43 PM

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Covid-19's unlikely victim: new emojis 😱
The pandemic has forced the Unicode Consortium to delay new emojis in 2021 – but remixes of existing ones could be on their way

Alex Hern

19, May, 2020 @1:01 PM

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'I predicted more video eyewear': the 2010s as seen by futurologists
Floating cities, wooden bikes, smart glasses: how did trend forecasters fare?

Richard Godwin

27, Nov, 2019 @11:00 AM

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Apple introduces non-binary emojis with new set of inclusive faces
While celebrated, some in the LGBTQ community say it reinforces a fixed idea of what gender-neutral people should look like

André Wheeler

29, Oct, 2019 @7:56 PM

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Yawning Face: finally, an emoji that embodies life in 2019
Tired? Bored? Supremely unconcerned? Thanks to the latest rollout of digital icons, soon we’ll all be able to express our lack of enthusiasm in tiny circular form

14, Oct, 2019 @2:20 PM

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Peachy: the emoji that’s become a political statement
Once merely a symbol for a fruit, then a bum, the singer and rapper Lizzo has used the peach emoji to call for Trump’s impeachment – proof that emojis never stop evolving

02, Oct, 2019 @4:46 PM

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Campaign group in Finland crowdsource for 'forgiveness' emoji
Ideas for emoji include vine of leaves on heart and people clasping hands

Mattha Busby

23, Sep, 2019 @5:00 AM

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